By the wonderful Randall Munroe:       http://xkcd.com/616/

While hanging out on a Friday night it suddenly occurred to me that it has been exactly one month since my last post. (This was not intended, but I do blame the fact that I was buried under work.) Anyway, it occurred to me that it was high time I wrote my next post, and […]

There’s a new fad out there. Have you heard of it? It’s called “quantified self.” It’s all about self-tracking everything you do. You track obvious things like how many steps you take, how many cups of water you drink or what your daily caloric intake is. But you track other things as well, such as […]

NTI is pleased to present this post, the first installment in our new “Law for Laymen” series. Law for Laymen will be a continuing series that attempts to make the law more accessible for non-lawyers or those trying to become lawyers who have just begun their journey through law school. Most importantly, this series will […]

NTI is pleased to present the second post in our Guest Poster series. Our first guest poster was Zubin Doshi.  Well he’s back, and this time he’s talking about Sean Hannity and his version of “news journalism.”  Comments are always welcome. Enjoy! Sean Hannity and the War with Iran ~ by ZUBIN DOSHI I have […]

Everybody’s talking about last night’s Oscar awards and that makes me want to talk about torture. Just kidding, Seth McFarlane did a great job and actually made the Oscars enjoyable for the first time in a long time. Seriously though, today I’d like to talk about Zero Dark Thirty, how it has once again revived […]

The New York Times ran an article today that is near and dear to my heart.  The article is about the State of New Mexico’s efforts to cease the sale of counterfeit New Mexican chiles.  As a native of Albuquerque, NM, (you know, that city Buggs Bunny should have taken a left turn in), I […]

Yesterday was the bail hearing for Oscar Pistorius in the Magistrates Court in Pretoria, South Africa.  Mr. Pistorius is accused of murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steempkamp, on St. Valentine’s Day.  The tragedy of an event like this cannot be overstated, and our hearts go out to both families. Initial assessments do not look good.  The […]

If you read the New York Times over the weekend you may have seen this article.  If you read this blog, and I assume you do because you’re reading it now, then you may have also read our recent post about drones.  Ok, maybe that post was actually about the advent of the data-revolution, but […]

This came up recently with friends with respect to college admissions. Topics like affirmative action have a way of leading to heated debates and impassioned advocacy. Forget the same old arguments about why colleges should or should not practice affirmative action. I am just offering a new way we can use it to everyone’s advantage. […]