Trump Judges Will Hit Their Peak in 2040

A quirk in our system combined with shrewd gamesmanship will give them unprecedented power.

Vaccine Disconnect

Refuseniks are far more confident than those already vaccinated.

Defense Department and 'Extremists'

New screening procedures follow a Department-wide stand-down.

Ultra-Orthodox Schools Teaching Ultra-Orthodoxy

An odd complaint from parents who voluntarily send their kids to religious schools.

Biden to Name Commission on Court Expansion [Updated]

Fulfilling a campaign promise and keeping the discussion alive.

Philip Mountbatten, 1921-2021

Queen Elizabeth's husband has died two months shy of his 100th birthday.

A Photo for Friday

"Morning"

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Friday's Forum

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Arguing Against Democracy

National Review's Kevin D. Williamson advocates for less democracy in America.

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Britain Nears Herd Immunity

More than 73 percent of Britons will be vaccinated or previously-infected by Monday.

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Virginia Legalizes Marijuana

My home state has become the first in the South to join the trend.

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Biden to Issue Gun Control EOs

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Vaccine Mandates and Education

The politics and the science are in conflict.

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Joe Manchin's Weird Filibuster Defense

It doesn't work like the movies, Senator.

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Thursday's Forum

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Gorsuch and Alito Want to Revisit Religious Accomodations

Is a de minimus standard too small?

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A Specious Comparison of Voting Rules

No, Colorado's voting regulations are not roughly the same as Georgia's.

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Democrats Have 9 Point Advantage

49 percent of Americans lean Democratic, compared to 40 for Republicans. Yet a plurality identify as Independent.

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Wednesday's Forum

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Hypocrisy, Thy Name is McConnell

Another entry in the "stunning, but not surprising" category of political observations.

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President Joe Biden signs two executive orders on healthcare Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House. President Joe Biden signs two executive orders on healthcare Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House.

Biden's Slow Appointment Process

Key posts across the government remain unfilled.

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Tuesday's Forum

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Taking Moot to a Whole Moot Level

Overruling every case President Trump was involved in is getting silly.

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The Consolidation of Journalism

The Internet killed the newspaper without really replacing it.

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'Justice' Difficult in Chauvin Trial

A criminal trial is a poor venue for solving society's problems.

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Monday's Forum

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Omar Says Minneapolis 'On Edge' Over Chauvin Trial

Elected officials should not comment on ongoing legal proceedings.

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One More about GA's SB202

And, really, all of this current wave of election legislation.

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Major League False Equivalence

There's no voting in baseball.

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Vice Among Vice Cops

When the solution is worse than the problem.

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