Monday, January 30, 2012

Linkin' Logs

  • James Fearon: States are less belligerent after acquiring nuclear weapons. (Yes, I knew this, having studied as an undergrad under "proliferation optimist" Ken Waltz, but it's nice to see some more data backing it up.)
  • Larry Bartels: The homicide and suicide rates vary importantly with the party in control of the White House.
  • Lynn Vavreck on lying in politics.
  • Here's then-Speaker Newt Gingrich trying to convince a conservative not to run for Congress in order to protect a moderate incumbent. (I don't see this as a blemish on Gingrich's record. This is just the kind of thing you have to do when you run a congressional party.) (h/t Hans Hassell)
  • Me, Jon Bernstein, the authors of The Party Decides... we're huge in France. (h/t Hans Noel)
  • And that makes three of my fellow Colorado national Democratic delegates from 2008 who are now in the statehouse.
  • There have been more Republican debates this cycle than there were episodes of "Firefly," "Freaks & Geeks," or "Police Squad."
  • Eels always look like they just told a joke and are waiting for a reaction.
  • Not only is James Bond a crappy spy who likes watered-down drinks, but he's also a prick. (h/t Robert)

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