George Washington University students celebrating in front of the White House late last night.

More pictures.

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LOL.

Heard loud and clear over chants of “U.S.A.” and “Obama” was an unnamed George Washington University undergraduate screaming to her friends: “I legitimately have a paper due tomorrow!”

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Last night was a nail-biter.

Yeah, we’ve got that.

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A Win for Professors.

If you can understand the Five Stages of Grief, thank a professor.

And a professor shall lead them.

Professor Bashing as Clever Strategy on the Eve of a National Election.

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The Three Horsemen of the Republican Apocalypse:

Empiricism

Humaneness

Proper Speech

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3 Responses to “UD teaches some of these people.”

  1. Alan Allport Says:

    A good night for geeks in general, as Nate Silver’s meticulous number crunching was soundly vindicated. A comment on his blog worth quoting, I think:

    Rather than cheer for Nate because we all like his Obama forecasts, how about cheering for him because he might believe in a world where numbers and rational analysis are vital to how we make decisions, even in those cases where we don’t like what the numbers imply?

    Much of what hurts Obama and Democrats is based the willingness of so many Americans to base important policy decisions on what is in their gut or their sense of “truthiness”.

    Some of the best illustrations of this are the lack of a basic understanding of wealth inequality in this country or what global warming means or what healthcare really costs this country. In the campaign, it meant using the unemployment rate when he took office rather than starting 6 – 12 months later.

    To be balanced, paying attention to numbers also applies to tax policy, the funding of social benefit programs, the low US savings rate, and dealing with the national debt.

    Without a basic understanding of facts by the population in at least a basic quantitative way, we really are doomed. It’s not about hoping you will win at Vegas. It’s about understanding how the Vegas game works.”

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Alan: Amen.

  3. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Although…

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