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Making Bad Laws and Disregard for the Truth

Jonathan Bernstein's morning links.

1. Elizabeth Mann and Molly E. Reynolds at Brookings on Republican governors and Medicaid expansion.

2. Could we be about to see some poorly drafted laws? At the Monkey Cage, Jonathan Lewallen warns that it's likely. Perhaps Congress shouldn't have slashed the funding of its own technical-bill-writing shop. 

3. Karen Tumulty at the Washington Post on how Donald Trump's disregard for the truth may damage his presidency. Absolutely correct. Forget the morality of it; it's simply bad for Trump if people -- voters, members of Congress, bureaucrats -- don't believe things he and his staff say. And if Trump really believes the nonsense he says, it's even more dangerous. 

4. Kimberly Dozier at the Daily Beast on how the CIA plans to manipulate an important world leader -- the president of the United States.

5. And Slate's Michelle Goldberg on how Trump didn't revive the Mexico City policy; he expanded it.

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