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Yahoo Predicts Obama win in 2012

Let me preface this by saying itsa long way to November, but the political scientists and data geeks at Yahoo are calling the 2012 election for President Barack Obama. From this story on Yahoo: The Signal predicts that Barack Obama will win the presidential contest with 303 electoral votes to the Republican nominee’s 235. How…

Questions for Bill Killers

Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight.com posted these 20 questions aimed at those who advocate killing the health care bill now that Joe Lieberman has gutted the public option or anything that resembles one from it. They certainly are something to think about. 1. Over the medium term, how many other opportunities will exist to provide in…

Tea Party Crowd Size in DC Exaggerated

I really don’t understand the anger behind the Tea Party Protests; about 98percent of Americans who make less than $250,000 a year got a tax cut and people are somehow upset about this?  If they are anger about the swelling size of the national debt – projected by the White House at close to $9…

The Oscars: Best & Worst

(Photo courtesy of The New York Times) OK, you can thank me for watching The Academy Awards (with TalkLeft) so you didn’t have to. Here are my thoughts on what happened last night: 1. May we now just refer to 2008 as “The Year of Slumdog Millionaire“? I mean it. Barack Obama was elected President…