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One of the most significant anticipated results for many–particularly within the scientific community–of a Democratic victory on Election Day was going to be a new-found ability to hold in check the Bush Administration and its penchant for political interference in science. It appears that the Democrats are looking to make good on their promise, and…

Chris of Mixing Memory points us toward a good comparison of the Democratic victory in 2006 to the Republican victory in 1994. In short, the comparison–located at a Columbia statistics blog, Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science–shows that the Democrats won a greater percentage of the total vote in 2006 (56%) than the Republicans…

With the election results almost completely finalized, it’s time to reflect on what they mean. Make no mistake about it, Tuesday demonstrated a true mandate for the Democrats. The Democrats achieved a majority in both the Senate and the House, picking up 6 seats and 29 seats, respectively. The Democrats did not lose any seats…

My Election Day Message

There is so much to say about the importance of today’s election, but not a great deal that hasn’t already been spelled out time and time again. Most importantly, if you haven’t already voted, go vote today! Hopefully you’ll have time to research the individual races and find out where the candidates stand on the…

Another Reason to Vote Democratic

If George Bush is driving our nation down a one-way road to hell, it’s the Republican-controlled House and Senate that are enabling him to do this. On October 17th, Bush signed into law the Military Commissions Act of 2006, which had previously passed the Senate and House on the 28th and 29th of September, respectively.…

My 9/11 Story

When I was a freshman in college, at Texas A&M University, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings I had two classes back-to-back in the same lecture hall. Because of a weird scheduling fluke, these classes were about 45 minutes apart, though. During that break, sometimes I would go eat breakfast, other times I would do something…