Intelligence

IQ Scores Shouldn't Be A Matter of Life or Death
May 27, 2014

“There’s this totally false pretense that an IQ of 70 is the same in different time periods, but the conversion of raw scores isn’t stable over time.”

Obama's NSA Speech Wasn't an Apology. It Was a Clever Defense.
January 21, 2014

It was his best speech on national security, but it will not quell the controversies.

Tea Party Republicans Are Putting American Lives in Danger
October 07, 2013

Imagine if the Democrats in 2007, having just regained control of the Congress, had decided to go to the mat against the Bush tax cuts. Imagine that they voted repeatedly to repeal them. They tried to delay implementation. They linked repeal to debt ceiling legislation. And while most of them knew better than to shut down the government over marginal tax rates, for a group critical to Nancy Pelosi’s majority, repeal had become a matter of religion.

Done Right, Security and Liberty Should Reinforce Each Other. And Here's How to Do It Right.
September 19, 2013

Intelligence has thwarted plots to attack us and saved countless innocent lives. But that shouldn’t blind us to the need for debate and possible overhaul: not because of Edward Snowden, but because times have changed.