The American Military Officer and the Constitution

My latest publication.

Congressional Control Still Too Close to Call

We likely won’t know on Election Night.

Impeachment in a System of Checks and Balances

What should be the bar? Can it ever be reached?

Pelosi Attack a Turning Point?

What will it take to end the cycle of violence?

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Quick Takes

A few stories to consider.

Imagining a Stolen 2024 Election

It’s easy if you try.

Craziness, Disconnectedness, and a Toxic Political Climate Equals Violence

The attack at the Pelosi house should surprise no one.

Saturday’s Forum

Jerry Lee Lewis, 1935-2022

A member of the inaugural Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class and the most recent Country Music Hall of Fame class is gone at 87.

Idiots Sue Italian Company Selling in USA for Manufacturing in USA

Another frivolous suit making a mockery of the American tort system.

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“Sky Above, Sky Below”

Musk Acquires Twitter, Fires Executives

The social platform beloved of the intellectual class is about to undergo radical change.

Friday’s Forum

The Media is Biased Against Us!

Journalists openly root for a good story.

Apple Not Happy About USB C Mandate

The company is begrudgingly complying with the EU’s requirement.

Russia’s Oil Power Gone Forever?

The International Energy Agency forecast is gloomy for Putin and company.

COVID’s Symptoms Have Evolved

The combination of new variants and increased immunity has changed how the disease presents.

Thursday’s Forum

NFL and College Football Going Head to Head

The most popular television product is running out of room to expand.

Ash Carter, 1954-2022

A brilliant national security leader is gone too soon.

Fetterman and the Politics of Optics

Will voters overlook the elephant in the room?

Biden’s Debt Ceiling Gaffe?

The President flubbed a softball question. Oh noes!

Wednesday’s Forum

Trump Comics

An odd phenomenon.

Why Not Direct Democracy?

Would bypassing politicians altogether make the system more just?

Mid-Terms Polling Shows Mid-Term Pattern

The party in the White House is likely to lose seats.

Rishi Sunak Becomes UK Prime Minister

The 42-year-old billionaire makes history in many ways.

Tuesday’s Forum

Fear and Resentment of a Changing America

A revealing comparison of Republican districts that deny and don’t deny the 2020 outcome.

Musk Could Cripple Content Moderation

Planned staff layoffs concern those who fear a free-for-all.

Baseball’s New Playoff Structure

One League went according to chalk. The other, very much not.

“Words Have Power”

Thinking about a cliche that is nonetheless correct.


They’re just too awful for delicate ears.

The Prevailing Myth of American Politics

A bit of a rant, I expect.

Reparative Semantics? Or Gobbledygook?

Do last year’s words belong to last year’s language?

The Elusive ‘Latino Voter’

They’re a bloc but also not.

Democrats’ Messaging Challenges

Touting the accomplishments of the last two years isn’t working.

Saturday’s Forum

Four Months for Bannon

He remains free pending appeal.

Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Survives Initial Legal Challenges

Opponents lose at the district and SCOTUS level in opening salvos.

One of Last Ties to Slavery Passes at 90

Possibly the last child of an American enslaved person has died.

Midterm Polls Shifting Republican

The race is returning to expectation.

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“Sunset in the Field”

Liz Truss Resigns

She is the shortest-tenured Prime Minister in British history.

Democracy and ZIP Codes

The rules for voting in America vary widely.