- Sarah Palin Needs Help: Nate Silver nails it.
- Go For It! Saints Understand Value of Aggressive Play-Calling: Nate Silver again, on the math of football this time and how Payton made the right call when he tried a touchdown at this last play 1 yard from the Colts' line instead of kicking.
- NOAA Climate Services: multiple stats and dashboards, great!
- Hard Times (You Tube): anti-populist message for this Simpson-Coca Cola ad for the Super Bowl.
- David Plouffe advising White House on 2010 midterm elections (Washington Post):
"Republicans right now are just sitting back and slinging arrows," Plouffe said. "We need to infiltrate their camp and shine some light over their side of the fence."
How does Plouffe frame the argument to voters? He says that Democrats have spent the past two years trying to fix problems while Republicans are asking voters for the chance to wheel a "Trojan horse" into Washington -- out of which will spill bankers and health insurance executives.