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Why Delgado won

Why Delgado won

It was not so much that Delgado did better than 2016 nominee Zephyr Teachout had but that Faso 2018 performed less well than Faso 2016 — an indicator of intense Democratic engagement in this year’s election.

The law is a blunt instrument

The law is a blunt instrument

For those who believe in the noble ideals underlying the brand called America, it’s tempting to think of Kavanaugh’s probable confirmation to the highest court in the land as a tumble from grace. But let’s be real: The courts have never done their job on rape. Right now, all over this country, children — boys as well as girls — are confronting their own mortality in bedrooms and back alleys, at the hands of people they can’t physically or socially escape. And SCOTUS will never hear them.

New York sinking

New York sinking

The news coming out of Florence country right now, especially the little neglected rural towns, is heartbreaking. It’s a wonder that people choose to live in some of these places at all. But even with climate change and communal fragility eroding the very ground out from under our feet, most of us are stubborn. We’re going to rebuild. I’m not sure that’s something to be proud of, but it’s what we’ve got.

Basketball’s absurd numbers game

Basketball’s absurd numbers game

Numbers have always been used to evaluate the performances and the value of nearly all professional athletes. But in the not-so-wonderful-world of the National Basketball Association, these quantitative judgments have gotten out of hand. I mean, even the most commonly-used and seemingly incontrovertible statistics can be misleading.