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.
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Carmine G. DeSapio rose through the ranks of Tammany Hall, the New York City Democratic machine, starting out as an errand boy and becoming "boss" in 1949. The upcoming presidential contest is very much on DeSapio's mind during this 1955 edition of Campus Press Conference.
Monday, December 05, 2011
Matt Welch, Editor in Chief of Reason magazine, discusses his article “The Simpletons: David Brooks, Thomas L. Friedman, and the banal authoritarianism of do-something punditry.” He examines the large and influential “do-something” school of political punditry, which looks for solutions to the country’s problems and ends up empowering authority.
Saturday, July 09, 2005
Ever wonder what Ann Coulter thinks about Aliens — the movie? Writers Tom Bissell and Jeff Alexander have. Bored with lame DVD commentaries they began writing their own, imagining what partisan pundits such as Noam Chomsky and Ann Coulter would have to say about hit movies. Produced by Derek John.
Saturday, October 16, 2004
Ever wonder what Ann Coulter thinks about Aliens the Movie? Writers Tom Bissell and Jeff Alexander have. Bored with uninteresting DVD commentaries they began writing their own, imagining what political pundits such as Noam Chomsky and Dinesh D'souza would have to say about hit movies. Produced by Derek John.