Jonathan Bernstein

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Commentary / World Oct 3, 2014

America's 'love of war' is overstated by polls

Support for airstrikes against the Islamic State does not prove that Americans are war-happy. It may simply reflect that drone wars or airstrikes only touch a small segment of the U.S. population, and become just another issue people think about only when pollsters call.

Commentary / World Apr 1, 2014

The Affordable Care Act isn't Obama's 'Iraq'

The new signup numbers — 6 million and counting — on the U.S. Affordable Care Act exchanges make it clear that the roll-out of the bungled federal website didn't destroy the law and probably didn't cost President Barack Obama much in lasting public opinion.