Richard Reeves

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July 18, 2014

The Children of the Border

LOS ANGELES -- Last Monday, a chartered flight took 38 mothers and children, who had been held in a detention center in Artesia, New Mexico, to San Pedro Sula in Honduras. That's a tough town of drug dealers, violence and children soldiers, sometimes called "The Murder Capital of the World." ... continue

July 10, 2014

Catching Up With Big Data

LOS ANGELES -- This is a column about "Big Data" and a new way to predict the results of presidential elections for the next 20 years. We begin with the rise of Nate Silver, the former baseball statistician retained by The New York Times, and his blog, "FiveThirtyEight," which... continue

June 30, 2014

Will the New York Times Take Us to War Again?

CHICAGO -- I have never been much of a fan of the journalistic self-examination practiced by folks identified as "ombudsman" or "public editor." I changed my mind last Sunday, and I'll get to that in a minute. The idea, more than 30 years old now, was all goody-gooey and... continue

June 19, 2014

American Is Being More Polarized -- Again

LOS ANGELES -- The most fascinating of the many theories about the fall of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a Republican primary earlier this month has to do with the redistricting after the 2010 Census. He was supposed to be helped by having very politically conservative New Kent County added to the 7th... continue

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