Cody Lee Laney

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The GOP’s youth-vote disaster: Donald Trump’s nomination could hurt Republicans for years to come

<b>Donald Trump (AP/Evan Vucci)</b><p>Republicans were already at risk of sacrificing a whole generation of younger voters, and then they nominated Trump<p>Simon Maloy<p>August 8, 2016 10:00am (UTC)<p>There’s really quite little in the world of political polling that shouldn’t scare the hell out of Republicans right …

Ultimate Craft Brew Road Trip in Oregon

Day 1 – The Columbia River Gorge & Hood River<p>You have a full day ahead of guzzling beer, sightseeing, and hiking so be sure to get an early start …

Oregon

AP FACT CHECK: The GOP rush to blame Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's new running mate and other Republicans are wrongly accusing Hillary Clinton of speaking with indifference about the death of Americans in Benghazi, Libya — twisting her comments out of context to make their indictment.<p>A look at some of the claims from the stage of …

5 Reasons Why Big Data Analytics Degrees Are Worth It

Due in large part to the rapid growth of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, big data analytics is approaching new …

Fact Check: Donald Trump And Syrian Refugees

President Obama has set a goal this year of taking in 10,000 Syrian refugees who have fled the devastating civil war in that country. This would be a large increase from previous years.<p>The latest State Department reports say just over 2,800 have come so far this year. Some activists describe it as …

Caught between a Trump and a hard place: The endorsement conundrum facing Republican leaders

<b>Marco Rubio, Kelly Ayotte, Mitch McConnell (AP/Reuters/John Locher/Brian Snyder/J. Scott Applewhite)</b><p>GOP leaders face conflicting incentives: wanting to keep their jobs and needing to distance themselves from Trump<p>Gary Legum<p>June 7, 2016 5:31pm (UTC)<p>How long can the Republican Party hold out before …

The trouble with big data? It’s called the ‘recency bias’

There’s a counter-intuitive downside to collecting vast amounts of information about economics and human behaviour: it can mean we ignore the lessons of history.<p>You may be familiar with the statistic that 90% of the world’s data was created in the last few years. It’s true. One of the first …

Algorithms

The Most Racist Thing You Read As A Kid (Was By Dr. Seuss)

Dr. Seuss is like America's favorite crazy uncle. And as with our actual uncles, we compartmentalize his history of blatant racism. We don't love it, …

ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER: 'How do I start investing?'

<i>I am in my 20s and have started investing in a few stocks and some mutual funds.</i><p><i>I understand you can't tell me what stocks or mutual funds to invest in, but I was wondering what is the best advice you have in how to pick good stocks/mutual funds, or what business information you look at to decide</i> …

Investing

Ohio Wants to Make People Pay to Keep Polls Open

May 27, 2016 by Ed Brayton<p>In a stunningly craven move, the Republican-controlled Ohio state legislature passed a bill that would require anyone …

The big data revolution is already magnifying how racist we are

Big data promises to harness information and deliver a more efficient economy, better pricing, and products that better suit our needs. But its proponents still don’t know what to do when data justifies behavior that challenges our ethics.<p>Data inference is sometimes inherently racist. Racism is …

Ranking the NFL's Top 10 Defenses Heading into 2016 Season

After recently examining and ranking the NFL’s top 10 running back and wide receiver corps, the units responsible for stopping those skill players and the rest of the offense get their due.<p>This is not a forecast of which teams are simply going to give up the fewest total yards in the league. Other …

Steelers players think Antonio Brown can top 2,000 receiving yards

Getty Images<p>Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown finished the 2015 season with 1,834 receiving yards, which was good for second in the league behind …

Rossi: Appreciate Penguins' long-awaited return to Stanley Cup Final

Matt Murray is so new to the Stanley Cup playoffs that he couldn't possibly grasp how hard it is to get where he's going.<p>There are a few days before …

Google goes after Microsoft, Tableau, and others with a new free analytics tool

Google is doubling down on its commitment to the business analytics market with the launch of a new free data visualization tool.<p>The company has launched Data Studio, a free version of the data visualization tool it introduced as part of an analytics suite it unveiled earlier this year. It includes …

Choosing Data Analytics Training That's Worth The Investment

A lot of people approach me for advice about careers in data analytics. Most of these questions boil down to, “What should I study to change my life and become a highly-compensated data expert?”<p>Nobody uses those exact words, of course. Yet the expectation is clear: choosing the right degree to …

9 Easy Little Things Men Can Do To Make Themselves More Attractive To Women

<b>Fellas, make these little tweaks, then prepare yourself for a dating onslaught.</b><p><b>1. Comb your hair so that it’s always pointing in a woman’s direction:</b> …

Stop normalizing Trump: He’s conditioned reporters to treat crazy nonsense as routine

<b>Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton (AP/Gerald Herbert/Star Max/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Somehow we’re at the point where one candidate obliquely implicating a rival in a murder conspiracy is no big deal<p>Simon Maloy<p>May 25, 2016 10:00am (UTC)<p>It’s only May, which means we have about five months before the …