Mar. 22, 2019 »
R for Political Data Science Week 12: Do Voters Still Care About The Economy?
» It is unclear whether healthy economic conditions could help — or hurt — president Trump in 2020
Mar. 15, 2019 »
R for Political Data Science Week 11: Is Beto the Media Sweetheart?
» O’Rourke’s bid for the presidency has scored some big media attention
Mar. 08, 2019 »
R for Political Data Science Week 10: What If Each State Allocated Their Electoral College Votes Proportionally?
» A theoretically appealing idea, a proportional Electoral College would have a lot of room for error.
Mar. 01, 2019 »
R for Political Data Science Week 9: The “Strongest” Democrats and Republicans (That Ran for Office in 2018)
» Compared to their states’ partisanships, these popular Democrats did better/worse than expected
Feb. 22, 2019 »
R for Political Data Science Week 8: Four Parties in America? Probably Not Anytime Soon
» Voters are too partisan for America to have four parties.
Feb. 15, 2019 »
R for Political Data Science Week 7: The 2020 Twitter Primary
» Let’s mine Twitter data to check patterns of speech for differences between Democratic presidential candidates.
Feb. 08, 2019 »
R for Political Data Science Week 6: Just How Liberal Are the 2020 Democratic Candidates?
» Many 2020 hopefuls have signed on to the Green New Deal. What exactly does that mean, and how liberal are they?
Feb. 01, 2019 »
R for Political Data Science Week 5: The Ideological Diversity of the American Electorate
» What exactly are the voting preferences of the rumored “economically conservative, socially liberal” voter?
Jan. 25, 2019 »
R for Political Data Science Week 4: What Happens To Our Algorithms When Socialists Vote in Congress?
» Popular algorithms to calculate ideological scores for legislators might miss the meaning of counter-intuitive no votes.
Jan. 18, 2019 »
R for Political Data Science Week 3: How Marginal Tax Rates Work
» There has been some chatter about raising the top marginal tax rate to 70%. Here’s how tax rates actually work, and what a return to the 1970s rates could look like.
Jan. 11, 2019 »
R for Political Data Science Week 2: This Early Before 2020, It’s All About Name Recognition
» Ahead of the 2020 Democratic primary, there’s a very clear relationship between being better known and better liked.
Jan. 04, 2019 »
R for Political Data Science Week 1: Polarization in the 115th Congress
» How polarized were the most recennt members of the House of Representatives?
Oct. 10, 2018 »
LOESS vs Bayesian GAM for Finding Trends in Data
Sep. 19, 2018 »
The Political News That We’re Googling Ahead of the Midterms
Sep. 09, 2018 »
Women, Not a “Liberal Tea Party,” are Changing the Democratic Party
Feb. 10, 2018 »
GOP Pennsylvania Congressional Map Redraw is More of the Same
» Pennsylvania Republicans gerrymandered their state’s U.S. House map. After being ordered to redraw it, the proposed remedy is as bad — maybe even worse — than the old map.
Dec. 10, 2017 »
Roy Moore is Maybe, Probably Ahead in the Alabama Senate Race… Perhaps. Here’s What We Know.
» What do polls and fundamentals say about the AL Senate race between Roy Moore and Doug Jones? What should you pay attention to on election night?
Dec. 02, 2017 »
The Media Stopped Covering Roy Moore’s Sex Scandal, Then He Bounced Back
» Blame the media, at least in part, for Roy Moore bouncing back in the polls of the special election for Alabama’s Senate Seat.
Nov. 07, 2017 »
What To Expect in Virginia’s Gubernatorial Election (And Tips For Watching It)
» Democrat Ralph Northam is set to square off against Republican Ed Gillespie Tuesday evening. There are few certain clues to how it will turn out.
Sep. 26, 2017 »
What to Expect in the Alabama Senate GOP Primary Runoff
» Roy Moore is ahead in polling of the Alabama Senate GOP primary runoff, but can we really expect this Bannon-backed ex-judge to pull off a win?