Category Archives: FiveThirtyEight

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

What The Bork And Thomas Confirmation Fights Tell Us About Kavanaugh

By Clare Malone of FiveThirtyEight The process of confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court promises to be a Senate classic — grandstanding and softball questions galore. Some of those senators will likely also feel the process’s effects in … Continue reading

Posted in Congress, FiveThirtyEight, Supreme Court, Thought-Provoking Analysis

All Politics Is National Because All Media Are National

By Dan Hopkins of FiveThirtyEight It didn’t used to be this way. State and local governments have a huge influence on citizens’ daily lives. They spend people’s tax dollars. They decide how schools operate and what constitutes a crime. And … Continue reading

Posted in FiveThirtyEight, government, Media

Humans Are Dumb At Figuring Out How Smart Animals Are

By Maggie Koerth-Baker of FiveThirtyEight If an animal is smart enough, should we treat it like a human? An abstract question, but one that found its way into a courtroom recently. Read more…

Posted in Controversial, 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