Nate Silver Goes Off on Politico – The Best Post-Election Interview I’ve Heard Comes From ESPN

I’ve never even heard of the BS Report with Bill Simmons from ESPN radio. I have no idea how he got Nate Silver to open up like he did (they are both sports numbers guys and talk like they are friends), but this interview was amazing. For one thing, Silver went off about Politico, (without [Read More...]

The Mormonizing of America: John Krakauer, Stephen Mansfield, and the Mormon Moment

I have known next to nothing about Mormons. Growing up as an evangelical Christian I was taught that Mormonism was a cult. A few youth group friends got into studying how to evangelize Mormons. They learned its history, and honed rhetorical strategies on the off chance they’d get to witness to a Mormon. I thought [Read More...]

Franklin Graham Appears on CNN’s Belief Blog: How Much Damage Has He Done?

Reuters reported Monday that political watchdog and secularist groups are asking for an investigation into the political involvement of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association during the 2012 election. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics filed a complaint with the IRS asking them to review tax exempt status for the BGEA. Franklin has taken a lot of [Read More...]

The Best or Worst Pollsters in the 2012 Election – How did Nate Silver Do It?

Nate Silver has gotten a lot of press for his near perfect election night predictions. In 2008 Silver gained popularity and influence after he called 49 out of 50 states. Many pundits were predicting that Silver would crash and burn in 2012. Instead, he outperformed his 2008 predictions and now that Florida has been called [Read More...]

Reliving the Funniest Moments of the Campaign – Surely it’s not too soon to laugh at this whole thing?

CNN made a pretty good highlight/low-light reel from the election that serves as an effective Friday Funny. Somebody needs to put together a reel from just Joe Biden alone, but until then, enjoy this: [Read more...]

Election Predictions: Election Day 2012 – What’s Going to Happen?

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Nate Silver at 538 Blog says that Obama has 91.6% probability of an electoral win and Romney: has an 8.4 percent probability of an electoral win. Votamatic.org gives the edge to Obama 326/212. What’s most interesting about 538 Blog and Votamatic is that they are the only poll aggregators who factor in economic indicators as [Read More...]

2012 Election Predictions 24 Hours Out – 3 Ways To Know Your Side is Going to Lose

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2012 Election Predictions at 3 Days Out – Presidential Race, House, Senate

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My 2012 Election Predictions 4 Days Out: Obama Hatred v. Slow Steady Progress

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My 2012 Election Predictions 5 Days Out: Sandy Ruined Romney’s End Game

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