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February 15, 2013 7:07 AM If Campaign Effects Are so Minimal, Why Even Try?

Today marks the beginning of my gig as a regular blogger for Pacific Standard. I'll be doing a weekly column there on, you know, politics 'n stuff. (Thanks to Marc Herman for helping to make this happen.) Anyway, my first...

By Seth Masket

November 05, 2012 11:00 AM The Big Campaign Story for the Next Few Days

Thomas Ferguson writes about the campaign: There’s something chilling that haunts these final days: the Ghost of the 2000 Election. . . . for 2012, the scariest thing about 2000 is the evidence that a flood of highly concentrated Republican...

By Andrew Gelman

October 26, 2012 2:37 PM If Elected, Moderate Mitt Will Disappear

You have to hand it to Mitt Romney and his team. Starting in the first debate, he pivoted almost effortlessly to the center, which is where elections are won. If he beats President Barack Obama, it will be because he...

By Jonathan Alter

October 23, 2012 5:06 PM Candidates Avoid Hard Argument for Democracy

During democratic revolutions, terrorists often attempt to control the political process, and disempowered elites attempting to regain their authority may try to provoke nationalist sentiment into violence. While mature democracies do not go to war with one another, new democracies...

By Max Ehrenfreund

October 23, 2012 12:14 PM How Obama Just Won Ohio: Moderate Isolationism

In 2004, John Kerry said in his acceptance speech at the Democratic convention, we shouldn’t be opening firehouses in Baghdad and shutting them in the United States of America. The line got huge applause. Christopher Hitchens noted and feared this,...

By Andrew Sabl