Data

Democrats Have a White Working Class Problem—and Not Just in the South
August 05, 2014

Keeping the White House in 2016 just got a lot more complicated.

Why Didn't the Data Geeks Predict Eric Cantor's Defeat?
June 10, 2014

Nate Silver and his ilk were as surprised by the Tea Party upset as the rest of us.

Selling Your Bulk Online Data Really Means Selling Your Autonomy
Big tech's war on the meaning of life
May 13, 2014

What makes the new, data-heavy advertising so cunning is that it creates the illusion that we're still making autonomous choices

Nobody Blames Doctors for High Medical Costs. That's About to Change.
April 10, 2014

Some ophthalmologists in South Florida aren't happy about this. The rest of us should be.

Who Takes MOOCs?
For online higher education, the devil is in the data
January 04, 2014

Surprising new data on what's supposed to be the future of higher ed

Exclusive: The Obamacare Error Rate Has Fallen Dramatically
Some perspective on the latest ACA freak-out
December 06, 2013

The latest health-care freak-out is overblown: The problems were fixable—and are getting fixed. 

Ed Markey May Finally Have Found His Calling
September 13, 2013

In 2007, then-Congressman Edward Markey couldn't make it to Bali, Indonesia to speak at a conference on climate change, so he created an avatar on Second Life to deliver his remarks instead.

What Big Data Will Never Explain
March 26, 2013

Against the messianic conception of data—Big Data.

Is Healthcare.gov Really Working Now? Sorta
December 02, 2012

In the weeks leading up to October 1, Obama Administration officials predicted that healthcare.gov would be functional but glitchy. It didn't happen then but it appears to be happening now.