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A pollster critiques Nate Silver

Professional pundits, conservative blowhards, and the math-challenged — sometimes one-in-the-same — went after New York Times blogger Nate Silver hard during the presidential race.
Survey Says
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  December 14, 2012
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Interview: Nate Silver explains

Nate Silver's New York Times blog, fivethirtyeight.com, is an island of rigorous thinking in an ocean of political spin.
The perils of prognostication
By PETER KADZIS  |  November 02, 2012
What were the odds? Nate Silver says Red Sox had one-in-278-million chance of not making playoffs

What were the odds? Nate Silver says Red Sox had one-in-278-million chance of not making playoffs


For those who lived through both, the takeaway from last night's final scene of the Red Sox collapse was: it was pretty bad, but it...
By Carly Carioli  |  September 29, 2011
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Legalize pot now

The Obama administration, already overtaxed with two foreign campaigns, made headlines this past week when the White House's newly minted director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy called for an end to the "War on Drugs."
With support from the unlikeliest circles, this could be marijuana's moment
By MIKE MILIARD  |  May 29, 2009
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Sox to win 98 in '09?

Stat savant Nate Silver, widely lauded for foretelling the 2008 election in detail, was a baseball geek first.
Statistically Speaking
By MIKE MILIARD  |  February 25, 2009

First: Nate Silver


Unless I'm missing something, the FiveThirtyEight.com brainiac was the first to call the election for Barack Obama this evening.
By Adam Reilly  |  November 04, 2008


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Number of the beast

It’s become the creationism v. evolution argument of baseball.
Baseball stats demystified
By RYAN STEWART  |  April 26, 2007