03/06/2009 05:49 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Implied Causation "Outliers"

Jon Cohen examines Newt Gingrich's numbers.

Andrew Gellman produces maps-a-plenty on FiveThirtyEight.

Mark Mellman shares lessons of stimulus polling.

David Hill considers Mike Huckabee's new gig.

Gary Langer fisks a Harvard study on medically related bankruptcy.

Democracy North Carolina assess the impact of early voting and same day registration in 2008 (via PPP).

Nathan Heflick and Jamie Goldenberg assess the impact of Sarah Palin's looks on support for the Republican ticket (via Tom Jacobs via Ben Smith).

John Sides finds evidence of a modest increase in political giving in the just released ANES 2008 data.

Tom Jensen hears from Rush Limbaugh's fans.

Patrick Ruffini wonders (tongue in cheek) whether Twitter causes unemployment

And webcomic xkcd has an answer...maybe (via Jakulin).