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A startling development

One of the things that has been strongly associated with the modern age is increasing life expectancies. So, it is startling to discover that life expectancies for low-educated whites in the US are declining. It is apparently not clear why, but the effect is clear, particularly for low-educated white women: The steepest declines were for white […]

Race and the US Presidential race

Conservative philosopher-blogger Keith Burgess-Jackson had already predicted that, if Obama loses the November 2012 election, the Left will say it was because of race. Now some social science has popped up to support precisely such a claim. A study (pdf) has used racially-charged Google searches to estimate how much less Obama’s share of the popular vote […]

Damnatio Memoriae (of damned memory)

Pakistan’s main intelligence agency, the ISI, has said it is embarrassed by its failures on al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden. An ISI official told the BBC the compound in Abbottabad where Bin Laden was killed by US forces on Sunday had been raided in 2003. But the compound “was not on our radar” since then, […]