Monthly Archives: March 2014

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

According to that unimpeachable source, Wikipedia, Mark Twain popularized the saying in Chapters from My Autobiography, published in the North American Review in 1906. “Figures often beguile me particularly when I have the arranging of them myself; in which case … Continue reading

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The Untrammeled Right of Free Speech

Is the United States of America an exceptional nation?  I believe so for a number of critically important reasons.  When I heard a recent immigrant from England asked this question, I listened with curious anticipation for his answer.  After an extended … Continue reading

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