The first map is up, and I have gotten feedback. That feedback? “We would like a sample of how your rating system works.” Let’s dive in!
Author Archives: Calvin Cleary
Hi everyone! Hard at work crunching the numbers and exploring platforms for the first draft of the Media Bias Map, which is why the blog is on a bit of a hiatus. But I wanted to update some of the terminology in the meantime.
Super-Models: Stuart Christie and Albert Meltzer
Once the political compass was invented, it seems like we couldn’t stop reinventing it. As we reach the end of the 60s and the beginning of the 70s, we’re going to get a number of different two-axis political charts releasing in rapid succession, including today’s entry, one of the very few to come from aContinue reading “Super-Models: Stuart Christie and Albert Meltzer”
Last week, I wrote about the inability of elites to solve the climate crisis. This week, news broke of the most perfect example of how the Right approaches problems, and why nothing ever seems to get better.
Just a quick update post for today.
Technocracy vs. the Climate
The world is on fire. What can you do about it? It depends on how you view the problem.
Fact Check: Does Kamala Harris Have a Far Left Voting Record?
Something I see cited, both approvingly by Democrats seeking to reach out to the Left and disapprovingly by conservative media outlets seeking to fearmonger about her selection, is that Kamala Harris has “the farthest-left voting record of her colleagues,” to quote The Federalist. But is it true?
On Intersections; or, the Last Quadrant
While the Democratic and Republican National Conventions were underway, I took some time to discuss the Right, the Left, and the two major American parties. But there was one quadrant that never got clarified. So put on your Policy Wonk hat, because we’re about to get technical.
Super-Models: Jerry Pournelle
Previously, we talked about Hans Eysenck’s 1953 method for mapping political ideology. Eysenck was one of the most respected psychologists of the 20th century, but as we saw, there were deep flaws in his work. This week, we’re going to talk about… a science fiction writer?
On Intersections; or, the Right vs. the Alt-Right
During the Democratic National Convention, we talked about the tense relationship between the American Left and the Democratic Party. Since we’re currently amidst the Republican National Convention, let’s talk a little the American Right, the Republican Party, and the sometimes uneasy relationship between the two.