From Journal of Theoretical Politics, what is a “gene” and why does it matter for political science? The introduction to a special issue on Genes and Politics. Razib Khan on a political animal in the genes. The introduction to Framing Democracy: A Behavioral Approach to Democratic Theory by Jamie Terence Kelly. Adam Corner asks what it means for the social psychology discipline if its practitioners are overwhelmingly left wing. From Bad Subjects, Joseph Natoli on the neoliberal/Right-wing psyche and on the liberal psyche (and part 2). From n+1, Benjamin Kunkel on politicopsychopathology: Neurotocrats vs. the Grand Old Psychosis. Are independents just partisans in disguise? James Walter reviews Becoming a Candidate: Political Ambition and the Decision to Run for Office by Jennifer L. Lawless and The Psychology of Politicians. From The Nation, Sophia Rosenfeld reviews The Virtues of Mendacity: On Lying in Politics by Martin Jay, Why Leaders Lie: The Truth About Lying in International Politics by John J. Mearsheimer, and Political Hypocrisy: The Mask of Power, From Hobbes to Orwell and Beyond by David Runciman.