How Phony “Post-Massacre” Memes Are Created (and PLEASE stop falling for them)

* Want to learn a magic trick? Cool, here’s a real simple one, incredibly basic. Take a deck of cards – any deck – and palm one particular card (that is, cradle it in the palm of your hand). Have your “mark” shuffle the deck, cut the deck, basically do whatever they want to the […]

If Obama Had Been President During the Dot.Com Bubble Crisis (a speculative history)

(A White House press conferences convenes) President Obama: Good morning. When I took office four years ago, I inherited a devastating crisis from my predecessor, who, through a negligent lack of government regulation and oversight, had allowed stock prices for what we call “dot.com” companies to become dangerously inflated. When that bubble burst, and those […]