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The DailyKos Research 2000 Controversy: 'How Bad for Pollsters?'

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

The allegations of fraud leveled by Daily Kos founder Markos (Kos) Moulitsas and the analysis of Mark Grebner, Michael Weissman and Jonathan Weissman ...

Michael Bennet Jane Norton Senate Poll: Research 2000 Poll Shows Close Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

EDITOR'S NOTE: The story below includes references to polling conducted by the firm Research 2000. The reliability and accuracy of Research 2000's pol...

Rivers: Random Samples and Research 2000

Guest Pollster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guest Pollster

Douglas Rivers is president and CEO of YouGov/Polimetrix and a professor of political science and senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Instit...

Daily Kos: We Were 'Defrauded' by Research 2000

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas today rocked the polling world by posting an analysis that he says shows "quite convincingly" that the national sur...

Daily Kos Founder Suing Pollster Research 2000: 'We Were Defrauded'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas took to his website Tuesday morning to announce his recent decision to file a lawsuit against former pollster, Rese...

Fifty Lessons Learned from a Decade of Service in International Development

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

I recently had the honor of addressing the Fellows of the New York City New Leaders Council as part of their 2010 Institute. My topic was "Lessons in Non-Profit Management and International Development."

Peace Through Moderation to Intro Counter-Extremism Strategies at Harvard Club

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

The near-tragedy in Times Square reminded us that hatred is both home-grown and foreign-born. With this is in mind, a distinguished panel will discuss...

More on the Arkansas Surprise

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Before moving on to the more important issues raised by both Nate Silver's new pollster accuracy ratings and their apparent role in parting of ways be...

DailyKos Fires Research 2000

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Markos ("Kos") Moulitsas has opted to "part ways" with DailyKos polling partner Research 2000 and seek "a new polling partner to finish out this elect...

The Next Democratic Senate Primary Candidate We Need to Support

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

Now that you have delivered victories for Joe Sestak in Pennsylvania and most likely a win for Bill Halter in Arkansas, you, the netroots, need to know about the next important primary candidate.

Meet the Amazing Aroon Shivdasani of NYC's Indo-American Arts Council

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Indo-American Arts Council founder and executive director Aroon Shivdasani has lived all over the world but has called New York home for about half he...

Juan Mendez on International Human Rights

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

"The U.N. simply does not have adequate support of the world powers," Juan E. Mendez told me. Coming from anyone, this might be less important. From...

Stewardship Report: First Ambassador Writes Op-Ed "Diplomatic Viewpoint"

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Luce

The Hon. Kenneth H. Merten, American Ambassador to Haiti, has written the first "Diplomatic Viewpoint" for The Jim Luce Stewardship Report launched tw...

Kos Calls For Progressive Civil War

Ian Welsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Welsh

Kos wants to primary one of the most reliable and principled progressives in Congress because Kucinich doesn't want to vote for a bill which will force Americans to buy crappy health insurance from private companies?

Accountability Recruits First Candidate for 2010: Bill Halter

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

Some will try to paint our push for candidates like Bill Halter as a "purge" of "moderates" from the Democratic party. It's not. Blanche Lincoln is a radical corporatist. That's not the "center" of anything.

Compromise on Health Care? Fuggedaboutit

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

Don't look for any fair and balanced commentary on health reform. If it does pass, maybe in a year or two we can look back and evaluate what happened today in a more objective way. Just not today.

Latest Plans to Stop Republican Filibusters

August J. Pollak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
August J. Pollak

Because, as always, there are no other options. Yep. To see more of August J. Pollak's cartoon "Some Guy With a Website," check out the archive....

Dances With Devils: Pakistan and the Taliban

Nick Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nick Mills

Not only does Pakistan want to preserve its own neck, it wants to be a major player in post-war Afghanistan, and if working with the U.S. to rein in the Taliban is what it takes to accomplish that, then that is the I.S.I.'s new mission.

The Enemy Within: Republican Fundamentalism Confirmed

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

What do Islamic fundamentalists have in common with far-right Republicans? And what do your average, non-extremist Muslims have in common with the (slim) majority of the GOP who are not right wingers?

What Republicans Believe

Dan Payne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dan Payne

Amazed by recent Daily Kos poll results, I commissioned a poll by Tung & Cheek Research, which revealed even more startling but imagined results about Republicans.

What's in a Name?

Judith Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judith Ellis

What I find really amazing about this is that Beck and his followers think that Barack Hussein Obama has chosen his name as if their names were not given to them at birth.

Conservatives' Network Moment

Daniel Cluchey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cluchey

The sad truth is that the Republican party has been commandeered by those who would rather dumb their fellow citizens down than take part in an honest discussion about what policies best serve the American people.

Has America Finally Jumped the Shark?

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lea Lane

"Jumping the shark" is a popular phrase around Hollywood. It refers to the old tv series Happy Days, when the previously cool character Arthur Fonzer...

Big Mistake to Mock GOP's Kooks, Cranks and Bigots

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The Daily Kos Research 2000 survey that found a majority or a significant percent of Republicans think president Obama is a Red, foreigner masquerad...

Activism 2.0: Creating Casablanca in Copenhagen, The Fresh Air Center

Chrissie Brodigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Chrissie Brodigan

Projects like the Fresh Air Center are the success of a failed UN summit because of the social relationships established and the well-rooted online infrastructure and knowledge base created.