|Thomas Friedman's third party nonsense - Brendan Nyhan|
The dream of the independent third party presidential candidate shall never die -- at least in the columns of elite pundits like Thomas Friedman. In his latest effort, Friedman predicts "a serio...
Inspired by Thomas Friedman, a compilation of third party hype since 2005 -- it's a long history of wrong: http://j.mp/a3lEhe
|Third party hype 2005- - Brendan Nyhan|
The blog of Brendan Nyhan, political scientist and media critic.
Wow - new paper finds that 39% households were unemployed or underwater/in arrears on their house between 11/08 & 4/10 http://j.mp/a3lV79
|Effects of the Financial Crisis and Great Recession on American Households|
|Mondale to Obama: Ditch the 'idiot boards' - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com|
Former Vice President Walter Mondale suggested in an interview today President Obama stop relying on "idiot boards" -- teleprompters, that is -- to deliver his message to the American people. "...
|The zombie myth of presidents "not connecting" - Brendan Nyhan|
Former Vice President Walter Mondale is the latest public figure to fall victim to the impossible-to-kill myth that the predictable decline in President Obama's political standing is the result ...
Memeorandum collects this morning's crop of Tom Friedman is wrong about third parties blog posts: http://j.mp/avSFhs
|memeorandum: Tom Friedman Hates Democracy. (Jamelle Bouie/American Prospect)|
The latest political news and opinion from left to right and back. Blogs and mainstream news outlets features on a single page.
|A Democratic surge -- or a mirage? - War Room - Salon.com|
Why you should take new reports of Democratic momentum for the midterm elections with a grain of salt
Summary of book on partisan ambivalence with cool graph -- Dems high in ambivalence in '52 & '68, GOP in '96, '00, '04 http://j.mp/9vocR4
|The Monkey Cage: Ambivalent Partisans|
One other relevant finding: Ambivalent partisans "hold more accurate perceptions of the political world" http://j.mp/9vocR4
|The Monkey Cage: Ambivalent Partisans|
LAT op-ed reminds us that presidents almost always lose seats Cong. and that loss will not be end of Obama's presidency http://j.mp/9gglwb
|Politics, Congress: For presidents, losing midterm vote is the norm - latimes.com|
Really, WSJ -- "Healthamburglar"? http://j.mp/9LDSoy I like a good Hamburglar reference as much as the next guy, but that's a hacky mess
|Review & Outlook: Healthamburglar - WSJ.com|
The Wall Street Journal on what happened when McDonald's met ObamaCare.
|A Static America: A Contrarian View of Current U.S. Public Opinion Trends - Pew Research Center|
With predictions of a wave of Republican victories come the November elections, there has been talk of a sea change in American politics. While acknowledging that changes in political and econom...
Chait claims "[n]ot much correlation" between cons. self-ID and GOP vote, but I get r of approx. 0.5 -- pretty strong http://j.mp/9Oo9yL
|Who Cares How Many People Call Themselves Conservative? | The New Republic|
The New Republic covers politics, culture, and the arts with a focus on the White House, foreign policy, Congress, Capitol Hill, the 2010 midterm elections, literature, and more.
MSNBC bringing on Levi Johnston to mock him and Palin = Fox bringing on obscure black nationalists to discredit liberals http://j.mp/aT6PEO
|Print view: Rehema Ellis lied through her teeth about our glorious history|
People you should not trust -- anyone who takes Gallup's Obama v. Hillary poll seriously http://j.mp/a1xR1N
|Weigel : Gallup's Obama-Hillary 2012 Primary Poll; Or, How to Invent News|
The new Gallup poll on a potential 2012 Democratic presidential primary comes with a warning: As is the case for the 2012 Republican nomination , voter sentiments at this stage of the 2012 elect...
Important legislation introduced to allow bulk access to THOMAS data on Congress http://j.mp/98bcC1 This is public data -- set it free!
|Rep. Foster Introduces Bill To Improve THOMAS — Sunlight Foundation Blog|
Yesterday, Rep. Bill Foster introduced a bill that would improve public access to legislative information. Specifically, H.R. 6289 calls for: