200 Years Ago Today, America’s First War Begins

Two centuries ago, a war that makes less and less sense with the passage of time began.

Why Has Public Approval Of The Supreme Court Declined?

Public opinion of the Supreme Court has declined in recent years. But It’s not because of anything the Court did.

Weigh More, Pay More?

Peter Singer argues that heavy people ought to pay more to fly.

World’s Top Universities

Seven of the top ten and fifteen of the top twenty universities on the planet are American.

Take This Job And Shove It

One Goldman Sachs employee decided to quit his job in a very public manner.

Time For The Super Bowl To Drop Roman Numerals?

Time to end a 41 year tradition?

Record 28% of American Households One Person Only

In the 1980s, Americans were bowling alone. Now, we’re living that way.

$4.00 Per Gallon Gas By Spring? Bye Bye Economic Recovery?

Higher gas prices in the spring could have an impact on the economy, and the election.

Global Warming Holding Off The Next Ice Age?

Are carbon emissions saving us all from a cold, cold fate?

Whitewashing Evil

The capacity of some people to look the other way in the face of evil is astounding.

A 25 Year Recession?

Time’s 2011 Person Of The Year: “The Protester”

Time Magazine has chosen “The Protester” as its Person Of The Year. Let the outrage ensue.

Eurozone Too Big To Save?

“The debt crisis is burrowing ever deeper, like a worm, and is now reaching Germany.”

Syria and the Responsibility to Protect

We’re running out of excuses.

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski (L) is embraced by his mentor former Indiana coach Bobby Knight after Duke defeated Michigan State in their NCAA men's basketball game in New York November 15, 2011. The win was Krzyzewski's 903rd, surpassing Knight's record as the most wins ever as a college coach. Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski (L) is embraced by his mentor former Indiana coach Bobby Knight after Duke defeated Michigan State in their NCAA men's basketball game in New York November 15, 2011. The win was Krzyzewski's 903rd, surpassing Knight's record as the most wins ever as a college coach.

Mike Krzyzewski Breaks Bob Knight’s Record

Bob Knight coached Mike Krzyzewski at West Point. Now, Coach K has broken his mentor’s record for all-time victories as a head coach.

Next Up: Italy

Greece’s Dangerous Gamble

The Greek referendum could be a disaster for the global economy. And might be the right thing to do.

Apple’s Odd New Patent And What It Says About Our Patent Laws

A new patent granted to Apple raises once again the question of how far patent protections should extend.

Can Occupy Wall Street Win?

The Occupy Wall Street movement faces obstacles its Tea Party counterpart didn’t.

Wall Street Journal Circulation Scam

Rupert Murdoch’s publishing empire is being rocked by a second scandal, this one a scheme to inflate the circulation figures of the Wall Street Journal.

Elizabeth Warren’s Flawed Social Contract

Elizabeth Warren has a deeply flawed view of our social contract.

The Ongoing Insanity of US Border Policy (Fencing off Citizens Edition)

Another entry in the ongoing follies of US border and immigration policy.

Once Again, Romney Wins And Perry Falters In GOP Debate

Last night’s Republican debate is likely to raise more questions about Rick Perry in the minds of voters.

Blair Calls for Regime Change in Iran and Syria

For a peace envoy, Blair has some nonpeaceful ideas.

Rich-Poor Divide

The Telegraph’s chief political commentator sees moral decay at the top as well as the bottom.

International Relations Graduate School Pros and Cons

So, you want a career in foreign policy field and are weighing your options….

English Riots

Some thoughts on the riots (especially some US partisan responses to it).

Oslo Bomb Blast and Shooting Spree: Al Qaeda Suspected (Updated)

A bomb blast in Oslo’s government center has killed at least two people and a presumably related shooting spree at a nearby children’s camp are being investigated as terrorist related.

New York Times Time-Lapse Video

A video of the New York Times website from September 2010 to July 2011.

An Attempt at Unpacking the News Corp Scandal

I must confess to having only paid peripheral attention at first, but it is clear that there is a major story here that requires attention.