In making his case for socialized law, Noam Scheiber implies that lawyers for poor and middle class clients don’t do as good a job as lawyers for rich clients.
Unequal spending on legal services isn't a crisis, and doesn't need this solution
Was Jane Austen a Game Theorist? Author Michael Suk-Young Chwe responds to William Deresiewicz's review of Jane Austen, Game Theorist.
A battle over what "science" really means.
Ezekiel Emanuel argues that more tests make students smarter, a proposition which is not as simple as it sounds. The validity of his claim comes down to such questions as "who writes the tests," "how quickly are the results reported," and "how are the scores used."
Steven Pinker:In his commentary on my essay “Science is Not your Enemy,” Leon Wieseltier writes, “It is not for science to say whether science belongs in morality and politics and art.” I reply: It is not for Leon Wieseltier to say where science belongs.
Philip Kennicott sounds a false alarm says the President of the League of American Orchestras.
Shunning foes of marriage equality isn't bullying. It's advocacy.
The founder of Freedom to Marry takes issue with Michael Kinsley's argument that marriage-equality advocates have engaged in bullying.
Hillary Mann Leverett and Flynt Leverett respond to Abbas Milani's review of their book.
Future Perfect author Steven Johnson takes Evgeny Morozov to task for his critical book review.