Tag Archives: Nate Silver

Nate Silver: Budget Politics in the Doldrums

Those of you who have been missing Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight columns since the New York Times went behind a (partial) paywall might want to spend one of your 20 “free” ganders at his latest column, “Budget Politics in the Doldrums.” With … Continue reading

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Help the Kyl-less

Over at the original 538 blog, Nate Silver has just posted up an article on the contenders for the seat now held by Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ). Sen. Kyl announced his decision to not seek re-election today. Read Nate’s article, … Continue reading

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America Held Hostage: Day 685

Playing the Hand You Were Dealt Breaking news update: Tax cut deal close to being done. It will be a two year extension of all tax cuts. Democrats in return for giving in on this got a 13 month extension on … Continue reading

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The Worst Person in the World?

Nancy Pelosi has the highest unfavorable ratings of key politicians, according to a new Nate Silver article. This really doesn’t come as a surprise to me, nor does it surprise Jonathan Allen and John Harris over at Politico. I have … Continue reading

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Run, Sarah, Run!

Nate Silver Is a genius. Two years ago, Nate began to predict that Sarah Palin would run for president in 2012, or at least seek the nomination. In fact I believe he placed a bet with a colleague to that effect… something involving a steak … Continue reading

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Post Mortem

I’ve actually had a good night’s sleep after the November 2010 midterms. I’d like to thank everyone for participating. It was fun. I learned how to Skype. The election went pretty much as expected. Nate was spot on. His model was … Continue reading

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A House Divided

Nate’s forecasts remain remarkably consistent with one exception. He is now predicting a 50 seat gain for Republicans in the House instead of 48 that has been the general consensus. I don’t think this means agreat deal in the grand … Continue reading

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