US Racing to Meet Withdrawal Deadline

The evacuation could soon become a terrorist target.

Some Additional Readings on Hungary (Tab Clearing)

For anyone who might be interested.

Covid Quick Hits

News of the ongoing pandemic.

Ivermectin and Irresponsible Infotainment

Sound decisions require sound reporting.

Trump and Pompeo Set Afghanistan Fiasco in Motion

They’ve got a lot of gall blaming Biden for this mess.

Tom T. Hall, 1936-2021

The legendary country music singer-songwriter known as “The Storyteller” is gone at 85.

Timeline Ripped Out of Arkansas Yearbook

When “the news” isn’t just “the news.”

Porn Site OnlyFans Bans Porn

Making sense of a weird story.

Mike Richards Out as Jeopardy Host

Well, this escalated quickly.

The Afghan Evacuation Horror Show Continues

We’re not getting Afghans—or even American citizens trapped there—out fast enough.

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“Felix”

Covid-Related Links

Some suggested stories.

Could Boosters Make the Pandemic Worse?

US health agencies are clashing with the World Health Organization on the question.

Joseph Galloway, 1941-2021

A legendary journalist is gone.

Biden Feared Political Backlash Over Bringing Afghans to America

A humanitarian crisis made worse by shameful delays.

Twitter and the Military Professional

The risks are real but the rewards are spectacular.

Is California Recall Unconstitutional?

A novel but flawed legal argument.

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Biden Blamed for Afghan Fiasco

The collapse is not his doing. But he’s accountable for the poor planning.

The Size of the US House of Representatives

It hasn’t changed in over 100 years (but the population sure has).

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Working Two Jobs From Home

Some remote employees are working hard. Some are hardly working.

President Ghani Flees as Taliban Reach Kabul

The mirage of semi-order faded quickly.

Sunday’s Forum

Today in Awful Covid Headlines

Part of the ongoing, slow-motion tragedy.

Who Lost Afghanistan?

The postmortems are well underway.

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America Getting Less White

The long demographic trend continues.

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“Reaching for the Sky”

“Why do Liberals Hate Orban?” is not the Right Question

The right questions are: 1) why do some some on the right like him, and 2) should this concern us all?

Taliban Quickly Retaking Afghanistan

The collapse is coming even faster than feared.

Evidence of Voter Fraud in Georgia?

Could it be?

Douthat Misses the Point on Hungary

Hungary is part of a broader global trend, but the real issue isn’t Hungary, it is the Americans who praise Hungary.

It’s all Fine in Texas

Two stories tell, well, a story about Texas and the pandemic.

Book Corner: The Three-Body Problem

A review and an invitation to discuss.

China’s Olympic Machine

A massive investment falls just short. This time.

UN Issues Dire Climate Report

It’s not too late but it’s too late.