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Approval, Alpha Males and the New Normal

Jonathan Bernstein's morning links.

1. Michael Hikari Cecire at the Monkey Cage on Donald Trump and NATO.

2. Also at the Monkey Cage: Can consumers take effective political action? Nives Dolsak and Aseem Prakash explain.

3. Seth Masket on Trump's approval ratings

4. At the Upshot, Quoctrung Bui, Claire Cain Miller and Kevin Quealy ask experts to assess how normal (or mostly not) the Trump administration has been to date.

5. Susan Glasser at Politico on Trump's foreign policy and "alpha males." 

6. Greg Sargent on the politics of the Russia/Trump investigations in the House

7. While Andrew Kent at Lawfare looks at whether those investigations will be serious.

8. And the Atlantic's Peter Beinart on Trump's other silence -- on attacks on Muslims. 

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