By Paul Johnson:It's easy to get lost in all the gloom and doom of the approaching "fiscal cliff" these days with constant reminders all around us. There's even a counter on the MarketWatch.com site that tolls the days, hours, minutes and seconds as we irretrievably march closer and closer to the precipice.
“It’s hard to make predictions, especially about the future.”- Yogi Berra
Like so many people who blog about elections, Nate Silver has a penchant for making predictions. What separates Silver from many of his colleagues and competitors is that he is right. A lot.