Sunday Link-Off: The Majority Rules

michea-crawford-laredoute14-06Well, when the Ontario provincial election happened, I don’t think anyone expected or even dreamed that the Liberals would take a majority government. A minority government was what the polls were predicting but it turned out much larger than that.

We talk about that and a lot more in today’s set of Sunday links. But first, let’s kick things off with Michea Crawford.

A lot of people were surprised that the Liberals won the Ontario election with a majority. Even I was shocked and I voted red. Did the polling data indicate that this result was likely? (ThreeHundredEight)

One report suggests that the Globe & Mail editorial board wanted to endorse the Liberals. They were told to change their mind and pick Tim Hudak and the PCs. (Canadaland)

And speaking of late switches, a rare electoral error meant that the Thornhill riding that was declared for the Liberals is actually supposed to be a PC seat. (Metro News)

Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg think that people should learn how to code. Are they right? Should this be taught alongside reading, writing and ‘rithmatic. (The New Yorker)

Time is being spun off from Time Warner into its own magazine publishing company. Facing shrinking profits and a rapidly decreasing market for print products, is it doomed to failure? (New York Times)

Peter McKay’s new prostitution law doesn’t have much support from anyone. People are still concerned about the safety of sex workers. (The Globe and Mail)

From House majority leader to not even on the ballot in the fall: The Rise and Fall of Eric Cantor. (Washington Post)

With the World Cup underway, let’s take a look at every goal scored in Cup history. Maybe we can use this to figure out where to fast forward DVRs to. (The Economist)

The WSJ has put together a group and bracket examination of almost every other comparable stat between the 32 nations with their World Cup of Everything Else. (Wall Street Journal)

It’s not just cheerleaders who aren’t treated well by NFL teams. Some NHL teams treat ice girls as sub-human. (Mother Jones)

In case you doubted the strength of The Mountain That Rides… Note: Spoilers alert for Season 4 of Game of Thrones and A Storm of Swords.


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