Approval ratings in a politically polarized environment

Well before the 2016 election, I was amused by the lack of rigor in political polling. I have never been able to understand why this persists, either, except that perhaps there is a useful idiot distinction between the people who do corporate media polls and the people who provide internal polling for campaigns. I haven't … Continue reading Approval ratings in a politically polarized environment

DeSantis talks about bogus coronavirus numbers in Florida

Are there a bunch of ICUs in Florida that are maxed out with coronavirus patients? (Spoiler: that's fake news.) Whatever happened to the labs that were reporting 100% positivity rates for their tests? DeSantis has a lot to say about coronavirus testing, in Florida and elsewhere: “There's a testing industrial complex now ” that could be inflating positive COVID-19 test results.DeSantis … Continue reading DeSantis talks about bogus coronavirus numbers in Florida

A picture is worth a thousand words

https://twitter.com/AlexBerenson/status/1286517178309779457/photo/2 That's Fauci, pulling down his cotton mask to spray his not-socially-distanced neighbor, as a spectator at a sports game - an experience he has now cheated millions of Americans out of because of a cold virus. And Fauci is still plugging away at his government gig at nearly 80 years old, a demographic he … Continue reading A picture is worth a thousand words

Trump comes out in favor of vouchers for education

https://twitter.com/DeAngelisCorey/status/1286421974626050052 Vouchers would be a considerable form of economic assistance to parents who have been forced into homeschooling. Purchasing homeschooling curriculum that is superior to what many public schools are offering - a low bar, as many are currently outsourcing kids' education to YouTube - is not cheap. Parents having to make different choices about … Continue reading Trump comes out in favor of vouchers for education

Another homeschooling option: Form a co-op with your friends

Someone sent me this today: https://twitter.com/politicalmath/status/1286518254186270720 What this parent is doing is called forming a homeschooling co-op. It's similar to a co-op in real estate, where everyone pitches in and shares the cost and responsibilities of a project. Homeschooling co-ops are immensely popular. Essentially, you have a group of parents who are all homeschooling their … Continue reading Another homeschooling option: Form a co-op with your friends

Green Berets, Google’s hit list, and increasing intolerance in American society

This week's installment of essays worth reading... If you read one thing today, this should be it: How Carlos Ghosn escaped from Japan, according to the ex-Green Beret who snuck him out. This is an unbelievable thriller, I can't even begin to summarize it. --- I have written before about the myriad factual errors in … Continue reading Green Berets, Google’s hit list, and increasing intolerance in American society