02/22/2013 04:54 pm ET Updated Feb 23, 2013

And The Oscar Goes To... 'Outliers'

Ron Brownstein finds the coalition that reelected Obama still in step behind him.

Anthony Salvanto examines why Americans don't trust government.

Harry Enten isn't betting on Marco Rubio in 2016.

Jonathan Bernstein says "ignore that poll question" on the sequester.

Nate Cohn shares a hypothetical electoral map featuring 50 equally populated states.

Mike Travers visualizes the 2012 presidential vote by population density.

The Duck of Minerva sums up what political science says about papal elections.

David Brooks ponders what data can't do. Kaiser Fung responds to David Brooks, as does Andrew Gelman.

Elizabeth Wilner reports on the state of public polling, and revisits the assumptions made by likely voter models.

Molly Ball reports on the success of online polling in 2012.

Stephan Shakespeare says politicians need geeks, not gurus (via Lundry).

Statistics gurus take on the Oscars.