July 4th political reads

On Tuesday, we asked for your recommendations for some long(er) form political journalism that we might have missed — but we shouldn’t have. (Thanks for all the tweets at #campaignreads!)

HOBOKEN, NJ - JULY 03: A photographer takes a picture of the PNC American Flag balloon as it's inflated in honor of America for Independence Day on the De Baun Athletic Complex at Stevens Institute of Technology on July 3, 2012 in Hoboken, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Bocchieri/Getty Images)

* “Where the Money Lives” — Nicolas Shaxon in Vanity Fair

* “Unpopular Mandate: Why do politicians reverse their positions?” — Ezra Klein in the New Yorker

* “The Second Term: What would Obama do if reelected” — Ryan Lizza in the New Yorker

* “Is conservatism our default ideology?” — Tom Jacobs in Pacific Standard

* “The truth about the ‘Fast and Furious’ scandal” — Katherine Eban in Fortune

Chris Cillizza writes “The Fix,” a politics blog for the Washington Post. He also covers the White House.


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