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June 18, 2013

Nancy Scola: Obama, the “big data” president

In the political world, the promise of data – whether it’s Nate Silver’s spot-on election predictions or President Obama’s clearinghouse of government information, Data.gov – is that we no longer have to take so much on faith. “What do the data show?” is the new “What do you think?” – the new “Is this a good idea?”

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