A quick programming note:
As our distance from the 2010 elections increases, we’ll gradually be transitioning FiveThirtyEight back from having a purely political focus into a blog that covers a broader range of topics. So you can expect more posts on terrorism and airport security, on the Academy Awards, or on baseball, among other topics — alongside our coverage of the goings-on in Washington, the battle for the 2012 Republican nomination, and the fight over Congressional redistricting.
I can’t tell you what the exact ratio will wind up being — perhaps three politics articles to two non-politics articles, or somewhere along those lines. Our main goal is simply to tackle those subjects where we think we can provide the most insight to our readers on a day-to-day basis.
In the meantime, a big thank you for your loyalty to FiveThirtyEight, and a happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones.