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Archive for October, 2012

How many liberal newspapers are left?

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Saw in the news that the Seattle Times endorsed for Congress a Repub with ties to the militia/patriot movement–violent right wing nuts. I liberal Seattle has a hard right newspaper, how many cities have a Dem leaning paper left? I realize that Seattle has a big Defense industry economy, but that was my question.

newspaper political measure
from Gentzkow and Shapiro, 2010

I found this graph listing newspapers and giving them a score. I don’t follow enough papers to have a feel for how good a measure this is. I would place the Washington Post on the conservative side of the line, the NYT in the middle (painfully in the middle). Which doesn’t leave many liberal (or even Democratic) big city newspapers–the LA Times, Chicago Sun-Times, Denver Post, San Francisco Chronicle. I don’t know enough about the Atlanta Constitution, Boston Globe, or Philedelphia Inquirer to have a feel for their content.

Links for October 2012

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

(El Niño-Southern Oscillation) ENSO
Mann reviews Nate Silver’s book on climate change Spoiler: skip
Failures of electricity privatization in Australia
Thomas Jefferson’s spurious quotations.
Rusty-spotted cats
Anodizing aluminum
Anodizng titanium
Corn production moving north due to climate change
Great kinetic wood sculptures
Early days of the witch hunt in Hollywood
Inactivity bad for health. Be interesting to see if this holds up in future studies (Wilmot et al., 2012)
The slow destruction of the University of California