I feel a bit like a kid whose story has been read by the teacher and who is going to give her verdict!
My publisher sent across this… 120 more words
This post is designed to clarify my standpoint epistemology on “blogging as a political scientist.”
First, I define a blog as a personal/public web log. I assume: (1) The owner(s) is posting information for the world audience, (2) the owner(s) determines the content to be posted, (3) if the owner is a “republican,” the blog is the owner’s efficacious and worthwhile contribution to… 581 more words
We should expect Whistleblowers to be “republicans.” This is because people acting under the ideology of republicanism (i.e., this was the dominant political language at the American founding), in fact operate towards “total transparency.” This is because republicanism is structured on “non-domination” (see… 683 more words
The helpful folks over at rOpenSci have come up with exactly the tool I needed, exactly when I needed it.
It’s recruiting season, and a potential employer recently challenged me to think of the best business I had ever seen. I racked my brain for some tickers, companies I’d pitched or seen others pitched, but few if any deserved as extreme a label as “best.” He then proposed a surprising answer: the local cupcake truck outside his office. 457 more words