Swamp Draining and Conspiracy Mongering

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. Lev Marder on draining the swamp, Donald Trump and Russia.

2. My Bloomberg View colleague Francis Wilkinson talks to several political scientists about whether the Republican Party is in danger of accepting authoritarianism. 

3. Jennifer Bendery at the Huffington Post on Mitch McConnell.

4. Elise Viebeck on conspiracy mongering among the Trump people. 

5. And Julia Azari with an important item for public scholars.

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