Take that, Excel -- ABC's Jonathan Karl tries to explain the federal budget using the world's ugliest 3D pie chart http://j.mp/e0AIQc
Budget Cuts: Where Does the Money Go? - ABC News
|TN Editorial: Fairness, transparency make sense | BlueRidgeNow.com|
Legislation to reform the congressional redistricting process and make it more transparent makes sense and deserves a serious hearing, although it alone is unlikely to end the nation’s divisive ...
|Exaggerating the effect of gerrymandering - Brendan Nyhan|
Matthew Yglesias correctly dings Richard Cohen for this passage: Congressional Republicans have made a stand on the stimulus package, just as they did on the original bank bailout when they refu...
New at NBER: "USA net fiscal stimulus was modest relative to peers despite... having access to relatively cheap funding" http://j.mp/fYNt5w
|Net Fiscal Stimulus During the Great Recession|
Good for Michael Medved: "Obama Isn't Trying to 'Weaken America'" (WSJ op-ed) http://j.mp/gW2nzc
|Michael Medved: Obama Isn't Trying to 'Weaken America' - WSJ.com|
WSJ op-ed: Michael Medved writes in The Wall Street Journal that conservatives should stop denouncing Barack Obama as an alien interloper and ideologue determined to damage the republic.
|TAPPED Archive | The American Prospect|
|2012 field falls short at CPAC - POLITICO.com Print View|
POLITICO covers political news with a focus on national politics, Congress, Capitol Hill, the 2008 presidential race, lobbying, advocacy, and more. POLITICO's in-depth coverage includes video f...
|Presidential challengers usually seem flawed - Brendan Nyhan|
The Daily Beast's Benjamin Sarlin quotes a series of GOP consultants claiming the party's presidential candidates are "weak": Call it the resurgent Republicans’ Achilles Heel. The GOP may have t...
|Romney, Pawlenty Prep for White House Bids in Wooing Activists|
Feb. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Former governors Tim Pawlenty and Mitt Romney, two of the more active unofficial Republican presidential candidates, wooed activists in Washington today with attacks on Pr...
|The Plum Line
- The GOP's post-birtherism|
After a Republican congressman from Idaho, Rep. Raul Labrador, made a joke implying that the president wasn't born in the U.S. at CPAC yesterday, Dave Weigel wrote "Striking just how mundane thi...
|Boehner on Birthers: “It’s Not My Job to Tell the American People What to Think” | The Intersection | Discover Magazine|
Political Misinformation | Via Think Progress comes this video, in which John Boehner does say that President Obama is an American citizen and a Christian--but does not take a strong stan
|"conservative postmodernism" site:brendan-nyhan.com - Google Search|
Polls asking people if they will or won't vote for Obama without reference to an alternative are useless, especially now http://j.mp/hmgyUR
|Obama "Very Vulnerable"? | The New Republic|
The New Republic covers politics, culture, and the arts with a focus on the White House, foreign policy, Congress, Capitol Hill, Wikileaks, the lame duck session, literature, and more.
Concerned that its readers have been deprived of Amy Chua coverage, the NYT runs its second review today http://j.mp/gU6Iuh
|Book Review - Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother - By Amy Chua - NYTimes.com|
Amy Chua preaches tough love and high expectations in a memoir about the lengths she went to in pushing her daughters to excel.
Ron Paul's win is just the latest example of how the CPAC straw poll fails to predict eventual GOP nominee http://j.mp/esxMPX
|Early primary/straw polls don't matter - Brendan Nyhan|
The political press is eagerly awaiting the results of the straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference, which is supposed to serve as a barometer of the presidential candidate pre...
The tireless John Sides reports from his grocery store on why Obama has been so slow on judicial nominees http://j.mp/hmzMqV
|The Monkey Cage: The Empty Bench, Vetting, and What We Want from Leaders|