Even though Romney paid for this Florida win on his debit card -- outspending Newt by millions -- he still couldn't nail down the rank-and-file vote.
Worth the read and has good insight into the current state of the GOP with this nut:
Almost two years after energy from the Tea Party swept Republicans back into congressional power, a politician who embodies the antithesis of that spirit stands on the verge of victory. This is regress, not progress, and the GOP will pay a severe price for the Faustian bargain of "electability" that it entails. A party that chooses power over principle will lose both.
This has been all over the climate news blogs today. This research points out how the loss of Arctic Sea ice in the Fram Straight between Greenland and Svalbard can change how much heat is transported by the Gulf Stream. The white paper was just published by Alfred Wegener Institute.
I disagree with a number of Yascha Mounk's criticisms of populist issues, and the sensationalist title is just silly, yet his essay offers a fascinating analysis of a global trend toward populism that is shaking up industrialized nations across the political spectrum.