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Entries from June 15th, 2017

Sharp cutbacks at HuffPost Pollster

June 15th, 2017, 2:21pm by Sam Wang

Some news about HuffPost Pollster. Due to staff reductions, we have had to dramatically reduce the scope of what we track. — Ariel Edwards-Levy (@aedwardslevy) June 15, 2017 This is terrible news. As part of cutbacks at the Huffington Post, the tracking of polls will be curtailed dramatically. As reported by HuffPollster’s Ariel Edwards-Levy, they [...]

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R.I.P., Adam West

June 10th, 2017, 11:54am by Sam Wang

My favorite version of Batman.

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Overcoming your own brain’s bias in the Comey/Trump case

June 7th, 2017, 6:21pm by Sam Wang

Our brains have powerful biases that help us maintain a coherent world view. However, sometimes those biases prevent us from integrating new evidence well. Today, the release of former FBI director James Comey provides an example. Most readers on the left and the right see it as powerful evidence that President Trump attempted to obstruct [...]

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Politics & Polls: Teen Vogue’s Lauren Duca

June 1st, 2017, 3:20pm by Sam Wang

One of the more interesting post-election voices has been that of the magazine Teen Vogue. Normally one might think of Teen Vogue as being purely oriented toward culture and fashion…but the same could be said of Vanity Fair, GQ, and Rolling Stone – all of which have a strong political voice. Julian Zelizer and I interviewed [...]

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