Paul Krugman Defends Nate Silver.

Over at the New York Times, Paul Krugman defends some recent (politically-motivated) attacks on Nate Silver.

I don’t pretend to know much about statistics, but Nate Silver has always struck me as a rare beacon of objectivity and straightforwardness. If one could bet on such things, I would bet the house that whatever Silver says on the eve of the election will be (once again) accurate.

Update 11/7/12: I was right—or, rather, Nate Silver was right (again).