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Today the media reacted to Thomas Frank’s screed against the Democratic Party’s reliance on experts. Frank rebelled against Ezra Klein’s column on political science and Nate Cohn’s column on the structural barriers to Democrats retaking the U.S. House. Susie Madrak said Frank “takes political data journalism to the woodshed,” but Jonathan Chait rebuts Frank’s sole “data point” and Jonathan Bernstein dissects Frank’s revisionist story of a 60-year liberal Democratic majority. Is Frank’s “counter-factual political history” a case of “daydream believing?”