Gerrymandering is the practice of redrawing congressional districts after a decadal census to favor one political party over the other. Cool, right? The folks over at Slate posted this game that lets you see the gerrymandered districts as individual puzzle pieces. Their home state is the puzzle board. Can you put them all together again?… Continue reading Puzzle: Put the Congressional Districts Back Together
Nate Silver chopping it up with the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). Nate explains why most predictions fail. Truth is, the world is a complex place with unknown numbers of variables at play. Folks who approach that environment with a set worldview – they already know what they are… Continue reading The Signal and the Noise
I think Fareed Zakaria sums things up nicely for me. There are certainly other issues at play which this video does not address but this is a good start. The other issues include social issues and faith-based issues. I’ll leave those for perhaps another post. Because I am using an embedded video from CNN, you’ll… Continue reading US 2012 Election
I admit this stuff is way over my head. I am sure if I tried to recite the main points in this article, I would crumble into a heap of mumbling and finally just stop talking without clearly articulating anything. But this stuff is important and it effects all of us. I recommend the read,… Continue reading Financial Regulation, Anyone?
Google’s homepage rolled out it’s SOPA/PIPA protest today with a “blackout band” across the legendary Google logo. The homepage also links to an explanation of the protest, with a form to sign a petition against them. Hundreds of other website homepages are taking part in the protest with similar “blackout” bands and links to petitions… Continue reading SOPA Protest Today – Political Protest Tomorrow?