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Teen Voters, Dodd-Frank and Always #NeverTrump

Jonathan Bernstein's morning links.

1. "The Women’s March on Washington was likely the largest single-day demonstration in recorded U.S. history." That's Erica Chenoweth and Jeremy Pressman at the Monkey Cage. 

2. Kyle Dropp and Brendan Nyhan have new polling on the continuing confusion about Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act. Which are (as many don't know) the same thing. And include expanded Medicaid and subsidies within the exchanges. Which many also don't know. 

3. The Economist supports voting from age 16. As I've said, 16 is the easy question for me; the harder questions come when you get to 15, 14 or lower. 

4. Marc Ambinder on those leaks about Donald Trump coming from within his own administration.

5. See also the Huffington Post's S.V. Date on leaks about the president

6. Greg Sargent on how Trump's attacks threaten to weaken the other legitimate institutions of U.S. government. I suspect this is less a matter of design than of just a habit of attacking anyone who threatens to constrain him, but intentions are less important here than (potential) effects. 

7. My Bloomberg View colleagues Tyler Cowen and Noah Smith take on Dodd-Frank.

8. Jonah Goldberg on how Trump makes it hard for conservatives to support him -- unless they're the kind of conservatives who "need to be de-programmed from a personality cult." Really impressive how strongly anti-Trump many (most? almost all?) of the #NeverTrump conservatives remain. Granted, if Republican politicians don't join them, it's not clear how much of a difference it makes. 

9. And I have to admit this is pretty well done

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