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From Keyser Soze To Economic Fundamentalists

As part of my occasional series of posts alerting TDS readers to items I’ve written for the Washington Monthly that are strategic in nature, here’s a couple from today:
* Press coverage of key campaign staff as godlike figures is a sure sign a campaign has locked down a party nomination. That’s happening with Mitt Romney, as evidenced by a revealing account of reporters cozying up to Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades, who is getting the Keyser Soze treatment.
* Nate Silver conducts an impressive demolition of the credibility of “economic fundamentalists” whose election forecasts have gone awry. It raises a broader question about the very different assumptions that journalists and analysts bring to the table in discussing elections.

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