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Jonathan Bernstein

Jonathan Bernstein

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Why Can't Congress Solve Hard Problems?

How much of a problem is the loss of congressional capacity? That question comes up, as Congress

What Is Trump Up to in Iran?

On Thursday, my Bloomberg Opinion colleague Mark Gongloff wrote: “America either is or is not slidin

What Have Trump’s Rallies Accomplished?

Let's get one thing out of the way: There's nothing wrong with President Donald Trump designating Tu

Are Democrats Wasting Their Campaign Cash?

Top-down, formally organized political parties have a presumed advantage over non-hierarchical ones:

This Is What Democracy Looks Like

The Boston Globe’s Jeff Jacoby reminds us that we’re approaching the 70th anniversary of a landmark

You Don’t Have to Know Everything About Politics

Kevin Drum has a nice, short piece on misinformation.

An Unhappy US Congress Is Not a Good Congress

No one feels sorry for members of Congress.

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