The Corner

If You’Re Getting Nervous, Irritable, and Edgy

I have two suggestions:

1) Pour yourself a double scotch, neat or with a little branch water. (Confession: I don’t actually know what “branch water” is. Does anyone else?) I’m drinking the Balvenie, a single malt, and I’m enjoying the 21-year-old, port wood-aged variety. It’s exceedingly smooth, with great complexity and depth of flavor. (Or “flavour.”)

2) Consult The Horserace Blog which does a remarkably good job of separating out good methodology from bad and predicting what can actually be predicted from the data available.

His criticisms of journalists are also insightful.

Clifford D. MayClifford D. May is an American journalist and editor. He is the president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a conservative policy institute created shortly after the 9/11 attacks, ...