Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Human Side of Bob Dole. No really, I’m not even joking…

My complaints about the coverage of electoral politics usually come from the Nate Silver direction: journalists’ uses  of data range from innumeracy, treating every random statistical fluctuation as a watershed requiring extensive analysis and debate on its causes and effects, … Continue reading

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Sexy Chewing Gum Talent Scout

One of the best things about foreigners is that they allow us to see ourselves in an entertaining and instructive new light.  I once visited some Germans who had a guide for prospective visitors to America.  This included a warning … Continue reading

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