This week my former colleague Ira Glass joined the chorus http://www.thisamericanlife.org/blog/2015/05/canvassers-study-in-episode-555-has-been-retracted of those backing off of stories on apparently bogus social science research. The original study, in the respected journal Science, purported to show that canvassers could change the minds of survey subjects initially opposed to gay marriage if they spent a mere 20 minutes … Continue reading Don’t trust, verify!
Good evening. First of all, thank you. I’m really pleased and honored to be invited here tonight. Now I’d like to confirm that I’m not related to anybody in Butte and there was absolutely no nepotism involved in my getting this job. So obviously my hiring was a terrible mistake, but we’re going to make … Continue reading Remarks by David McCumber to Butte Press Club, delivered Friday, May 8, 2015