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I am a biologist living in Morgantown, WV.

Groups: Math and Statistics Geeks, Education Alternatives

Diaries published: 12 (272 days since last diary on Thu Aug 07, 2014 at 02:34 PM PDT)

Comments posted: 2197 (62 days since last comment on Thu Mar 05, 2015 at 09:59 AM PST)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 452

Total Comment Ratings: 119

Most Recommended Diary: Mitt Romney's brave and lonely campaign to re-elect Obama, 114 comments, 195 recommends

People Following Andrew F Cockburn: 22

Andrew F Cockburn's Most Recent Diaries:

Here is a link to the story at the Charleston Daily Mail . (I read this in our Morgantown paper, but I can't link to it.) There is nothing I can think of to add. Please feel free to commit snark in ...
by Andrew F Cockburn
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu Aug 07, 2014 at 02:34 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
Cory Booker came to West Virginia University to give a talk at the Festival of Ideas, an annual series that brings in interesting people to talk about current events and provocative subjects. I hadn'...
by Andrew F Cockburn
Comment Count 34 comments on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 09:04 PM PST with 10 Recommends
I got a phone call from a Republican Party volunteer asking me who I was going to vote for for president. When I answered Obama she thanked me and hung up. I can't figure out what she was up to. ...
by Andrew F Cockburn
Comment Count 36 comments on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 06:05 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
Mitt Romney was a highly successful businessman, was successful in managing the Salt Lake City Olympics, and was elected governor as a Republican in one of the liberal states in the country. That ...
by Andrew F Cockburn
Comment Count 114 comments on Sat Sep 15, 2012 at 08:07 AM PDT with 195 Recommends
So which convention sounded more optimistic to you? I read Martin Seligman's book Learned Optimism a few months ago and was impressed by his research on how optimism predicts elections. Apparently ...
by Andrew F Cockburn
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Sep 07, 2012 at 06:34 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
Both candidates in our congressional primary were unopposed. Sue Thorn , the Democrat, was running for the first time against David McKinley, a first term incumbent. Could Sue could put up a ...
by Andrew F Cockburn
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed May 09, 2012 at 02:19 PM PDT with 14 Recommends

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