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What would you do for a Twitter follower?

What would you do for a Twitter follower?

Feb 29, 2012

People will do a lot for a Klondike bar, its something we’ve known for a long time. While the silver-wrapped ice cream sandwich has its place in our hearts, a more relevant question today is ‘what would you do for a Twitter follower’? Twitter is more than a soapbox: we could always just open the window and yell our random thoughts out to the...

Ron & Me, Part II: My Republican Disenchantment

Ron & Me, Part II: My Republican Disenchantment

Feb 20, 2012

Last Thursday, on another globally-warmed winter night in NYC, I went for a walk.  Now I go for a walk every night, and Thursday differed only with the question that occupied my mind: why am I no longer a Republican?   On one hand, I knew that my feelings towards the Republican party were shaped by a few core principles, but I struggled to isolate them from...

Mikhail Gorbachev: The birthmark the world forgot

Mikhail Gorbachev: The birthmark the world forgot

Feb 8, 2012

History is written by the victors. Don’t believe me? Break out that 100 ruble stamp, and write a letter to Mikhail Gorbachev, he’ll tell you. 20 years after the Cold War, you’d think only guys named Ronald played parts in its closing act. Sure, Reagan and McDonald had speaking roles, but Mikhail Gorbachev is the tragic hero in the Cold...