Filing Personal Income Taxes Shouldn’t Be Hard

The IRS has finally created a website to allow some people to do it for free.

More Trump Truck Stickers

It’s a cottage industry.

Podcast Recommendation

“The Rise of ‘Middle-Finger Politics’”

Republican Judges Condemn Trump’s Intimidation Tactics

The rule of law is under seige.

Trump Truths Tied-Up Truck Taunt

A truckload of deplorables.

Saturday’s Forum

Louis Gossett Jr., 1936-2024

A legendary actor is gone at 87.

Youngkin and the ‘Government as a Business’ Trope

Virginia’s governor is finding running a state harder than running a venture capitalist firm.

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US Government Expands Racial Categories

A major effort to capture the diversity of America.

A Photo for Friday

“Cemetery Staircase”

Traffic Down at News and Politics Websites

Americans are tuning out. Especially those on the right.

Daniel Kahneman, 1934-2024

The psychologist who won a Nobel in economics is gone at 90.

Senator Joe Lieberman, 1942-2024

The 2000 Democratic Vice Presidential nominee turned maverick is gone at 82.

Thursday’s Forum

Francis Scott Key Bridge Disaster

Some interesting tidbits.

Ronna McDaniel Likely to Sue NBC

There will be lawyers.

Trump’s Massive Truth Social Windfall

He’s suddenly a billionaire after all.

Third Parties and Ballot Access for 2024

And back to thoughts on section 3.

US-Japan Unifying Command Structure

A long overdue strengthening of a key alliance.

UN Security Council Demands Immediate Gaza Ceasefire

The United States abstained but did not exercise its veto power.

NY Appeals Court Hands Trump Lifeline

An unexpected 11th hour reprieve.

Supreme Court to Hear Abortion Pill Case Tomorrow

The ruling could be more impactful than Dobbs. Or render Dobbs less impactful.

Biden Wargaming Stolen Election Contingencies

He may be fighting the last war.

Ugliness in International Soccer

A long tradition continues unabated.

Sunday Tab Clearing

So many intentions to write, so little time.

Whither Freakonomics?

The book spawned a cottage industry. But did it change the study of economics?

Yay! Information Matters!

You can lead a horse to water, but the trick is the drinking.

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Biden’s Covid Malaise?

A pandemic hangover may be clouding American politics.

Trump Salutes Insurrection ‘Hostages’

Creeping authoritarianism? Political suicide? Descent into madness?

Privacy and Public Figures

No, I don’t feel terrible now.

Islamic State Attacks Moscow Concert Venue

Putin ignored warnings from US intelligence.

Congress Passes Budget, Averts Government Shutdown

Five months too late, we’re back to the Biden-McCarthy deal.

Saturday’s Forum

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MTG Files Motion To Vacate The Speakership

Its like déjà vu all over again.

DOJ Suing Apple for Monopolistic Practices

Anticompetitive practices in one of the most competitive of markets.

Seizing Trump Assets Not That Easy

Most of the things with his name on them are not in his name.

A Photo for Friday

“Floating in the Clouds”

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Real Estate Revolution?

A century-old cartel has been broken.

Trump’s Fundraising Plan

Millions of fools and their money may soon be parted.

Is Trump Even Running for President?

A familiar question is again a reasonable one.