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Republican Electoral Victory and the Necessity of Voter Suppression

There are a number of reasons as to why the Democratic Party lost control of the Senate in the 2014 midterm elections, most of them structural. 1,425 more words

The 50 best nonfiction books from the past 20 years

The world of nonfiction is as vast as it is varied. Combining hard-hitting journalism with pioneering works of academia, while also leaving room for deeply personal memoirs and rich histories, this list is great for those seeking a new books to read for the upcoming spring and summer. 3,504 more words


Some Interesting Education Data

FiveThirtyEight.com, Nate Silver’s ESPN-backed site dedicated to numbers and data, had some fascinating education numbers yesterday. Silver’s site, renowned for its ability to predict elections by isolating “noisy” (read: useless) information from raw numbers and boil the math down to the figures that matter, used its particular set of skills to tackle some questions in education. 499 more words

Musings Of A Crazy Person

Gary Patterson wants to change the College Football Playoff: is he right?

Gary Patterson still isn’t over it.

A month after the inaugural College Football Playoff took place without Patterson and 12-1 TCU, the Horned Frogs head coach spoke to the media and offered up some convenient advice for how we can improve the playoff going forward. 1,331 more words

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Critiquing Data Journalism

This week’s blog post is about data journalism, so naturally I went to Nate Silver’s fivethirtyeight.com. Launched last year, the site was created to showcase data visualization. 373 more words

Data guru Nate Silver thinks he knows who will win the Super Bowl

This Super Bowl has the potential to be one of the best in recent history. The Seahawks and Patriots truly are the two best teams in the league. 77 more words