Regular readers know that my disdain for Donald Trump of only a couple of months ago has given way to the excitement of a teenage girl at a Justin Bieber concert. 691 more words
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One of my pet peeves is the pseudo wisdom often expressed as: “The definition of insanity is repeating the same mistakes over and over again and expecting different results.” When I initially heard it a decade or two or three ago, it was attributed to Einstein, which immediately made me suspicious. 771 more words
By: Andrew Gelman/Monkey Cage Washington Post
George W. Bush famously described himself as “a uniter, not a divider.” A few years into his presidency there was a survey that reported that 49 percent of Americans thought he was a “uniter” and 49 percent thought him a “divider” — a poignant reminder that Americans are so polarized, they’re even polarized about polarization. 961 more words
Does Donald Trump have a point? That is my one question for everyone here. Not for his building a wall to prevent illegal immigration, nor his plan to repeal Obamacare and replace it with something “terrific” as he stated in the first Republican Primary Debate last Thursday. 456 more words
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Something you put in your drinks has a special property that, along with special polarization, causes it to erupt into rainbows. Find out what it is, and what makes it so colorful.