The Value of Boring Old Politics

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. Dursun Peksen and Amanda Murdie at the Monkey Cage on the Women's March and the future of women protesting.

2. My Bloomberg View colleague Timothy L. O'Brien on Donald Trump and the truth

3. Sarah Kliff at Vox interviewed Senator Bill Cassidy about his plan to replace Obamacare.

4. Alyssa Rosenberg on the importance of just-plain-regular political action. Quite right, but I'd somewhat disagree on one point: Many find ordinary political action such as phone banking, calls to representatives, get-out-the-vote drives and local party meetings -- and, yes, rallies and marches -- to be very fulfilling.

5. Matt Yglesias helps put opposition to Trump's cabinet in context

6. And while I'm not sure I agree with everything Jonathan Chait says here, it's worth looking at and I strongly agree with one point: "There is no reason to believe Trump is actually good at politics."  

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