Your phone hears you mention “Aruba” and next thing you know, reading some blog-post on line, an ads pop up for suntan lotion and hotels in Aruba.
Once minds communicate directly with computers — you don’t have to SAY “Alexa, turn on the bedroom light,” you just have to think it — will […]
When Chris Hughes and I were at Harvard (40 years apart), and for the year following, we were both little business tycoons. He wound up making $500 million for three years’ work; I wound up on a magazine cover inside a bubble about to burst.
We are virtually the same person, except he has […]
If you deplore the idea of teachers carrying concealed weapons, watch the Colorado teacher who already does, as reported on CBS News. Are you sure Colorado shouldn’t be allowed to allow that school to allow that teacher — perhaps even encourage him — to keep his weapon in his boot? And others like him?
Have you read David Brooks’ account of a group called Better Angels?
Really worth three minutes.
I think you’ll be able to picture yourself in one of these conversations.
While Putin is busy trying to divide us with fake tweets and real on-the-ground provocateurs, Better Angels — and Oprah, as you may have […]
Take 75 seconds to watch this Ikea ad? How was it not on the Super Bowl? (Thanks, Mel!)
I once had the opportunity to write this foreword to Charles McKay’s 1841 classic, Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds. The iconic madness? “Tulipmania” in 17th Century Holland. Yet according to this just-published […]
. . . We have both spent our professional careers strenuously avoiding partisanship in our writing and thinking. We have both done work that is, in different […]
Read this. A guy “opened” a non-existent restaurant and posted so many fake reviews praising it, it became the hottest place in London. Literally #1 on Trip Advisor. No one could even get a reservation — because when they called for one, he’d tell them, sorry, sold out.
So eventually, once it was literally […]
The indictment. Turns out, while the hacking may have been done by some 400-pound guy sitting on his bed (this indictment doesn’t deal with the hacking), that’s looking increasingly less likely.
We’ve been attacked. Our democracy is still very much under attack.
And our president — and the overwhelming majority of Republicans who enable […]
We are under attack.
We are not fighting back.
Putin is winning.
Trump — and the Republicans who enable him (virtually all of them) — are allowing it.
Would Reagan have allowed it? Eisenhower? Nixon? Ford? […]
Rumblings that Mike Pence may be working to try to expel transgender troops. If true — hopefully not — then this Stars & Stripes op-ed by retired Rear Admiral John D. Hutson, former Judge Advocate General of the Navy, might be worth his reading.
Have you read Michael Lewis’s take on Trump? His […]
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