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

Wait…How High is the Rent?

October 19, 2010
Check out the footage from New York Gubernatorial Candidate Jimmy McMillian in last night’s debate.  Perhaps his sterling performance will boost McMillian in the… Read More

Explaining White House Chief of Staff Departures

October 12, 2010
As Pete Rouse assumed the mantle of the “2nd most powerful person in the US” I grew interested in the institutional factors that predict White House Chief… Read More

Tom Brokaw and Political Science

October 1, 2010
On today’s The Today Show, Tom Brokaw shared his experiences as a political science undergraduate at The University of South Dakota.  In particular, Brokaw recalled the influence one political science… Read More

Colbert in Congress

September 24, 2010
Stephen Colbert testified in front of House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law. He spent one day with the UFW (United Farm Workers)… Read More

Quick Hit: Just how bad is the scandal?

August 12, 2010
Ever wonder what’s going to happen to Maxine Waters or Charlie Rangel?  And why did Elliot Spitzer’s fondness for prostitutes trigger his resignation while David Vitter kept his post?… Read More

Michael Steele’s Gaffes: An Empirical Assessment

July 21, 2010
In the wake of Michael Steele’s most recent gaffe, political pundits and observers opined on the topic of Steele’s effects (broadly defined) on the Republican Party. With little variation, the… Read More

On the Calendar

July 15, 2010
The Old Spice spokesman, man, has some advice on how President Obama can win back female support. If congressional rifts weren’t enough, there now appears to be a… Read More

On the Calendar

July 12, 2010
This week on Capitol Hill: The House and Senate reconvened today.  Scott Brown is a tentative “yes” on Wall Street reform.  What about the filibuster pivot from West… Read More