Monthly Archives: April 2012

Great Moments In Framing: Ann Romney Vs. Hilary Rosen Edition

Last night Fox News released a new poll with a dead heat between President Obama and Mitt Romney as the headline result. But as always with Fox polls, the real fun is looking deeper in the poll at the topical … Continue reading

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Silly Political Science For Silly Season: Obama’s 2008 Deficit With Dog Owners

At The Monkey Cage, John Sides frivolously posts a Daily Show clip in which Jon Stewart jokes about reading political science journals as a lead-in to mocking the silly season “tornado of idiocy” that was last week’s campaign 2012 kerfuffle … Continue reading

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Sometimes Predictions Are Wrong: Republican Revolution Edition

I’m currently reading Larry Bartels’ 1991 American Political Science Review article, “Constituency Opinion and Congressional Policy Making: The Reagan Defense Buildup” (gated, summary). I was struck by the following line in his literature review: If Brady is right — if … Continue reading

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Re: Historical Facts And Politico’s Latest E-Book

Earlier this week, I noted that the confident scribes of Politico’s latest campaign e-book bungled a basic historical fact, namely that they included Gerald Ford’s squeaker of a primary win in 1976 in a list of GOP nominees who “were … Continue reading

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Historical Facts And Politico’s Latest E-Book

Politico is out with their second campaign 2012 e-book, which is chock full of all the easily digestible insider musings and subtle but not too subtle self-praiseĀ one comes to expect from authors Evan Thomas and Mike Allen. According to my … Continue reading

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