Marc Tracy
Staff Writer

In Defense of Israeli Forces’ Social Media Propaganda
November 16, 2012

The Gaza battle has produced the first war on social media. Propaganda today is more immediate but only as effective as what it tries to justify.

Why Is the NFL’s Trade Deadline So Boring?
November 13, 2012

The game of football and the NFL conspire to limit midseason trades, denying fans excitement and players autonomy.

Meet the Corgi Who Helped California Raise Taxes
November 09, 2012

How Gov. Jerry Brown's dog, Sutter, helped deliver his owner a big political victory.

Nate Silver Is a One-Man Traffic Machine for the Times
November 06, 2012

Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight is drawing massive traffic to the New York Times. And he's not even a Timesman!

The First Monday Night Football Before the First Tuesday in November
November 05, 2012

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney went on ESPN's Monday Night Football to kibitz about sports before the election.

To ‘Predict’ Nate Silver’s Future, Look to the More Enlightened Sports World
November 01, 2012

The backlash against Nate Silver has demonstrated that sports fans are a lot smarter than political pundits.

Harden Your Heart: The Thunder Trade Is Sad Now, But Will Be Great for the NBA’s Fans
October 29, 2012

The Oklahoma City Thunder broke up their core by trading James Harden to the Houston Rockets. It will turn out well for everyone, including the fans.

Will We Miss David Stern’s Heavy Hands?
October 26, 2012

David Stern represented the contradictions of a liberal in power. A look at his legacy.

On Opposite Night, Obama Attacks Romney on Israel
October 23, 2012

The whole campaign, Romney has used Israel as a cudgel against Obama. At the third debate, it was the reverse.

Why Is Dan Senor Considered a Serious Foreign Policy Thinker?
October 23, 2012

Dan Senor is a glorified flack. So why is he in serious discussion for a foreign policy job in a Romney administration?