Alito’s Leaked Draft vs the Final Opinion

A comparison of the two texts.

Antiquated Laws Restored in Wake of Roe Reversal

Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion ban may or may not be back in effect.

The Lack of Competition for House Seats

Yet another reminder of the pathologies of American institutions.

Call Her Senator Misled

Concerned no more, Senator Collins is now dismayed that she was misled.

Minority Rule in a Winner-Take-All System

How long can the unsustainable be sustained?

Democracy and the End of Roe

This will just reinforce minority rule in the US.

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

The leaked draft is now the law of the land.

Contractions and Proper Speech

A break from politics.

A Quote to Ponder

From J. S. Mill.

A Very Basic Threat to Democracy

From a county-level race in New Mexico.

Senate Passes Bipartisan Gun Bill

The most expansive firearms legislation in decades is likely to become law.

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Lawyers Win SCOTUS Case, Forced to Leave Firm

A rather bizarre coda to yesterday’s big Supreme Court decision.

Diploma Mills Forced to Forgive $6 Billion in Student Loans

Phoenix, DeVry, and other scam colleges have reached a settlement.

A Photo for Friday


End of the Week Tab Clearing

More stories than there is time to blog.

SCOTUS Strikes Down NY Gun Law

The 6-3 ruling broke down on predictable lines.

Pronoun Proliferation

She? Xe? Xem? Let’s call the whole thing off.

Gas Tax Holiday?

it likely won’t do much.

Oz Shifts Strategy for the General

Pay no attention to the endorsement behind the candidate.

Taking Notes on a Criminal Conspiracy

The Proud Boys, Trump family, and Alex Jones all filmed documentaries of their actions leading up to January 6.

Top Gun: Maverick Setting Records

Mild spoilers ahead.

A Key Role of Parties

Top Four likely makes things worse.

Fixing the Primary Problem

Could Alaska point the way to a solution?

Father’s Day Forum

Happy Father’s Day!

Trump Admits it (Again)

Shameless (but not surprising).

Sotomayor Defends Thomas

The longest-serving Supreme Court Justice is a nice guy.

Commercializing Juneteenth

The longstanding celebration that become a national holiday last year is being exploited for profit!

Myths of American Democracy

Tweaking the message and getting out the vote don’t matter as much as strategists think.

A Photo for Friday

“Nesting Killdeer”

Herschel Walker and the Perils of Celebrity Candidates

More ugly revelations about the football hero turned politician.

CNN Boss Eschews ‘Big Lie’ Branding

The new honcho at the original 24 hour news network wants to be more subtle and less alarmest.

Takeaways From the Takeaways

It’s not all about Trump.

Americans Having More Abortions

A decades-long decline has ended.

Observations on Day Two of the Hearings

Basically: Trump is a liar or delusional (perhaps both?).

Fox Tried to Derail the ‘Big Lie’ Before Going All In

Chris Stirewalt takes a victory lap.

Watergate at 50

Half a century have passed since a botched burglary changed history.

Bipartisan Senate Gun Control Talking Points

Calling it a “deal” is vastly over-selling it.

Monday the 13th’s Forum

I mean, Monday the 13th should be worse than Friday the 13th, right?