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Essays

Feb 27th 2016

Memo to President Obama: We need a Supreme Court Justice and we need one now. That justice should be prepared to fight the great the legal battles of the twenty-first century. And those battles concern primarily wealth and race.

Feb 27th 2016

Psychologists generally consider creativity to be the domain of the young.

Feb 26th 2016

LONDON – I would wager that I have been Chancellor of more universities than anyone alive today. This is partly because when I was Governor of Hong Kong, I was made Chancellor of every university in the city.

Feb 23rd 2016

Yelp Eat24 customer-support representative Talia Jane recently wrote a heart-wrenching blog about the difficulties she faced in living on her meager salary.

Feb 22nd 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Being Hillary Clinton, one of the most celebrated women in the world, holder of some of the highest offices in American politics, and possibly the next president of the United States, has had more than its share of agony.

Feb 22nd 2016

The Democratic presidential primary race is shaping up to be a fascinating contest between the voters' views of two distinct political personalities.

Feb 19th 2016

Bernie's the guy who hates fraternities on his college campus, speaks out every chance he gets about how elitist they are, how evil they are, how much money they have, and then wants to be elected to lead one of them.

Feb 17th 2016

There are very few issues that Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz, and Hillary Clinton all agree on.  One of them is the growing problem of inequality in income and wealth.  From the extreme left to the extreme right, everyone is angry about the one percent who have the majority of the wealt

Feb 17th 2016

"Is that how he sees it? "A business?"
"A business is what it is. We have to sell."
"Van Gogh didn't sell, did he?" she points out.
Feb 16th 2016


Justice Antonin Scalia will be remembered for his brilliant intellect, his acerbic wit and his insistence on interpreting law by reference to text and history.

Feb 15th 2016

No matter who wins the Democratic nomination, it is now utterly clear that the Clinton team disastrously misjudged the American electorate.  This is not an accident.  It derives from the Clintons’ gradual evolution from idealists to hardened insiders, America’s decline into crony capitalism, and

Feb 15th 2016

There's an old saying: "Never wrestle with a pig. You both get all dirty, and the pig likes it."

Feb 14th 2016

Justice Antonin Scalia died in Texas on Saturday. IC sends condolences to his family. Scalia is widely recognized as having been a brilliant legal thinker and a fine and passionate prose stylist. He was the first Italian-American to serve on the Supreme Court.

Feb 13th 2016

It’s hard to look at Ted Cruz’s face. He’s said to be a brilliant orator with a sharp legal mind. But his expression unsettles me. I realize my reaction is visceral and automatic, but as a neurologist it is my business to notice things out of the ordinary and probe them.

Feb 11th 2016

If you are angry about Donald Trump's position as the leader of the Republican presidential race and winner of the New Hampshire primary, just remember this: It's all Stephen Colbert's fault. Well, Colbert and the takeover of the Republican party by its extreme right flank.

Feb 11th 2016

If death is the final taboo, it might not be for much longer.

Feb 6th 2016


"When [fuel] prices go up, Obama is at fault; when prices decline, silence."

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