Race and the Myth of Meritocracy: Supreme Court Edition

When “obviously qualified” apparently isn’t enough

Ilya Shapiro’s Inartful Tweet

Outrage over the outrage is outrageous.

Friday’s Forum

Which Black Woman Will Biden Appoint to the Supreme Court?

The 46th President will follow the lead of the 40th in making a historic appointment.

Thursday’s Forum

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Breyer to Retire

Breaking News

The Extreme Cognitive Dissonance of an Anti-Vaxxer

Being willing to do anything to survive, but not that.

Banning ‘Insurrectionists’ Redux

Lawyers in North Carolina are trying to get a Congressman off the ballot.

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the passing of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Tuesday, August 10, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the passing of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Tuesday, August 10, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Second Guessing Biden’s First Year

Did the President exceed his mandate? Does it matter?

Wednesday’s Forum

Ukraine: Advantage Putin? Advantage NATO?

Expert opinion on the standoff differs sharply.

SCOTUS Rejects House Republican Challenge to Proxy Voting

The court wisely deferred to Congress in setting its own rules.

Tuesday’s Forum

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Booze Isn’t Good For You?

There are more old drunks than there are old doctors.

Game of Chicken Kiev

The United States and its NATO allies are in a dangerous standoff.

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On Narratives and Covid Restrictions

Are we really being blocked from getting back to normal? And if so, what is the real barrier?

On Moderate Legislative Power and Other Political Dreams

A bloc of moderates is not coming to a Senate near you.

Why Are Biden’s Polls So Awful?

A pretty good President has numbers comparable to his historically bad predecessor.

Sunday’s Forum

Public Schools vs The Public

The pandemic seems to have broken the social contract.

Saturday’s Forum

A Photo for Friday

“Inside Sloss”

Kyle Rittenhouse Wants His Gun Back

The Kenosha Police Department is still holding his weapon, clothing, and other property for no apparent reason.

Meat Loaf, 1947-2022

The singer and actor, born Marvin Lee Aday, is gone at 74.

The Abuse of Power in a Small Town Police Force

Not Mayberry. Not even close.

Covid Triumphalism

Let’s not start celebrating just yet.

Cruz Challenges Campaign Finance Law

Is a contribution after an election different from one during an election?

The Disqualification Clause and January 6

A provision of the 14th Amendment to keep Civil War generals out of office is back in play.

Thursday’s Forum

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the passing of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Tuesday, August 10, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the passing of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Tuesday, August 10, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Breaking: Country Polarized

And Biden approval down.

President Joe Biden, joined by Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky and Merck CEO Ken Frazier, delivers remarks on COVID-19 vaccine production Wednesday, March 10, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden, joined by Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky and Merck CEO Ken Frazier, delivers remarks on COVID-19 vaccine production Wednesday, March 10, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

What the Biden Mask & Test Kit Plan Gets Right

Glimmers of hope for those involved in government service delivery

President Joe Biden takes his mask off to deliver remarks on COVID-19 and the economy, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden takes his mask off to deliver remarks on COVID-19 and the economy, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Biden to Distribute 400 Miiiillllion Masks

A day late and a dollar short.

Wednesday’s Forum

Djokovic Throwing it All Away

The Serbian superstar is sacrificing immortality to avoid vaccination.

Partisanship and Ideology Redux

Aggregate self-identification doesn’t tell us much, but the breakdowns do.

Tuesday’s Forum

Speaking of Moderates and Independents…

More on self-identification and partisan ID.

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In honor of MLK, some dubious tweets & a lesser-known speech

Once again, today marks a day where folks who would never have supported Dr. King decide they should praise him

Partisan ID in the United States

Gallup has the 2021 numbers.

Biden Fighting the Last War

Is the administration governing like it’s 2009?

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Monday Tab Clearing

Let the browser be cleared!

MLK Day Forum

SCOTUS Mythology Exposed

We deserve better.

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Why aren’t we Unified?

A reminder.

Republicans Take Over Virginia

Elections have consequences: Old Dominion Edition

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Pence Likens Election Reform to Capitol Riots

It doesn’t add up.

Why isn’t Biden Magical?

Some pundits have high standards.