That’s how neuroscientist Steven Firestein describes the meaning of science in the above TED talk, rejecting, as Ayun Halliday puts it, “any metaphor that likens the goal of science to completing a puzzle, peeling an onion, or peeking beneath the surface to view an iceberg in its entirety.” Halliday continues: Such comparisons suggest a future […]
In the midst of a segment in which the analysts were preparing to blame Ted Cruz for a disappointing national jobs report (because that’s fair, right?), talking head Steven Liesman decided it would be hilarious if they played Mexican music while Senator Cruz’s face was on the screen. Because Cruz is a Mexican. Get it?...
(Steven Hayward) Most of the lavishly produced TED Talks skew left or are at least relentlessly trendy. But here’s one by South African journalist Ivo Vegter that is well worth its 17 minute length. Vergter has written a book called Extreme Environment: How Environmental Exaggeration Harms Emerging Economies. Show More Summary
STEVEN TELES, an associate professor of political science at Johns Hopkins, has spent the past year or so trying to make the term "kludgeocracy" happen. I, for one, think this word is so fetch. What with Ted Cruz, John Boehner and the...Show More Summary
Our podcast about false memory, "Sure, I Remember That," featured the research of Steven J. Frenda, Eric D. Knowles, William Saletan, and Elizabeth Loftus. If you enjoyed that, you may want to check out Loftus's recent TED talk about her research on embedding false memories in U.S. Show More Summary
Steven Lubet, Salon: Believe it or not, it looks like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is still a Canadian citizen. Although it has now been over a month since he promised to renounce his Canadian citizenship -- which he obtained by virtue of...Show More Summary
(Steven Hayward) Courtesy of the Crossroad GPS folks; about 1:30 long: It seems to me the style, and even the voice, is inspired by those terrific faux-ads from Veridian Dynamics in the late lamented TV show “Better Off Ted.” Like this totally un-PC one (just 36 seconds long): We can use more of this kind of thing. Show More Summary
In a recently unsealed transcript from a post-conviction hearing in the Chandra Levy case, lawyers for the man convicted of killing Levy repeatedly drew comparisons to the botched prosecution of the late Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens. The unredacted version of...
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Near the end of Steven T. Seagle and Teddy Kristiansen’s haunting graphic novel “Genius” (First Second: 126 pp., $17.99 paper), the main character, a physicist named Ted, has an epiphany of a kind.
The Justice Department is fighting an administrative judge's reversal of the suspensions imposed against two prosecutors who were accused of ethical lapses in the corruption case against the late Alaska Senator Ted Stevens. The judge, Benjamin Gutman, who hears Merit...
(Steven Hayward) So a week or so ago on my post on “Jay Leno For President,” I noticed that frequent Power Line commenter David Hill’s FB identification reads: “Works at Veridian Dynamics.” No way! Better Off Ted was one of my favorite...Show More Summary
(Steven Hayward) I’ve had occasion to write before about my enviro-dissident pals Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger of the Breakthrough Institute in Oakland (here, here, here, and here, and also in National Review), describing them...Show More Summary
Cruz is succeeding in plugging a vacuum of meaningful, and more importantly intelligent, conservative activism both in the Senate chamber and in US politics as a whole.
An administrative judge has vacated suspensions of two federal prosecutors who were disciplined by the Justice Department for their flagrant misconduct in prosecuting and convicting the late Senator Ted Stevens.
The U.S. Justice Department violated internal procedure in disciplining two federal prosecutors accused of ethical misconduct in the corruption case against Ted Stevens, a judge concluded in a ruling that voids the suspensions imposed on the two attorneys. Benjamin Gutman,...
The Justice Department has been repeatedly accused of prosecutorial misconduct in high-profile cases for terrorism cases in Detroit to the botched Ted Stevens case to the recent controversy in New Orleans. Many such allegations involved federal prosecutors not sharing evidence with defense counsel or the court — a long-standing problem for the Justice Department which [...]
By Amelia Mularz Grab your Beanie Babies and throw on a scrunchie, everything about this week seemed obsessively stuck in a bygone era. Steven Seagal made the news, Alex Winter and Keeanu Reeves (yes, Bill & Ted) both resurfaced, and we discovered that fans want to resurrect a past TV show (in movie form) so [...]
Summit Midstream Partners, LP (SMLP) Q4 2012 Earnings Call March 14, 2013 11:30 a.m. ET Executives Marc Stratton – Head, IR and Treasurer Steven Newby – CEO Matt Harrison – CFO Analysts Ethan Bellamy - Robert W. Baird Ted Durbin - Goldman...Show More Summary
Now is not the time for Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson to run and hide from the free-agent market, and specifically from running back Steven Jackson. There is little doubt that the Packers would love to see Jackson lined up in their backfield next season. Show More Summary