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What Investors Can Learn From the Election

Dan Solin | Posted 01.13.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

Investing responsibly and intelligently means paying attention to peer reviewed data and ignoring the pundits. Market returns are yours for the asking. The securities industry is hoping you won't ask.

Reality Bites: Lessons Learned From Nov. 6

Karen Teegarden | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Karen Teegarden

Negotiating does not mean caving into the Republicans' demand that you meet more than halfway. This election gave the Democrats a mandate to demand that the Republicans meet you more than halfway. We elected you to fight for us and expect nothing less.

The Most Astounding Thing About This Election

Sandy Goodman | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

Election 2012 is only the latest example of human beings' incredible capacity to fool themselves when they desperately want to. And another reminder that today's GOP live on a different planet from the rest of us, with dangerously little regard for facts.

WATCH: 60 Seconds of Social Media

Shawn Amos | Posted 01.12.2013 | Technology
Shawn Amos

We've been watching television coverage of presidential elections since 1948, but -- holograms and virtual senates notwithstanding -- it hasn't changed a whole lot: mostly anchors sitting around gabbing while they wait for returns.

We Just Had A Class War .. And One Side Won

New York Magazine | Jonathan Chait | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

When President Obama took the stage at McCormick Place in Chicago well after midnight, we were all too wiped out with joy or depression or Nate Silver...

2012 Is The Year Of Nate Silver And The Prediction Geeks

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 11.11.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON — Forget political pundits, gut instincts, and psychics. The mightier-than-ever silicon chip seems to reveal the future. In just two w...

Obama Triumphus: The Ten Real Reasons Why the Republicans Lost the Presidency

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

The outcome of the 2012 presidential was not a fait accompli, as many are now arguing -- not by a long shot. This election could have gone either way. Anyone who thinks the Obama victory was inevitable or predetermined is in a worse state of denial than the hucksters at Fox News.

Friday Talking Points -- Advice for the Republican Party

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

You ready, Republican Party? Are you sitting down? Here's what you have to do to avoid going the way of the Whigs. It's pretty easy -- it would fit on a Twitter message: "Begin championing Puerto Rican statehood."

Nate Silver, Pop-Culture Star

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The other night, Nate Silver got a little taste of what things are going to be like for him, post-Election 2012. The 34-year-old statis...

Pissed Off Voters

Robert Slayton | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Robert Slayton

Most pundits are giving credit to the Obama campaign for a powerful voter turnout effort that carried the election. The New York Times pointed out how both sides "saw voters they never knew existed."

The Best Tweets From Women This Week

Posted 11.15.2012 | Women

Barack Obama may have prevailed in this week's election, but he's not the only one who emerged a winner: Nate Silver, the statistician who writes the ...

WATCH: Nate Silver Victory Lap Continues

Posted 11.09.2012 | Media

New York Times blogger Nate Silver was the topic of a "Today" show segment on Friday, continuing his victory lap after accurately predicting the outco...

Prediction Markets: The Other Big Winners on Election Night

Leighton Vaughan Williams | Posted 01.08.2013 | Business
Leighton Vaughan Williams

Mr. Obama was a big winner on election night. But there were others. Statistical modelling was one such winner, and the other big winners were the prediction markets, which had it right all along.

Uh Oh, Drunk Nate Silver Has Gone Mad With Power

Posted 11.08.2012 | Comedy

Dammit, Nate Silver. You just had to be right about everything, didn't you? Within a matter of weeks, Nate Silver's celebrity rose to its highest m...

Does CNN Deserve to Be Reelected?

Neil S. Siegel | Posted 01.08.2013 | Media
Neil S. Siegel

Networks like CNN had a significant financial stake in portraying the election as neck-and-neck. There's nothing like ginning up viewers and ratings for the bottom line. Economic self-interest. Now that's the sort of cynicism that makes some sense to me.

Why Progressives Should Love Right-Wing Media

Rory O'Connor | Posted 01.08.2013 | Media
Rory O'Connor

Thanks so much, Roger Ailes -- we couldn't have done it without you! And all praise to George Will, Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, et al. -- if not for you, and your legions of credulous friends and followers, we never could have re-elected Barack Obama....

My Lunch With Nate Silver

John Blumenthal | Posted 01.08.2013 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Over the years, I avidly followed Nate's career. One day, when I was in New York for business, I asked him to lunch. He was tentative about it, saying there was a 99.8 percent chance that he could go.

Nate Silver and the Rise of Political Data Science

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Tarun Wadhwa

The field of "political data science" is now more than just a concept -- it's a proven, election-winning approach that will continue to revolutionize the way campaigns are run for decades to come.

Nate Silver After the Election: The Verdict

Paul Raeburn | Posted 01.07.2013 | Media
Paul Raeburn

Again, not quite right. What Silver does is not an "art"; it's mathematical modeling. And Silver doesn't make judgments the way pundits do, trusting their gut, their instincts, or their experience. He assesses polls based on how they performed historically, among other things.

Good Data Trumps Good Stories

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.07.2013 | Business
Art Markman, Ph.D.

Despite all of the stories, the numbers told the right story all along. The numbers said that the election was not that close, and it was not.There is an important lesson here for business.

Pollster Predictive Performance, 51 out of 51

Simon Jackman | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Simon Jackman

If Florida stays in the Obama column, we will have called each state correctly: 51 out of 51, and the Obama Electoral College count bang on 332.

Nate Silver Takes A Victory Lap

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.06.2013 | Media

With President Obama's re-election, New York Times blogger Nate Silver has reason to smile. Silver became a near-god for nervous Democrats, and, as...

Women Win the Senate and More

Tessa Blake | Posted 01.06.2013 | Women
Tessa Blake

If the war on women can be judged by the women who fight for us in the Senate, at least this battle has been won tonight.

You Don't Need a Weatherman (or Nate Silver): Obama Will Win with More Than 300 Electoral Votes

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

Unless Republicans are able to suppress voting across the country, it is now mathematically impossible for Romney to win the election.

Countdown Election

James Campion | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
James Campion

Nate Silver is a shrewd customer. In a way, this election is on him and his ilk. The geeks have taken over baseball and football and every inch of our country's computer landscape. Why not politics?