What Makes Us Politic
A ‘Pacific Standard’ Annotation of the 2015 State of the Union
President Obama's speech last night contained a series of economic proposals. Here's how the data and research back up or complicate his claims.
Did the Ground Game Matter in the Colorado Senate Race?
The recent Colorado race raises questions about how Bannock Street Project tactics could hold up in future contests.
How Representative of the U.S. Is the 2015 Senate?
Not very, but more so than it used to be. A story in three charts.
What an Electoral Game Changer Actually Looks Like
Despite the usual array of punditry, there's not much President Obama could have done in the weeks leading up to the recent mid-terms to change the outcome.
What It Took for a Democrat to Win in the Mid-Terms
A few lessons from Colorado's Governor John Hickenlooper, one of the only purple state Democratic governors to win re-election last week.
Would a Republican Congress Help Democrats in 2016?
Looking at the historical data, we can tell that voters do not seem to punish a party for running a gridlocked Congress in the next presidential election.
What Same-Sex Marriage Means for the Future of Weed
A data scientist's mathematical models predict a national rise of bong smoke.
Republicans Stand to Make Gains in State Legislatures
And that's a much bigger deal than whether or not a few seats shift in the House of Representatives.