Monthly Archives: August 2009

It’s Not Rocket Science: Explaining the Sotamayor Vote

It’s not rocket science – it’s political science. In the wake of the Senate vote to confirm Sonia Sotamayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court (see the NY Times story here), some pundits are scratching their heads trying to explain how … Continue reading

Is the Sky Really Falling? Understanding Obama’s Decline in Approval Ratings

As heralded by a spate of recent media stories, Obama’s approval ratings, as gauged by numerous polls released in the last couple of weeks, have exhibited an almost steady decline since his inauguration. Here is the trend line, based on … Continue reading