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We’re learning as we go from our blogging experiment.

We see the “key word” searches that bring visitors to our site, and we anticipated that folks would be searching on-line this week for (1) predictions about the effect of Obama’s election on appointments at the FDA, and (2) analyses of the likely effect of Obama’s election on the Supreme Court generally, and the doctrine of preemption in particular.

We were right; in the last couple of days, we’ve seen a lot of traffic from people searching on-line for that information.

For new visitors to the blog, please don’t overlook our earlier posts on those subjects: Obama’s likely effect on the FDA, and Obama’s effect on the Supreme Court and the preemption doctrine.

Also, we can’t resist noting that we predicted two weeks before Election Day — on October 21 — that Obama would win the presidency and the Democrats would capture 58 seats in the Senate. Obama’s now clinched it, and the Democrats have 57 seats in the Senate, with three races still too close to call or headed for recounts.

We’d like to correct only one thing from our October 21 post. We inadvertently wrote on October 21 that our projection of 58 Democratic Senate seats was the result of basically “picking a random number . . . between 51 and 60.”

We meant to write that we’ve developed a complex, multifactorial algorithm that projects with perfect accuracy the result of any upcoming election. It took years of effort to develop that algorithm, but we’d be ready to sell it — for a price. If either the Democratic or Republican National Committee would like to make us an offer, please contact us off-line.