Biden, the FARC, and Domestic Politics

The Biden admin is about to take a demilitarized group off the terrorist list and some people aren’t happy about it.

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Masking! In Homes!

The horrors never cease.

ODU Prof Out After Minor-Attracted People’ Backlash

Academic freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose.

Justice for Ahmaud Arbery

A just verdict—but just a verdict.

Happy Thanksgiving from OTB

Family, football, feasting, and flashbacks.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki looks on as Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice delivers remarks during a briefing Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Chandler West) White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki looks on as Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice delivers remarks during a briefing Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Chandler West)

Susan Rice, Comma Queen

President Biden’s domestic policy chief is a stickler for grammar.

Wonkier Worldwide Web

The Internets are terrible.

More Capitol Riot Sentencing

A woman who declared “Civil War is coming” and “they have to kill me” has asked for and received leniency.

More Americans Have Died from Covid this Year than Last

A scary if misleading factoid.

Disparate Sentencing of Capitol Rioters

A pattern is emerging.

Waukesha Christmas Parade Massacre

A serial criminal murdered five and injured dozens.

Tuesday’s Forum

Patriots Leave Fox After Patriot Purge

Two NeverTrump Republicans have had enough.

Monday’s Forum

The House of “Representatives”

The erosion of representativeness continues.

Is Autocracy Really Winning?

A depressing magazine piece argues it is.

President Joe Biden delivers remarks before signing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Monday, November 15, 2021, on the South Lawn of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Cameron Smith) President Joe Biden delivers remarks before signing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Monday, November 15, 2021, on the South Lawn of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Cameron Smith)

Biden Preparing for 2024 Run

Will America re-elect an 82-year-old to the White House?

Rittenhouse, Competence, and Crusade

A contrast in styles.

Tab Clearing

Some stories worth your time.

Sunday’s Forum

The Latest Example of the Nonhierarchical Nature of US Parties

A minor story that illustrates a far bigger problem in our politics.

Sexist to Focus on Sinema’s Style?

Why oh why won’t people stop commenting on the lady Senator’s outfits?

Rittenhouse Takes: Good, Bad, and Ugly

The reactions to a verdict that were predictable (indeed, predicted) are over the top.

Saturday’s Forum

Kyle Rittenhouse Acquitted on All Counts

The expected has occurred.

Infrastructure Politics

Politicians gonna politician, but still…

The Trial Penalty

Exercising Constitutional rights comes with a price.

Airman 1st Class Thadyn DuPont, an aerospace medical technician with the 137th Special Operations Medical Group, prepares to administer a coronavirus vaccine for an Oklahoma National Guard soldier at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Norman, Okla., on Jan. 15, 2021. (Andrew LaMoreaux/U.S. Air National Guard photo) Airman 1st Class Thadyn DuPont, an aerospace medical technician with the 137th Special Operations Medical Group, prepares to administer a coronavirus vaccine for an Oklahoma National Guard soldier at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Norman, Okla., on Jan. 15, 2021. (Andrew LaMoreaux/U.S. Air National Guard photo)

Army to Separate National Guard Vaccine Refusniks

The next boot has dropped.

A Photo for Friday

“Portland”

Friday’s Forum

Where Do the Republicans Go From Here?

This man is the face of the post-Trump party.

Goodbye to Swing Districts?

A largely mythical beast may become even more rare.

‘Party House’ Rapist Gets No Jail Time

A really strange case.

Jacob Chansley Sentenced to 41 Months for Capitol Riot

The erstwhile QAnon Shaman will spend another three-and-a-half years in jail.

Thursday’s Forum

Three Tom Bradys?

A breakdown of a remarkable career that’s not yet finished.

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The Middle Ain’t Woke

The average American is neither progressive nor all that interested in politics.

Wednesday’s Forum

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Questions That Answer Themselves

When the headline tells the story.

The Narrative of the ‘MSM Narrative’

Journalism is terrible except when compared to the alternatives.

Tuesday’s Forum

Vice President Kamala Harris talks on the phone with French President Emmanuel Macron Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, at the Blair House in Washington, D.C. Vice President Kamala Harris talks on the phone with French President Emmanuel Macron Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, at the Blair House in Washington, D.C.

Kamala Harris’ Frustrating Start?

A weird new narrative has emerged.

No, the Flu Shot Hasn’t Become Partisan

Reading disparate polling numbers critically.

Monday’s Forum

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Truck and Bus Driver ‘Shortages’

Working conditions rather than labor supply seems to be the issue.

Airman 1st Class Thadyn DuPont, an aerospace medical technician with the 137th Special Operations Medical Group, prepares to administer a coronavirus vaccine for an Oklahoma National Guard soldier at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Norman, Okla., on Jan. 15, 2021. (Andrew LaMoreaux/U.S. Air National Guard photo) Airman 1st Class Thadyn DuPont, an aerospace medical technician with the 137th Special Operations Medical Group, prepares to administer a coronavirus vaccine for an Oklahoma National Guard soldier at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Norman, Okla., on Jan. 15, 2021. (Andrew LaMoreaux/U.S. Air National Guard photo)

Oklahoma National Guard Vaccine Standoff

The politicization of the virus continues.

Sunday’s Forum

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Trump, the GOP, and Stochastic Terrorism

A conversation in two parts.

Saturday’s Forum