Tag Archives: Pinned

Posts I think are worthier than the rest, for easier reference instead of simply scrolling through the flood.

Trump keeps touting New Jersey fraud case to attack mail voting. Local leaders say he’s not telling the whole story. – The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-keeps-touting-new-jersey-fraud-case-to-attack-mail-voting-local-leaders-say-hes-not-telling-the-whole-story/2020/07/26/480466de-ca99-11ea-91f1-28aca4d833a0_story.html

I guess I’m going to have to dig this up in a few weeks.

The Russian Disinfo Operation You Never Heard About | WIRED

https://www.wired.com/story/russia-secondary-infektion-disinformation/

I feel like I should save this article for use in a future discussion.

«”…it’s honestly a bit disconcerting to realize how slow we are to piece back together the broader picture of Russian information operations. There are still things that we don’t really know.”»

Talking About Race @ National Museum of African American History & Culture

https://twitter.com/kate_germano/status/1272460668944474112?s=20

I love that we come to this site through a site on apartment interior decorating (I guess?). Like… “Get your shelves in order, get your soul in order”-type stuff.

Kate Germano (@kate_germano) Tweeted: “But in a nation still struggling with the legacies of slavery, Jim Crow laws, and white supremacy, we must have these tough conversations if we have any hope of turning the page and healing. This new portal is a step in that direction…” https://t.co/KzAO6pHcrW

Anyway, here’s the direct link, in case all the intervening links go away: https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice – Equality Includes You – Medium

https://medium.com/equality-includes-you/what-white-people-can-do-for-racial-justice-f2d18b0e0234

To do: ask my local NAACP branch if they think this is a good list. (I’m guessing the answer will be “yes”.)

Or not. Here’s a counterpoint: https://twitter.com/LilyBolourian/status/1266058333997367296?s=20

How urban or rural is your state? + COVID-19 stats

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-urban-or-rural-is-your-state-and-what-does-that-mean-for-the-2020-election/

Interesting how urban Texas and Arizona are.

«How urban or rural is your state?

FiveThirtyEight’s partisan lean and urbanization index for each state»

STATEPARTISAN LEANURBANIZATION INDEXSTATEPARTISAN LEANURBANIZATION INDEX
New YorkD+2212.56North CarolinaR+510.32
New JerseyD+1312.24MissouriR+1910.20
CaliforniaD+2412.19NebraskaR+2410.20
MassachusettsD+2911.84TennesseeR+2810.20
NevadaR+111.77WisconsinR+110.19
Rhode IslandD+2611.72LouisianaR+1710.18
MarylandD+2311.71KansasR+2310.12
IllinoisD+1311.62South CarolinaR+1710.11
FloridaR+511.46OklahomaR+349.94
ConnecticutD+1111.41New HampshireR+29.92
ArizonaR+911.30New MexicoD+79.90
TexasR+1711.17KentuckyR+239.79
ColoradoD+111.15AlabamaR+279.61
PennsylvaniaR+111.15IdahoR+359.59
WashingtonD+1211.12IowaR+69.59
HawaiiD+3611.09ArkansasR+249.26
DelawareD+1411.01West VirginiaR+309.11
UtahR+3110.96North DakotaR+339.05
VirginiaEVEN10.91MaineD+59.04
OhioR+710.88MississippiR+158.91
MichiganD+110.81VermontD+248.84
OregonD+910.71AlaskaR+158.74
GeorgiaR+1210.55South DakotaR+318.73
MinnesotaD+210.46MontanaR+188.47
IndianaR+1810.41WyomingR+478.26
Partisan lean is the average difference between how a state votes and how the country votes overall, with 2016 presidential election results weighted at 50 percent, 2012 presidential election results weighted at 25 percent and results from elections for the state legislature weighted at 25 percent. Note that FiveThirtyEight’s current partisan leans do not yet incorporate the results of the 2018 election.

FiveThirtyEight’s urbanization index is calculated as the natural logarithm of the average number of people living within a five-mile radius of a given resident.

SOURCE: AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY

(Don’t know how important it is that 538’s partisan lean figures don’t include 2018 election. That election seems to have been a Pretty Big Deal.)

Now, couple that with whatever per-state COVID-19 stats you like. I’m assuming cold-weather states like Alaska and Vermont have a lot of people indoors (i.e., in close proximity), but Mississippi might a good rural state to track. Or West Virginia, if you think structural racism might affect the figures. Or both, really, MS and WV.