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The Senate’s Rural Skew Makes It Very Hard For Democrats To Win The Supreme Court

I don’t have a particularly strong take on how the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg will affect either the presidential election or the race for control of the U.S. Senate. And I’d encourage you to avoid putting too much stock in anybody else’s take for now, too. The very earliest indication is that President Trump’s desire to move full-speed ahead toward...

Can We Trust A COVID-19 Vaccine That Gets Approved?

On this week’s episode of PODCAST-19, we discuss whether the Food and Drug Administration’s process for approving vaccines can withstand political interference, and how the agency can reassure the public that everything is working as it should. By Anna Rothschild and Sinduja Srinivasan and Anna Rothschild and Sinduja Srinivasan ...

Will The Supreme Court Be The Most Important Issue For Voters In 2020?

In this emergency installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew discusses the implications of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death and what that might mean for the election and the future of the court.

Politics Podcast: How A Supreme Court Vacancy Will Shape The Election

By Galen Druke, Nate Silver, Sarah Frostenson and Micah Cohen, Galen Druke, Nate Silver, Sarah Frostenson and Micah Cohen, Galen Druke, Nate Silver, Sarah Frostenson and Micah Cohen and Galen Druke, Nate Silver, Sarah Frostenson and Micah Cohen   ...

What Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death Could Mean For 2020 And The Supreme Court

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away on Friday night — a pivotal moment in the history of the nation’s highest court. Ginsburg’s death is one of the biggest developments yet in 2020, a year that has already included the impeachment of the sitting president, a deadly virus killing nearly 200,000 Americans and an economic collapse. Ginsburg...

What’s Going On With Kickers In The NFL?

Things got so bad on Monday night for newly signed Tennessee Titans kicker Stephen Gostkowski that the prospect of removing his pants before the final kick of the game wasn’t off the table. Gostkowski had already missed three field goals4 and an extra point against the Denver Broncos when the cameras caught him sitting on the sidelines late in the fourth...

The Aces Don’t Need Threes To Win

The past decade of professional basketball featured an overwhelming buffet of stylistic changes built on one simple premise: Three is greater than two. At all levels, coaches and players discovered the ramifications of a mathematical truth we all learn as toddlers. By taking a step back on long jumpers, they can score more points and leverage the threat...

Politics Podcast: Our 2020 Senate Forecast Is Live!

By Galen Druke and Nate Silver and Galen Druke and Nate Silver   More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS We’ve launched our 2020 Senate forecast, and it shows that the Democrats...

Why Our Forecast Says Democrats Are Slightly Favored To Win The Senate

In this episode of Model Talk, Nate Silver and Galen Druke introduce our 2020 Senate forecast — and answer some listener questions.

Can You Break A Very Expensive Centrifuge?

Welcome to The Riddler. Every week, I offer up problems related to the things we hold dear around here: math, logic and probability. Two puzzles are presented each week: the Riddler Express for those of you who want something bite-size and the Riddler Classic for those of you in the slow-puzzle movement. Submit a correct answer for either, win , I need...

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