Author Archives: Jay

About Jay

Health Policy Wonk. Slow long distance runner. Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Cameroon '06-'08. Former Night owl.

Open Letter to Adam Silver: Make the NBA Schedule Like Baseball

April 9, 2015 RE: NBA Schedule Proposal TO: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Dear Mr. Silver, I have a proposal to improve the NBA’s regular season scheduling. It seems that the league’s schedule is becoming more of a talking point among … Continue reading

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Guts, Glory, RAM: Replacing the Hard Drive in my Old MacBook

I opened up my old MacBook and replaced the hard drive last weekend. It was scary. I was nervous, my girlfriend was really nervous, my cat didn’t care. It was actually very simple. I had come across a Gizmodo article … Continue reading

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No Middle Class In Major League Soccer Could Be A Problem

Major League Soccer players might go on strike soon over the lack of free agency. This has to do with An MLS being a “single entity,” meaning that: “[I]nvestors… purchased equity in MLS itself rather than any team. MLS did almost everything for its … Continue reading

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College Of Wooster Basketball Is Atlanta Hawks Good

The College of Wooster’s football is pretty good. Their men’s basketball team, on the other hand, is really good. Like, Atlanta Hawks good. Since the 2006-07 season, my alma mater has made the NCAA Division III tournament (like the big … Continue reading

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How Slow Am I

A few things are certain in life: death, taxes, and finishing in the bottom half of running events. I’m really slow. I love to run, but it takes me a while to get from here to there and back to … Continue reading

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Legislative Effectiveness, Part II: The South

This is a second post about legislative effectiveness. The first post is here. After looking at the difference in legislative effectiveness between the majority and minority parties using new research from the book The Lawmakers, this is a more in-depth … Continue reading

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Legislative Effectiveness, Part I: Pelosi vs. Boehner

Two political science professors, Craig Volden and Alan Wiseman, have come up with a way to measure the effectiveness of individual House representatives in their new book. They’ve created a “legislative effectiveness score” (LES) that compares each individual member’s legislative … Continue reading

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