Newt Gingrich and Van Jones. Right on.

It’s the thing. And it addresses how media and people forget about the actual statistics, and focus on the White Hot Bright Light.

What’s striking is that people have apparently forgotten that Statistics, as a field and a profession, was created principally as a vehicle for betterment of society. Not only was this true of creative originators like Florence Nightingale, but the very idea of creating mortality tables for mutual insurance companies.

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