Paul Wells on how Harper’s winning issue is losing its kick
Colby Cosh on the Sports Guy and the Witch
Psy and a Jay-Z’s baby topped music charts, while a blogger and Kim Jong Un also earned the world’s attention.
Sonia Sotomayor hits Sesame Street, Robert Mugabe is the new Cecil Rhodes, plus a king-in-not-waiting
Obama’s odds, no-money-down tuition, Halo 4 & a drug bust
Colby Cosh works to extract a signal from the noise while offering a lesson from the Alberta election
Jamie Weinman on the gap between trusting your gut and stats
Nate Silver’s attackers don’t know what they’re talking about. (Nor do his defenders)
Colby Cosh finds out what subsets, modelling assumptions and ‘non-probability samples’ have to do with polling these days
Nate Silver measures the impact of campaign advertising.
Campaign ads matter more when a candidate can outspend the opponent. This simple fact sometimes gets lost because people fixate on the …
In lavish detail, Nate Silver explains how Washington might create its own Question Time. Meanwhile, former McCain campaign strategist Mark McKinnon posits that a regular QT might help leach “partisan…
I hope, though I doubt, that Nate Silver’s performance during the stretch drive of the Massachusetts special Senate election will finally lead to him being downgraded from “All-seeing HAL-9000-esque quantitative…
While we’re casting about for our own Obama, could we also find our own Nate Silver?…