Of course data doesn't matter as much as bland assertion on Fox "News." :(
On a similar matter, everyone who like politics should look at 538.com. It is run by Nate Silver, who is also a baseball statistician working for the wonderful Baseball Prospectus, and is a numbers-geek who makes love to a high R-squared every night. (Well, the nights he is not wet-dreaming to Rachel Maddow.) He clearly has center-left beliefs, but he is pretty bound by his empirical tests, and Nate is certainly not as knee-jerk liberal as the folks at TPM or Huffington.
And, Baseball Prospectus is a really cool page that embraces the Billy Beene/Bill James/MoneyBall/FireJoeMorgan approach to baseball analysis. (Called "Sabremetrics" or some shit like that.) BP will explain why "batting average" is a dumb stat, and OBP and SLG are much better indicators of the how valuable a player is.
Anyway, I am not a quant-toid, but I respect nice empirical analysis.