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Beyond Red vs. Blue: The Political Typology

A new study was released from the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.  This study uses statistical techniques (cluster analysis) to break down the American electorate into 9 Political Typologies.  Studies like this really crystallize for me why I’d like more than 2 options when I go to the polls. Our 2 … Continue reading

Pakistan and Osama

The Banyan blog from the Economist takes a look at what Pakistan and the painful reality that its leadership and military were either grossly incompetent with respect to the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden or (more likely) complicit with his taking shelter in their country.  Pakistan’s president Asif Ali Zardari has argued in the pages … Continue reading