Predict the Future

The famed statistician Nate Silver has his work cut out for him. 2020 has been a year of great upheaval and unrest, with uncertainty in the economy, in public health, and in the upcoming US presidential election. In The Signal and the Noise, Silver’s classic book about predictions, he offers an interesting piece of advice: don’t […]

Deadly secrets

Nuclear accidents and secrecy are a terrifying combination. But even a government apparatus as clandestine as the Soviet Union couldn’t hide a disaster on the scale of Chernobyl. While Ukrainians’ mistaken notion that radiation poisoning could be neutralized with vodka was dispelled quickly in the aftermath of the crisis, denial of responsibility and propaganda persisted […]

They’re gathering in the shadows…

Across the US, faceless donors will try to swing the 2020 election towards their preferred candidates by funding super political action committees. These Super PACs spent more than a billion dollars on political messaging in the 2018 midterms alone—all without disclosing the names of their wealthy donors. Who are these people, and why are their […]

Fake News?

Mark R. Levin, best friend of Sean Hannity and the host of Life, Liberty & Levin on Fox News, has a new book about modern journalism. Most reporters strongly favor the Democratic Party, Levin claims. With an official endorsement from President Trump (via Twitter, of course), UNFREEDOM OF THE PRESS has shot to the top of the […]

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