Sorry if this has already been posted, but I wanted to take a final look at how the polls did predicting the Warren-Brown race. Poll data courtesy of RealClearPolitics.com: Actual election result: Warren +7.4 Suffolk/7News: Warren +7. … [Read more...]
Huge win for the stat geeks
Let's not forget one of the other big winners of the night in the geek vs. pundit showdown: Nate Silver. I'm sure it was tough for some of his followers to maintain belief that the presidential race wouldn't be close, Electoral … [Read more...]
Election Night Party Open Thread!
We're gathered at my friend Molly's place to watch election returns (on MSNBC, of course) and have some fun! We have snacks: And we have a wonderful hostess setting up the bar: Are you attending an election party tonight? … [Read more...]
Counting Every Vote
In the late 1960's Alexander Pope's famous saying "To err is human, to forgive divine," got an update for modern times: "To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer." As the election gets close, there are already … [Read more...]
$$ in politics perpetuates race- and gender-based inequality.
The increasing political power of corporations means that women and people of color have less clout in politics than they deserve. Money in politics perpetuates economic inequality, of course, but it also negatively impacts the feminist … [Read more...]
Calling Out the Naked Emperor
The recent brouhaha over Scott Brown's vote on the Blunt Amendment will likely fade into memory in a news cycle or two. His policy position on the issue is obviously out of step with the majority of Bay State voters. However, the latest … [Read more...]
Tale of Two Governors
Mitt Romney announced today that he is forming a presidential exploratory committee. He is currently a slight frontrunner in recent GOP polls and comes closest to the President in a head-to-head. The punditry all seems to think … [Read more...]
You’re a Good Sport, Scott Brown
Got an email from my buddy Scott Brown today. Here is his self-described record: This past year, I opposed the federal takeover of our health care system, refused to support economically disastrous Cap and Trade legislation, voted against … [Read more...]