Pivot Counties

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It’s Election Day eve and our podcast hosts have their presidential race forecasting models at the ready. After a helpful breakdown on pivot counties in swing states, David and Sarah give us some punditry on the 15 Senate races they’re watching closely this cycle. “Generally speaking, the Senate and presidential numbers are getting closer together over the last few cycles, not farther apart,” Sarah says on today’s podcast. Check out this prediction heavy episode of Advisory Opinions, in which our hosts give us a state of play on the presidential race and offer their thoughts on a controversial election lawsuit in the Lone Star state.

Show Notes:

-David’s latest French Press, “I’m Here To Remind You That Trump Can Still Win” by Nate Silver in FiveThirtyEight, FiveThirtyEight’s presidential polling average in Pennsylvania, Texas election lawsuit.

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Episode 6 · 10 months ago

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David and Sarah take a closer look at the new impeachment evidence, the continuing legal objections to the strike that killed Qassim Suleimani, and what exactly is Mike Bloomberg doing?

Episode 5 · 10 months ago

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Episode 4 · 10 months ago

Laws of War

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Episode 3 · 10 months ago

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Former Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller joins to discuss the latest 5th Circuit opinion on Obamacare and David and Sarah discuss JK Rowling’s latest TERF tweet.