By Oliver Morrison This country was founded on the idea that people should be allowed to vote: no taxation without representation. Every election a new generation is transitioned gently to adulthood with the admonition “rock the vote.” The right to vote has become so sacrosanct that even undemocratic countries such as North Korea and Syria […]
The argument behind the recent setback to Obama’s executive orders on immigration doesn’t make much sense. It reads (from the Nytimes): “The court finds that the government’s failure to secure the border has exacerbated illegal immigration into this country,” Judge Hanen wrote. “Further, the record supports the finding that this lack of enforcement, combined with […]
The New England Patriots lose far fewer fumbles compared to other teams in the NFL and it’s not even close. At first, when the media focus was on throwing and catching, the idea of a deflated ball influencing one or two catches a game, didn’t seem like a huge deal. But when you consider its potential impact on fumbles, i.e. turnovers–probably the most decisive event in football games–it really matters.
The job of the news should be to clarify where there is rumor, confusion, misinterpretation: printing the cartoon and helping guide readers toward a more accurate reading of its meaning seems in line with journalism’s purpose, and avoiding this gives off the impression that there is some truth to those who view the cover as incendiary.
Race isn’t the only difference separating the two: the plausibility of their respective crimes are pretty different, i.e. 20 accusations vs 1. Plus Cosby hasn’t done anything culturally relevant for decades, except chastise black men to pull up their pants, whereas Allen has made a number of above average, if not great, films.
A Slate article dishes on the Affair. My response: I think this clever review needs a more dispassionate third perspective (like the role of the police in the show). The criticism that he’s a cad seems besides the point: the show tells us that but also has us rooting for him, giving us both the […]
The other tacos wilted and submitted but the chorizo taste parried every hot challenger with a new dimension, with the blood-red grease stains on the tortillas you’d expect from such a full flavored fight.
By Oliver Morrison “The Affair,” a new ten-episode series from Showtime, has managed to find a new crime subgenre in this age of over-saturation. Shows such as “Twin Peaks” and more recently “The Killing” found new territory by unearthing the warping consequences of a single murder for a whole season that murder-an-episode shows such as […]
Having a second child doesn’t negatively affect a couple’s views about their financial situation. Part of this could be that the biggest change came after the first child and, as the article points out, a second child costs relatively less. But what’s perplexing is that the extra financial burden bothers men less than it does women. Is this because, as women, they’re losing financial power in the relationship, by taking off work, which causes them to be more dependent on their husband and fall behind in their career advancement? Could it be that this explains the fall in women’s happiness in the first chart–that, though they’re relationships are better, its offset by the losses they experience professionally?