Author Archives: Steve Maley

Benford Test in Milwaukee is No Indication of Ballot Shenanigans

Benford Analysis is a statistical test commonly used in forensic accounting to identify potential fraud. With partisan suspicions naturally elevated in the wake of the 2020 Presidential Election, a flurry of articles has hit the Internet suggesting use of the … Continue reading

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Justified: Eight months of Paranoia about Ballot Integrity

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There once was a Biden named Hunter …

NY Post Hunter Biden article #1… NY Post Hunter Biden article #2

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Nehemiah Builds a Wall

Today’s scripture lesson and sermon — from the Book of Nehemiah — was quite remarkable. Usually sermons at our large United Methodist church deal with the Gospels, with an occasional detour into the Old Testament for background. The Book of … Continue reading

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Hurricane Delta’s Intensity, in Pictures

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I can’t think of a better way to convey the intensity of a tropical cyclone than graphs of pressure and wind velocity vs time from one of NOAA’s permanent weather buoys … Continue reading

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Gaslight Much, Nancy?

On the Twitter this week, an interesting video snippet of Nancy Pelosi describing a tactic called (in her words) “the wrap-up smear“: “We call it the ‘wrap-up smear.’ You smear somebody, with falsehoods and all the rest, and then you … Continue reading

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“What if it was YOUR (grand)parent?”

That was the rhetorical question posed on the Twitter this morning. The implication being that because our elder population is the demographic most vulnerable to the ravages of the coronavirus, any caring person is for the full monte: quarantine, masks, … Continue reading

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“Dear Dr. Maley Steve”: On the Value of Peer Review

Several hurricane seasons ago, I wrote a letter to the editor of The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, one of the most prestigious journals among academic researchers. Even submitting a letter (this one was a rebuttal of a … Continue reading

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Who’s Awarding Pinocchios for Environmental Journalism?

From the article’s graphics, you’d never guess that less than 0.3% of the assessed area was rated as severe or moderate impact in the most recent study; 79% was assessed “no impact” or “pristine”. Continue reading

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We’ve Been Worried About the Wrong Sickness

President Trump – Enough with the tweets, enough with the tough guy act. Our country needs a leader now more than ever. We don’t need another blue-ribbon commission or task force. The peaceful protesters need to feel that justice will … Continue reading

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