Conspiracy Theories and Generation Gaps

Jonathan Bernstein is a Bloomberg View columnist. He taught political science at the University of Texas at San Antonio and DePauw University and wrote A Plain Blog About Politics.
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1. Dave Hopkins on the new political generation gap

2. Joanne M. Miller, Kyle L. Saunders and Christina E. Farhart on the coming liberal conspiracy theories. Yup. The big question: Will high-visibility Democratic politicians do what they can to diminish them -- or amplify them? 

3. Michael Tesler at the Monkey Cage on race and Donald Trump voters.

4. Philip Klein on how Republicans could degrade Obamacare even during any "delay" period: freeze new enrollments. It's a plausible strategy, but a lot of Republican members of Congress will be awfully uncomfortable explaining to locked-out constituents why they are ineligible for something their similarly situated neighbors are receiving. Of course, if Republicans do intend to wind up with fewer people covered, they're going to have to learn to be tough about that eventually.  

5. While Greg Sargent at the Plum Line has Chuck Shumer's plan to oppose any "replacement" bill

6. The New Republic's Brian Beutler on arguments that Barack Obama will be to blame for Trump's abuses of power. 

7. And Stan Collender on Trump and wasteful spending

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