I have a new post
up on Talking Points Memo in the discussion of Andrew Gelman's Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State
on why California went from being the Republican to the Democratic anchor state in the Electoral College, while Texas went from being a swing state to being the GOP anchor state.
You can read all the contributors here. Things are finally heating up there, with lots of pointing and sputtering at my hatefacts, hatestats, and hategraphs.