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Innovations: Touching the Void — Reality Check Holograms that humans can touch: The very idea conjures up visions of a sci-fi future in which police investigators handle 3-D images of...
Feb 03, 2015

In the future, Law & Order will feature touchable holograms Thing I did for the redesigned @ForeignPolicy

Gin, War, and Special Ops — Gin has always been closely associated with war. Nicknamed "Dutch Courage" by English soldiers fighting the Catholic Counter-Reformation in the Netherlands, its martial connotation helped make it the commoner's drink. With the addition of anti-malarial tonic water it becamethe symbol of global British Empire. Even Americans invoke this history when they pour one out today.

The Uniform Bar Exam, or UBE, could save the legal profession-go take it. — Law schools and the legal job market are having a mutual meltdown. The number of applicants has collapsed, while schools can't seem to control their soaring costs and the industry they feed is drooping like a day-old party balloon. New graduates are desperate for jobs just as clients are desperately...
Jul 22, 2014

Here's national bar exam that could save the legal profession. Take it. Now. a piece i wrote @Slate

Jul 22, 2014

Should everyone just take the Uniform Bar Exam?: @atlblog @VolokhC @WSJlawblog would it save the profession?

Towards A Theory Of David Souter — David Souter is one of the most private Supreme Court Justices, but this 1993 TNR article by Jeffrey Rosen did a fascinating job of illuminating Souter's inner life: "Have you read Proust?" Justice Souter asked near the beginning of my interview for a clerkship last March.
Oct 04, 2015

@BuzzFeedAndrew Neil would have been governor of Colorado if the Silverado Scandal hadn't destroyed his career

Oct 04, 2015

RT @PeterScoblic: How do we reduce political polarization in America? @PTetlock and I have a @nytimes op-ed on the way forward.…

Sep 30, 2015

.@GeorgeBrauchler proves he's as classy a guy as he seems by announcing he won't run for Senate

Sep 29, 2015

@chrisjennison tried to encompass that in the word "adoption." Economy at 140 characters.

Sep 24, 2015

Great to hear #PopeFrancis speak about Dorothy Day. We don't talk about her much but she's a towering American figure.

Sep 22, 2015

RT @emmaogreen: What's a Jew to do when the pope comes on Yom Kippur? #PopeInDC #YontifWithThePontiff <== Let's make it happen…

Sep 21, 2015

.@UniformBarExam adoption apparently 'devastates' Bar passage rates in Montana, Idaho, North Dakota

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