Marc Tracy
Staff Writer

Dan Snyder Acknowledges Existence of People He Prefers to Slur
March 25, 2014

Washington football team owner made a fatal error in his latest effort to resist changing his team's name: He acknowledged the continued existence of Native Americans.

Beyoncé's Instagram Photos From the Anne Frank House Are Appropriately Provocative
March 20, 2014

It is disturbing to see Beyoncé putting on a sad-face because the topic, for an hour, was the Holocaust. But it's also appropriate.

The Most Righteous Man at ESPN
March 19, 2014

How Jay Bilas became the NCAA's fiercest critic.

Nate Silver’s Not As Foxy As He Thinks He Is
March 17, 2014

Nate Silver compares himself to the fox, knowing many little things, rather than the hedgehog, knowing one big thing. But his philosophy has characteristics of the latter.

The Sitcom Needs Saving
March 11, 2014

Exciting work is niche, able to thrive only in controlled habitats like HBO, basic cable, and Thursday nights on NBC. This wasn't always so. 

Do 11 Percent of Americans Really Think HTML Is an STD?
The strange saga of a possibly real, possibly fake study that became an Internet news meme
March 05, 2014

The strange saga of a possibly real, possibly fake study that became an Internet news meme.

Joining Internet Commenters Everywhere, Hillary Clinton Compares Putin to Hitler
March 05, 2014

Hillary Clinton reportedly compared Vladimir Putin to Hitler. The analogy is off, and also seems unpresidential (which isn't irrelevant in Clinton's case).

What the Crisis in Ukraine Means for Its 70,000 Jews
March 04, 2014

Do Ukrainian Jews have more to fear from pro-Western nationalist fascists or Russian sympathizers?

As Netanyahu Comes to Town, Here’s What Obama Has To Say About Him
March 02, 2014

Obama gave a long interview about Israel and Iran. But you have to speak the right language to understand what he really said.

This Photo Is Not from ‘Game of Thrones.’ It’s From Syria.
February 26, 2014

This is Damascus, last month. And these are Palestinian refugees lining up for food. 

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