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Tag Archives: Political Science
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
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
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
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
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