Tag Archives: Nate Silver

No Postmortem Possible

Election night in America, 2014 – in the other room the folks on CNN and Fox News and MSNBC are chattering about what just happened, but no one knows quite what that was yet. As it approaches midnight back east, … Continue reading

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Quantifying the Absence of Hope

It was the late seventies, back when you didn’t teach-to-the-test and actually tried to get the kids to learn a few things, and if possible, even understand them – but even then teaching high-school English was a dismal business, even … Continue reading

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Forward or Perhaps Not

Forward. That was Obama’s one word campaign slogan this time, replacing Hope – not that anyone noticed. This was the Statisticians Election. There was endless daily polling at all levels and places you could go to see the averages of … Continue reading

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Too Much Noise

Sometimes it is best to just stand down. No one likes waiting but sometimes there’s no alternative. The presidential election is Tuesday and by Sunday evening everything that was going to be said by every candidate and by every party … Continue reading

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That Cliff

Up on Hollywood Boulevard here you can get a stiff and quite traditional martini at Musso and Frank – they’ve been serving those since 1919, along with basic grill fare – a big steak and a side of creamed spinach … Continue reading

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The Absence of Illusion

Most of what the late Michael Jackson pumped out was seen by the jazz guys as rather useless crap – so simplistic there was nothing to work with – save for that one tune Human Nature. The changes were good … Continue reading

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