Nob discusses how pizza can explain the US attitude toward the TPP…maybe.
Author: Nob Akimoto
While understanding the American reaction to Ghost in the Shell casting, Nob thinks it could serve to reinforce a different, emerging conception of Japanese identity.
A quick look beneath the headlines from this past weekend’s contests.
Nob gets a bit nitpicky over numbers: Or why context matters when discussing statistics.
The Force Awakens cautiously steps back into the universe – but it risks shrinking the setting too much.
Nob delves into some numbers over city size and population to see if liberal cities are just really bad at density, or if they’re constrained by something else.
Nob’s brief take on Rand Paul’s foreign policy speech and his articulation of a “vision”.
Although overshadowed by the performance of the Nadeshiko Japan and the glorious play of Homare Sawa in the last few years, the Samurai Blues look to make an impact on their fifth consecutive World Cup. With...
Punishment’s far too strong a word for the Eich story.
Nob’s look at insurance coverage and why the question’s not about conscience but money.
Nob’s Random Thoughts on the Weinstein Piece and Climate Change Morality.
Tod notes in his column that he believes Paul Krugman’s “turning” on Nate Silver shows that there’s a growing tendency on the Left to disavow reality that disagrees with their views. I’m not unsympathetic...
I’m not out to start an intra-blog war. Kazzy isn’t the first one to suggest that the anti-Sochi protests are simply another reclassification of anti-Russia bias. There’s pieces such as the one by Peter Lavelle noting...
After Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit in December, Yasukuni Shrine is once again a focus of international controversy. As the League’s only practicing Shinto, I have decided to put together a short primer on the...
The White House has released its new “Report and Recommendations of The President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies” today.
Despite stiff competition from many state houses and even the US Capitol this season, the Michigan Legislature has managed to pull off a surprise upset in the “Worst Legislature” Bowl by overriding Governor Rick...
Six month deal between Iran and P5+1 reached over nuclear program.
…if employers reducing costs by cutting labor costs ala Walmart is laudable, does that make Costco the world’s greatest monster?