Biden: The Pandemic Is Over

The President is getting hammered from all sides for stating the obvious.

Tuesday’s Forum

Biden Doubles Down on Defending Taiwan

What once seemed to be ‘saying the quiet part out loud’ is now administration policy.

Monday’s Forum

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The Declining Market for News

Reading habits continue to evolve, not necessarily for the better.

Sunday’s Forum

Saturday Afternoon Funnies

A song and some passing thoughts on supermarket tabloids.

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[Updated] – DOJ Appeals To 11th Circuit

The Department of Justice takes an utterly unsurprising, but important step in the Mar-a-lago document case

“Illegal” v. “Undocumented”

Wherein I take issue with a charactization made by Tom Nichols and discuss the politics of language.

National Enquirer Voters

The fading tabloid still has significant influence.

Today’s Reverse Freedom Rides

A shameful stunt reminiscent of an even darker era.

Saturday’s Forum

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An Album For Friday

Start your weekend with some soul!

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Trump’s Reliable Cannon

The former president shopped for the right judge.

Patagonia, Nonprofits, and the Tax Code

A sweet story gets a wee bit more complicated.

A Photo for Friday

“Snack Time”

Friday’s Forum

DeSantis’s Martha’s Vineyard Stunt

This is just playing crass political games with human beings.

Thursday Tabs

Thursday’s Forum

The Confederacy and Today’s Military

It goes deeper than base names.

Push Poll Hackery

Manipulating public opinion with dubious survey research.

Lindsey Graham’s Abortion Stunt

He’s proposed a bill with no chance of passage seemingly timed to hurt his own party in the midterms.

Wednesday’s Forum

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Impending Rail Strike Could Derail Economy

An impasse over schedule flexibility could have widespread impact.

It’s Good to Be King

Apparently, Charles III is quite well off.

Tuesday Tabs and Takes

Some stories and passing comments.

Ukraine War at a Turning Point?

There’s plenty of reason for optimism.

Tuesday’s Forum

The Queen’s Death Was Predictable

96-year-olds are living on borrowed time.

The Polls Are Essentially Meaningless But They’re Here to Stay

They could be overstating support for Democrats. Or understating it. Or be more or less right.

Monday’s Forum

Roberts and the Court’s Legitimacy

Roberts may not like it, but SCOTUS is political and does have a legitimacy problem.

QEII and the Empire

How much blame did the 70-year constitutional monarch share?

The U.S. Role in Ukraine’s Success

It’s much bigger than it appears.

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Americans Pay More in Taxes than We Spend on Food, Clothing, and Medicine

Is that right? If so, is it reasonable?

Sunday’s Forum

Kobach Quits “We Build the Wall” Board

And a reminder about Bannon’s wall grift.

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Ukraine Counteroffensive Retaking Key Terrain

Russian forces have been forced out of two logistical support hubs.

Sarah Palin, Ranked Choice Voting, and the Perils of N=1 Analysis

More details from the Alaska special election.

Saturday’s Forum

Two Great Charles-Related Tweets

You all aren’t getting any serious writing out of me today, obviously.

I Question King Charles III’s Decision-making

I mean, his very first decision…

A Photo for Friday

“Eye”

Bernard Shaw, 1940-2022

CNN’s original anchorman is gone at 82.

Queen Elizabeth II, 1926-2022

The UK’s longest-reigning monarch has passed, aged 96.

Friday’s Forum

Thursday’s Forum

Democrats and Meh Voters

For the first time in a long time, Presidential approval numbers and voter preferences aren’t’ aligned.