Clive Crook

  • Reforming the IPCC

    The report of the InterAcademy Council on the IPCC is a real step forward. The council, representing academies of science and equivalent bodies all…

  • Needed: Both Kinds of Stimulus

    The US recovery is stalling. As a matter of economics the balance of risks strongly favors further fiscal and monetary stimulus. Politics appears to…

  • Glenn Beck's Strange Appeal

    His hyper-religious self-assurance can be off-putting, yet his rally was decidedly unsinister

  • Bernanke's Speech

    The Fed chairman's eagerly awaited speech at Jackson Hole was, as Gavyn Davies says, no more than a holding operation. I would have been astonished…

  • What Use Is a Libertarian?

    Libertarians should challenge both parties, not ally with either one

  • Obama's Missed Opportunity

    Obama could have used his New York mosque remarks to unify the country and raise its sights

  • What Obama Should Have Said

    From the left (broadly speaking) Obama is being criticized for spineless vacillation in walking back from his first statement on the mosque. From the…

  • Hillary for Vice President?

    Why should she settle for that?

  • Liberals for Obama

    They're merely attacking the president out of tough love, explains Robert Kuttner

  • Bombing Iran

    Jeffrey Goldberg's article for The Atlantic, "The Point of No Return", takes an issue of enormous importance, which has been on people's minds for ages -- and makes everything that has been written on the subject up to now seem completely inadequate

  • The False Fiscal Choice

    I admire this level-headed piece by the IMF's Olivier Blanchard and Carlo Cottarelli. The debate on the need for further fiscal stimulus in the US…

  • Cutting Spending Won't Do

    Rep. Paul Ryan's Roadmap falters because it refuses to consider tax increases

  • More on Taxes

    My Monday column on taxes met, shall we say, with a certain amount of skepticism. I argued that Obama needs to break his promise on taxes, and raise…

  • More on Climategate

    Responding to climate blogger Joe Romm on the Michael Mann investigation

  • Obama Must Break His Promise

    Once the recovery is secure, the president will have no choice but to raise taxes on all Americans -- not just the rich

  • Recommended Reading

    An Agnostic Manifesto. Ron Rosenbaum, Slate. An irreligious reply to the New Atheists. "At least we know what we don't know." (Missed this first time…

  • WikiLeak Ethics

    The startling volume of material released by Julian Assange's organization makes it hard to believe much care was taken to protect soldiers and allies

  • Quality of Death

    Atul Gawande's best piece yet centers on the pressure every doctor feels to mislead dying patients about their prospects, keeping hope alive where there is no hope

  • Who Killed Cap and Trade?

    Republicans, Democrats, climate scientists, and the White House are all implicated

  • The Market for Reason

    Here is an interesting and dare I say important article about the media's role in the Sherrod scandal by John Harris and Jim VandeHei at Politico.…


Does This Child Need Marijuana?

Inside a family's fight to use marijuana oils to treat epilepsy


A Miniature 1950s Utopia

A reclusive artist built this idealized suburb to grapple with his painful childhood memories.


Why Principals Matter

Nadia Lopez didn't think anybody cared about her school. Then the Internet heard her story.


A History of Contraception

In the 16th century, men used linen condoms laced shut with ribbons.


'A Music That Has No End'

In Spain, a flamenco guitarist hustles to make a modest living.



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