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/ January 17, 2012 6:37 am

Google’s Creepy New Search Isn’t Anti-Competitive

With "Search Plus Your World", Google finally tips the hand it's been holding since the summer.

/ December 19, 2011 12:57 am

A Year for Killing Dictators?

Fatigue is about the most natural cause of death I can think of. Nonetheless, in the past few hours, Kim Jong-Il’s death has repeatedly been compared to the recent politicized deaths of other anti-American global leaders.

/ December 9, 2011 11:48 pm

A Strong Response

The reaction to Rick Perry's recent campaign ad is more surprising, and troubling, than the ad itself.

and / November 8, 2011 12:03 pm

New Feminism in Iran

The Middle East’s most tumultuous women’s rights movement

/ October 27, 2011 2:56 am

Looking At The Likes

Revisiting the unscientific study of Facebook likes and what they tell us about the GOP Primary

/ August 12, 2011 11:05 pm

Max Novendstern on Google Selling Out

While Google+ may represent a better product than Facebook, Harvard Political Review Editor-in-Chief Max Novendstern is unimpressed. Novendstern suggests that Google+ is not a triumph, but rather a failure of a company that has thus far provided innovative products. Google+ may work well, but it simply does not offer anything new, and for that reason Google has finally sold out. ... Read More

/ August 12, 2011 10:06 am

Google Sells Out

When I first encountered Google+, I was delighted. And then, shortly after that, I was bored.

and / May 19, 2011 7:56 pm

Tweeting the Trigger

Social media assisted, not enabled, the Egyptian Revolution

/ March 8, 2011 11:04 pm

Blogging Women’s Week: Feminist Coming Out Day 2011

Last week, one of my male friends told me that one of my female friends was “too intense for a boyfriend.” He clarified, “it’s not that she’s not pretty, I think many people find her attractive … I just don’t think there are boys that she’s attracted to.” As a woman at Harvard, I was disappointed but not shocked to ... Read More

/ February 26, 2011 12:27 am

The FaceBouazizi Revolution.

Mark Zuckerberg has never heard of Arab leaders like Mohammed Bouazizi yet he's credited with the uprisings they've triggered.

/ December 15, 2010 3:54 am

Weighing In: The Sin of Starving?

I have two points to make in response to Alastair’s most recent post — first, that I’m happy that he wrote it, because the issue of savings and culture is very important; and second, that I’m a bit dismayed about what he wrote, because I don’t it’s actually correct. First, agreement: one of the defining stories of the coming decade will be ... Read More

/ June 3, 2010 11:40 pm

What Politicians Can Learn From Imperfection

“Nobody’s perfect.” That’s what Detriot Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga told reporters after umpire Jim Joyce blew a call at first base and cost Galarraga his perfect game in the 9th inning with two outs. After reviewing the replays once the game was over, Joyce admitted he was wrong. He provided a heartfelt apology and wiped tears from his face during ... Read More

/ June 3, 2010 3:14 am

Drill, Baby, Drill: Searching for Nuance

In the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill,there has been no shortage of finger-pointing. There’s plenty of blame to go around, no doubt, but there is one group that the Right has mysteriously implicated in this disaster: environmentalists. In an editorial in the Washington Post last Friday, Charles Krauthammer wrote that environmentalists are partially to blame for the spill ... Read More

/ May 19, 2010 10:35 am

Generational Inadequacy

I just finished watching Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks’ The Pacific, an HBO miniseries following a group of marines in WWII. And it was truly epic. Melodramatic and overwrought maybe, but the war in the Pacific was no jungle romp. As The Pacific vividly shows, it was unimaginably gruesome, traumatic, and relentless. The marines battled the unyielding and suicidal Japanese on malaria-infested, ... Read More

/ May 11, 2010 5:49 pm

Tocqueville Revisited?

A Brit Tries to Explain America

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