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The 2012 editions of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions are over. Here are some links to sift through as we make sense of it all:
- On his excellent Five Thirty Eight blog, Nate Silver puts his mathematical models to work and concludes that there is very good news for the President, especially if the DNC has energized his supporters.
- John Kerry gets in a zinger. Now who's a flip-flopper?.
- While the President's speech in acceptance of his renomination was generally praised, some are questioning if was enough to convince voters believe in his message of progress and hope again.
- Fact checking of all the DNC speeches from National Journal.
- Emily Bell at Business Insider argues that the press's neutrality is being exploited by politicians to spread FUD, lies, and untruth.
- Remember when the Republicans were all enthusiastic about wars and killing foreigners? Maybe their recent track record on that has muted their enthusiasm?
- Here's why Republicans like to grow the National Debt...then also cut taxes leading to ever increasing budget deficits so that the financial viability of the government is completely out of whack. Sneaky little devils, they be.
And for those who have reached their limit of convention related news, here are some links with a distinctly science! theme:
- Metallurgy is beautiful
- Solar Toilet
- Super Galaxy
- More climactic changeGoogle's autonomous cars