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The wonks' charts are wearing people out

This was originally posted on January 9, 2017 on Medium.

The election of Donald Trump is testing those of us on the left in many ways. 588 more words


As Obamacare Faces Repeal, Its Legacy Is Still Up In The Air


When President Obama took office in 2009, the U.S. was in trouble — 50.7 million people were uninsured, the largest number in history. Mortality rates were… 1,176 more words

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Family, against all odds

I had a friend in college who once said to me that, though he considered himself an atheist, he wanted so badly to believe there was something, anything out there watching over us with tender love and care. 1,560 more words



I find this xkcd entry very much in tune with my own feelings and misgivings about 2017. I like the notion that 2016 is sending us in the future without things (and people) it would have been better to keep. 70 more words


Grieving and the Margin of Victory

CNBC reported on Sunday, December 18th, that,

Donald Trump’s top aides on Sunday said the president-elect isn’t ready to accept the finding by intelligence officials that Moscow hacked Democratic emails in a bid to elevate Trump.

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Nate Silver Thinks Comey Made the Difference

In a series of tweets December 11th, Nate Silver made the case that the Comey letter was decisive.

Comey had a large, measurable impact on the race.

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Our brains, wired to detect patterns, are always looking for a signal, when instead we should appreciate how noisy the data is.

-Nate Silver The Signal and the Noise