New Year, Same Intellectual Dishonesty

2014 is shaping up to be just like every year before it, filled with people in politics and media unwilling or unable to recognize nuance.  

Marijuana Legalization Will Be the Gay Marriage of the 2016 Presidential Election

There will be an active debate on the Democratic side, but none on the Republican side.

The Internet Service Providers' Triumph

Companies like Comcast and Verizon just won a huge victory in the courts. Will it destroy the Web? Probably not, but it won't be good.

Rape on TV—More Than Just a Plot Twist

Producers often use sexual assault to heighten drama, but depictions of sexual violence offer a greater opportunity to educate viewers.

Want to Predict the Future of Surveillance? Ask Poor Communities.

Marginalized groups are often governments' test subjects. Here are a few lessons we can learn from their experiences.   

Honor Lincoln and MLK by Getting Yourself an AR-15

An Oregon county GOP shows the world just how experts do their trolling.

When "Not Exactly Corrupt" Isn't Good Enough

Chris Christie finds out what happens when you become a national figure, and the stench of scandal begins wafting to everyone's nose.

Rebuffing the Zones?

The Supreme Court's conservative justices could be poised to roll back protections against harassment outside abortion clinics.

The Damage He Did

Ariel Sharon's long death watch makes it possible to see what he left behind.

Roger Ailes and the Politics of Resentment

What Fox News has wrought.

Choosing the Right Filter for Presidential Image Making

Larry Speakes and the invention of truthiness.

Shooting in the Dark

For nearly 20 years, the federal government has been frightened to study gun violence. President Obama has vowed to change this, but can he?

The "Internet of Things," Still a Long Way Off

You might want to think twice before buying that web-enabled fridge.

Economic Outlook Remains Depressing

The December job numbers were bad, but the real problem is the long-term picture.

The Answers to Two Big Questions about the Christie Bridge Scandal

1. How can people be that dumb? 2. Why is this such a big media story?