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The submerged state in one graph

"The submerged state" is Cornell professor Suzanne Mettler's term for the slew of government policies that most Americans don't know exist or don't realize are government policies. As part of her paper -- gated, sadly -- exploring how these invisible...

By Ezra Klein  | February 11, 2011; 12:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Charts and Graphs, Political Science  
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Convention placement doesn't matter

The Obama administration announced today that the 2012 Democratic Convention will be in Charlotte, North Carolina. This has been taken as evidence that the Obama administration is worried about North Carolina, confident in North Carolina, or otherwise focused on North...

By Ezra Klein  | February 1, 2011; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Political Science  
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What was incumbency worth in 2010?

Apparently five percentage points, which is a lot lower than it's been in the past: Steve Ansolabehere and Jim Snyder estimate the incumbency advantage in the past set of House elections to be 5 percentage points. They estimated these the...

By Ezra Klein  | January 4, 2011; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  2010 Midterms, Political Science  
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The tax deal and 2012 revisited

When political scientists say that elections are all about the economy, what they mean is that elections are all about the direction of the economy. A bad economy that's getting better will do more for an incumbent than a good...

By Ezra Klein  | December 15, 2010; 9:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Political Science  
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How polarized are we?

It's common enough to say our political system is polarized. But is our world polarized, too? I've been reading Farhad Manjoo's “True Enough,” and early in the book, he references an interesting Pew study suggesting that political polarization is leaking...

By Ezra Klein  | November 24, 2010; 2:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Political Science, Polls  
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10 things we think we know, but really don't

Towards the end of Hans Noel's paper on “Ten Things Political Scientists Know That You Don't,” he offers a list of 10 things that the public thinks it knows but political scientists haven't been able to prove. They are: 1....

By Ezra Klein  | October 19, 2010; 12:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Political Science  
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Older Entries in This Category »

The irrelevance of the liberal 'brand', Ezra Klein , October 12, 2010
Political scientists forecast doom for Democrats, Ezra Klein , September 7, 2010
Political scientists make me happy, Ezra Klein , August 17, 2010
Messages don't matter (much), Ezra Klein , August 16, 2010
It's always the economy, stupid, Ezra Klein , July 12, 2010
Ironies of the 2000 election, Ezra Klein , July 6, 2010
If political scientists wrote the news, Ezra Klein , June 7, 2010
Is ideology a luxury good?, Ezra Klein , April 23, 2010
It's the outcomes, stupid, Ezra Klein , February 18, 2010
The president matters -- even when he doesn't, Ezra Klein , February 16, 2010
The myth of independents, Ezra Klein , January 26, 2010
'Stealth Democracy', Ezra Klein , January 25, 2010
How presidents polarize, Ezra Klein , January 25, 2010
Political science for amateurs, Ezra Klein , January 13, 2010
In (qualified) praise of political scientists, Ezra Klein , January 12, 2010
Getting beyond ideology, Ezra Klein , January 4, 2010
Do Speeches Work?, Ezra Klein , September 15, 2009
 
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