Daily Archive: November 3, 2012


Why wasn’t there a mutiny on the Bounty?

In the LA Times, from email from Claudene Christian to her friend Rex Halbeisen, the crew member who lost her life on the Bounty’s last voyage: “You know me, I am not a mechanical person...


The Quadrennial Conundrum

Last week, I did the dirty deed. I voted for Barack Obama. Begrudgingly wouldn’t begin to describe the manner in which I exercised the franchise. A recent Iowa transplant, I’d received my absentee ballot...


Nate Silver Himself Is the Entity to Be Analyzed

I love Nate Silver. I love his steady analysis of staggering reams of data. I love his measured treatment of complicated electoral possibilities. I love that he talks in terms of probabilities instead of...