Monthly Archives: October 2008

me, briefly, on CNN

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media bias and election outcomes

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0The conservative world is abuzz with the idea that liberal news media are either hurting McCain or making his polling results look worse than his real support in the public. I know plenty of liberals who believe … Continue reading

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a new progressive era?

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0A reporter asked me yesterday whether a hypothetical Obama victory might mark the beginning of a “new progressive era” (which happens to be the title of my 2000 book). It occurs to me that, yes, we might … Continue reading

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“where is democracy headed?”

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0The Deliberative Democracy Consortium recently published a report by this name that summarizes what we know about practical deliberative democracy–processes that convene representative citizens to develop policies or strategies to address public issues. The report had an … Continue reading

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the youth vote story

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0This is a good story from Al Jazeera yesterday. I’m the dour-looking egghead near the end. (I find this format difficult. You sit waiting in a dark room, facing only an unmanned camera, with a picture of … Continue reading

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where were our business schools?

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0There’s some blogospheric talk about the failure of economics (the academic discipline) to predict, explain, or help to remedy the current financial crisis. Economists are being blamed for using mathematically complex but empirically ungrounded models instead of … Continue reading

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what difference will the ’08 youth turnout make?

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0All the leading indicators suggest that youth turnout will reach about 50%–or maybe a little higher–which will come close to the record set in 1972. From a nonpartisan point of view, that’s a good thing because it … Continue reading

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turnout data from CIRCLE

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0We will release estimates of young people’s voter turnout early on November 5th. Meanwhile, we have released a final fact sheet with historical turnout stats; a map of turnout trends in each of the states; detailed fact … Continue reading

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at Google

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0I happen to be in a meeting at the Google headquarters in DC. The place is hip and techie enough that I feel moved to try a little live-blogging, but without quoting or citing any individuals. So… … Continue reading

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the politics of Wind in the Willows

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0I recently read Kenneth Grahame’s classic to my 9-year-old. As you may remember, Toad is the heir to the local manor and fortune and the one character in the neighborhood with an advanced education. He begins as … Continue reading

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