Entries by David Anderson

Scope of practice victories

Wonkblog is reporting on some good news that will continue to bend the cost curve while providing better access to healthcare to more people: The most recent wins came in West Virginia and Florida, where after many years of trying, lawmakers passed measures freeing up “advanced practice” nurses — those with more graduate education than […]

Referee use your whistle

My season is starting up again, so that means a few more refereeing posts. Last weekend, I was reffing a bunch of U-13 to U-16 games.  Most of those games were reasonable as the coaches were decent, the players tried to play smart and hard and the parents were reasonably well informed and well controlled. […]

The marginal importance of marginal ideological differences on the Supreme Court

I am not getting the argument that Obama’s choice of a moderate justice is a massive concession even if he can be confirmed before the lame duck session. Over a multi-iteration appointment game, I can see that, but in the single iteration the marginal variations of a typical Democratic appointment to the Court won’t swing […]

Presumptive nominees and procreating rats

With last night’s results, I think it is fair to say that the Democratic race is, absent strategic meteor strikes, effectively over.  The Democratic Party has a presumptive nominee in Hillary Clinton. The Republican Party does not have one yet.  Fivethirtyeight.com has a good chart based on delegate targets that shows the Republican Party’s most […]