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“I read Nate Silver. I’m a fan of Nate Silver. State senator, you’re no Nate Silver.”

The takeaway from the Nate Silver-punditry smackdown this fall is┬ánot that any quantification and set of algorithms beat the pants off your nearest broadcast yodeler, but that quantification done well will beat the pants off your nearest broadcast yodeler, and that your nearest broadcast yodeler presents the equivalent of the Washington Generals in battles with […]