• June 10, 2010
    By David S. Bernstein

    I've been getting poked and prodded by folks about my extreme lateness updating these rankings -- nice to know you care! Sorry for the lengthy delay. I've been a little busy, and these rankings require a huge investment of time and resources; there's a whole team that compiles research, and a devoted data center to run the complex algorithms.

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  • March 01, 2010
    By David S. Bernstein

    I’ve been doing these rankings every two months since right after the last Presidential election (here's the last one), and every two months I get a bunch of messages about how Ron Paul is obviously going to win the GOP nomination, and how I’m obviously an idiot or part of the vast anti-Paul conspiracy.

    I expect those messages to increase in number and self-assurance now, thanks to Paul’s first-place finish in the Presidential Straw Poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

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  • February 21, 2010
    By David S. Bernstein

    --I've written this before, but I think this is a good time to bring it up for discussion: the current wave in movement conservatism -- best encapsulated by CPAC keynoter Glenn Beck yesterday -- is not conservative, but reactionary. That is, it wants to rip asunder America's current social and political fabric, and attempt to re-instate conditions as they once were long ago.

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