Today's decision warns colleges and universities across the country that they need to be very careful about how they use race in admissions. But the headline is clear: they still may do so.
It's not easy being Justice.
Eric Liu puts forward a “modest proposal” in this month’s Atlantic: instead of being awarded citizenship upon birth, perhaps Americans should have to pass a citizenship test just like immigrants to the country. You take the exam at the age of 18 and every ten years thereafter. If you truly bomb it ...
When Fisher v. University of Texas is decided in the next few days, Justice Anthony Kennedy may cast the decisive vote ending affirmative action as we know it. Unless he doesn't.
Spreading luck around isn't as easy as it sounds.
A rejoinder to the author of the Neurobonkers blog post criticizing my take on Edward Snowden.
The surveillance state is here, and it is apparently here to stay. The question moving forward is how effective the U.S. constitutional system and democratic culture will be in keeping the American version from slipping into Chinese mode.
I wrote a short post on Thursday suggesting that whether you’re a fan or a sworn enemy of the surveillance state, you’d be wrong to condemn the pending prosecution of Edward Snowden. Drawing on a passage from Hobbes’s Leviathan, I argued that functional government is impossible “if the considered ...
Yes, the kitten with four eyes, two noses and two mouths is real. She was born on Tuesday and answers to, cue the pun, “Deucy.” What does Deucy have to do with Edward Snowden, aside from their adorable whiskers? A lot. I could explain, but Hobbes does such a better job. Arguing for entrusting ...
OK, so the NSA is spying on you. Is Orwell's nightmare coming true?
For Leon Wieseltier, the corrosive effects of modern technology spell the demise of humanity as we know it. I'm not so sure.
The man who killed a prostitute because she wouldn't return his $150 has been acquitted. Now what?
For the most part, your chances of success in life are a function of the circumstances of your birth.
Irrational tendencies mark human existence. Some can be of service to you, such as the phenomenon of honoring what economists call “sunk costs.”
“I believe the children are our future.” Never has a more brazen tautology graced the opening line of a Top 40 song. But when Whitney Houston popularized these words in her 1986 hit, she gave voice to an orientation that seems to be in retreat today. For Douglas Rushkoff, author of a new ...