Day: August 25, 2010

  • Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight Relaunches as NYT Blog

    [A great pickup for the NYT, and makes a lot of sense for Silver, too.][link] If you’re not familiar with FiveThirtyEight, it is the work of statistician Nate Silver doing his mathamagic on US Politics. He modeled the 2008 US election nearly perfectly. Do yourself a favor and read his [introduction post][intro]. [link]: http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/ “Election…

  • Fighting Terror With Freedom

    [Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg has given a second incredibly-well-written speech][link] in support of the so-called “Ground-Zero Moqsue,” which manages to have some lovely pull-quotes such as: >But if we say that a mosque and community center should not be built near the perimeter of the World Trade Center site, we would compromise…