What If The Bad Guys Win in Ukraine?

The most likely outcome is not a happy one.

Monday’s Forum

Some Thoughts on “Cancel Culture”

Thomas gets the ball rolling, and I take off from there.

On Respect and SCOTUS

The Court is out of balance–and it is a design flaw.

Saudis Execute 81

More brutality from an ostensible US ally.

Iranian Missiles Hit Near US Consulate in Iraq

No casualties, American or otherwise, have been reported.

Putin’s War Gets Closer to NATO

Strikes near the Polish border show the real possibility of escalation.

Mike Pompeo Under Iranian Death Threat

U.S. taxpayers have been spending $2 million a month for his protection.

Obligatory Daylight Saving Time Whinging

It’s that, er, time again.

More on the Bioweapons Claim

The BBC checks the facts.

The Propagandists Among Us

Whether dupes or active participants, the damage is real (and points us back to 2016).

Merriman Smith ‘Canceled’ Posthumously

A man most have never heard of is being reassessed more than a half-century after his death.

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Suspending the Gas Tax is Dumb

Yet another case where good politics yields bad policy.

Census Undercounted Some Groups, Overcounted Others

Antiquated counting methods lead to misallocation of resources.

Iran Nuke Deal Done But Stalled Over Russian Demands

Yet another casualty of the Ukraine invasion.

Why Trump Will Never Be Indicted on Federal Charges

A novel and persuasive argument.

Saturday’s Forum

Romney 2024?

He’s tanned. He’s rested. Is he ready?

Putin Doesn’t Care About Today

An incredibly isolated Russian leader is not interested in running the country.

A Photo for Friday

“Peace”

Very Quickly, Putin’s War Is Likely To Get Even Uglier

The disintegrating military situation is leading to escalating brutality.

America’s Four Parties

Neither the Democrats nor the Republicans truly represent most Americans. Fixing that is exceedingly unlikely.

Russia Sanctions Itself in Retaliation for Western Sanctions

Vladimir Putin is banning commodity exports.

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Putin’s Offramp?

It’s hard to see how this crisis ends.

Over 1.5 Million Refugees

Putin’s war of choice has created a humanitarian nightmare.

Did Mark Meadows Break Electoral Laws?

It would appear to be the case.

Prelim Data on Texas’ New Voting Rules

As predicted, rejections of ballots is up.

West Shamed Into Action

Actions deemed unthinkable days earlier are suddenly mandatory.

Getting Back to ‘Normal’

With masks off, political leaders are urging people to get out there and spend money.

Why no Airstrikes on the Convoy Headed to Kyiv?

Some speculation from the BBC.

Putin Threatens Ukrainian Statehood

A remarkable display of blaming the victim (by the victimizer).

Pence Attacks Trump Without Attacking Trump

One can see the faintest hint of a backbone in the former Vice President.

DC Version of Canada Truck Protests a Dud

The plans to replicate the chaos in the Great White North are not coming together.

Walter Mears, 1935-2022

The legendary AP politics reporter is gone at 87.

Saturday’s Forum

Is Putin Predictably Irrational?

Putin is a monster, but he may also be just as irrational as the rest of us.

Ukraine Invasion Sending History in a New Direction?

The ferocity of the global reaction to Putin’s invasion is stunning.

Jan 6 Committee Alleges Trump Criminal Conspiracy

The former President should have known that his claims of election fraud were baseless.

Putin Getting Desperate?

The Russian leader is isolated and under tremendous pressure.