Potpourri

* "What drives the price of gold?":http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/06/treasuries-tips-and-gold-wonkish/?smid=tw-NytimesKrugman&seid=auto * "The half-life

Kazin Proxy Fight, Round 4

If anyone cares at this point, a recap: "Kazin":http://www.tnr.com/article/not-even-past/87379/republican-democrats-independents-dewey-lippmann, "me":https://themonkeycage.org/2011/04/independents_are_not_a_confuse.html,

Potpourri

* "Poll results":http://www.wjh.harvard.edu/~kwn/Documents/SocSci/HardProbsSocSciSummaryResultsandPollText_1Feb2011.pdf on the hardest problems in the social

Potpourri

* "Harry Reid did pretty well against filibuster threats":http://www.rollcall.com/news/-201997-1.html. *

Potpourri

* One follow-up to the _Unequal Democracy_ roundtable: an "interview

Election Eve Potpourri

* Matt Dickinson to Nate Silver: "Man up":http://blogs.middlebury.edu/presidentialpower/2010/11/01/nate-silver-is-not-a-political-scientist! * David

Copenhagen and Healthcare

The Associated Press is "reporting":http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CLIMATE_OBAMA?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2009-12-18-16-35-17 that a deal has been