In every election over the last 20 years, Appalachia shifted toward Republicans and the West revolted against the incumbent party’s candidate. These patterns continued in 2008 and 2012, but Seth Stephens-Davidowitz argues that these more recent manifestations are due to racism, since they correlate with the prevalence of racist Google searches. Although this explanation matches the data, it’s not persuasive.
The tyranny of small states in the undemocratic Senate
The tyranny of small states in the undemocratic Senate.
How to make millions off Obama
Former Obama officials are starting to cash-in—and the angst and infighting are intense.
Against Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden would break the vice presidential nomination streak
Against Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden would break the vice presidential nomination streak.
As a graduate student in economics, I have used Google search data to quantify the cost of racism on President Barack Obama's vote total. I compared the rate at which areas made racist searches on Google to Obama’s vote share, controlling for the vote share of the previous Democratic candidate, John Kerry in 2004.
What Margaret Thatcher could teach Obama-era pundits
Barack Obama's critics—and many of his supporters—assume a leader who polarizes the population has failed. Margaret Thatcher's many eulogists do not share that view.
On Tuesday, Mother Jones reporter David Corn released audio of Senator Mitch McConnell and his reelection campaign staff yukking it up over the various zany quotes and writings of Ashley Judd, who was considering a run against McConnell at the time.
Rep. Greg Walden attacks the chained CPI.
Obama's plan doesn't do enough to shrink entitlement growth
Obama's plan doesn't do enough to shrink entitlement growth.
Obama should have saved political capital for the economy
Obama should have saved political capital for stimulating the economy.