Friday, February 28, 2014
If want to make a film that will win an Oscar, base your film on a novel set in World War II, feature a husband and wife relationship, and have the title of the film uttered by a character. (Bonus points: a face slap.)
Friday, October 05, 2012
Nate Silver is something of an authority on political forecasting. In 2008, his blog FiveThirtyEight correctly predicted the outcome of the presidential race in 49 out of 50 states. (In that same election, he was also right about all 35 senate races.) Bob sits down with Silver to talk about the 2012 election as well as his new book, The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail—But Some Don't.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Incumbent parties tend to fare poorly in elections when consumers feel like they're paying an arm and a leg at the pump. But it's more complicated than that.