Who knows?

Let’s talk about polls. Constructing the methodology for a poll is a very complex endeavor. Since it’s inefficient and expensive to do a poll of an entire population (that’s what elections are for!) multiple times, pollsters come up with a subset of people to survey that, hopefully, represent the overall population in an accurate manner. […]

New Zealand confirms commitment to competence and compassion

New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Party appears to have won a landslide election, leading the National Party by a 49% to 27% margin. The result would mean that Labour can form a government by itself, as they will have won a majority of the seats in the New Zealand Parliament. This would be […]

Slowly boiling frogs

I asked this question on Monday: The question, then, is what are Democrats willing to do if they find themselves in control of the House, the Senate, and the presidency in January (and assuming that the current administration is willing to leave peacefully). It’s not certain, of course, but it’s possible. If that happens, are […]