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Numerators and denominators

In a recent New York Times column, John Paulos, a mathematician at Temple University, discussed the difficulty of assessing the threat from the…

Defining “political courage”

By Christopher W. Larimer, University of Northern Iowa Professor of Political Science. Much has been written about the “courage” of Senator Mitt…

Partial results = no results

On Tuesday afternoon, the Iowa Democratic Party released results from 62 percent of the precincts statewide. Given the frustration of having no…

Something for everyone

By Christopher W. Larimer, University of Northern Iowa Professor of Political Science. Putting aside the issues with the reporting of results, the…

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