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The politics of prediction

Check out this survey and interactive report by Sahil Chinoy, a graphics editor for The New York Times. According to Mr Chinoy, how you answer a handful of questions is very likely to determine your political affiliation. Putting aside the … Continue reading

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A modest proposal for ending partisan gerrymandering

Lots of people like to complain about partisan gerrymandering. One problem with all these complaints, however, is this–what would a non-gerrymandered voting district look like? Given this problem, here’s our tentative solution: instead of relying on State legislatures to draw … Continue reading

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A modest proposal for the GOP: dump Trump

Although I was a lifelong member of the Republican party, I left the G.O.P. and became an Independent in the mid-2000s after a supposedly Republican President (Little Bush) and an ostensibly Republican-controlled Congress failed to curb federal spending or make … Continue reading

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Toni Morrison: today, tomorrow, forever

Toni Morrison, our national treasure; may she rest in peace. Here is her obituary, and here is a transcript of her 1993 Nobel lecture, or better yet, listen to the audio of her plaintive and poignant narrative via the YouTube … Continue reading

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Student-coaches?

With the first batch of college football games just around the corner, we want to bring star quarterback McKenzie Milton to your attention. Milton used to start for the University of Central Florida (UCF) before he was seriously injured at … Continue reading

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Juke Green (with selfie)

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In praise of Walmart?

Yes, according to Zack Kanter, for the following reasons: Walmart is one of the wonders of the modern world, built from scratch in a hyper-competitive environment, scaled from nothing to the largest company in the US by revenue and by … Continue reading

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