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Nate Silver and the Artoo Test

Yesterday, Nate Silver published his personal autopsy of FiveThirtyEight’s coverage of the Republican primary, addressing the publication’s tendency to underplay the odds of Donald Trump winning the Republican primary in a piece titled… 746 more words

Nate Silver doesn’t need to apologize, since Donald Trump’s nomination was a long shot

Nate Silver, Donald Trump (Credit: MSNBC/Reuters/Brian Snyder/Photo montage by Salon)


American sports fans who don’t pay much attention to soccer might not know it, but 2016 was the year of what was likely the greatest sports upset of all time:  1,289 more words

U.S. Politics

The Signal and The Noise

I’ve been familiar with Nate Silver for several years now, mostly because of forecasting of the 2008 & 2012 elections, and I’ve always been interested in the intersection of statistics and culture/sports (things like… 369 more words


With Cavs Surging, Warriors Are Still NBA Title Favorites in Vegas

The Cleveland Cavaliers look unstoppable right now. They’ve won all 9 games in the playoffs, and if they continue at this pace all of LeBron’s passive aggressive social media behavior will be retroactively justified as keen motivational tactics. 295 more words


Nate Silver Gives Hillary Clinton A 75% Chance Of Being Elected President

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I would never bet against this guy’s predictions…ever! (ks)


During an interview on CNN, Nate Silver gave Hillary Clinton a 75% chance of being elected to be the nation’s next president. 359 more words

U.S. Politics

"Subconscious," "subconsciously"

On the 10 May 2016 episode of the internet news show The Young Turks, Ana Kasparian, who is otherwise admirable, said of Nate Silver’s political bias that it is “subconscious.” 134 more words