Articles by: Michael Goldfine

Infographic: Primary Polls

Infographic: Primary Polls

By February 19, 2016

Infographics, Politics:

Censorship: The nuclear option

Censorship: The nuclear option

By February 19, 2016

Editor's Note, Politics:

There are some things we are never supposed to do. Punch someone for respectfully disagreeing with us, burn someone’s house down for an ill-worded email,… Read More ›

Why are we talking anyway?

Why are we talking anyway?

By November 19, 2015

Editor's Note:

Since this magazine started printing, about half of all editor’s notes have advocated discussion. Discussion is important. Rational arguments are paramount. Apparently, we’re wasting our… Read More ›

Sometimes I’m Wrong

Sometimes I’m Wrong

By May 15, 2015

Editor's Note:

Most of us will admit that, sometimes, we’re wrong. But it’s still hard to concede when we are wrong in the heat of a political… Read More ›

Infographic: Oil

Infographic: Oil

By May 15, 2015

Infographics:

Tell Me What I Want to Hear

Tell Me What I Want to Hear

By February 18, 2015

Editor's Note:

Something very frightening is happening on Facebook. And no, Kim Kardashian didn’t try to break the internet again. During the recent controversy over Ferguson, I… Read More ›

Infographic: Ebola Timeline

Infographic: Ebola Timeline

By October 14, 2014

Food For Thought, Infographics:

Infographic: Money In Politics

Infographic: Money In Politics

By October 14, 2014

Infographics, Politics:

Big Money in Politics

Big Money in Politics

By October 12, 2014

Editor's Note, Politics:

Which headline sounds more important: “Billionaire Donates $40 Million to Republican Super Pacs” or “A Minimum Wage Worker Decides to Vote Democrat.” I’ll give you… Read More ›

The Other Vote: Time for consumers to start voting with their pocketbooks

By April 23, 2014

Editor's Note:

If a political candidate (let’s call him Steve) built his campaign around the principles of underpaying workers, injecting chemicals into your food, and decriminalizing hazardous… Read More ›

Inequality in America: U.S. losing claim to be ‘land of opportunity’

Inequality in America: U.S. losing claim to be ‘land of opportunity’

By January 23, 2014

Food For Thought:

“The land of opportunity” is one of our country’s favorite epithets. Rarely do we hear of a political campaign that neglects it, a bill that… Read More ›

Recovery: Positive indicators hide the reality of the American economy

Recovery: Positive indicators hide the reality of the American economy

By November 27, 2013

Food For Thought:

The panic resulting from the 2008 market crash has largely subsided. Positive numbers seem to signal the end of the recession. In November, the Dow… Read More ›

Blood phones: Only consumers can demand prohibition of conflict minerals

Blood phones: Only consumers can demand prohibition of conflict minerals

By November 7, 2013

Food For Thought:

There’s blood on your hands. Or at least, in your smartphone. Protestors and human-rights advocates have nicknamed them “blood phones,” and for good reason. Smart… Read More ›

Secessionist Movement: Movement reveals equity problem between city, country

Secessionist Movement: Movement reveals equity problem between city, country

By October 18, 2013

Food For Thought:

Take a moment to imagine the citizens of Philadelphia deciding on Massachusetts’ state law, 300 miles away. That’s about the distance between Southern California and… Read More ›

Oil: The real reason America went to war in Iraq

Oil: The real reason America went to war in Iraq

By October 18, 2013

Food For Thought:

On December 17, 2011, the last American troops crossed the border from Iraq into Kuwait, bringing nine years of military action to a close. Many… Read More ›