1. Hey, academics: you'll want to read "How Not To Publicize Your Research" from Seth Masket.
2. Amy Fried:
Maine is the whitest state in the country (96.9% white) and Vermont is the second most white (96.7% white). Obama won both, convincingly. Twice. In 2012, Obama won 56.3% of the vote in Maine and 66.6% in Vermont. In 2008, Obama won 57.7% of the vote in Maine and 67.5% in Vermont.3. And I'll lump the baseball ones together: Joe Sheehan on Dempster/Rodriguez, and Scott Lemieux on A Rod.
And how did LePage do in Maine in 2010? Not anywhere near Obama’s total — just 38%.