Daily Archive: October 9, 2013

*Sigh*

So evidently Edward Snowden sought asylum in a country that’s been doing this stuff. Do we want to take bets on whether or not the contents of his data were used to help beef...

Interns Not Really Employees: Can’t Sue for Harassment.

A symbol of all that is wrong with the current American corporate culture and legal system. This is evidently real, not an Onion headline. And for all the boomers and slightly younger than boomers...

Can the Rest of the World Ignore Congress?

A point of breathless speculation by the international twitterati has been whether or not the US Congress will force the US to default on its credit obligations by refusing to raise its debt limit....

On Obamacare and the Real U.S. Healthcare Crisis, Part I: A Look In The Rearview Mirror

The US healthcare system is about to radically change, whether or not Obamacare stands. Exactly how it’s going to change, and the degree to which that change will be good or bad for the country, is a choice we still need to make. Before we can make that choice, however, we need to understand how we got here in the first place.

Look, it can’t be both ways…

Dear House Tea Party Caucus, Either the debt-limit is no big deal and therefore you can blow off raising it, or it’s an important thing that can be used as a bargaining chip to...

5 Thinks I Hated About Gravity

Hate is a strong word–and there is plenty in Gravity to love, and that I did love–but a few things just left me frustrated and disappointed (spoilers).

Jersey Guy in Cairo

Grant Wahl’s feature piece in Sports Illustrated on Bob Bradley, former head coach of the United States Men’s National Soccer Team, is a must read, no matter how much or how little you care...

Honest Questions about Obamacare

One of the most contentious bits regarding Obamacare is the mandate. The contention is that without the mandate, enough young people won’t join the system for it to work, and/or free riding. Let’s just...