Category Archives: FiveThirtyEight

How Mueller’s First Year Compares To Watergate, Iran-Contra And Whitewater

By Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux of FiveThirtyEight What do those past investigations tell us about where the Russia investigation might go next? Despite the drama of Mueller’s first year, we won’t know what his slew of indictments really means until it’s clear what … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Donald Trump, FiveThirtyEight, Robert Mueller, Russia

How To Interpret Trump And Kim’s Summit In Singapore

by Oliver Roeder of FiveThirtyEight The initial accounting of the summit has called Kim the “cannier negotiator,” having extracted concessions both expected and surprising from the United States while agreeing only to soft promises. But if the mere occurrence of … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Donald Trump, FiveThirtyEight, Kim Jong Un, North Korea, Politics, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States

Which Pollsters To Trust In 2018

By Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight As FiveThirtyEight has evolved over the past 10 years, we’ve taken an increasingly “macro” view of polling. By that, I mean: We’re more interested in how the polls are doing overall — and in broad … Continue reading

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A Half-Day Of Diversity Training Won’t Change Much For Starbucks

By Maggie Koerth-Baker of FiveThirtyEight The Starbucks training isn’t typical of most diversity training, which usually attempts to improve internal relations between employees of different races and cultures. Instead, Starbucks is focusing on improving the way employees interact with customers. … Continue reading

Posted in Big Data, Controversial, Customer Service, FiveThirtyEight, Racism, Thought-Provoking Analysis

2018 Could Be The Year Of The Angry White College Graduate

by David Wasserman of FiveThirtyEight Even with the political winds at their back, Democrats enter the 2018 congressional midterms at a historic geographic disadvantage. They also face demographic hurdles: Midterm electorates tend to be older and whiter than those that … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, Democrats, Donald Trump, Elections, FiveThirtyEight, Political parties, Republicans