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Trump and Clinton Supporters Agree on Relative Morality ... Mostly
When looking at the endless scandals swirling around the heads of the two rival candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, it can seem like the two candidates are equally tainted. Many people throw up their hands pleading for some other option. How can we...

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Calculating Average Consumtion From One Week of Purchases
A number of large surveys have attempted to quantify consumer consumption from a limited period of time observed. This task can be fairly complex as it is fraught with potentially large difficulties directly observing who is consuming what. Rather than this...

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For Whom Will the Michigan Mitt Swing?
Tomorrow, March 8th, Michigan with 130 delegates gets to vote one which of the Democratic candidates, Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders should be the Democratic presidential nominee. Michigan is an important state because is represents a large number of del...

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Clinton's Lack of Public Support Made up by Super-PACs
Hillary Clinton, with only $30 million raised in February far below the $43 million raised by her rival Bernie Sanders, Clinton is falling desperately short of public backing. Fortunately, she has friends in high places. These friends are increasing their b...

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Prediction: 64% Sanders Wins Majority of Pledged Deligates
There are many ways so predict the future. All of them have a fair degree of uncertainty. Nate Silver at FiveThityEight uses a measure of ethnicity and political leanings to predict how well Sanders will do in different states. This seems like a sound metho...

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FALSE: Clinton's Funded by "Grassroots"
The blatant distortions of reality put forth by the Clinton campaign are so offensive as to be laughable at times. In the victory speech of Hillary Clinton in South Carolina she spent a significant portion of it talking about how her campaign is financed by...

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Clinton Many More Rich Supporters Than All Other Candidates Combined
With over 26,600 supporters giving at or above the federal individual contribution maximum of $2,700, Hillary Clinton far exceeds the number of contributions by wealthy donors than any other candidate (Table 1: Huge). No only that but the number of huge con...

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Overwhelming Growth In National Support for Benie Sanders Mapped
The FEC just released the most recent campaign contributor data and the results show a strong continued widespread growth in support for Bernie Sanders across the country. Figure 1: A map of what counties and states support Bernie Sanders relative to that o...
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