Posts by Elon Green

It's a tradition at this point: At least once a year, Google incurs the ire of (primarily) American conservatives because of a doodle (or sometimes even the absence of a doodle!) on its homepage. In...
April 2, 2013 | Elon Green
Just over a year ago, The Economist published a lovely essay on the euphemism and its generally pernicious effect on civilization -- in the bedroom, the boardroom, in politics, and so on. It's been...
January 30, 2013 | Elon Green
A year and a half ago, at the Iowa State Fair, Mitt Romney told a protester, "Corporations are people, my friend." This line, ferociously derided by Democrats and weakly defended by Republicans, will...
January 22, 2013 | Elon Green
Last week's election was historic for all sort of reasons: gay rights (and human decency) prevailed in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington; Romney's loss suggested that super PACs could not, in...
November 12, 2012 | Elon Green
The stories are horrifying. Without electricity, the poorest New Yorkers are unable to pay for food with food stamps. Public housing residents muddle through the night sans power, elevators and water.
November 6, 2012 | Elon Green
About a year ago, in the wake of Hurricane Irene, I noted that Republicans had gone to great lengths to hamstring the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The agency was running out of money...
October 30, 2012 | Elon Green
The news of looming cuts in California's education system is, an and of itself, depressing and frightening. Considered as part and parcel of a pervasive American tic -- the ability to be both aware...
August 22, 2012 | Elon Green
It looks like the push from Amazon and Walmart for a tax on Internet sales may carry enough weight to win over (or at least neutralize) our lawmakers who are, for the most part, terminally squeamish...
August 3, 2012 | Elon Green