The Future Is Almost Here!

A Tesla Model X is displayed inside of the new Tesla flagship facility

Earlier this week a colleague and I test drove a Tesla Model X. I immediately pictured the cars from Minority Report. All you have to do is just sit and stare—the driverless machine does the rest. But this isn’t 2054. Fully autonomous vehicles (for better or for worse) are still a thing of the future. But it was nonetheless fascinating.

Google Smart Reply: Rise of the Machines

Although it was launched last year, Google Smart Reply didn’t come to my attention until this past May. At the bottom of an email, I noticed three boxed selections containing built-in responses.

Christie to NJ: Let Them Eat Funnel Cake

“All State Parks Closed.” I kept passing these signs on the Garden State Parkway this past weekend, unaware that a budget impasse had resulted in a partial shutdown of government operations (not counting essential personnel like prison guards). I also didn’t realize this applied to my beloved Island Beach State Park.

10 Warning Signs for Nancy Pelosi

These are perilous times for Nancy Pelosi. Following Jon Ossoff’s defeat in Georgia’s costly special election, a growing number of Democrats have expressed their frustration over the leadership of the House minority leader.

Trump Yearbook Fiasco Exposes Unchecked Power of Yearbook Editors

In the opening scene of Crimson Tide, we are told “the three most powerful men in the world” are the president of the United States, the president of the Russian republic, “and… the captain of a U.S. nuclear missile submarine.” But who’s the fourth most powerful person in the world? The yearbook editor.

Helmut Kohl, 1930-2017

Last Friday Germany’s longest-serving chancellor, Helmut Kohl, died at the age of 87. He came to power in 1982—during the height of the Cold War—and presided over the reunification of East and West Germany.

About That New Smirnoff Vodka Ad

As Rahm Emanuel famously put it, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” So the ad execs at 72andSunny had an idea for client Smirnoff Vodka: “Made in America. But we’d be happy to talk about our ties to Russia under oath.”