links for 2008-11-04

  • Via Headshift
  • The Bradley effect, less commonly called the Wilder effect, is a theory proposed to explain observed discrepancies between voter opinion polls and election outcomes in some US government elections where a white candidate and a non-white candidate run against each other. The theory proposes that some voters tend to tell pollsters that they are undecided or likely to vote for a black candidate, and yet, on election day, vote for his white opponent. It was named after Tom Bradley, an African-American who lost the 1982 California governor's race despite being ahead in voter polls going into the elections.
  • It was a creed written into the founding documents that declared the
    destiny of a nation.

    Yes we can.

    It was whispered by slaves and abolitionists as they blazed a trail
    toward freedom through the darkest of nights.

    Yes we can.

    It was sung by immigrants as they struck out from distant shores and
    pioneers who pushed westward against an unforgiving wilderness.

    Yes we can.

    (…)
    Yes we can to justice and equality. Yes we can to opportunity and
    prosperity. Yes we can heal this nation. Yes we can repair this
    world.

    Yes we can.

  • Via Mathieu Favez
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