this week i

published the first decent access and eligibility statistics on healthcare for immigrants in the united states.

consider concerns around menacing artificial intelligence to be overblown, will continue to do so until at least modern robotics can pick the crumpled $10 bill from my hand for a cheaper operational cost than the still-human cashier at the mcdonald's drive-thru window.  anyone worried about computer sentience enslaving humanity should take comfort in the fact that we still cannot predict the weather.  real problems are elsewhere.

wonder what characteristics of a congressional district best predict the representative likely to win a statewide senate race?  in maryland, donna edwards and chris van hollen both hope to capture retiring barbara mikulski's seat.  judged by constituencies alone, who would be the favorite?

cooked steak with matthew, just back from his brahman wedding so that makes sense.