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July 8, 2013
July 5, 2013
In January 2006, almost one year to the day after President George W.
July 4, 2013
There’s been a lot of chatter these past few weeks about an Atlantic article by Jean Twenge called “How Long Can You Wait to Have a Baby?” In it she debunks some of the research underlying the claim that women’s fertility declines steeply after 35. (The killer point: the main data set is “French birth records from 1670 to 1830.”) Good for her! Would that there were more biostatisticians out there holding studies up to scrutiny, doing God’s work.
July 3, 2013
Are democracies just places where there are elections? Or does democracy require something more?
TRY THROWING MONEY AT IT
From the annals of “is this good news or bad news?”, today comes a new CBO report predicting that immigration reform as passed by the Senate will reduce illegal border crossings by one-third to one-half. That’s up from its previous estimate, that the bill would only reduce them by a quarter.
Let’s begin by admitting that this is an easy target: The movie trailer is hardly (ever?) a paragon of nuance.