“How the fuck did this happen?” Those are the striking opening lines spoken by Michael Moore in The Terms of My Surrender, his one-man show now playing at the Belasco Theatre on Broadway. Moore, a renowned documentary filmmaker, author, and activist, is one of the most visible and polarizing political commentators in America. However, based […]
This upcoming election day, New York State voters will be presented the option of convening a constitutional convention (affectionately, a “con-con”) with the end-goal of amending parts of the state’s constitution. Rooted in a 19th Century addition to the state’s highest law—whose implementation in 1777 predates the ratification of the United States Constitution by 12 […]
Welcome and welcome back to the fall semester, fellow students! I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m really pumped for this semester. I’ve got some great classes lined up with interesting topics. Best of all, I have some really fantastic professors teaching my classes this semester. But I’ve also had my fair share of […]
As September rolls around and the summer heat begins to dissipate, it’s time for us to start leaving those beach balls, sunglasses and spf 90+ sunscreens at home. Sweater weather is upon us, but don’t let that get you down! Just because there is a bit of chill in the air doesn’t mean we can’t […]
Since the election of President Bill Clinton, the Democratic Party has traded in its legacy of the New Deal and civil rights legislation in favor of what is often called a “Better Deal”. This approach to governing, in which the candidates trumpet progressive rhetoric to get elected, then fail to make significant changes to the […]
We left off last time with the statement of Bayes’s Theorem. Let’s walk through this equation.
As my last post with QC Voices, I thought I would end on a note that summarized what I’m all about. I love to write, I always have something to say, I’m politically active, I always have something to say, I like to sing, and I care very much about empowering women. For those of […]
Why sit around watching re-runs at home when the world is your adventure? Put down the snack bowl, get out of your NYC apartment and go exploring! 1. Flushing Town Hall (137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY 11354) Flushing Town Hall may not be as massive or as renowned as Carnegie Hall, but do not let that stop you from checking out this […]
In a world of double standards, women have long needed to justify themselves So, in America, movements such as Women’s Rights, and people like Susan B. Anthony are key players in history, despite the fact that her movement for suffrage excluded women of color. At least, it was a stand taken in the modern world. […]
On a Friday afternoon in 1989, the physicist Leonard Mlodinow got a phone call from his doctor. His doctor told him there was an over 99 percent chance that he was infected with HIV.
The doctor was wrong. Not only was the physicist HIV-free, the chances that he was sick had really been less than 10 percent.
The doctor had done his medical testing perfectly. He just messed up the statistics.
In particular, he failed to use Bayes’s Theorem.