No Proof that Hillary Clinton Took Bribes as Secretary of State

While I have never intended for this blog to be political in nature, I am still very much interested in critical thinking, challenging unsubstantiated claims, and questioning data that may be misrepresented to manipulate opinion – and these days that pretty much means talking politics! Recently I’ve heard several attacks on Democratic presidential nominee, HillaryContinue reading “No Proof that Hillary Clinton Took Bribes as Secretary of State”

Lies in Politics

Some version or another of this chart has been making the rounds on facebook: It is a summary from Politifact of the truthfulness of statements made by several prominent US politicians leading into the 2016 presidential election. Each of the politicians has made at least 50 statements rated by Politifact but, to be clear, thisContinue reading “Lies in Politics”

Four on the Fourth Race Report

Last week I raced my third annual Four on the Fourth 4-mile road race, the first event of the three-event Tour de Carrboro. Because I now have a full half year of training by power (and power data from a previous four-mile road race), I was comfortable running this race by power instead of paceContinue reading “Four on the Fourth Race Report”

Batman vs Superman Ultimate Edition Review

WARNING: THERE BE SPOILERS BELOW When I first saw Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, I was really disappointed. Now, having seen the “Ultimate Edition,” which features 30 minutes of additional footage that had been cut to make the theatrical release more “accessible,” I think it’s a better movie – still deeply flawed, but better.Continue reading “Batman vs Superman Ultimate Edition Review”