Why are so many of my Facebook friends stupid and evil?

Well, my Facebook friends are all smart and wonderful. But some of my friends think they have stupid and evil people in their feed. Besides me. As the hatred between Red America and Blue America reaches its climax, the most… Continue reading

Did Obama or Romney speak longer at their first debate?

President Obama spoke for 4 minutes longer at their first debate, on October 3, 2012.

Governor Romney got in 541 more words.

Former NYT executive editor Bill Keller wrote

“As a format, it was fairly stupefying, and what it mostly… Continue reading

Republican gains in final 45 days

Nate Silver provides nice data of poll movement from 45 days before the election. But he doesn’t break it down by party.

Here’s Republican lead in the national polls 45 days out, and in the final vote.

Year 45 Days… Continue reading

Why are Republicans heartless?

Short answer: They’re not.

Repeated studies show that conservatives, whether or not you correct for income and other differences, give more charity than liberals. They donate more money. They donate more time. They donate more blood.

A few years… Continue reading

Did Debbie Wasserman Schultz lie about what Israel’s ambassador said?

Short answer: No, but she twisted his words in a misleading and inflammatory fashion

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

On the broader question of did DWS lie about the Examiner misquoting her:

Short answer: Yes

Here’s the rundown:

1. Michael Oren calls… Continue reading

Clinton’s DNC speech: a projection

Update: Here’s the actual speech Here are reviews from left and right, and here’s a transcript.

Below was my projection.


  • If Barack Obama wins re-election, he maintains significant power for the next four years. If he… Continue reading

Why Don’t Pro-Life People Want to Help Poor Children?

“Boy, these conservatives are really something, aren’t they? They’re all in favor of the unborn. They will do anything for the unborn. But once you’re born, you’re on your own. Pro-life conservatives are obsessed with the fetus from conception to… Continue reading

Which Party’s Platform Got More Extreme on Abortion?

Short Answer: Democrats

Republican platform on abortion has changed little since 1984. Meanwhile the Democratic platform has gone from Pro-Choice to Pro-Abortion.

Both platforms are silent on the issues of exceptions or limitations to their core Pro-Choice or… Continue reading

Democrat Platforms: From Pro-Choice to Pro-Abortion

The Democrats are pinning their 2012 hopes on demonizing the Pro-Life camp and convincing Americans that it’s Republicans who are becoming more extreme. However, the Republican platform on abortion has changed little in the past 25 years. It’s the… Continue reading

Republican Platform & Abortion: 1976 – 2012

Unlike the Democratic platform which has gone from Pro-Choice to Pro-Abortion, the Republican platform has had only minor changes since 1984. The platform has always been silent on the issue of exceptions, just as the Democratic platform has always been… Continue reading

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