Daily Archives: January 13, 2016

A Stick Set Fire In The Rain

This morning as I got out of my car in the drizzle and headed to the door of my office, I saw one of the saddest sights that can be imagined, the sight of smokers standing under the open sky, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State

Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State: Why Americans Vote The Way They Do, by Andrew Gelman This particular book is a fascinating statistical analysis, with learned and technical endnotes that show the author’s conceptual debt to data visualizing … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Win An Election

How To Win An Election: An Ancient Guide For Modern Politicians, by Quintus Tullius Cicero Quintus Tullius Cicero, the younger brother of the more famous Marcus, who was among the greatest orators of the late Roman Republic [1], apparently wrote … Continue reading

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