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Tag: czar
  • Back in the U.S.S.Czar

    Obama is apparently going to create a “Cyber Czar.” The new position comes from a compromise after a “turf war” between the National Security Council and the National Economic Council. Who would have thought that two government bureaucracies with such similarly constructed names would both believe themselves to be the sole arbiters of the affairs of the internets? …

  • Czar Wars

    Slates Ben Zimmer writes; “On the American scene, czar was first bestowed on one of Andrew Jackson’s foes: Nicholas Biddle, president of the Bank of the United States. Jackson vehemently opposed the centralized power of the bank, which he called a “hydra of corruption,” and his clash with Biddle exploded into the “Bank War” of …