Maximal Angst Despite Minimal Cause

Quite often, political fights are about attitudes rather than issues and polices.

Mass Shootings, Ideology, and Mental Illness

We know a lot less about the motives of spree killers than the public discourse suggests.

When Mass Murder Becomes Commonplace

Tragedy has played out so often that it has become a statistic.

Podcast Recommendation (Plus: More on US Democracy)

Ezra Klein discusses the dynamics of American conservatism in historical perspective. Plus, he helps illustrate a key problem that we have in thinking about American politics (IMHO).

Star Trek Goes Woke!

Has a franchise that's always been political gone too far?

Over a Million Americans Dead from COVID

Another grim---and substantially avoidable---milestone.

Ukraine War Adding to Global Food Insecurity

Supply chain disruptions are contributing to crisis for 300 million people.

Saturday's Forum

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A Photo for Friday

"Reaching"

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Crypto Crash

The bubble may have burst.

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January 6 Committee Subpoenas Republican Leaders

An unprecedented manuever in response to unprecedented obstruction.

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Friday the 13th's Forum

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Democrats Don't Control the Senate

Another day, another disappointment for the party's legislative agenda.

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Thursday's Forum

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Pretextual Searches on the Interstate

Assumptions of racial animus are overshadowing a story that's outrageous enough on its own.

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COVID's Silver Lining?

The pandemic forced the spread of useful technology.

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Wednesday's Forum

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Vegan Upcharge!

PETA has launched a weird protest against Starbucks.

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Justices Didn't Lie About Abortion in Hearings

Susan Collins and other Senators claiming otherwise are just wrong.

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Protesting at Officials' Homes

Is harassing judges, mayors, Senators, and the like in their private lives just free speech?

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Tuesday's Forum

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Loose Lips About Sinking Ships

The Biden Administration is constantly bragging about its actions against Russia. Is that wise?

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Monday Morning Tab Clearing

For your consideration.

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Monday's Forum

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Q&A Time

Hopefully answering a reader question (but probably just making it all worse).

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On American Parties

More on primaries with a foray into Madison and the general politics of power-seekers and incentives.

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Sunday's Forum

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Clarence Thomas on Stare Decisis

Not so conservative.

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Another Example of Primaries in Action

The Ohio GOP Senate contest.

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Clarence Thomas Worries Respect for Institutions Fading

In other news, there's gambling going on at Casablanca.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, addresses his remarks at a roundtable on donating plasma Thursday, July 30, 2020, at the American Red Cross-National Headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, addresses his remarks at a roundtable on donating plasma Thursday, July 30, 2020, at the American Red Cross-National Headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

Fauci Shocked Americans Think Pandemic Over

We're mostly back to "normal" while yet another new strain is surging.

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