Category Archives: Politics

To What Extent Does Income Affect Voting Behavior When Accounting For Race?

In heavily Hispanic Californian neighborhoods, wealth had no relationship with voting patterns in the 2008 United States presidential election and the 2010 California gubernatorial election. Continue reading

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The Hillary Clinton Gender Gap

As potentially America’s first female president, Clinton appears to be able to count strongly on the support of women. Continue reading

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Thoughts About the Pope’s Resignation

Yet if Benedict XVI sets a precedent with his resignation, it may be he who is more remembered by history. Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy Helped Obama, So Why Didn’t Hurricane Katrina Help George W. Bush?

A number of political analysts have labeled Hurricane Sandy as one of the factors that helped Barack Obama win re-election. Here, for instance, is a typical news analysis about it. Some conservatives have even gone so far as to say … Continue reading

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The Myth that Hugo Chávez Controls Venezuela’s Media

On balance, Venezuela’s media is anti-Chávez. A person who watches Venezuelan news coverage, listens to a Venezuelan radio program, or picks up a Venezuelan newspaper is more likely than not to hear bad things about Chávez. Continue reading

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How 2012 Helps Prospects for Reforming the Electoral College

The electoral college is one of the lingering undemocratic parts of American politics. Unlike almost every other country in the world, America elects its presidents not via the popular vote but rather via a strange system of “electoral votes” distributed … Continue reading

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Media Sites Really Ought to Update Their Election Results

As millions (or tens of millions) of votes are counted, the media organizations show Obama and Romney’s numbers remaining millions of votes below where they actually are. Continue reading

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