I am a lawyer and a Phd candidate in Political Theory at the University of Florida. First off, I will use this place to host info about classes I am teaching (syllabi, assignments, etc). This is so that most people will be able to have up-to-date info. I might also keep academic works-in-progress here, as well as a current CV.
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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.