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Junk Science

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On June 23, 2004
The Hardball Times evaluates the “Productive Outs” stat now being used by ESPN–expect to get the hard sell from your local broadcaster soon. Anyway, a team’s tendency to make “productive outs” has a strong negative correlation with both scoring runs and winning. Apparently, getting on base and hitting for power are more effective ways of scoring […]

Property and the State

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On June 23, 2004

As a follow-up to Rob’s post about Iraq as a libertarian paradise, check out this post by Cass Sunstein over at Volokh, which reminds us that we used to have people in positions of power in thi

Why 2004 Matters

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On June 22, 2004

Jack Balkin, in a must-read post, provides another reason to be skeptical about Jon Chait’s claim that the 2004 election won’t be important. Balkin notes the potentially disastrous consequ

William Saletan makes a feeble attempt to defend the worthless “Kerryisms” column. I particularly like this bit of disingenuousness: Another blogger, Eugene Volokh, gets the joke and doesn’t like it. “Another possibility is that ‘Kerryisms’ has evolved into an attempt to show simply that Kerry uses a lot of qualifiers, instead of giving very simple answers,” Volokh […]
Great story by Kos about Nader’s so-far failed attempt to get on the ballot in Arizona. 90% of his signatures have come from Republicans–no surprise there. The means by which he tried to get on the ballot speak volumes: The petition collectors were working for a GOP outfit, and were collecting signatures for two high-profile […]
Saturday’s NYT op-eds make a interesting pairing. First, we have the always insightful and never insufferable David Brooks. His whinefest today is about how Kerry seems to be embracing what is traditionally understood as a realist approach to foreign policy, which is bad, because if the president is a realist, he won’t do things that make […]
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