Nate Silver kicked up a minor fuss last Friday with yet another NY Times column deriding the Wall Street Journal’s Peggy Noonan. There’s less than meets the eye to the specifics of this particular dustup, but what’s interesting is Silver’s ongoing critique of Noonan and what it says about both of them. Show More Summary
Frank VanderSloot was one of 16 million-dollar Romney donors identified by Rolling Stone, and now Nate Silver writes that the fact that there is no statistical evidence that the IRS audit of VanderSloot indicates he was targeted. AtShow More Summary
Here's the whole (nicely displayed) list. Here's the big article on Silver: Nate Silver is now trying to see what's coming next for him. He has just turned 35. His interest in politics, always more intellectual than emotional, seems nearly exhausted by the election season. Show More Summary
Nate Silver, the New York Times' political number-cruncher, has earned his bragging rights after schooling conservative pollsters in the 2012 presidential election. However, his attempted "debunking" of one aspect of the IRS scandal is nothing of the sort. Show More Summary
Nate Silver: [B]ased on some simple math that I'll present in a moment, it's likely that hundreds of thousands of Mitt Romney voters were selected for an audit in 2012. However, it's also likely that hundreds of thousands of [President] Obama's supporters were audited.... Show More Summary
2012 electoral polling star, the New York Times's Nate Silver, who was lauded for being right on all things 2012 election, is back crunching the numbers, this time on the IRS political targeting scandal, specifically firing back at WSJ columnist Peggy Noonan's claim...
Yes, some conservatives who don’t like President Obama were audited, but so were liberals. Some conservatives…are alleging that there is another component to the scandal. They accuse the I.R.S. of targeting not just conservative groups that sought 501(c)(4) status, but also individual taxpayers who oppose President Obama or have supported conservative causes. “The second part [...]
In case you missed it this week, we released our immensely popular 2013 list of Most Creative People headlined by Nate Silver (more on him below). We have some other great stories this week as well including how new software can turn any camera into a research tool and why one man is selling his personal data for $2. Show More Summary
Fast Company has released its list of the 100 most creative people in business for the year 2013 featuring influential artists like Ai Weiwei and Kendrick Lamar. Topping the list is statistician Nate Silver whose blog FiveThirtyEight famously analyzed polling and… The 100 Most Creative People in Business 2013 is a post by Brock Cardiner on Highsnobiety.
I’ve interviewed one of the heroes of last year’s US elections — forecasting expect Nate Silver — for the books blog, but I thought CoffeeHousers might be interested in what… Continue reading The post Nate Silver on predicting the 2015 general election appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Nate Silver doesn’t suffer fools gladly — especially fools who pass themselves off as experts. In the second chapter of his book, The Signal and the Noise: The Art and… Continue reading The post Nate Silver interview: ‘Politics is uniquely full of bullshit’ appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Nate Silver: "My rule of thumb is that a vast majority of alleged political scandals will have less electoral impact than the conventional wisdom initially holds... But the recent admission by the Internal Revenue Service that it targeted...Show More Summary
The guessing game on where Andrew Wiggins will end up has gotten so much play that it's surprising Nate Silver has not used his wizardry to predict where the phenom will end up. It's almost time to quit speculating and find out where Wiggins will land—he's finally announcing on Tuesday, according to his high school coach. Show More Summary
Nate Silver: "It would be wrong to conclude that voters did not punish Mr. Sanford at all for his extramarital affair. In fact, a reasonable number of voters did appear to hold it against him. Last November, Mitt Romney won South Carolina's First District by 18 percentage points. Show More Summary
Here. Dix didn’t have a great debate performance, Clark did. Also, going neg has worked for the latter – while refusing to do so hasn’t helped the former. That all said, Mr. Grenier says closing the remaining gap is going to be pretty hard for the B.C. Libs. I think he’s right.
Nate Silver’s demographic and immigration reform calculator is worth a look. The graphic below shows what happens if you apply the model’s defaults to the next 35 years: Silver explains how immigration reform could change these calculations: Suppose, for example, that the voter population grows in accordance with the defaults assumed in the model. This would [...]
The Gay Wizard of Big Data, Nate Silver, has a cool interactive map where you can dial in your prejudices preferences to figure out when each state will “tip” over to the Democrats or the Republicans as the great brown tidal wave of anchor babies is naturalized. That’s cool, and feel free to twiddle with [...]
The Webby Awards on Tuesday announced the winners for its 17th annual webstravaganza Nate Silver, Charlize Theron and the Mars Curiosity Rover should dust off their fancy duds because all scored nods for achievements in Internet-ing Each...Show More Summary
Six months ago David Brooks, Joe Scarborough, and company thought: "Mitt Romney is behind and has an uphill climb. But if we pretend that Romney is actually ahead, maybe he will get momentum and win." And so they launched the War onShow More Summary