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Entries by Brendan Nyhan from 12/2010

Presidential Challengers Usually Seem Flawed

| Posted 12.01.2010 | Politics

If the economy rebounds and Obama wins, the flaws of the Republican nominee will be blamed for the party's defeat; if stagnation continues and Obama loses, they will construct elaborate narratives about how they overcame those flaws.

Little David Axelrods Oversimplify Tax Cut Politics

| Posted 12.07.2010 | Politics

The president's position on the tax cuts tends to poll well in national surveys of adults. As a result, most liberals think Obama and the Democrats should have the advantage. However, the political reality is more complicated.