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Tomorrow night.

At the Science Gallery in Trinity College Dublin from 6pm – 7.30pm.

An event entitled A Most Violent Year: 2016 US Election Special will be held as part of the gallery’s Design and Violence exhibition – a co-production between the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Science Gallery.

The gallery writes:

How has violence influenced the 2016 US presidential race? As voters take to the polls, our panel of experts will explore the era of Trump and Clinton and the elements of this election that have been designed by violence.

Carole Coleman, former Washington correspondant for RTÉ will be hosting the panel discussion featuring Laura Graham, Assistant Professor of Sociology at TCD, Peter Stone, Ussher Assistant Professor of Political Science at TCD, and Eugenia Siapera, Senior Lecturer, School of Communications at DCU…

Related: Assange: Clinton is a cog for Goldman Sachs & the Saudis (John Pilger exclusive video and transcript, RT)

Look at the stupid maths, stupid.

The great war between people who write about politics for a living is not between liberals and conservatives, but between humanities majors and math nerds, and their battleground is currently the validity of Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight election prediction model.The English majors have been writing that the presidential race is a total tossup-down-to-the-wire-nail-biter, and the math nerds, most prominently Silver, have been writing that actually, the race has been pretty stable and President Obama has a solid chance of winning.

Nerds Rush To Nate Siver’s Defence (The Atlantic)

Nate’s Five Thirty Eight Forecast?