Let's see...over at Post Partisan today, more follow-up on discussion stemming from the new Mann and Ornstein stuff. This time, from liberals who object to their claim that the Democratic Party has become more liberal over the last couple of decades. Sorry, liberals, but it's true.
At Greg's place, I tried to connect some dots between new findings by John Sides and Lynn Vavreck about presidential approval ratings and the Bartels presidential election forecast model, which plugs in an inverse relationship between Year 1 economic growth and re-election results. It's speculative, and I hope I conveyed that properly in the post...I'm also interested to see if any of the political scientists involved (or others with expertise in this area) have any response...in other words, I'm not all that confident that I have something worthwhile here, although I'm happy to direct some attention to what John and Lynn did, which looks like fine work to me.