Monthly Archives: February 2013

Happy Birthday T-Mac: Ken Cuccinelli Talking to an Elephant

Former DNC chairman and current candidate for Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe turns 56 today. My birthday gift to him is reposting this video from 2007 of his Republican opponent, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, telling a toy elephant that he needs some help. Cuccinelli’s team released this video as part of a fundraising pitch while he […]

Terrible Charts in Political Science Literature

I’m in my fifth week of political science grad school here at the University of Florida, but I’ve already noticed a few baffling, confusing, and poorly drawn data visualizations in the assigned literature. This isn’t particularly surprising, given the publishing constraints of academic journals and the academic audience, but even in academia good dataviz is […]