Politics

January 16, 2014

Your Credit Card Has a Dangerous Flaw That the Banks Refuse to Fix
10:34 AM

Why the magnetic stripe on your credit card is putting you at risk.

January 15, 2014

Obamacare's a "Bailout" Now? Conservative Critics Are Getting Desperate
11:37 PM

The right has a new attack on the Affordable Care Act. It's as cynical and misleading as the old ones.

Seeds of Doubt
10:00 PM

His doubts about the Jewish and Palestinian states were prescient—and forgotten.

Obama's Pacific Trade Pact Will Be Awful for the Environment

Here are a few of the worst environmental equivocations in a draft from WikiLeaks of a major trade agreement.

All the Jobs Growth Last Month Went to Women. (And That's Not Necessarily Good News for Them.)
12:15 PM

A remarkable piece of news came out along with last month's job report—of the 74,000 jobs added to the U.S. economy in December, all of them went to women.

Big Monopolies Are Now Free to Ruin the Internet
10:35 AM

The terrible consequences of a court's FCC ruling. 

What the Latest NSA Bombshell Reveals About Media Standards Today
10:00 AM

David Sanger and Thom Shanker have a lengthy story in the New York Times about various National Security Agency techniques for penetrating foreign computers and networks, including a strategy for accessing seemingly air-gapped computers.

January 14, 2014

The Filibuster Does Not Protect Minority Interests
8:00 PM

The filibuster is worse than you thought. 

'Homeland' Is Sending Signals for the CIA, Say Conspiracy Theorists in Turkey
8:00 PM

In the season finale of the third season of "Homeland," Carrie Mathison, the bipolar CIA agent played by Claire Danes, is appointed as the Istanbul bureau chief to oversee the agency’s covert Iranian operation—the result of a season-long effort to pl

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