February 09, 2015

Red States' New Tax on the Poor: Mandatory Drug Tests for Welfare Recipients

And yet, from public school to Social Security, all of us are on some kind of welfare.

February 08, 2015

February 06, 2015

The Puritans Were America's First Anti-Vaxxers
9:00 PM

The original anti-vaccine movement began 300 years ago.

John Boehner Should Try Listening to His Own Economic Advice for Obama
5:35 PM

Republican economic ideas are still stuck in the 1970s.

The Moral Hazard of Big Data
Pasquale's 'Black Box Society' takes on the destructive power of money-hungry computation
2:32 PM

We need greater accounting for algorithms that see us only as points in a vast Venn diagram. 

The U.S. Should Arm Ukraine—But Not Because This War Is Winnable
11:35 AM

If enough Russians die in battle, the tide of public opinion will turn.

Sheldon Silver's Biggest Sin Was What He Did to His Own Neighborhood
11:21 AM

Sheldon Silver's worst crime may have been against his neighborhood: the Lower East Side.