Charles Blow is the Visual Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times, where his weekly column appears every Saturday. Blow’s columns tackle hot-button issues such as teen pregnancy, the national debt, the presidential race, gender roles, and the gay rights movement. Blow joined The Times in 1994 as the paper’s graphics editor; during his tenure he led the publication to […]

“Unbelievably stupid,” is how one senator referred to the program designed in the aftermath of 9/11 to completely revamp our intelligence gathering in the Middle East. “This is just wrong,” declared another. The project to which they are referring is the Futures Markets Applied to Prediction (FutureMAP).Initially rolled out in 2003, FutureMAP was an effort […]

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