Considering Apple’s latest “bauble.”
Author: Ethan Gach
Equipping law enforcement with surveillance equipment is a sideshow.
Democracy is a lonely business.
Obama’s record and legacy are beside the point. It’s time for liberals to move beyond the President and his conservative opposition.
Ethan Gach pokes fun at our seemingly bizarre devotion to Apple on the eve of its new product reveal.
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.
Contributor Ethan Gach struggles to find a single starting point.
I can tell you what Game of Thrones is good at but not why we seem to like it so much.
A Vox story on America’s drone arsenal has some more explaining to do.
David Leonhardt is confused about inequality, at least according to his shallow dive into Thomas Picketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century.
Liberals disagree with Adolph Reed Jr.’s Harper’s essay less than they think.
Religious liberty is only given priority when the stakes don’t matter. That’s because few truly believe that “religious” beliefs have special 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.
Jaybird and I discuss the latest installment in Warner Brothers Studios’ acclaimed Batman video game series: Arkham Origins.
I agree with Matthew Yglesias that “America needs more on-the-job learning, not less,” I just don’t know what that has to do with giving “Two Cheers for Unpaid Internships.”
Attempting some clarifications on what’s at stake as norms about working on national holidays shift.
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.
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.
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 is disaster movie in space, and while the destruction is dazzling, the characters and script are not.