Marc Tracy
Staff Writer

Evangelical Christians Are Disappointed to Discover That Book Publishers Believe in the Free Market, Too
April 23, 2014

A new book arguing that the Bible is okay with same-sex marriage has landed its publisher in hot water.

The Economist Was a Rock Star
Thomas Piketty isn’t just a brilliant economist; he’s a fantastic storyteller
April 17, 2014

French economist Thomas Piketty drew Paul Krugman, Joseph Stiglitz, and hundreds of eager fans when he appeared in New York City last night. It's because he has found the most compelling explanation yet for inequality.

Paul Krugman’s 'Big' New Salary Doesn’t Make Him a Hypocrite
It doesn’t even make him that rich!
April 16, 2014

Paul Krugman will make $250,000 when joins City University of New York to work on inequality issues. Ironic? Nope, just the way things work.

The Pulitzers Didn’t "Vindicate" Anything Except Good Journalism
April 15, 2014

"Awarding a prize to a newspaper that covered a hurricane does not somehow vindicate the hurricane.”

Matthew Weiner Is Overrated
The 'Mad Men' auteur's false advertising
April 12, 2014

 It’s not that “Mad Men” is bad. It’s just not nearly as good as most people say it is. 

Bill de Blasio's First 100 Days Have Been a Hard Introduction to Major-League Politics
April 03, 2014

The New York mayor's accomplishments have been overshadowed by avoidable missteps with the media and in Albany.

The Original Nate Silver Also Thinks Pundits Are 'Stupid'
Bill James on “moneyball” in 2014 and backward political thinking
March 31, 2014

In politics, he says, "People who are perceived as learned experts go on television and say stupid shit, and nobody says, 'Boy, that’s really stupid.'"

Mitch McConnell Bleeds Red. Why Can’t He Admit It?
An only-in-Kentucky college basketball gaffe reveals the senator’s true problem
March 28, 2014

A Mitch McConnell web video accidentlly used Duke instead of Kentucky players. The superficial gaffe has become a huge political issue, and revealed deep truths about the Senate minority leader.

College Football Players Are Employees, Says Chicago NLRB
March 26, 2014

In an historic ruling, Northwestern football players won the right to hold a vote on unionizing. They were ruled employees under federal law.

Three Legal Issues That Could Derail the Blockbuster NCAA Lawsuit
March 26, 2014

A proposed class-action lawsuit for student athletes deserves to win—but it faces several hurdles.

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