University of California TAs and Postdocs on Strike!

A showdown over wages could upend the apprenticeship arrangement that has long characterized graduate education.

Apple Not Happy About USB C Mandate

The company is begrudgingly complying with the EU’s requirement.

Escalating the China Trade War

Biden is following Trump’s lead but doing it more competently.

A Spotify for News

Publishers and consumers want very different business models.

Google Builds Blog Troll

The company’s new AI technology looks awfully familiar.

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Working at the Office Ain’t Woke!

People are resisting going back to the office.

EU Tries to Regulate Social Media

Brussels has gotten ahead of Washington in regulating mostly American-based Internet companies.

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The Unexpected Impacts Of A “Better Technology”

An example of when better isn’t better.

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The End of Passwords?

One of the great annoyances of the Internet is slowly going away.

West Shamed Into Action

Actions deemed unthinkable days earlier are suddenly mandatory.

Nostalgic for Nostalgia

Is the past still the past?

The Economics of Streaming

The industry is changing rapidly.

The Dreaded Green Bubble

Apple’s iMessages and teen chic.

Beatles ‘Get Back’ Documentary

A long peek at history in the making.

Is Autocracy Really Winning?

A depressing magazine piece argues it is.

Everyone’s a Virologist Now

Is media coverage of experts’ struggles to understand COVID helpful?

Yale Can’t Take a Joke

A party invitation going terribly wrong.

10 Million Jobs, 8.4 Million Unemployed

A series of mismatches mean would-be workers can’t find employment despite an abundance of openings.

Douthat Misses the Point on Hungary

Hungary is part of a broader global trend, but the real issue isn’t Hungary, it is the Americans who praise Hungary.

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Biden’s ‘Promoting Competition’ Order

The President announced a whopping 72 initiatives to rein in corporate power and lower prices.

The Economics of Long Tail News

There’s got to be a better way.

G-7 Approves Corporate Tax Floor

A major first step to solving a longstanding global issue.

Eric Carle, 1929-2021

The author of beloved children’s books is gone at 91.

Amazon Wins EU Tax Haven Case

For now, at least, it can shift millions of its earnings to Luxembourg.

Apple Saving the Environment by Being Cheap

A credulous report on the tech giant’s altruism.

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Judging Presidents and Presidencies

We tend to focus on the wrong qualities in our early assessments.

US Should Have Federal Vaccine Passport

There are legitimate ethical and liberty questions but they’re outweighed by the benefits.

Amazon Killing Libraries?

The quasi-monopoly power of the world’s largest bookstore is problematic. Maybe.

Parler Loses Web Host

Amazon is using its dominant position to shut down a right-wing social platform.

Streaming Wars Taking No Casualties

Thus far, Disney+ and HBO Max are additive rather than cannibalizing competing services.

The Great Unbundling

The days of one-stop media shopping are long gone.

Republicans Stuck Between Trump and a Hard Place

Explaining the continuing cowardice of GOP Senators.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Abortion Law

A reprise of an almost identical case with a different group of Justices–and the Chief Justice switching sides.

Trump Targets Social Networks

The President has been Twitter on their own platform. Now, he’s following through.

Working Longer During the Pandemic

Contrary to some expectations, Americans are logging three extra hours of work a day.

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WHO Says Alcohol Not Good Coping Strategy

What do they know, anyway?

Coronavirus Could Kill Trump Presidency

We may be seeing the beginning of the end.

Has the Democratic Race Changed?

Is there a new frontrunner?

The Iowa Caucuses Debacle

It’s more embarrassing than we thought.

Judiciary Committee Hints It Could Move To Impeach Trump Again On Additional Grounds

In a new court filing, House Democrats hint they might move to impeach the President again if the evidence warrants such action.

Poll Finds Republicans Think Trump Is A Better President Than Lincoln

Further evidence that the Republican Party has turned into a cult of personalty built around Donald Trump.

New York City Voters Approve Ranked-Choice Voting

A big win for ranked-choice voting in the Big Apple as voters approve a referendum that will bring ranked-choice voting to the nation’s most populous city.

Brexit Could Be The End Of The United Kingdom

Brexit seems like it’s inevitable at this point, and that could set in motion a series of events that would mean the end of the United Kingdom.

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Don’t Be Afraid Of Technology

There’s far more good in technology than bad, but these days we seem to be far more focused on the bad right now.

Where Has the Decade Gone?

No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun.

Previewing The Third Democratic Debate

This evening ten Democratic candidates for President, including all of the front runners, appear on stage together for the third debate of the 2020 election cycle.

Trump Goes Full Dictator

Donald Trump isn’t just admiring dictators now, he’s acting like one.

Trump’s Newest China Tariffs Are Going To Hurt Americans

The new round of tariffs on Chinese made goods that the President announced late last week will have a particularly severe impact on consumers and retailers.

Bergdahl’s Sentence Could be Reduced Because of Trump Comments

Can the commander-in-chief’s tweets be unlawful command influence?