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  • Paul Begala tells Chris Christie to lose weight, but it’s not clear that voters discriminate against obese candidates.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.

 

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