Category Archives: The Blog

Seven lessons the national Democratic Party should draw from the victory of John Bel Edwards [1]

November 22 dawned with the news that Louisiana Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Bel Edwards had not merely defeated the loathsome Republican David Vitter, but totally whomped’em. And accomplished this in the deep South with the votes of a group long … Continue reading

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When Blogs Go Bad…and a word on networking at conferences

Not this blog. But rather the unfortunate Brian Rathbun whose ill-considered post [8]—or at the very least, poor choice of metaphors—on the merits of networking at the American Political Science Association (APSA) meetings resulted in a flurry of unanticipated consequences … Continue reading

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Following up on “Feral”

Well, that one certainly got some attention. I’d posted it around 2 p.m. and then went out for a long walk to wind down, and came back about an hour later and saw there had been only a couple dozen … Continue reading

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WTF?!?—2,000 views…

Are there that many unhappy Chicago grad students out there? Or is it mostly bots? Though I suspect links from Monkey Cage and Duck of Minerva probably helped more that a little. And wow…if I could just monetize that at … Continue reading

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“The early bird…

“The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese”

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Really…it took you this long?

Some of us are a bit slow but…when not only your friends and collaborators [a non-exclusive set…at least I hope so] but even your grad students have blogs, and people seem to be reading them…well, maybe it’s time for a … Continue reading

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