What About All Those Polls?

November 4th, 2012

By Dan Miller They are of some use in predicting election results but need to be reviewed carefully to be understood. The article is based on my limited understanding as a layman, so please take it for whatever it may be worth. Sample composition Public opinion polling is based on a sample of the relevant […]

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Humor, Polls, News and Confirmation Bias

September 27th, 2012

By Dan Miller We tend to accept as factual whatever we want to believe and reject the rest. Jim Geraghty’s Morning Jolt today had a piece about reactions to a satirical post by Roger Simon (not Roger L. Simon of PJ Media) stating that Governor Romney’s running mate, Paul Ryan, had disparaged him by, among […]

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Is President Obama’s Religion Relevant?

August 31st, 2010

By Dan Miller …and if so, to what and why? According to this blog article, In a major liberal initiative to curtail discussion of President Obama’s religious identity, over 70 Christian leaders and denominational heads have signed a letter saying that questions about the religious philosophy of the President of the United States should be […]

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Ambush at Blair House

February 14th, 2010

By Larry Ennis President Obama wants to meet with Republican leaders for a supposed health care summit, to be held at Blair House on February 25. This choice of meeting places brings back memories from long ago. Two people calling themselves Puerto Rican nationalists tried to ambush President Truman as he was leaving Blair House in 1950. […]

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Summit? What Summit?

February 10th, 2010

By Larry Ennis The President’s invitation to the Republicans for a health care summit is, I suppose, an attempt at humor. The idea that a thirty-minute spot on television is enough to gain acceptance of the health care fiasco is ridiculous. After a year of shutting out the opposition, the President proposes a thirty-minute fixer-upper. I hope […]

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