A query

A query

When the man who invented BASE jumping on skis dies while BASE jumping on skis,* isn’t it wrong to describe his death as an “accident”? Wouldn’t some variation of “logical

The politics of intelligence

It’s the old nature vs. nurture debate. Is intelligence genetic, or does your upbringing matter? Yesterday, the Times reviewed a new book that makes the case for nurture. This comment

I know a bestselling author

Craig Mullaney, my classmate from grad school, is at #10 on the NY Times bestseller list for hardcover non-fiction (for the second week in a row). His book, The Unforgiving

The Russian Reset and Europe

Europe will be closely watching as leaders of its two most important partners—Russia and America—meet for the first time on April 1 on the sidelines of the G20 summit in

Virginia’s booze laws are a hoot

My former coworker Caleb Brown and his colleague Austin Bragg have made a funny short on Virginia’s nonsensical alcohol laws. Worth watching for Caleb’s voice alone. When’s Hollywood gonna hire

The Folly of Stem Cell Subsidies

President Obama’s decision earlier this month to overturn restrictions on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research was widely praised by supporters. Yet even setting aside the moral controversy involved,

Inside the JournoList

It’s better than you could ever imagine. A sample can’t do the whole thing justice. It’s pretty much exactly what you would expect, insofar as it reads like the rantings