The Stupidest Poll Question of the Day

By: Monday November 17, 2014 7:18 pm

In general I love polls, but they can be a clear example of the ‘garbage in garbage out’ problem. If the poll question is bad it tells you nothing useful and this poll question in the USA Today survey is really bad.


Sick People Make for Poor Watchdogs

By: Tuesday August 19, 2014 3:30 pm

Over at USA Today they have a helpful list of reasons why your insurance company may not be paying your medical bills and the remedy is basically that sick people should aggressively monitor, research, and follow up on every single health care interaction.

Hawaii’s Historic 2014 Primary Election

By: Sunday August 10, 2014 7:10 pm

With an unprecented two hurricanes taking aim at the Isles, yesterday’s Primary election was threatened, but, after the Big Isle shredded Iselle, the election happened with minimal impact. Two precincts in the Puna district, here on the windward side of the Big Isle, were forced to close due to the destruction from Iselle. And, their absentee votes will ultimately decide the Schatz-Hanabusa feud.

At Least 31 Die in Odessa After Pro-Regime Rioters Set Trade Union Building Ablaze

By: Friday May 2, 2014 5:02 pm

Today was a chaotic day in Ukraine, and there were riots in its southern city of Odessa, but whatever the Western media megaphone tells you, it’s pretty clear that

“At least 31 die in Odessa after pro-regime rioters set trade union building ablaze”

But with the honorable exception of the UK’s Guardian, that’s not what you’ll read in the news.

Grading Exchange Premiums on a Curve

By: Thursday April 17, 2014 8:40 am

If you compare it to Democrats’ bold promises of big individual savings when they pushed through the law this is a very disappointing number. A 7 percent increase is well above the rate of inflation or the growth rate of the economy. That is as bad as the situation was before the law was enacted.

Rahm Says “I Told You So” to Zeke on Health Care

By: Monday December 9, 2013 9:56 am

There was a time when Rahm Emanuel thought it was smarter to move forward with small health care steps, but he was overruled by President Obama and his brother Zeke Emanuel. Now that the Affordable Care Act helped cost Democrats the House in 2010 and is sinking Obama’s favorable ratings, Rahm is having his “I told you so” moment.

Our Twisted Politics of Grief

By: Tuesday May 28, 2013 5:25 pm

Darwin observed that conscience is what most distinguishes humans from other animals. If so, grief isn’t far behind. Realms of anguish are deeply personal—yet prone to expropriation for public use, especially in this era of media hyper-spin. Narratives often thresh personal sorrow into political hay. More than ever, with grief marketed as a civic commodity, the personal is the politicized.

Google, the Company that has Practically Destroyed Print Advertising, Wins $1 Million in USA Today Print Advertising Contest

By: Wednesday January 16, 2013 2:29 pm

USA Today has announced the winner of $1 million in free advertising in its contest to encourage creativity in print advertising: Google.

When I’m Called Off, I Got A Sawed Off

By: Tuesday December 18, 2012 9:05 am

Professor Glenn Reynolds, who holds the Jubilation T. Cornpone Shootin’ Arn chair at the University of Tennessee, has a few questions for all you skinny-jeans-wearin’ latte-sippin’ emo-emotin’ prefer-our-kids-alive-more-than-dead fancy-pants gun-grabbin city slicker man-card-less metrosexual homoseckshuls.

The Facts Don’t Matter to the Romney Campaign

By: Tuesday August 28, 2012 12:30 pm

It would appear the Romney team is now fully banking on their ability to run a campaign focused around things that are simply not true. The campaign admitted that their highly racially tinged ad that falsely accuses Obama of gutting the work requirements for Welfare reform is their most effective ad, so they intend to keep using it even though numerous media have declared it flatly untrue.

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