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Whoa, Ben Smith can really move traffic. To clarify an issue that came up in the thread:

Yes, this is a part-time job. The thing is I really like my full-time job, which is why I blog pseudonymously.

But yes, I sometimes wish that I that I hadn’t named myself after a chili pepper. It’s Poblan-o, by the way, not Poblan-a.

Nate Silver is the founder and editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight.

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