Monthly Archives: July 2018

The Top Ten Weirdest Things

By Michael Shermer in Skeptic Ever since I wrote Why People Believe Weird Things, I have been asked to list the strangest beliefs I’ve come across in my quarter century as a professional skeptic. Naturally, the criteria of what constitutes … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Thought-Provoking Analysis

“This time is different” – Are those the four most dangerous words in economics?

The Flattening Yield Curve By Neel Kashkari, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Today, policymakers are paying increased attention to the so-called flattening yield curve — the difference in yields between long-term and short-term Treasury bonds. For the past 50 … Continue reading

Posted in Big Data, Federal budget, Finance, Money, National debt, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States

There Is a Revolution on the Left. Democrats Are Bracing.

By Alexander Burns of the New York Times These voters may not represent a controlling faction in the Democratic Party, at least not yet. But they are increasingly rattling primary elections around the country, and they promise to grow as … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, Elections

The Electoral College Blind Spot

By Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight Donald Trump’s victory in 2016 came despite the fact that he lost the popular vote by 2.1 percentage points, making for the widest discrepancy between the popular vote and the Electoral College since 1876. So … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Donald Trump, Elections, FiveThirtyEight, Hillary Clinton

Are we nearing the end-game? Cohen claims Trump knew in advance of 2016 Trump Tower meeting. Trump Tweets denial.

By Jim Sciutto, Carl Bernstein and Marshall Cohen, CNN Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, claims that then-candidate Trump knew in advance about the June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower in which Russians were expected to offer his … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Donald Trump, Michael Cohen, Russia