A scientist has a problem: no problem. Sounds like a Zen riddle, but it’s really about the riddle of victimhood-worship. Emily Yoffe writes an advice column called Dear Prudence. A female reader reported a problem pertaining to workplace bias against women. Although she works in a “very masculine scientific field .
If you’re living in New England and you’ve recently been buried under snow, you probably don’t want to hear how it’s somewhat the fault of (man-exacerbated) global warming. Nor that we can, maybe, tweak the weather to perfection if only we drastically curtail the carbon-emission needed to make boots, gloves
I don’t believe everything I read. If I did, I’d believe seven incompatible things before breakfast, and by lunch I’d suffer a nervous breakdown. From a cognitive dissonance overload. There’s a story just out: A Tennessee teen was allegedly suspended from school for saying “Bless you.” Un-sneezin’-believable. I don’t want
Last week’s interview with New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman brought a rare admission from President Barack Obama. Friedman asked, “What’s the biggest thing you’ve learned doing foreign policy?” “I’ll give you an example of a lesson I had to learn that still has, you know, ramifications to this day,”
Lots of unanswered questions about the prisoner swap of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban detainees held at the Guantanamo Bay military prison. Will negotiating this swap cause more Americans to be taken prisoner? Did Sgt. Bergdahl desert his unit five years ago? Was he responsible for the deaths of
Microsoft recently announced that it was finally ditching a much-maligned “stack ranking” system. Last summer, Vanity Fair did much to publicize how demoralizing the system was. The magazine learned that managers had for years been obliged to rank team members on a curve — such that some employees in each
Since 1990, the federal government has placed a stranglehold on the forest industry in Oregon and Washington and California in order to save a species of bird, Strix occidentalis caurina, better known as the Northern spotted owl. The program has not been successful, experts tell us, with spotted owls declining