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For serious kids

In last week's New York Times , David Brooks suggested that for people who are not parents there are "no grand designs..., no high ambitions. Politics becomes insignificant. Even words like justice lose meaning."
The Salt Exchange experiments with food
By BRIAN DUFF  |  August 07, 2009

With friends like these

Warren Harding was obviously not one of our greatest presidents. But during his little more than two years in the White House, he did offer some shrewd insights into life at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Obama should worry less about befriending the GOP and more about keeping his own party in line
By STEVEN STARK  |  February 05, 2009

Revenge of the nerds

Barack Obama's new administration has been characterized many ways — as a return to liberalism, a Chicago Mafia, and the harbinger of a new age.
For the first time since JFK, 'the best and the brightest' are back in the White House. Will Ivy-League intellect be enough to set the country straight?
By STEVEN STARK  |  January 21, 2009

Obama's dinner with the wimpy (?) right

Until I read this Michael Wolff piece, I hadn't known that Barack Obama recently sat down to dinner ...
By Adam Reilly  |  January 14, 2009

Is John McCain crazy?

There is something not quite right about John McCain.  
Or is he merely disturbed? Plus, local congressmen who screwed up the bailout.
By EDITORIAL  |  October 02, 2008

The Kristol method

Journalistic atrocity or savvy hire?

Why is a Murdoch man working for the competition?

By ADAM REILLY  |  January 09, 2008


Making Waves

There may be nothing new under the sun, but the permutations sure can surprise and delight in our postmodern age of appropriation.
Kubuki meets punk rock at Perishable
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 25, 2007

Presidential toteboard: why the odds favor Obama

When Barack Obama announced his presidential candidacy, there was some wild speculation that Obama might not receive a large share of the black vote.
Black vote + uncommon charisma = quantifiable advantage
By STEVEN STARK  |  March 14, 2007

Random forecast

One thing that’s sure to happen in the coming year is that people will make erroneous predictions about what will happen in the coming year.
Coming in 2007: More tech, more fear, less Paris, and some time travel
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 29, 2006