Nate Silver is less than a god but more than a man.
After November's presidential election, the bossman at the New York Times' FiveThirtyEight blog became best known for correctly predicting the electoral outcomes of all 50 states. His forecast models became legendary.
Of course, he had previousl ... More >>
Disgraced former journalist Stephen Glass has hired a high-caliber Oakland lawyer in his effort to win the right to practice law in California.Glass, who is notorious for having fabricated magazine articles in the 1990s, has hired Jon Eisenberg, known for successfully suing the U.S. government ov ... More >>
Congressman Ron Paul grabbed the lion's share of headlines among GOP presidential candidates last week, and not just because he is the latest improbable figure to challenge the inevitable nomination of Mitt Romney.The conservative Weekly Standard ran a rehash by writer James Kirchik of an article ... More >>
The face of things to comeThat's the conclusion of an interesting piece of commentary published today in The New Republic. Penned by former Sacramento Bee editorial page editor Peter Schrag, the article argues that California -- the favorite punching bag of bad-government critics who assail its p ... More >>