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.

Russia’s Diplomatic Isolation

The West continues to close Moscow off.

Trump Judge Acquits January 6 Non-Rioter

Two hundred-odd people have pled or been found guilty. One has been acquitted.

Republican Congresspeople Can’t Define ‘Woman’ Either

Hoisted by their own petard.

FBI Preempted Russian Cyberattack

The US conducted a preemptive strike against the GRU’s systems.

NATO’s Role in Setting Ukraine War Peace Conditions

Western powers may be at odds with the people doing the fighting and dying.

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The War After Bucha

World opinion has shifted even more against Russia. Will it matter?

Coast Guard’s Linda Fagan Nominated as First Woman Service Chief

Another glass ceiling has been shattered.

Republican-led States Testing Abortion Limits

Oklahoma’s near-total ban is part of a larger trend.

Removing Russia from UN Security Council

It would be fitting but, alas, won’t happen.

Louis C.K. Wins Grammy While Canceled

Is the creepy comic’s comeback complete?

Russia’s War Crimes

Evidence of mass atrocities across Ukraine continues to mount.

Democratic Backsliding and the American Right

The only way to save our freedom is to destroy it.

Content Moderation, Free Speech, and Community

Unlimited dialog makes conversations harder.

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Life Ain’t Fair, College Edition

The SAT is a poor measure of college aptitude but it’s better than most others.

CDC Rescinds Title 42, Democrats Panic

Two April Fool’s Day orders are no joke. And they’re apparently causing confusion.

Garland Under Pressure to Indict Trump

Democrats want the DOJ to act more quickly.

Respectability Politics

A Black columnist argues that Will Smith set back a whole race.

Ukraine War Widens

The invasion has led to a series of proxy wars.

Ginni Thomas: Boomer with Internet?

Does it matter whether she’s a rube or a mastermind?

Yet More Ukraine Peace Talks

Bargaining continues amidst poisoning and mass killing.

Judge: Trump Committed Crimes

His conversations with lawyers about stealing the election are not protected by privilege.

FDA to Authorize 2nd Booster for Over-50s

The public health community is divided on whether it’s a good idea.

Joe Manchin’s Conflict of Interest

The most important man in the Senate got rich the old fashioned way.

Chris Wallace Found Fox News’ Relationship with Truth ‘Unsustainable’

The network’s longtime weekend anchor couldn’t take it anymore.

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Biden Wants Billionaire Tax (Rounding Up from Tenth of a Billion)

The President is taking a page out of Elizabeth Warren’s playbook.

Marine Force Design Has Been Debated

The service is taking a big risk but not without much discussion.

American Excess Deaths from COVID

We did much better in 2020 and worse since 2021 than we thought.

Biden Pleads for Regime Change in Russia

The President commits a Kinsley gaffe.

Christian Nationalism and American Democracy

A Manichean struggle between good and evil.

Ginni Thomas the Insurrectionist

A Supreme Court Justice’s wife urged the White House and Congressional Republicans to steal the 2020 election.

Forced Masking to Protect the Most Vulnerable

Parents of disabled kids have successfully sued to mandate masks in schools.

Friday’s Forum

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Talking Past Each Other

A post that’s only tangentially related to cancel culture.

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The End of Passwords?

One of the great annoyances of the Internet is slowly going away.

Madeleine Albright, 1937-2022

A trailblazing diplomat has died at 84.

Coronavirus Relief Funds Diverted to Pet Projects

Because of course it was.

Descending into the Particulars of Cancel Culture

Generalities about an elusive and controversial phenomenon are unhelpful.

Supreme Court Confirmations and Political Polarization

The days of unanimous votes are long behind us.

Tuesday’s Forum

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Projecting China’s Future

Can it overcome demographics and decoupling to sustain its current unprecedented growth?

John Clayton, 1954-2022

The longtime NFL reporter is gone at 67.

The World’s Greatest Deliberative Body

A hundred Senators actually didn’t mean to change our clocks.

Acceptable Ukraine End States?

What will Zelensky, Putin, and the West settle for?

Hunter Biden’s Laptop

New evidence changes the story ever so slightly.

Friday’s Forum

Zelensky’s Plea for Help

Ukraine’s leader wants more help than he’s going to get.

Jussie Smollett Case Gets Even Weirder

The convicted criminal has been released pending appeal.

Permanent Daylight Saving Time?

We may be on the verge half a century after our last experiment.