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Confirmation Bias in Politics

Confirmation bias is when someone takes more notice of data or results that support their preconceived notions, and less notice of data or results that cut against what they want to believe. This is one of the big no-no’s of the hard sciences, and a

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Do Red Light Cameras Make Intersections Safer?

Every few years a major "new" study is released by the auto insurance industry showing that red light cameras make intersections safer.  That is what the headline usually says, at least. Traffic intersections with signal lights can be enforced using cameras that detect when a