Congress’s Magic Words

In the latest installment of “Poli-Sci Perspective” over at Wonkblog, I look at a conference paper in which computer scientists Tae Yano and… Read More

The Auto Bailout’s Electoral Impact

That’s the topic that I take on in a new “Poli-Sci Perspective” post over at Wonkblog.  The results (or the weakness thereof) will be… Read More

No Surprise! Party Identification and Illegal Immigration

We welcome a guest post by North Carolina State University’s Michael Cobb.  In a recent WonkBlog post, Dan… Read More

Political Geography and 2012 U.S. House Vote

Yesterday at the Washington Post’s Fix blog, Aaron Blake observed that the Democratic Party appears likely to have won more raw votes in U.S. Read More

Shifting Voter Support, 2008 to 2012

Which voters’ Presidential preferences changed from 2008 to 2012?  That straightforward question is central to making sense of yesterday’s election outcome–and yet it is a… Read More

More Election Reflections

* WEATHERING THE ELECTION: With The Washington Post and USA Today writing about the impact of tomorrow’s weather on turnout in different… Read More

Election Reflections

I don’t have a twitter account (and can’t imagine how folks who do can find time for much else).  But here are four quick election-related… Read More

The Politics of Dillon, Texas

That taxes, the national debt, or health care reform have been central issues in this presidential campaign is hardly surprising.  But the same can’t be… Read More

College Students on the 3rd Presidential Debate

Well, the debates are done, and we’ve got our final update from Amber Boydstun, Rebecca Glazier, Timothy Jurka, and Matthew… Read More

College Students on the 2nd Presidential Debate

I’ve been blogging about a project to measure college students’ debate reactions in real time, a project spearheaded by political scientists… Read More