Southern Democrats: A Video Produced by The Economist

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February 9, 2011
Here is a link excellent video produced by The Economist of Southern Democrats from 1964-2010 with nice doughnut charts (thanks to Paulina Rippere).  … Read More

Darrell Issa Quick Hit: “Stand Back”

January 20, 2011
Here is your congressional “did you know” for the day.  As you are probably aware, Darrell Issa is the current Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Read More

Career Advice for Graduate Students

January 10, 2011
At the Southern Political Science Association’s annual conference I chaired a roundtable entitled “Career Advice for Graduate Students: What Every Graduate Student Should Know.”   The fact that this roundtable was… Read More

Calendar Wednesday: Cajun Style

January 5, 2011
The majority of Rule22 is in New Orleans this week for the Southern Political Science Association’s annual conference.  I, with my co-chair Paulina Rippere, planned the Graduate Student Section… Read More

New Orleans Quick Hits: Pouring Champagne and “Concentration Camps”

January 4, 2011
If you’re traveling to New Orleans for the Southern Political Science Association’s annual meeting, might I suggest some in-flight reading to make your time on Bourbon Street more joyous. Take a look… Read More

What Does the Future Hold for Rule22?

December 9, 2010
It looks like congressional Democrats are seriously considering reforming the filibuster. Of course, in my opinion, the emphasis should be on “considering” rather than “seriously.” The important question nobody… Read More

Expectations for a Lame Duck Congress

November 15, 2010
Congress reconvenes today for the first time since the elections took place almost two weeks ago.  One would think that after receiving the election results, the losers would pack… Read More

Post-Election Quick Hit

November 5, 2010
Democrats lost, Republicans gained. Call it what you want: a tsunami, earthquake, or good old voter anger/rage. After being flogged by pundit’s hyper-speculation on what this election “meant,” here are… Read More

How Much do the Election Results Matter?

November 2, 2010
Happy November 2nd.  Evidently, today is election day.  Who knew? If you’re here looking for elections forecasting, you must have mistyped “MonkeyCage,” “Pollster” or “FiveThirtyEight” in your search engine.  But… Read More

Southern Democrats are in Trouble…But It’s Not a Realignment.

October 21, 2010
A couple days ago Jeff Zeleny wrote an article in the New York Times on the Democrats’ “weakening” grip on the South. If you picked up a newspaper… Read More