Al Franken

Appointed Senators are actually good at re-election

December 11, 2017

In which the author takes down a Twitter hot taker

A David Schultz reader

August 2, 2016

Hamline’s Professor David Schultz has had a series of insightful posts about the presidential race on his blog, Schultz’s Take. Professor Schultz writes stories here once in a while, and I am tempted to crib his latest batch en masse. But I will make you go over to his blog instead. You might start with […]

Erik Simonson

The Weekly Wrap 9-30

September 30, 2012

It was a good week for Minnesota Democrats. The Minnesota Supreme Court let them switch candidates in Duluth, and some excellent poll numbers came out

Dont Panic

Rule Number One of Hitchhiking and Poll Watching, Don’t Panic

July 23, 2012

I woke up Saturday morning only to immediately be confronted by the gnashing of garments and rending of teeth over the seemingly impossible results of the new SurveyUSA (KSTP) poll on the hatin’ on marriage amendment. There must be something wrong with the poll right? I mean, the last two polls, one by PPP and […]

John Roberts smile

The Weekly Wrap 7-1

July 1, 2012

Former Conservative Heartthrob John Roberts stabbed all conservatives in the back. With a rusty spoon

What the heck is PVI anyway?

May 30, 2012

And what other metrics are out there for measuring political districts?

What can North Carolina’s Marriage vote tell us about Minnesota?

May 10, 2012

On Tuesday North Carolina passed an amendment to the state constitution banning marriages between people of the same sex, as well as all forms of civil unions and domestic partnerships. This November Minnesota will vote on a marriage amendment as well. So I’m going to take this opportunity to look at how the North Carolina […]