Speaking with the Odds God
Frontrunner Michele Bachmann has her eyes on the prize.Today, in Ames, Iowa, the race for the Republican presidential candidacy begins its gestation. Candidates, pundits and voters flock to the campus of Iowa State University to, according to the Los Angeles Times, "mingle, eat barbecue and h ... More >>
Pictured: a figurative portrait of New York Observer senior editor Christian Lorentzen. Press Clips has returned to the roost, and we're starting the week off with great news, great media squabbles, hypocrisy, and self-awareness. In other words, your Monday Media Proctology Exam has arrived. ... More >>
Our little neighborhood construction flap over whether to build a mosque (which is really like the equivalent of an Islamic version of the Jewish Community Center) near Ground Zero took a huge step onto the national and then international stages over the weekend. At a Ramadan Iftar dinner at the Wh ... More >>
Speculation continues to swirl surrounding the leaked listserv emails that led to the resignation of Dave Weigel, the Washington Post's blogger on the conservative beat. To recap: Weigel belonged to an exclusive group of political reporters and commentators, headed by fellow WaPo young Ezra K ... More >>
Robert SietsemaBad, or just drawn that way?We were content to rate the KFC Double Down a two out of five blechs and leave it at that, but FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver has taken it upon himself to add some interesting analysis to the already hyper-analyzed monstrosity. Statistically speaking, ... More >>
Nate Silver, the baseball statistician whose analysis of political polls has made his fivethirtyeight.com one of the top independent political websites in the country, has turned his eye on New York and picked Park Slope as our top neighborhood.
When Nate Silver talks...New York is looking to the North today as Martha Coakley attempts to keep Ted Kennedy's old Senate seat for the Democrats. The Massachusetts senate race has the cover of the Post and has President Obama pleading with New York Democrats (via e-mail) to report to a phon ... More >>