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The Right Side of History

Sometimes I wonder how I would have responded to significant intellectual and social developments if I were alive when they were occurring. Would I have opposed the Catholic Church when it tried Galileo for heresy for believing our solar system … Continue reading

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. . . Then You’re Part of the Problem

More Maureen Dowd: More women voted than men. Five women were newly elected to the Senate, and the number of women in the House will increase by at least three. New Hampshire will be the first state to send an … Continue reading

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If You’re Not Part of the Solution . . .

Great line from today’s Maureen Dowd: Team Romney has every reason to be shellshocked. Its candidate, after all, resoundingly won the election of the country he was wooing. Mitt Romney is the president of white male America. * * * … Continue reading

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Nate Silver Discusses Obama’s Victory

From the NY Times: REJmme (Credit to the WSH for turning me on to Nate Silver)

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Silver Called It

Karl Rove’s inability to acknowledge the facts on the ground in Ohio may be belief perseverance–”maintaining your original opinions in the face of overwhelming data that contradicts your beliefs.” (All of us–not just conservative Republicans–engage in it.) Yesterday he predicted Romney … Continue reading

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Reality 1, Rove 0

Karl Rove spit the bit when Fox News called the election for Obama last night. Fox’s number-crunchers read the Ohio returns the same way as their counterparts at ABC, NBC, CNN, & CBS. With about 75% of the vote reported there … Continue reading

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Oops

This election alert from the Wall Street Journal shocked me because it signals a significant upset: It links to this headline:

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