Programmed to Be Free

In today’s New York Times Science Times Dennis Overbye takes up the question those of us who bother to make … More

Whose Metaphors?

Steven Pinker takes on George Lackoff, the Berkeley linguist who argues that the Democrats can take possession of Congress if … More

Good Riddance, Pluto

I’m a liberal on most issues, but I’m a conservative–no, more than conservative, I’m a neocon!–in solar system matters. In … More