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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 […]

Seattle Calls Post-Election Obama Demonstration: 5:30 PM

Emma Kaplan of World Can’t Wait announces a post-election political demonstration in Seattle, Washington at 5:30 pm at the corner of 4th and Pine on Westlake. Excerpts from her call articulate the mixed feelings and unease of progressive Americans:

All of us living in this country will confront change after tomorrow’s election, but not the […]

Guess What the Dalai Lama Will Talk About?

The Dalai Lama will not branch out and join a panel discussion in Idaho about potatoes. He will not give a lecture on his favorite television show. The Dalai Lama’s next ghostwritten book will not be a science fiction novel. […]