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Gerrymander and the Art of Misrepresentation

Little did Elbridge Gerry, the Governor of Massachusetts in 1812, know that his name would be remembered with somewhat infamous regard as well as being linked with an¬†amphibious¬†newt. But that’s what happened when the Governor redrew the lines of the … Continue reading

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Raising Arizona

I am starting a new job tomorrow. As a last chance at an extended trip for a while, I traveled to Arizona, and took the opportunity to talk to people about the state’s political climate. Unsurprisingly, many of the viewpoints … Continue reading

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Help the Kyl-less

Over at the original 538 blog, Nate Silver has just posted up an article on the contenders for the seat now held by Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ). Sen. Kyl announced his decision to not seek re-election today. Read Nate’s article, … Continue reading

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Democrat Gabrielle Giffords and Others Shot in AZ.

NPR reports that Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) has been reportedly shot along with five others in Arizona. Are Sharron Angle’s second amendment remedies being taken too seriously? We will post updates as available. Update from NPR: “Giffords was talking to … Continue reading

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Slouching Toward Bethlehem

I honestly have no idea what I’m doing here, but someone had to try and get the new blog started. Mr. U is somewhere in Oregon without internet access, and Nate moves the original 538.com to the New York Times … Continue reading

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