Un-rigging the Rate-Shock Debate
June 05, 2013
Not all healthy 25-year-olds will pay more under Obamacare. Here's why.
Anatomy of a Bogus Obamacare Argument
June 03, 2013
How an irresponsible Forbes writer distorted the debate.
California Will Be Spared the Obamacare Apocalypse
May 24, 2013
No sticker shock here—just affordable insurance premiums.
Why Helen Hunt Deserves a Best Actress Oscar for The Sessions
January 19, 2013
The Oscars are odd. It’s just about the only reason left for having them; that and for the sake of the people who make red carpets. Every year when the nominations come out, there are three or four days of stories about the “surprises” and the people who were “snubbed.” So Tom Hooper and Kathryn Bigelow were overlooked, but Michael Haneke was remarked on. And Helen Hunt got a supporting actress nod for The Sessions. No, I’m not suggesting that she was undeserving—far from it.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: The One-Man Brand That America Keeps Buying
January 18, 2013
The Governator keeps coming back—because retirement is for sissies.
There's a War in Cyberspace over Icons vs. Text
January 17, 2013
How would you like to learn about an app's terms of service?
Charles Cooper: The Other Superlawyer in the Gay Marriage Case
January 14, 2013
One of the most remarked-upon aspects of the upcoming Supreme Court challenge to California’s gay-marriage ban is the odd couple leading the charge: Ted Olson and David Boies, the conservative and liberal superlawyers who squared off in 2000 in Bush
The Man Who Could Have Saved Organized Labor
January 01, 2013
The American labor movement is in dire straits. Could a little-known, recently-departed dissident named Jerry Tucker have saved it?
The Captive of San Clemente
December 21, 2012
THAT FAINT CLANKING SOUND, arriving through the open window of his home office: Was it coming from the courtyard? Was it being made by the pulley they’d attached to the house’s outside wall? Christ, it couldn’t be, thought Nixon, looking at his new digital watch: 6:15 p.m. No, they still had the round-the-clock nurse with them, and she wouldn’t be letting Pat get up from her long afternoon nap for another 15 minutes, when he’d join her for a glass of fruit juice and dinner off the TV trays. He heard the clanking again and realized it was just the halyard hitting the flagpole.