I shall post videos, graphs, news stories, and other material there. We shall use some of this material in class, and you may review the rest at your convenience. You will all receive invitations to post to the blog. (Please let me know if you do not get such an invitation.) I encourage you to use the blog in these ways:
To post questions or comments about the readings before we discuss them in class;
To follow up on class discussions with additional comments or questions.
To post relevant news items or videos.

There are only two major limitations: no coarse language, and no derogatory comments about people at the Claremont Colleges.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Senate Social Network

Visual.ly put together this representation of "friends" in the U.S. Senate based on their similar votes, which ran in Yahoo! News. As you drag the slider to the left and right you can see the effects of partisanship and where clusters break up and come together. Clicking on any of the dots will show you the number of votes they have in common with each party.

Not sure you can make huge claims from it, but it's an interesting visual nonetheless.

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