Just tell your kids no

There’s a relatively absurd New York Times piece about a bunch of whiny parents who can’t control their whiny kids (wonder where they get it from) when the ice cream

Why doesn’t FIFA do anything?

(Warning: soccer post coming up.) The Sports Guy has a pretty great column about the U.S. team’s latest loss to Mexico in Mexico City. You should give it a read.

Department of esoteric allusions

From a New Yorker profile of Elon Musk, CEO of electric carmaker Tesla: Although more than a quarter of Tesla’s employers come from the Big Three, and although the company

Can reform cure Krugman-itis?

Krugman-itis is terrible. I should know. I used to suffer from it myself. When I was younger, I used to believe that Democrats were always at a disadvantage because they

Dr. Obama in 800 words

I was actually glad to see that Barack Obama had written an op-ed about healthcare reform for the Sunday Times. I haven’t paid serious attention to all the talk about

Fear and elections in Afghanistan

Dexter Filkins of the NY Times reports from the village of Tarakai in Helmand province, one of the most violent in Afghanistan. The residents of Tarakai explain very clearly why

Boycotting Whole Foods is dumb

Radley Balko deconstructs the called-for boycott of Whole Foods by some on the left for this anti-single-player op-ed by its CEO: Let me see if I have the logic correct here: