Tag Archives: Political Science

Fun With Descriptive Statistics About Media Coverage Of The Senate

With George Washington University’s finals week fast approaching, I spent this afternoon hunkered down in the basement computer lab of Gelman library in order to finish up the data set I am putting together for my Legislative Politics research paper. … Continue reading

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A Fact That Is New To Me

For class, I’ve just started reading David Mayhew’s Divided We Govern. In the preface to the 2nd edition, Mayhew notes that of the eight possible permutations of partisan control of the House, Senate and presidency, the current set up with … Continue reading

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Unsubstantiated Journalistic Assertion Watch

In his article on President Obama’s deft ability to run an attack-oriented campaign operation without getting labeled a negative campaigner, Politico’s Ben Smith tried to place Obama in a historical perspective, noting how common place negative campaigning is in presidential … Continue reading

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Obama May Need To Emulate Bush’s 2004 Mistake

Matt Yglesias dings the nascent Obama re-election campaign today for the idea, delivered via New York Times’ political editor Richard Stevenson, that a clever 2012 plan would be to follow the essence of George W. Bush’s successful 2004 re-election strategy. … Continue reading

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Google’s Tracing My Movements From Point A To Point B?

In regards to the title, the answer is probably not — well, not completely. I thought of it though when I saw a big fancy word in the academic article I had to read this morning and I searched to … Continue reading

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Disrespecting Congress Since 1977

Yesterday, The Atlantic’s James Fallows posted a message he received from a former congressional staffer responding to a blistering essay on the state of Congress as an institution and the GOP’s seemingly intentional role in undermining confidence in it, which … Continue reading

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Copping Out By Linking Out

Unfortunately, I am pressed for time at the moment, as I have to head to the library and then the grocery store to stock up with essentials before Hurricane Irene hits these parts. So, instead of a post comparing Jay … Continue reading

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