Monday, November 25, 2013
Iran no-spoiler alert
So where are we in the Iran narrative? I mean no disrespect to the victims of Iran’s terrorist clients, or the existential fears of Israelis and. . .
Monday, November 11, 2013
The Obamacare Apocalypse
Last week, a professor of physics and astronomy told The New York Times that the probability of an asteroid hitting the earth ---- it happened over. . .
Monday, October 28, 2013
No news is bad news
If you think the widening chasm between the rich and the rest spells trouble for American democracy, have a look at the growing gulf between the. . .
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Textism: Is spelling over?
f u cn rd ths, u cn bcm a sec & gt a gd jb w hi pa. You can tell that’s not a text message. When secretaries were getting good jobs for high pay,. . .
Monday, September 30, 2013
This creepy ad can kill you
“You’re not going to let Uncle Sam put his finger up your butt, are you, dude?” We’re at a bustling town fair, a few weeks from now. Kids. . .
Monday, September 16, 2013
Most depressing brain finding ever
Yale law school professor Dan Kahan’s new research paper is called “Motivated Numeracy and Enlightened Self-Government,” but for me a better. . .
Monday, August 26, 2013
Hillary, helmets, ‘Crossfire’ and cash
Money, they say, is the mother’s milk of politics. Also of news, sports and the rest of the entertainment industry. Three recent stories drive. . .
Monday, August 5, 2013
Reaganism, Capitalism and Sheilaism
If mice can have false memories planted in their brains by scientists, as the journal Science reported recently, then I guess it shouldn’t be. . .
Monday, July 22, 2013
CBS vs Time Warner Cable vs You
Here’s progress: Big media companies now think Americans are as gullible as politicians do. It’s not just candidates who assume we’re. . .
Friday, July 5, 2013
David Brooks’ own private Egypt
If only David Brooks’ eligibility rules for Egyptian political candidates applied to Republicans as well.
Monday, June 24, 2013
Let’s be Brazil
I have outrage envy. For nearly two weeks, more than a million citizens across Brazil have taken to the streets to protest political corruption,. . .
Monday, June 10, 2013
Dear NSA (NSFW)
We really have no idea what websites you’ve been visiting. If we’d wanted to know whether you’ve been cruising men4men, we’d have gotten a. . .
Monday, May 27, 2013
Diagnosis: Informed Citizen Disorder
I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that one of the great pleasures of my life – reading the New York Times – is also bad for my health.
Monday, May 13, 2013
The day the Earth stood stupid
Say goodnight, Earthlings. That message — plus the slimmest of shots at an eleventh-hour reprieve — was announced to the people of the world last. . .
Monday, April 29, 2013
Can’t we all just not get along?
Maybe the problem with Washington isn’t that there’s too little comity – there’s too much.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
An apple for the Apple
I ain’t letting no computer grade this column. No way.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Daddy’s Been Arrested
The final inch of the story turned me into an emotional puddle.
Monday, March 18, 2013
The bartender who rescued America
Prouty, we learned last week, is the 38-year old bartender who videotaped the $50,000-a-plate Boca Raton fundraiser where Mitt Romney wrote off 47. . .
Monday, March 4, 2013
Supermarkets say: Please don’t buy the dreck we sell
I couldn’t believe my eyes. I was in a Minneapolis branch of Byerly’s, an upscale grocery chain in Minnesota. Scanning the aisles for a small. . .
Monday, February 18, 2013
How to avoid meteors
NASA scientists say that meteor explosions like the one last week injuring 1,200 people in Chelyabinsk, Siberia, are 100-year events. The last time a. . .
Monday, February 4, 2013
Being American is bad for your health
“Americans are sicker and die younger than people in other wealthy nations.”
Monday, January 21, 2013
Opinion: The Post-Kumbaya President
Four years ago, while Democrats danced at inaugural balls, Reps. Cantor and Ryan dined at The Caucus Room, a Capitol Hill steakhouse, along with. . .
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The future of technology: Fear of fun
Some day not all that far in the future, a new kind of entertainment is going to be perfected that will either be the coolest video game ever or the. . .
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Fear of fun
Some day not all that far in the future, a new kind of entertainment is going to be perfected that will either be the coolest video game ever, or the. . .