Fun Stuff

What experiments show is the best way to win campaigns…Why isn’t anyone doing it?

There’s a refrain we hear about political campaigns every election cycle: “this year, campaigns waged an unprecedented ground game, having a face-to-face conversation with almost every single voter.”

Baloney. As academics who study campaigns, we hear this claim all the time. But we also know it’s important to investigate whether data backs it up. We did. And it doesn’t.



Reinbold vs. Beyonce

Have you heard the one about the state legislator who berated a female JBER gate soldier over her Beyonce cellphone cover?