This Week’s Dr. Seuss Nonsense

A story that is both unserious and yet emblematic of our age in a serious way.

Texas Ends COVID Restrictions

The Lone Star State is celebrating its independence in a big way.

Biden Punishing Russia but Not Saudi Arabia

The fecklessness of U.S. human rights policy in full display.

How Much Longer for Cuomo?

This feels like resignation territory.

CPAC as a Leading Indicator

The annual gathering showed us what the Republican Party would become years ago.

A Return to the (Lack of) Evidence of Significant Fraud

A CPAC speaker and the return of the problem of the Heritage electoral fraud database.

The Social Psychology of Email

The fear of missing out is strong.

Vaccine Hesitancy

A third of Americans are unsure they want the life-saving COVID shots.

Our Unrepresentative Government (Yet Again)

Yet another reminder about pathologies of US democracy.

Doug Update

Saturday’s Forum

$15 Minimum Wage Dead for Now

The Senate parliamentarian has ruled against ramming it through in the COVID relief bill.

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“A Walk at Sunset”

Friday’s Forum

The Equality Act

What was mere signaling under a Republican Senate and President could now become law.

Thursday’s Forum

President Joe Biden walks along the Colonnade of the White House Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, en route to the Oval Office. President Joe Biden walks along the Colonnade of the White House Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, en route to the Oval Office.

Biden’s Slow Start?

What’s taking him so long?

Wednesday’s Forum

First Black Woman Supreme Court Justice

Democrats are already jockeying to influence President Biden’s pick should a vacancy arise.

Tuesday’s Forum

Manhattan DA Gets Trump Tax Records

The Supreme Court refused to block a lower court order.

Fact-Checking in a Fact-Free World

Debunking urban legends and Internet rumors is harder than it used to be.

Comment Policy Reminder

A periodic reminder.

Monday’s Forum

A Failure of Governance in Texas

And a discussion of markets (and a warning about partisanship).

Merrick Garland Ready to Take on Domestic Extremists

The man most famous for getting screwed out of a Supreme Court seat has a more interesting backstory.

Rush Limbaugh is Still Dead

The reflections on the departed right-wing talk host continue.

Sunday’s Forum

Student Debt and the For-Profit Connection

The loaners, the dreamers, and schemes.

Manchin Opposes Tanden for OMB

The Senate’s last conservative Democrat is taking President Biden’s call for unity seriously.

How Much Student Loan Relief?

Now, we’re just haggling over price.

Saturday’s Forum

Ted Cruz and Basic Leadership

It is really so hard to understand that you don’t go on vacation during a massive disaster?

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“Shapes on the Horizon”

Friday’s Forum

Bob Dole Has Lung Cancer

The 97-year-old former Senator and Presidential candidate is ill.

Will Iowa and New Hampshire Lose Their Special Place?

Nevada is mounting a challenge to the rural, lily-white states that always go first in the presidential primary gauntlet.

Reporting and Commentary Should Remain Separate

There’s more than enough opinion journalism.

US Life Expectancy Declines

Another empirical indication of the toll of the pandemic.

Thursday’s Forum

Over Half a Million

The death toll is staggering.

Rush Limbaugh, 1951-2021

The talk radio megastar has died, aged 70.

Wednesday’s Forum

US Vaccine Rollout Surprisingly Good

As frustrating as it’s been, we’re ahead of just about every country.