- A United States in which every state has equal population. (Hat tip to Hans Noel.)
By John Sides on February 9, 2013
- Like politics? Like social networks? This conference is for you.
- A little history about congressional attacks on scientific funding, featuring William Proxmire. (Hat tip to Eric L.)
- Former Rep. Tom Allen on congressional polarization. More than anything, “incompatible worldviews.”
By John Sides on February 7, 2013
- Amicus brief by several social scientists in re Shelby County v. Holder.
- How long did people wait at the ballot box? Featuring data from MIT’s Charles Stewart.
- Photos of Grand Central, now 100 years old.
By Joshua Tucker on February 4, 2013
- Jay Ulfelder on confirmation bias in comparative politics
- Daily briefings on Italian election campaign – in English!
- Gerard Shrugged, or the Newest New Russian, from the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia’s new blog.
- Best Super Bowl tweets
By John Sides on January 27, 2013
- Pacific Standard magazine—formerly Miller-McCune—is well worth reading for its focus on scientifically oriented policy reporting. Here, for example, is a post on Michael Tesler’s research on racism in the age of Obama.
- New Republic interview with Obama. He still seems to think more bully pulpit in his second term will help. My previous thoughts here.
- Jay Ulfelder on “advocascience” and conflicts of interest in comparative politics.
By John Sides on January 15, 2013
- Reconsidering the voting behavior of dog owners. More here.
- Symposia on 2012 election forecasting, the troubled future of higher education, and climate change. All should be ungated. (Hat tip to Barbara Walthall.)
- 25% of Americans do not believe their ballots are kept secret (article should be ungated).
- Compilation of articles on the Obama presidency.
- The JSTOR liberator. More here.
- The syllabus for David Brooks’ class.
By John Sides on January 13, 2013
- Mearsheimer and Walt on theory and empirics on international relations scholarship. Steve Saideman and Phil Schrodt respond.
- Horrifying stories from former Dolphins star Jason Taylor.
- The strategic miscalculations of the Obama administration viz. a horse-sized duck. (Hat tip to Bill Bianco.)
- This made the rounds a while back, but just in case you didn’t see it: The One Article Everyone Will Want to Cite.
By John Sides on January 11, 2013
- We have been remiss in not mentioning the death of James Buchanan. Here is an obituary. Here are reminiscences from Tyler Cowen and Kevin Grier.
- Letter from scholars advocating more federal research on firearms.
- A RIVETING headline from one of my home state’s newspapers.
- The platinum coin started with a comment on a blog?
- A big data Oscar forecast. “Lincoln” has a 41% chance at winning Best Picture. (Hat tip to Michael LaCour.)
- Sammy Sosa’s Pinterest page is, well, interesting.
By John Sides on January 3, 2013
- Lead exposure and crime. Fascinating.
- Beate Gordon obituary. Also fascinating. (Hat tip to Elizabeth Saunders.)
- Who believes in genetic explanations? Liberals or conservatives? It depends!
- Very few counties flipped between the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections. The exact number is a 100-year low, and this is consistent with Andy’s finding that year-to-year variation in state election outcomes is declining.
By Joshua Tucker on December 28, 2012
- Map of school based shootings in US over time. Powerful. [h/t to Christopher Tucker].
- Open access to articles on Arab Spring at Taylor-Francis journals [h/t to Marc Lynch]
- Lessons for Interpreting US Polls based on 2012 election. [h/t to Mark Blumenthal]
- Lots of figures concerning US Federal spending and tax revenue.
- Politico invokes Nash Equilibria to explain fiscal cliff negotiations!