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August 16, 2013 11:00 AM There Is No Such Thing as the Senior Vote

Charlie Cook and Erica Seifert‘s analyses of senior citizens’ voting intentions have drawn a significant amount of attention (See Kevin Drum’s take here, Ed Kilgore’s here). While not uninformative, such analyses may rest on the mistaken assumption that there is...

By Keith Humphreys

June 28, 2013 10:00 AM Britain’s Conservative Youth

In the U.S., the Republican Party has an ageing base and is struggling to connect with young voters. I was therefore surprised to learn that in the United Kingdom, support for conservatives goes in the opposite generational direction.Writing in The...

By Keith Humphreys

June 04, 2013 10:00 AM Sen. Lautenberg Demonstrated the Retirement Paradox

From three years ago: The flip side of this was in 2008, when 84-year-old Frank Lautenberg ran for reelection in New Jersey. That was a Democratic year when the Democrats might’ve done well with just about anybody. (Or maybe not;...

By Andrew Gelman

March 08, 2013 1:22 PM Carl Levin Is Super Old

The Senator from Michigan retires, giving Sherrod Brown the undisputed title of Most Rumpled Senator but leaving Most Jewish Looking Senator up for debate. Levin has been an excellent Senator for years, a workhorse and not a showhorse. You know...

By Jonathan Bernstein

February 11, 2013 11:31 AM The Press Should Grow Up About Aging Politicians

At one of those Washington parties where unimportant people mix with important ones and ask them annoying questions, I decided to ask Senator John Warner why he had recently decided to retire. Before I could open my mouth, he shocked...

By Keith Humphreys