Monthly Archives: February 2011

Analyzing the 2010 Midterm Elections – the South Carolina Gubernatorial Election, Part 3

This is part of three posts analyzing the 2010 South Carolina gubernatorial election, in which Republican Nikki Haley won a closer-than-expected victory over Democrat Vincent Sheheen. The main focus of these posts will be to explore whether a racial effect accounted for Ms. Haley’s unexpected poor performance. Continue reading

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A Fascinating Map, and What It Says About Germany

One of the most interesting maps to have come out recently is this one: This is a map of Facebook connections as of December 2010. There are a lot of things which this map says, and it is quite interesting … Continue reading

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Analyzing the 2010 Midterm Elections – the South Carolina Gubernatorial Election, Part 2

This is part of three posts analyzing the 2010 South Carolina gubernatorial election, in which Republican Nikki Haley won a closer-than-expected victory over Democrat Vincent Sheheen. The main focus of these posts will be to explore whether a racial effect accounted for Ms. Haley’s unexpected poor performance. Continue reading

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Analyzing the 2010 Midterm Elections – the South Carolina Gubernatorial Election, Part 1

This is part of three posts analyzing the 2010 South Carolina gubernatorial election, in which Republican Nikki Haley won a closer-than-expected victory over Democrat Vincent Sheheen. The main focus of these posts will be to explore whether a racial effect accounted for Ms. Haley’s unexpected poor performance. Continue reading

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An Interesting Fact About Obama’s Inauguration

As it turns out, the president-elect was wearing a specially designed, bullet-resistant suit that day. Very few people knew about this, and very few people know about it to this day (there are quite natural reasons why). Continue reading

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Three Suggestions For the Republican Party’s 2012 Candidate

The time has come for many in the Republican Party to begin seriously considering the 2012 presidential election. By this time last year, President Barack Obama had just announced his candidacy. Soon the shadow campaign will begin in earnest, and then the real campaign several months after that, just before the Iowa primary. Continue reading

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Growing Republican Strength Along the Rio Grande?

The state of Texas is one of the Republican Party’s most valuable strongholds. It adds a good 38 electoral votes to the Republican candidate’s electoral vote; Democrats have not been competitive in the state for at least a decade. One of the only Democratic regions in Texas lies along the Rio Grande. Continue reading

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