Risky political science

"Via Kevin Drum":http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2013/09/wee-lesson-political-scumbaggery a "story":http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-adv-professor-fallout-20130901,0,3977147,full.story about the political costs of

The dynamics of Twitter cascades

"Matt Yglesias":http://thinkprogress.org/yglesias/2011/10/18/346349/its-not-how-many-followers-you-have-its-who-follows-you/ writing about how the now famous protest sign

Potpourri

* Lynn Vavreck becomes the first political scientist whose research