The debate over the National Science Foundation study of Twitter is getting off track. The sole issue at stake is whether it is appropriate for the government to fund Truthy — no matter how worthwhile it may be.
With physical copying now approaching digital copying in terms of ease, cost, and convenience, how will the advent of this new technology affect intellectual property rights, be they patents, copyrights, or trademarks?
Uber, Lyft and Airbnb’s regulatory roadblocks continue.
Challenges abound, but the trajectory is plain.
We will never attain certainty about our concerns, but with care and luck we approach it by increments. Above all, we learn to be skeptical of grand visions and their visionaries.
The 130-year-old Metropolitan Opera is under threat from unions – and philanthropists.
The battle between new smartphone-enabled 'transportation network companies' and legacy taxicabs largely mirrors the age-old war over productivity, a war that only ever has one outcome.
During the last few weeks, one’s confidence about the essential unimportance of sports has been cast into the shadows of doubt.
'The first self-constituted, self-declared, self-created people in the history of the world.'
The home refrigerator, a vital but modest technology, is 100 years old.
A new EPA rule is a disaster for farmers and the traditional understanding of the relationship between the federal government and the states.
He helped me penetrate the mystery of fatherhood, even if it is a bit late.
As much as I’ve grown to love hockey, I can’t bring myself to watch the ongoing Stanley Cup finals.
If the FDA's proposed regulations go into force, the likely outcome is a severe reduction in consumer choice, and thus fewer smokers quitting and more dying needlessly.
A new book holds that full and faithful translation from one language to another is not possible, hence World Literature cannot be.
The playoffs — there's something, to the averagely insane sports fan, magical in that phrase.
We are a grateful nation. And because we are a grateful nation, we are a generous nation. Our founders were steeped in this idea, and it is still strong among us.
The greatest month to be a sports fan.
Don’t let the hype fool you: the best place to watch the U.S. Open and many other sports these days is from your couch.
Trendy urbanites dining in the Berkshires can chastise “factory farmers” all they want, but commercial farming today is a modern miracle, satisfying the needs of millions.