Isaac Chotiner

Q&A: How Worried Should We Be About Al-Qaeda Taking Over Fallujah?
January 08, 2014

A top middle east expert on just how much sway we have left

Cold Weather Stinks. Hot Weather Is Great. End of Debate.
January 08, 2014

I know you guys know all about how wear lots of layers and all of that, but cold weather is still rotten.  

Bob Woodward Shows His Anti-Obama Bias
January 07, 2014

A scoop about Robert Gates' criticisms of Obama says more about Woodward than anyone else.

There's One Big Difference Between GMO Skepticism and Climate-Change Denial
January 06, 2014

In The New York Times on Sunday, Amy Harmon has a long, fascinating, and superbly researched piece about the fight over genetically engineered crops in Hawaii.

The Silly Liberal Attacks on 'The Wolf of Wall Street'
January 01, 2014

Critics of "The Wolf of Wall Street" may be right about the finance business, but they are confused about art.

Rape in India Goes Unpunished and Ignored
December 31, 2013

As is so depressingly common with depressing news from India, crimes and tragedies lay bare massive political and administrative dysfunction and corruption. 

Charles Blow Officially Replaces Frank Bruni as Worst New York Times Columnist
December 29, 2013

It is bad enough that Frank Bruni has decided that his New York Times column should be devoted to cheesy stories told in a you-can-succeed-if-you-really-try style.

Rand Paul Accidentally Exposes GOP As Party of Wealthy
December 23, 2013

Young people, they don’t really associate with Republicans on taxes and regulations...They just don’t have any money so they don’t care much about those issues."

The Atheist's Guide to Christmas
December 21, 2013

Your official Atheists' Guide to Christmas: How to discuss—and enjoy!—Santa, Carols, and even the birth of Jesus.

This NBA Player Took the Dumbest Shot in NBA History
December 19, 2013

How bad a play can a professional basketball player make?

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