- Nate Silver has a nice discussion of economic forecast models for presidential elections. He segues a bit too easily, though, from "the economic models are not perfect" to "everything predicts elections."
- John Sides on how journalists should cover politics, and how political scientists can help (without even needing to be quoted).
- Some extremely cool Google Motion charts showing changes in the composition of state legislatures over time. Not all of these need to be two-dimensional, though.
- Is it just me, or is the government's case against John Edwards pretty weak? (Ah, it's not just me -- Steve Greene agrees.) Just to be bipartisan, this scandal about Rep. Scott Tipton sounds like rather thin gruel, as well. (Disclosure: the daughter in question was a student of mine.)
- When a corporation forces you to do something, that's liberty. When your duly elected government does that, it's tyranny. So says the Sage of Wasilla. Meanwhile, could she have mentioned guns more in this deeply flawed description of Paul Revere's ride? It's not a dog whistle if you're shouting.
- Send high quality photos from your DSLR to your smartphone or hard drive. Automatically. Without wi-fi. For under $100.
- Good points about high school reunions.
- The Beastie Boys' "Paul Revere."
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Posted by Seth Masket at 6/04/2011 12:23:00 PM