Does there really exist an industry of deeply funded anti-tax lobbyists whose sole purpose is to protect the holdings of their clients? Absolutely -- far from "mistaken," that narrative is exactly right. Do they win every fight? Nope, and they lost the one that led the capital gains rate to go up in 2013.
Several months ago there was a minor flap over the fact that the National Football League was given the right to delete parts of the film "Concussion" before its general release to the public. At the time many, including myself, feared that the NFL would defang the bite of the film. It did not.
Ampikaipakan points are not only flawed, but incredibly problematic and inconsiderate. Making cases that suggest diversity is an opponent to universality is such a dangerous oxymoron.
The stereotype that LGBT people are rich, well-funded, well-educated and selfish has been used by those opposing LGBT equality as a reason to deny LGBT people their human rights.
A rich guy from a venture capital firm decides that every public school student in New York City should learn to be a computer coder. Nearly everyone hailed the plan as a brilliant solution to what ails inner-city public schools. But is it?
You wouldn't believe what's going on at the 101-year-young National Yiddish Theater-Folksbiene!
It's been a pretty good year for some arresting media corrections and apologies. And some telling non-apologies.
The most expensive problems are those that customers or interested third parties discover. If companies try to sweep them "under the rug," or invest resources to deliberately deceive the public, there is likely to be a big explosion as the pressure builds under that rug. This is what has happened to VW.
I have no idea what's going to unfold on the campaign trail in 2016. But I do know the press would be better off reporting the facts, rather than being tied to outdated narratives that don't reflect reality.
As the presidential campaigns heat up, it is clear we are headed down the path of polarized politics that have made it difficult to address critical i...
The Times reports that Gladwell hands blurbs out like Santa, though he doesn't seem to care if authors are naughty or nice.
On those gray days when my despair is palpable it seems such a high price. But on my good days, oh, those glorious, delicious, good days, of which there are many, you will quite often catch me singing. Out loud.
As 2016 approaches, I have begun to take stock of the year that was. 2015 was the year my heart was broken, a heartbreak that came suddenly and unexpectedly.
The following article first appeared in The National Book Review Jeff Schmalz, who worked at the New York Times for more than 20 years before dying o...
Despite the apparent inability of many of our current policy makers to accept the scientific reality of climate change, the science is not new.
Donald Trump's call to ban Muslims from the United States is so reprehensible that it's hard to know where to begin. So I'll begin with this: Aside from being morally bankrupt and likely to provoke anti-Muslim violence, Trump's rhetoric is based on a profound misreading of reality.