Zachary Roth


A CYBER FAREWELL TO KEVIN…Even as someone who worked for the same magazine as Kevin for two years — albeit on different coasts — I still feel like most of what I know about him I know from reading his blog. Not just the basic facts of his life, but his sensibility: rigorous, analytical, slightly… Read more »

Thumpin’ to Conclusions

n the days after last falls midterm election, Republican leaders and conservative pundits quickly unified around an explanation for the partys woeful showing. The GOP, they informed us, had lost Congress because it just wasnt conservative enough. Our voters stopped thinking of us as the party of principle because we lost our commitment to and… Read more »

Thumpin’ to Conclusions

n the days after last falls midterm election, Republican leaders and conservative pundits quickly unified around an explanation for the partys woeful showing. The GOP, they informed us, had lost Congress because it just wasnt conservative enough. Our voters stopped thinking of us as the party of principle because we lost our commitment to and… Read more »

The Upstart

The single biggest fault line in todays Democratic Party is between those who think that expanding international trade is the key to our prosperity, and those who think that its whats putting that prosperity at risk. And in that debate, last falls midterms seemed to boost the latter faction: from Virginia to Montana, voters chose… Read more »

THE US PATENT OFFICE DISCOVERS THE INTERNET

THE US PATENT OFFICE DISCOVERS THE INTERNET…Some would argue there are sexier topics, but the news that the US patent office is finally entering the internet age by posting patent applications online, and inviting comments from experts around the world, deserves attention. Giving examiners access to the range of technical expertise that exists online, rather… Read more »