James reviewed this story - Mar 20, 2011
Regulation is an effective check on avarice only if it is adversarial. We don't need regulator that can "work with" the regulated.
James posted and reviewed this story - Dec 7, 2010
Shostak's article explain why the discovery of an organism that has Arsenic in its DNA is important.
James posted and reviewed this story - Dec 5, 2010
James reviewed this story - Nov 29, 2010
This is not an analysis of the problem or a prescription. It is a call to arms.
James reviewed this story - Nov 21, 2010
I don't know what the youth of today is coming to. You would think this story would get old after 25 centuries. Still, its appeal to the over 35 crowd seems eternal.
James reviewed this story - Nov 14, 2010
It struck me as little more than name calling. It may be satisfying to shout Lair, Lair! or Idiot!, but it doesn't advance understanding or conversation.
James reviewed this story - Sep 17, 2010
For a short article it tried to cover to much ground. So, it didn't cover any of it very well.
James reviewed this story - Sep 6, 2010
Mr Stewart assumes that the recession ended some time ago, and that recovery has occurred. The NBER defines a recession as a "significant decline in economic activity spread across the economy, lasting more than a few months, normally visible in real GDP, real income, employment, industrial production, and wholesale-retail sales." The conditions to declare an end to the recession do not seem to have been met. At least the NBER doesn't think so. From reading his column, you would not suspect that such doubts existed.
James reviewed this story - Sep 2, 2010
This is not journalism, it is evangelism.
There is need for passion in the world.
James reviewed this story - Aug 25, 2010
"Credit card debt drops to lowest level in 8 years". The story right next to it on Breaking Business is "Credit card rates hit highest level in 9 years". Could there be a relationship here?
James reviewed this story - Jun 16, 2010
This is a layman's summary of a somewhat technical article found in the Mar. 5, 2010 issue of Science Magazine. As such, it helps advance public understanding of state of art in fusion power generation.
James reviewed this story - May 18, 2010
Taking a couple of data points and extrapolating them to the future of the Republican Party is a little overblown.
James reviewed this story - May 17, 2010
There seems to be a growing separation between American Jews and the Israeli government. What is going on? This article tries to provide some answers.
James reviewed this story - May 17, 2010
It starts with an anti-corporate bias and then tailors the article to fit that bias.
James reviewed this story - Mar 30, 2010
This is opinion and speculation. I would like to see what they actually have on these folks.
James reviewed this story - Feb 20, 2010
Brooks' has a nostalgic view of the "Protestant Establishment". You know, back when people knew their place. Still, his critic of merit is worthy of discussion.
James reviewed this story - Nov 24, 2009
The article is well written and brings up points that are not often considered. The lack of hyperlinks to sources of quotes and data undermine the article's credibility.
James reviewed this story - Nov 23, 2009
There is already a general confusion between the ideas of weather and climate. This article adds to that confusion.
James reviewed this story - Nov 22, 2009
This article is an OK first cut on a story. In a sense, that is what newspapers do, an OK first cut.
James reviewed this story - Oct 24, 2009
I am always uncomfortable accepting data and data interpretation without a link to the source data. Still, this is a thought that merits further consideration.
James reviewed this story - Sep 3, 2009
Moore distills a very complex issue into half a dozen paragraphs and a graphic. He does this without introducing serious distortion.
James reviewed this story - Aug 7, 2009
Nothing new here, but the various stamps of authority (MIT, National Academies, etc.) may bring it to the attention of decision makers.
James reviewed this story - Jul 14, 2009
This article compares Google's vaporware software (Chrome OS) to Microsoft's actual software (Windows 7). Let's hold off on this story until Chrome OS is at least in alpha.
James reviewed this story - Jun 18, 2009
This is more poetry than journalism. The argument is just an extended metaphor. Social Networking doesn't need this intellectual baggage.
James reviewed this story - May 26, 2009
The article was a very brief overview of a complex problem.
James reviewed this story - May 9, 2009
This is sadly a common story. Perhaps the most important part of the story is that these practices are legal and unlikely to become illegal.
James reviewed this story - May 1, 2009
This integration of audio, text, interactive maps, photos and hyperlinks is journalism finding a voice in the current world.
James reviewed this story - Apr 15, 2009
James reviewed this story - Mar 30, 2009
This story may reflect the "feel" of Beirut, but it is a little too gonzo to accept as fact.
James reviewed this story - Mar 29, 2009
In an article that is highly hyperlinked, there is no link to the Science Magazine article on which it is based, and no date and page citation (Science 27Mar09, pp 1680-81). This may have been acceptable in days of print journalism, but it is no longer.
James reviewed this story - Mar 16, 2009
Clay Shirky is a true iconoclast. He examines the economics of publishing newspapers. He then explains why this economic model is broken beyond fixing.
James reviewed this story - Feb 4, 2009
Sadly, this would count as quality journalism. It is a collection of quotes and counter quotes. There is very little discussion of how we get from here (e.g. the XO computer) to the new design (and new price). In technology we see dozens of these vaporware projects come and go every year. They usually don't happen.
James reviewed this story - Jan 22, 2009
Why do we have to go to Israeli newspaper to get alternative Israeli points of view? Why aren't articles like this one carried in American Newspapers? It might said that this piece is disrespectful, but the disrespect it engenders in me is for American journalism.
James reviewed this story - Jan 6, 2009
Not all journalism is news. The purpose of ed-op is to clarify issues or to plead a case. Mr. Safire always stimulates thought and often a smile.
James reviewed this story - Dec 29, 2008
Why don't US newspapers include articles from the Israeli press?
James reviewed this story - Nov 29, 2008
The writer has discovered that electrically powered devices use electricity. This is the style of reporting that gives environmentalism a bad name, by making it trivial. Scientific American was once a great magazine.
James reviewed this story - Nov 23, 2008
It is in the nature of ed-op pieces that they are too short to deal with complex problems. Still, Mr Krugman was able to at least point out the rudderless drift in economic policy caused by the power vacuum in Washington.
James reviewed this story - Nov 22, 2008
This is a very one sided piece. This is not necessarily a bad thing. It is trying to present an argument that few have thought about enough.
Much of the "stuff" in Iraq would be easier and cheaper to replace than to bring back. Marginal "stuff" (worn out tanks and helicopters) could be left behind to support the military of our "ally", the Iraqi government.
So, one sided that it might be, the article gets you thinking.
James reviewed this story - Nov 21, 2008
The article is a little chatty and a little partisan, but a good read in a gossipy sort of way.