The anti-math’er

— The “anti-vaxxer” movement’s approach to health science reminded me a bit of the current city administration’s approach to basic math. How, exactly, do continued guaranteed raises, lifetime health coverage, unlimited sick-day accrual...

Money blizzard

— American politics finally has a third party, and it ain’t the libertarians. Thank you, U.S. Supreme Court....

Deflate-gate! OMG!

— Any sideshow associated with the All-American spectacle of the Super Bowl will, of course, get more than its fair share of ink, broadcast minutes and Internet bandwidth, often at the expense of more important stories. Still, the hubbub over whether the...

Unfair advantage

— The so-called “deflate-gate” scandal has seized far more than its fair share of media attention this week, as sports writers, commentators, politicians, scientists and jokesters of all walks make easy hay of the latest instance of alleged cheating...