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Selection Bias: In Video from 7 Cities, Americans Elect Underrepresents Women and Black People

Political campaigns in the modern era commonly use demographic targeting to conserve resources, appealing to certain portions of the population and largely writing off others:

J. Brian O’Day explains:

The point of targeting is to determine which subsets of the voting population are most likely to be responsive to your candidate and focusing your campaign [...]

Los Angeles Tops in Magnitude of Green Buildings, Not Surprisingly. What Surprises are there in the Energy Star listings?

A New Scientist article this month reports surprise that Los Angeles would top this year’s EPA list of metropolitan areas with green Energy Star buildings:

WHICH US city is the greenest of all, in terms of numbers of energy-efficient commercial buildings? The surprising answer is Los Angeles, with 293, well ahead of Washington DC with [...]

Catholic and Baptist Vengeance Freaks, Check Your Tornado History With Jesus

After a weak F0 tornado touched down yesterday in Minneapolis and slightly damaged the Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, a Baptist preacher and a member of the Catholic Media Coalition sprung into action. The two representatives of the these conservative Christian religious organizations noted that in Minneapolis that day, some Lutherans had gathered to discuss [...]

Sarah Palin, Amy Goodman and the Unfounding of the USA

Will anyone at the Republican National Convention even apologize for this illegal arrest of journalists attempting to cover the event? I’m not expecting to hear any such admission of wrongdoing. [...]

Unemployed in Minneapolis? Try Snitching on Political Protesters!

Having a hard time in Minneapolis, Minnesota? Suffering because you lost your job? Struggling because the price of gas makes it unaffordable for you to drive around town? Well, look on the bright side, Joe! Make lemons out of lemonade, Lucinda! If you have to walk or bike around town already, why not turn it [...]

Why Hasn’t The News Reported ObamaWorks?

Independent web sites can pick up the ball that the traditional news infrastructure has dropped. We can report on the uncovered and yet inspiring aspects of the 2008 presidential campaign, instead of just following along with what the Associated Press says is important. [...]