Bill Cosby’s Conviction Overturned

The serial sex offender will be released from prison.

The Rarity of Supreme Court Retirements

There have only been eleven since 1981.

Kavanaugh’s Bizarre Rationale

Things that make you go Hmmm.

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Headline Juxtapositions

When the teaser is better than the news.

New York’s Sloppy Vote Counting

The combination of incompetence and a new system have the mayoral race in turmoil.

People Are Crazy (Fact Check Edition)


NCAA Approves ‘Name, Image, Likeness’ Rights

College athletes are now free to cash in on their fame.

Is the Pandemic Over?

A lot of Americans think so.

‘Conservatives’ and Critical Race Theory

New York Times columnists are not a representative sample.

Hero Shot By Cop in Active Shooter Incident

The downside of the “good guy with a gun” trope.

The Economics of Long Tail News

There’s got to be a better way.

Engineers Warned of Condo Structural Damage

A tragic story gets more complicated.

Biden Reverses Himself on Infrastructure Linkage

When he said he wouldn’t sign it if it wasn’t accompanied by a second bill, he wasn’t implying that he would veto it if it wasn’t.

NC State DQ’d from College World Series

Stupid is as stupid does.

Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Short-Lived

A bizarre development looks to upend it less than 24 hours after it was announced.

Friday Tab Clearing

Stories, links, and brief observations from the week that never grew into posts.

The Tragedy of Politicized Vaccines

Public health shouldn’t be made into a partisan issue.

Educational Diversity and Structural Racism

Critical race theory rears its ugly head yet again.

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“A Walk in the Woods”

President Joe Biden participates in a virtual call with the NASA Mars 2020 Perseverance Mission team members Thursday, March 4, 2021, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. President Joe Biden participates in a virtual call with the NASA Mars 2020 Perseverance Mission team members Thursday, March 4, 2021, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

Biden Announces Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

Details are quite scant at the moment.

Britney Spears Wants to Run Her Own Life

The pop star is “traumatized” by restrictions placed by her conservator-father.

Florida’s Campus Speech Law

Ron DeSantis and friends are afraid of higher education.

First Capitol Rioter Sentenced Gets No Jail Time

The second won’t be so fortunate.

Thursday’s Forum

SCOTUS Says Cheerleader’s Snapchat F-Bomb Protected by 1st Amendment

Another narrowly-crafted but overwhelming opinion from the Supreme Court.

Democrats Increasingly Frustrated with Congress

It turns out a 51-50 Senate majority isn’t enough.

Party-Switching and the Senate

Are Sinema and Machin going to jump ship?

Supreme Court Ends ‘Amateur’ Collegiate Sports

Most NCAA restrictions violate anti-trust law.

Sinema’s Filibuster Defense

It’s no better than Joe Manchin’s.

Two Americas?

Yet more evidence that we’re a nation divided.

Open Forum

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Coloradans Need Not Apply

A law seeking to help the state’s workers seems to be having the opposite effect.

Father’s Day Musings

Some semi-coherent thoughts on the occasion.

Book Review: Kill Switch

Discussing the filibuster.

Negotiating the For the People Act?

Kinda, sorta, maybe, but probably not really.

How Critical Race Theory Suddenly Hit the Mainstream

A pandemic and the rise of Zoom meetings unleashed an academic theory into the wild.

COVID Bullying at West Point?

Vaccination is voluntary but refusal is not without consequence.

The Ivies=NK?

Or, you know, not.

Tab Clearing Friday

Quick takes from the week.