Recommended Reading on the Drug War

The US drug policy gang: Dopey, Boozy, Smokey and Stupid?

Jack LaLanne Dead at 96

Fitness guru Jack LaLanne has succumbed to the inevitable at the ripe old age of 96.

Test Taking Enhances Learning

A new study casts new light on the importance of testing students to reinforce their grasp of information.

Democrats: ‘F- The President’

Democrats can’t stop using the F-word when talking about President Obama.

Is The Game Fixed?

A third of the Forbes 50 were born billionaires. Does that mean the game is fixed?

Taxes, Individual Effort, and the Social Contract.

Do those who succeed in our economy benefit unequally from the benefits of government?

Are The Ivies Too Small?

America’s elite universities have proportionately fewer slots than their English and French counterparts. Does it matter?

College Rankings Nobody Takes Seriously

Washington Monthly ranks colleges “based on what they are doing for the country — on whether they’re improving social mobility, producing research, and promoting public service” rather than “wealth, exclusivity, and prestige.” Too bad they don’t hire that way.

Wonkery vs. Reality

The concentration of policy wonks in the Washington-New York-Boston corridor produces skewed analysis.

Daniel Schorr Dead at 93

Daniel Schorr’s journalism career ended far too early, lasting a mere eighty-one years.

Law School Grade Inflation

Law schools are artificially raising student grades, sometimes retroactively, to make them more competitive on the job market.

Law School Bubble?

Olympic Nationalism

Just a Day Job

College Rankings

Banned Opus Strip

Blogging Elitism

Nelson Polsby, RIP

Pass the Prime Rib