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Nate Silver and the Future of Prediction
December 21, 2012

IN THE HISTORY OF election forecasting, 2012 was 1936 all over again, with the roles updated. In 1936, a trio of new forecasters—Elmo Roper, Archibald Crossley, and George Gallup—used statistical sampling methods and predicted that Franklin D.

The NRA Has Broken Its Silence. Is This ‘Meaningful’?
December 19, 2012

The NRA has become expert at responding to mass shootings. This time may be different.

Martin Baron's Plan to Save The Washington Post
December 17, 2012

D.C. changed, but the Washington Post didn't. Can Metro coverage save it now?

Bazooka Joe Has Been Honorably Discharged
December 07, 2012

Guess what they're replacing the comics with?

Understanding Mohamed Morsi
December 07, 2012

ON A SULTRY MORNING in late September, I drove for two hours on the traffic-choked roads north of Cairo to Al Adwa, a Nile Delta town of dusty alleyways, mosques, and crumbling red brick houses. This is where Mohamed Morsi, the president of Egypt, was raised. Morsi left nearly four decades ago, but he returns regularly to visit his younger brothers, who still work the family farm, and to celebrate Islamic holidays.

Is Electro the New Rock and Roll?
December 07, 2012

THE CHINESE ECONOMY is the new rock and roll. Or maybe it isn’t. Maybe congressional re-alignment is the new rock and roll—I don’t know. I do know one thing that is not the new rock and roll, though, and that is the rock and roll being made today. Like other worthy musical forms born of past eras—jazz and salsa, for instance—rock and roll is still played widely and still worth playing; yet rock has been frozen as a form for quite some time. Its only newness is one it confers as a metaphor—a handy, all-purpose symbol for the achieving of status as a phenomenon sensationally, voguishly cool.

Martha Stewart: Original Hipster
December 06, 2012

For the past twenty-plus years, The Martha Stewart Empire (not its real name, of course, but who doesn’t think of it that way?)—led by their taupe pant-suited leader—has dutifully monitored the cult of domesticity. The media has gleefully followed Martha’s ups and downs. With recent news of major financial blunders, Martha Stewart may be down, but don’t count her out.

Bradley Manning Gets No Love From The New York Times
December 05, 2012

Why didn't the paper cover the WikiLeaks' source's most recent hearing?

The Corporate Welfare-Obamacare Link
December 03, 2012

Corporate welfare in states like Texas wastes a lot of taxpayer money. It also helps explain why so many people lack health insurance.

Nate Silver Is Not The Only Solution
December 03, 2012

Covering politics isn't all about the numbers, either.

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