Author: Ethan Gach

I write about comics, video games and American politics. I fear death above all things. Just below that is waking up in the morning to go to work. You can follow me on Twitter at @ethangach or at my blog, And though my opinions aren’t for hire, my virtue is.

Beyond Body Cameras

Equipping law enforcement with surveillance equipment is a sideshow.

Paul Krugman’s Inadequate Apologetics

Obama’s record and legacy are beside the point. It’s time for liberals to move beyond the President and his conservative opposition.

We’ll Always Have Apple

Ethan Gach pokes fun at our seemingly bizarre devotion to Apple on the eve of its new product reveal.

Gawker to Vox: Stay off our lawn

Gawker’s Leah Finnegan strongly objects to a post by Max Fischer at Vox describing how events in Ferguson might be reported on if the U.S. were just another country in the world.

Religious Liberty is a Farce

Religious liberty is only given priority when the stakes don’t matter. That’s because few truly believe that “religious” beliefs have special status.

Ezra Klein, Vox Media, and Commodifying Status

It doesn’t matter that Ezra Klein’s new project at Vox Media is full of hype but low on details. The shell game it’s premised on is familiar enough.

Working on Holidays is Rarely a Choice

Defending the right of employees to choose to work holidays like Thanksgiving threatens to ignore the fact that, for many, choice never factors into it.

Democrats need to get out of the Republicans’ way

It might not look like it, but Democrats are losing the government shutdown debate. The closer Congress gets to a deal, the less space there’ll be to negotiate when the next budget crisis comes knocking.

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).

Gravity: a Movie in Free Fall

Gravity is disaster movie in space, and while the destruction is dazzling, the characters and script are not.