Clement Tan

  • Why The Latest Nigerian Unrest Should Matter More

    If the Obama administration is really interested in conducting America's foreign relations differently, it should take a deep seated interest in the…

  • Inflation is a tax on cash balances and on fixed-interest loans. It is not an efficient tax, but few taxes actually imposed in our political system…

  • Some may view buying a house as putting down roots, but Michael now sees it as accepting chains of bondage. Living in a RV park grants a kind of…

  • But if Gates is really invested in "teaching" the public about the absurdity of all this...then he had best start with those who assume that racism…

  • We think of price as objective, flat, purely informational, but it is not. Price sparks emotion like little else. Price can lead us to make decisions…

  • Back home, we newspaper guys tend to get nervous with the entertainment quest, seeing that as potentially minimizing an air of authority, and have a…

  • And we ought to be careful in how broadly we apply the term "hero", in any genre, lest we diminish its meaning for those who are truly deserving of…

  • So my advice to my students is this: Follow your heart. Remember why you entered this field. Do what you really love to be doing, and don't worry…

  • Secretary Of State, Not Superwoman

    Commentary on Clinton's speech focused on politics--and missed the substance.

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Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.

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What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.

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Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.

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Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

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Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

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The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

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