Why Won’t America Listen to Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles?
After their eponymous commission failed to get a deal to cut the deficit, Simpson and Bowles hit the road to sound the alarm. America’s response? Crickets.
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There’s a reason that wherever Joshua Green goes, I will go.
9:59 am • 28 February 2013 • 3 notes
U.S. Gun Homicide Rates: A Comparative Look
More than 11,000 people in the U.S. were murdered with guns in 2011, giving it a per capita gun homicide rate of 2.75 per 100,000 people, about the same as Peru’s. Here’s how each state matches up with the rest of the world.
Today, in guns.
9:58 pm • 31 January 2013 • 11 notes
The Science Behind Those Obama Campaign E-Mails
One fascination in a presidential race mostly bereft of intrigue was the strange, incessant, and weirdly overfamiliar e-mails that emanated from the Obama campaign. Anyone who shared an address with the campaign soon started receiving messages from Barack Obama with subject lines such as “Join me for dinner?” “It’s officially over,” “It doesn’t have to be this way,” or just “Wow.” Jon Stewart mocked them on the Daily Show. The women’s website the Hairpin likened them to notes from a stalker.
But they worked. Most of the $690 million Obama raised online came from fundraising e-mails. During the campaign, Obama’s staff wouldn’t answer questions about them or the alchemy that made them so successful. Now, with the election over, they’re opening the black box.
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9:28 am • 29 November 2012 • 36 notes