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Worth Reading 190: Approximately me, in centimetres

The UK scores worst in electoral integrity in Western Europe. Here’s why – Good analysis by Democratic Audit of all the flaws in the UK’s electoral processes. It’s Confederate Heritage Month! Day 1 – For as long as I’ve been blogging, David Neiwert’s…

Worth Reading 189: Two thousand dead eunuchs

Chris Christie’s wordless screaming – “I believe that Donald Trump was talking, tonight, and that he, in fact, held an entire press conference. But it was impossible to hear him over Chris Christie’s eyes.” How the Bush Dynasty Almost Wasn’t – An interesting…

Worth Reading 188

Palin’s Late Style: He Knows the Main Thing – An analysis of the latest piece by radical performance poet Sarah Palin. Horizontal History – An interesting perspective on births, deaths, famous lives and how they overlap. The audacious rescue plan that might have…

How party members and supporters see themselves and their parties

Last year, I mentioned the new ESRC-funded project to research political party members and their beliefs. There’s now some interesting data from it available on the LSE politics blog. This data is looking at how party members and strong supporters place themselves on…

Worth Reading 187: Californian murder

Workplace coercion – “Why are people who profess to be classical liberals apparently so indifferent to workplace tyranny?” asks Chris Dillow. Why the 2016 Election Will Be One of the Most Pivotal Moments of Our Time – It’s fun to laugh at the…

Worth Reading 186: The rapid spread of Bacchanalia

Hardball questions for the next debate – Some real tough ones for the Republican candidates for US President. Terrorism: Et tu, Google! – Nick Harkaway tears apart some of the nonsense being spouted about encryption and surveillance by those who should know better.…

Worth Reading 185: Atherton in Johannesburg

Get real, tomorrow is not going to happen. By Dan Hodges – “Because this is the Real World. Where Real Things Happen. In barely formulated tabloid-ish sentences that have somehow made their way into a broadsheet where they masquerade as incisive realism. With…

Worth Reading 184: Abandoning the Antonine Wall

The sin of pride: We can’t afford a smug Chancellor – George Osborne’s policies are too short-term to protect the British economy when the next crash comes. The 1992 Olympic Bid – In a move that made a lot more sense then than…

Worth Reading 183: Survived by his elephants

Politics is too complex to be understood just in terms of Left and Right – Some interesting research on the position of party supporters on a two-dimensional scale. Uncovering The Secret History Of Myers-Briggs – I’m sure you won’t be surprised to discover…

Worth Reading 182: Without a blink

Political Madness Gone Correct – Flying Rodent writes a post I was thinking of doing, on why the supposed threat to free speech on university campuses is anything but. “It’s worth noting that the loudest screamers about campus activism broadly use student dafties…

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