Posts by James Joyner

James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm veteran. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.

OTB Status Update

Should Sonia Sotomayor Retire?

Of party, duty, age, and political roulette.

Trump’s Financial Troubles

What happens if a corrupt man who owes hundreds of millions is President?

Working From Everywhere is Getting Harder

The pandemic ruined everything.

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Are Hamas Death Figures Fake?

Damned if I know.

Putin Wins Again!

He’s on a winning streak not seen since Stalin.

Trump’s Routine Outrages

When being despicable is normal, is it still news?

Ending Judge Shopping

A long-overdue reform is meeting resistance.

Stupid Poll Tricks

Two data points are not a trend.

OTB’s Future

There’s a fork in the road.

Fixing The Credit Card System

It’s great for the well-off but increasingly problematic for the larger economy.

Saturday’s Forum

Deepfakes and Election Disinformation

A long-predicted threat has emerged.

A Modest Racial Realignment

Explaining the inexplicable.

Trump Guts RNC

A purge of the professional staff for, well, reasons.

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Biden and Trump Secure Their Party Nominations

The inevitable is all but official.

Red Lines

The perils of speaking loudly while carrying a small stick.

Netanyahu Doesn’t Care About World Opinion

Israel’s prime minister is defying red lines and humanitarian concerns.

Sunday Tabs

Fixing the Schiff-Garvey Problem

The mess in California hides a more pressing issue.

Pope Urges Ukraine to Surrender, er, Negotiate

The “courage of the white flag” is a horrible idea.

Diversity Without Quotas

It’s harder than I would have thought.

Biden Delivers ‘Fiery’ Campaign Speech

The state of the union is apparently fiery.

The Outrage Machine

Punditry, complexity, and democracy.

Adam Schiff Wins, Shouted Down By Protestors

California’s next Senator had his night spoiled.

Super Tuesday Exit Polls

A breakdown of some Republican primaries.

Nikki Haley Drops Out

The last challenger to Donald Trump bows to reality.

Keeping Insurrectionists Out of Office

It’s easy if you try.

No Labels a No Go

They’re fast running out of time to find a candidate.

Trump Ballot Eligibility Ruling Could Come Today

If so, he’ll almost surely win bigly.

Is Western Civilization Real?

A scholarly treatise argues it is not.

Israel-Hamas Ceasefire Imminent?

The war could be ending soon.

Treating COVID Like the Flu

New CDC guidelines acknowledge the political realities.

Appeals Court Ruling Threatens 100+ Capitol Rioter Sentences

The “interference with the administration of justice” enhancement was wrongly applied.

The Enshittification of Flying

The experience keeps getting worse.

SCOTUS Puts Trump Election Interference Case on Ice

The Supreme Court has effectively derailed the main criminal case against the likely Republican nominee.

McConnell to Step Down in November

The longest serving Republican Leader is passing the torch.

Protecting Privacy in a World Without Privacy

A well-intentioned but likely doomed effort.

Biden and Trump Cruise Despite Discontent

Reading the tea leaves in Michigan.

Biden’s Gaza Dilemma

Some Democrats are threatening to sit November out.

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A Decades-Long Stock Market Bubble?

The S&P and Nikkei are at all-time highs. Economists warn that it won’t last.

The Pretend Primary

In a shocking development, the overwhelming frontrunner is winning.

Congress Contemplating Counter-Insurrection

A truly insane proposition.

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Burn it All Down

The politics of chaos.

Friday Tabs

California’s Weird Election Laws

The Top Two system has created perverse incentives.

The Psychology of Inflation

The food is too damn high!

Alabama Says Frozen Embryos Are Children

A narrow ruling in a civil case could have huge consequences.