Category: data

7WD exclusive: we call the election

My crack team of math people (operating without Blitzer, shockingly) tells me that Obama will win Ohio. This is a major swing state. There’s no possible way that McCain can win, given the way...

Recession: tall, grande, or venti?

Daniel Gross writes over at Slate: Remember Thomas Friedman’s McDonald’s theory of international relations? The thinking was that if two countries had evolved into prosperous, mass-consumer societies, with middle classes able to afford Big...

The trouble with too many digits

I’ve just found a blog, GraphJam, sure to be a recurring feature here at 7WD. For our first visit, I give you this: Make sure you visit the Cheat Sheet for the entertaining video.

How big is Africa?

Get out this graphic next time you hear someone pontificate about “Africa.” It’s a continent of vast size and even greater diversity. Let’s just focus on size. If you are in the US and...

ECUSA is winning…the race of decline

From the Washington Post Belief Blog, this just in: It’s always intriguing to see which churches have grown and which denominations have faded in the past year. According to the 2008 Yearbook of American...

Of politics and pollsters

OK, so I’m a bit of a political junkie. I enjoy C-SPAN. There. I said it. Tonight, I’ve cleared the calendar so I can watch returns from WI, WA, and HI. One of the...