Writer

Karthik R. Kasaraneni

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Columns

Karthinking About Partying

This week—with my last column ever—I’d like to Karthink about my morally hazardous justification for the benefit of my similarly hesitant peers: Partying all May will make you live longer.

Columns

Karthinking About Education

Within reason, a historian ought to be able to walk into a higher-level chemistry class just as easily as a chemist might walk into a history class.

Government

Karthinking About the Fourth Branch

The internet is finally sophisticated enough to provide a tool that allows us to contribute to the law in a much deeper way. The technology has been in place for over two decades, but the popular will to use the internet as a political tool has exploded just in the last few years.

Government

Karthinking About Drones

As more, varied, and better drones become ever more useful substitutes for riskier methods of force projection, diplomacy could lose much of its attractiveness.

Columns

Karthinking About TV

With the web being the future, the willingness of content providers to hold their services to a lower standard online than they do offline is unsettling.

Op-Eds

Down with Debit

My dislike of debit stems from one simple fact: Despite years spent searching for answers, I have never once identified any good reason to pay debit over credit. Something about it just doesn’t add up...

Editorials

In Defense of Soccer Haters

It surely is intriguing that billions of foreign people see fit to live and die by this game alone. But frankly, we aren’t missing out on anything.

Comments

Life in ‘the Cloud’

By now, computers ought to be doing it for us automagically.

Editorials

Dissenting Opinion: Ignorance is Not Bliss

Political and religious discourse have always been intimately bound in America. Today as ever, the United States is an intensely religious place.

Economics

POSTCARD: Uncommon Grit

It’s one thing to read the daily reports of Michigan’s death spiral in the New York papers; it’s another to see it firsthand.

Editorials

Defending Indentured Servitude

Enforcing the ban on these internships, would even the playing field, but it would do so by reducing opportunity for all.

Editorials

Nothing to Hide

President Obama's Feb. 27 reauthorization of key provisions of the Patriot Act is the responsible act of a commander-in-chief placing national security before naïve ideology.

Comments

Scrambling in Africa

As China steps into its role as a global leader, it must be more careful about how it presents itself on the world stage.

GSE Launches New Twitter Feed

The Harvard Graduate School of Education will launch a Twitter feed dubbed “hgse_live” that will cover the Dalai Lama’s talk

Free Time
Columns

In Search of Lost Time

Photo Man
Ivy League

Beyond The Silver Screen

Larry, In His Element
Scrutiny

Professor Summers

Data Sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting by the Numbers: Data Visualization