How Police Body Cameras Were Designed to Get Cops Off the Hook

In the wake of protests over police violence against black men, many civil rights activists are calling for a high-tech solution: strapping wearable body cameras to cops. The idea is to hold police accountable for unnecessary violence. But the history of police body cams reveals that the devices have often had the… » 3/16/15 2:23pm 3/16/15 2:23pm

Why America's Internet Is So Shitty and Slow

You may have heard that the internet is winning: net neutrality was saved, broadband was redefined to encourage higher speeds, and the dreaded Comcast-Time Warner Cable megamerger potentially thwarted. But the harsh reality is that America's internet is still fundamentally broken, and there's no easy fix. » 3/10/15 3:37pm 3/10/15 3:37pm

Jon Stewart Should Run For Office

So Jon Stewart formally announced his impending retirement/Jeter Farewell Tour last night. (Twitter, as it does, reacted as if he had died, so my condolences.) And naturally, he took a moment to say that he might use his time off to spend more time with his family. Now, you and I have heard this from four billion… » 2/11/15 9:55am 2/11/15 9:55am

We Made Political Ads To Attack "Lifelong" Cowboys Fan Chris Christie

New Jersey governor Chris Christie will be at Lambeau Field today to cheer on the Dallas Cowboys alongside his pal Jerry Jones. Christie's Cowboys enthusiasm is already costing him political capital, so former ad-man Drew Magary cobbled together scripts for the inevitable attack ads that will follow the governor's… » 1/11/15 12:00pm 1/11/15 12:00pm

So What's The Deal With Chris Christie And The Cowboys?

Governor and underripe tomato Chris Christie was hugging and bouncing and groping in the owner's box throughout Dallas's thrilling win on Sunday. And because he is still technically in charge of the great state of New Jersey, some folks want to know exactly how he got there, and how much public money was involved. » 1/05/15 6:10pm 1/05/15 6:10pm

No, Iran Is Not An Apocalyptic Nuclear Cult

Yesterday, negotiations over Iran's nuclear program failed to meet the deadline. Talks have been extended, but already an emerging chorus of "I told you so" says that it's pointless to negotiate with a fanatical religious regime that views nuclear war as holy martyrdom. It's time to put this myth to rest. » 11/25/14 3:42pm 11/25/14 3:42pm

No, Ebola Won't Decide The Outcome Of The Elections

Ebola is at the top of the headlines. The elections are eleven days away. Therefore, the Law of Punditry dictates that political commentators must link these two stories together, forecasting that fears of the deadly virus will determine who controls Congress. Here's why they're completely wrong. » 10/24/14 3:28pm 10/24/14 3:28pm

Happy 10th Birthday, Missile Defense! Too Bad You Still Don't Work.

Members of Congress and conservative lobbyists have been celebrating a very special birthday: President George W. Bush's official activation of the U.S. ballistic missile defense system. But the sad truth is that they're celebrating 10 years of self-delusion. The project is broken, despite the $40 billion spent on it. » 10/16/14 12:15pm 10/16/14 12:15pm