The Pandemic is now political – Part 1

This work was written by Mark Joslyn and Louis Joslyn . Louis is a PhD candidate in computational medicine and bioinformatics at the University of Michigan. Over the past two months, Americans have relied on the recommendations of scientists and other respected professionals.  Public health officials recommended social distancing and government lockdowns as a meansContinue reading “The Pandemic is now political – Part 1”

Polling Locations: Yes, a Partisan Advantage

Several days before the special congressional election in California’s 25th Congressional District, Los Angeles County election officials decided to add an in-person voting center in Lancaster, one of the more diverse cities in the district.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are very few in-person polling sites and the election is largely a mail-in ballotContinue reading “Polling Locations: Yes, a Partisan Advantage”

Will Americans Rally?

A mid-January 2020 Gallup poll showed President Trump’s approval rating at a personal best of 49 percent.  Record high Republican (94%) and Independent (42%) support made it possible.  By contrast, Democrat approval was a mere 7%. Obviously, the massive 87-point gap between Republican and Democratic approval received attention.  In fact, the gap surpassed the previousContinue reading “Will Americans Rally?”