Considering Apple’s latest “bauble.”
Equipping law enforcement with surveillance equipment is a sideshow.
Democracy is a lonely business.
Obama’s record and legacy are beside the point. It’s time for liberals to move beyond the President and his conservative opposition.
Ethan Gach pokes fun at our seemingly bizarre devotion to Apple on the eve of its new product reveal.
Gawker’s Leah Finnegan strongly objects to a post by Max Fischer at Vox describing how events in Ferguson might be reported on if the U.S. were just another country in the world.
Contributor Ethan Gach struggles to find a single starting point.
I can tell you what Game of Thrones is good at but not why we seem to like it so much.
A Vox story on America’s drone arsenal has some more explaining to do.
David Leonhardt is confused about inequality, at least according to his shallow dive into Thomas Picketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century.
Liberals disagree with Adolph Reed Jr.’s Harper’s essay less than they think.
Religious liberty is only given priority when the stakes don’t matter. That’s because few truly believe that “religious” beliefs have special status.
It doesn’t matter that Ezra Klein’s new project at Vox Media is full of hype but low on details. The shell game it’s premised on is familiar enough.
Jaybird and I discuss the latest installment in Warner Brothers Studios’ acclaimed Batman video game series: Arkham Origins.
I agree with Matthew Yglesias that “America needs more on-the-job learning, not less,” I just don’t know what that has to do with giving “Two Cheers for Unpaid Internships.”
Attempting some clarifications on what’s at stake as norms about working on national holidays shift.
Defending the right of employees to choose to work holidays like Thanksgiving threatens to ignore the fact that, for many, choice never factors into it.
It might not look like it, but Democrats are losing the government shutdown debate. The closer Congress gets to a deal, the less space there’ll be to negotiate when the next budget crisis comes knocking.
Hate is a strong word–and there is plenty in Gravity to love, and that I did love–but a few things just left me frustrated and disappointed (spoilers).
Gravity is disaster movie in space, and while the destruction is dazzling, the characters and script are not.
Last year around this time I would have given anything to get my hands on a Steam Machine, but now that it’s becoming a reality, I’m struggling to remember why I was ever excited about it.
Franzen argues that modernity has left Americans mired in distraction, and critics help prove his point.
Coca Cola is partnering to deliver clean drinking water to small villages around the world, even as it steals water from others.
The game hits store shelves tomorrow, but reviews are up today. So what’s the consensus?
An open thread on the President’s remarks on Syria and where the crisis currently stands.
The co-writers on DC’s Batwoman are forced to quit after the publisher tries to make last minute changes to several of the comic book series’ storylines.
The full text of the Senate’s joint resolution authorizing the use of military force in Syria is now available.
Five must read articles on the subject of Syria.
Allison Benedikt accuses her colleagues who send their kids to private school for turning their backs on the promise of public education.
Everyone wants to offer the President advice on what the U.S. should do about Syria, but no one has any clue how their plans would work or why.
Jonathan Chait is reasonably sure that “killing some of the Syrians who are soldiers wantonly killing civilians will probably lead to a net decrease in killing,” and with that let the bombing commence.
While the President and his administration prime the American public for war with Syria, a look at some of the day’s most prevalent writing on the topic demonstrates just how little anyone knows about what might happen after the country does so.
The news that Ben Affleck has been tapped to play Batman in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Superman movie has me thinking of just about everyone else in the world I wish Warner Bros. chose instead.
In the UK, government officials threaten legal action against a newspaper for reporting on state secrets. In the U.S., the executive editor of The New York Times does a Q&A on, among other things, why she’s not actually a mean person.
Choosing a university isn’t about truth, beauty, or the quality of the dining hall. It’s about people.
The most recent development in the ongoing public debate about the U.S. and allied governments’ surveillance programs.