From the Editor
FiveThirtyEight’s emphasis on exploring the use of data led to a recent post by former Republican speechwriter Barton Swaim, who was asked to create the “perfect Republican stump speech” based on commonly available data sources (Pew, Gallup, CBS News, etc). Continue reading Editor’s Desk: FiveThirtyEight’s Perfect Republican Stump Speech
If anyone wants to see the Alice in Wonderland quality to our politics, here it is, all in one policy petri dish. Continue reading Marijuana Legalization in D.C.: Alice in Wonderland Politics
The separation of Scotland from the United Kingdom might be one of the biggest political stories of 2014. Continue reading Editor’s Note: Scotland’s Version of Occupy Wall Street?
American University Professor Leonard Steinhorn contributed to the The Hill blogs this week on the topic of commencement season hypocrisy. In several instances, students were rebuked by university officials and media outlets for their protesting of commencement speaker selections. Continue reading Editor’s Note: Commencement Season Hypocrisy
The State of the Union is one of America’s most famous speech giving traditions. The House chamber is bright at speech-time, buzzing with energy. It’s filled to capacity with Members of Congress, military brass, Supreme Court Justices, and top luminaries. For every paragraph the president delivers, there is at least some applause, and usually ovation. Continue reading Editor’s Note: Crafting a Response