Douthat must-read on "The Strange Case for Mitt Romney" http://j.mp/hSnUOr GOP wonks want to believe he's one of them, but no one knows...
|The Strange Case for Mitt Romney - NYTimes.com|
Is his sincerity problem a sign of a deeper seriousness?
PolitiFact names "government takeover of health care" its "Lie of the Year" http://j.mp/eM35cS Used 90+ times on Boehner site, 200+ on RNC
|PolitiFact | PolitiFact's Lie of the Year: 'A government takeover of health care'|
In the spring of 2009, a Republican strategist settled on a brilliant and powerful attack line for President Barack Obama's ambitious plan to overhaul America's health insurance system. ...
In honor of his last show, my favorite Larry King tweet RT @kingsthings: Of all the muffins, corn is my favorite.
Irresponsible column speculating Boehner is an alcoholic http://j.mp/hzUAkT Doctors quoted should be ashamed. Don't practice in the media!
|John Boehner's Crying: Is He Drinking Too Much?|
After Boehner welled up during a recent interview on
|ScienceDirect - Journal of Experimental Social Psychology : The Obama effect: Decreasing implicit prejudice and stereotyping|
|ScienceDirect - Journal of Experimental Social Psychology : Revisiting the Obama Effect: Exposure to Obama Reduces Implicit Prejudice|
|ScienceDirect - Journal of Experimental Social Psychology : The Effect of Obama Saliency on Individual-Level Racial Bias: Silver Bullet or Smokescreen?|
In a tight '12 campaign (which is what econ forecasts suggest), small change in electoral votes could have a big effect http://j.mp/hJzYg3
|Weigel : Obama Starts 2012 With Six Fewer Electoral Votes|
The very useful site 270ToWin.com lets you play out the 2012 elections with various re-apportionment scenarios. The first thing I notice is that if reapportionment goes as most people expect it ...
Beware of simplistic stories about single genes "causing" human behavior http://j.mp/fpBbeM
|Does the Slut Gene Exist? - The Daily Beast|
Probably not—a single gene can't make you have one-night stands. Casey Schwartz on the modern-day phrenologists who say particular genes can make us violent, religious, or a Democrat.
Tactical fallacy alert: "[m]ore optimistic" presidential candidates tend to win b/c favorable conditions breed optimism http://j.mp/gGxb6L
|2012 Election Preview: The Final Candidate Rankings | Mr. Media Training|
Likely 2012 Presidential Candidates Ranked By Communications Skills; Better Communicator Has Won Every General Election Since Beginning of 24/7 Media Age in 1980
New Politico Arena post on research showing no double standard for female candidates who show emotion (fourth response) http://j.mp/gqqSrg
|Congressional Crybaby Caucus? - The Arena | POLITICO.COM|
The Arena is a cross-party, cross-discipline forum for intelligent and lively conversation about political and policy issues.
|The Crying Game - NYTimes.com|
John Boehner is able to overcome his emotions on matters unrelated to John Boehner and the American Dream.
|Brendan Nyhan's response to 'Congressional Crybaby Caucus?' - The Arena | POLITICO.COM|
Brendan Nyhan's response to 'Congressional Crybaby Caucus?'
Randomized trial of legal services in unemployment cases finds clients made worse off (win % unchanged, more delay) http://j.mp/gdzKHC
|SSRN-What Difference Representation? by Daniel Greiner, Cassandra Pattanayak|
SSRN-What Difference Representation? by Daniel Greiner, Cassandra Pattanayak
|A plain blog about politics: It's a Trap!|
BTW Romney could the Kerry of '12-no one's in love w/him, but may get the nom as least objectionable candidate (w/Palin playing Dean's role)
@BrendanNyhan McCain was the Kerry of '08.