Math Isn’t That Hard

Jonathan Chait and I may not agree on much when it comes to politics, but we do agree on something when it comes to mathematics--namely, that the laws of arithmetic¬†are immutable. So, when Jenny Kutner, a Salon writer, tries desperately to pretend that Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis did not lose the women's vote--even …

More Depressing Middle East Notes

1. Those who think that Israel's enemies are serious about wanting to bring an end to the fighting have not been paying attention to current events:It was the start of a three-day truce, the best hope yet to end a 25-day-old war that has taken an enormous toll on both Palestinians and Israelis.On Friday morning, …