As you probably know by now, there were two winners last night: President Obama and Nate Silver. Fair or not (and mostly not), yesterday's vote tally was billed as something of a referendum on the New York Times polling blogger and psephologist's powers of prognostication.
Well, once again, to the victor go the spoils. CNN Fortune with the details:
Sales of [Silver's new] book, "The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail—but Some Don't" shot up 800% on Amazon.com over the last 24 hours. It is now the second best selling book on the site, behind only popular children's book, "The Third Wheel, Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 7."
Elsewhere in Slate, columnist Daniel Engber explains why Obama’s big win does not mean Nate Silver is a towering electoral genius, despite what Twitter may have told you last night.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore
And schools are getting worried.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough
So they added a little self-immolation.