Mueller Report Delivered to Attorney General

The Friday news dump to beat all Friday news dumps.

Lauren Duca Isn't Very Nice

A weird takedown from within the #Resistance.

Trump Administration Merging OPM into Other Agencies

An odd bureaucratic reshuffling, seemingly out of the blue.

Jimmy Carter Oldest President Ever

Already the longest-serving former President, he'll pass George H.W. Bush as the longest-living tomorrow.

Harvard Sued Over Ownership of Slave Photos

A racist scholar took some fascinating photos of an enslaved man in 1860. Now, his descendants want the rights to them.

Florida Republicans Working to Gut Restoration of Felon Voting Rights

Last November the state voted overwhelming to amend its constitution. The lawmakers they elected at the same time are sabotaging it.

Time for a National Primary

The consolidation of Super Tuesday makes the current system even more broken than before.

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On Cows, Devin Nunes, and Twitter

On one level, it is rather amusing; on another is it quite insidious.

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Americans Want to Ban Hate Speech But Can't Define It

Two-thirds want social media platforms to ban harassment and racist, sexist, and other offensive speech.

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Ben Carson's Schedule

The HUD Secretary's practice of treating Friday as a light-duty day is just fine by me.

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Should Biden Commit to Being a One-Term President?

David Gergen lives in a fantasy world.

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Media Salary Wackiness

The business of the news is business--and it's a weird business.

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What's an Elite College?

How finite is prestige?

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What is the Deal with Lindsey Graham?

Graham is blocking a vote on a non-binding resolution on the Mueller report.

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What's a Freelancer, Anyway?

Labor law has not kept up with our changing economy.

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Comparative Electoral Systems Basics

Some context for ongoing discussions.

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Why Two Parties?

Some basics on the US party system.

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Sexist Coverage of Beto O'Rourke?

Would a similarly-situated woman be getting such over-the-top coverage?

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On "Independents" Again

A further attempt at explanation.

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Trump's Intellectuals?

A WaPo writer takes a round-about path to demonstrate the obvious.

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A Photo for Friday: "Blossom"

Happy Friday.

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Media, Free Speech, and Violent Extremists

Free expression sometimes enables horrible crimes. How does a free society deal with that tension?

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The Glittering Eye at 15

Congrats to Dave Schuler on his blogiversary.

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Terrorist Attack Kills 49 in Christchurch Mosques

Another white supremacist attack raises disturbing questions about our information environment.

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Morris Dees Fired Under Mysterious Circumstances

The Southern Law Poverty Center has fired its co-founder for vaguely-specified reasons.

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On "Independent" Voters

Pew has a new study that confirms our basic understanding of "independents."

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Senate Votes Down Unconstitutional Emergency Declaration, 59-41

Congress is doing its damned job for a change.

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'I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump'

The President's latest ravings are "very bad, very bad."

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House Votes 420-0 to Demand Public Release of Mueller Report

Sometimes symbolism is important. This is one of those times.

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Paul Manafort is Not Having a Good Day

Minutes after a Federal judge added 43 months to his sentence, New York state prosecutors unsealed an indictment that could yield another 7 years.

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