Tag Archives: Nate Silver

Let The Whatever-Billion-Dollar 2016 Rumpus Begin! (Voice-Over Actors Edition)

There were numerous losers in the wake of the 2012 elections: Todd Akin fan fiction websites, Nate Silver short-sellers, Eric Fehrnstrom Limited Edition Etch A Sketches, and etc. But Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal A-Hed just might feature that saddest lot … Continue reading

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The Great Expectations Game

The New Hampshire primary is all about the over-under, the percentage that determines whether Mitt Romney has exceeded, met, or failed to meet expectations. The game, of course, is who gets to set those expectations. Here are the early lines … Continue reading

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NYT, WSJ Handicap The 2012 Election

Somebody please get the Wall Street Journal’s Dorothy Rabinowitz and the New York Times’s Nate Silver into the same room. In Wednesday’s Journal, Rabinowitz makes a compelling case for Newt Gingrich as a viable alternative to Mitt Romney in the … Continue reading

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The Red Sox 99.6% Dissolution

New York Times stat-cat Nate Silver had a knee-Bucknering piece yesterday charting the Red Sox September collapse: The Boston Red Sox odds of reaching the playoffs peaked on Sept. 3. Following a 12-7 win against the Texas Rangers, they held … Continue reading

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