Nate Silver, the Democratic primaries, and the trouble with Likert scores
Yesterday, Nate Silver tweeted out a table purporting to calculate Likert scores for a list of potential contenders in the Democratic prima...
Third parties and the shadow primary
Two talking points circulating among Democrats right now: Because they are likely to run and win significant popular support, we must pro...
The Green New Deal is a good plan. It's not a socialist plan.
You can't beat climate change without a massive transfer of wealth to the developing world. Credible estimates range from $400 billion t...
Nobody is on Twitter, revisited
A few years ago, Matt Bruenig pointed out that Nobody Is On Twitter . Since then, research (Pew in particular) has given us much better data...
Democrats improved their performance among Republican constituencies in 2018
I've published a new piece in Jacobin, Vox Is Wrong About the Midterm Elections , discussing how Democrats performed in 2018 among vari...
Left entryists have fought to take over the Democratic Party. 2018 is their test.
Three notes about Tuesday's election: 1. This is a test for entryism. Wherever one comes down on Democratic entryism - the only way ...
The voter turnout problem they don't talk about
Every election year guarantees a round of takes on how the kids are ruining our elections, and 2018 has proven no exception. In just the pas...
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