Racial Impacts of the Interstate in Montgomery, AL

Another example for the conversation.

Changing CDC Guidance, Communication, and Conspiracy

Science and insanity don’t mix.

A Photo for Friday

“Fall Colors in Abstract”

DC Circuit Delays Trump Paper Release

The matter of Executive Privilege and former Presidents is settled law.

Friday’s Forum

The Kyle Rittenhouse Trial Judge

He’s controversial but consistent.

Robert Moses Bridge Story Debunked

A favorite anecdote from Robert Caro’s first masterpiece is likely untrue.

Veterans Day Forum

One Million Under-12s Vaxxed

Kids 5-11 are getting their COVID shots at a rapid pace, but will it continue?

Buttigieg and Critical Road Theory

Mayor Pete is being mocked for telling obvious truths.

Wednesday’s Forum

Max Cleland, 1942-2021

The Vietnam War hero and one-term Georgia Senator has died at 79.

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Biden Administration Urges Businesses to Comply with Vaccine Mandates Despite Judicial Stay

Resolving the legal issues will take time we don’t have.

Tuesday’s Forum

Minority Power in the Senate

Senator Romney and the latest edition of the senatorial pro-filibuster op/ed.

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Americans Feel Economy Much Worse Than it Is

It turns out “the economy” isn’t just one thing.

Sunday’s Forum

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The Right Finally Joins the Culture War!

Apparently, it’s been a one-sided affair up until now.

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Infrastructure Bill Passes! Dems in Array?

Three days late, $1.2 billion long.

Saturday’s Forum

Election 2021 in Context: Looking at Electorates

The electoral calendar affects who the electorate is.

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Election Results Validate Everyone’s Priors

Too woke! Not woke enough!

Election 2021 Context, Part 2: Virginia

Going back to 1977 (there’s a pattern).

Thursday’s Forum

Election 2021 Context, Part 1: New Jersey

Providing a little bit of electoral history.

Atlanta Braves Win World Series

The city’s second major championship was among the most improbable.

Youngkin, GOP Sweep Virginia

It’s usually more effective to run for something rather than against someone.

Democrats Have Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Running against Trump didn’t work this year.

Post-Election Forum

Choose Your Own Adventure Boosters

The CDC is leaving it up to you!

Everyone’s a Virologist Now

Is media coverage of experts’ struggles to understand COVID helpful?

Tuesday’s Forum

Most Politics Is National

Tip O’Neil’s famous saying hasn’t been true in a long, long time.

Washington Post 6 January Report

A massive investigation into the Capitol riot looks at what came before, during, and after.

Monday Tab Clearing

The tabs must flow.

Nationalizing the Local

The appetite for content and clicks turns sensationalizes news that isn’t news.

College Enrollments Down

Another effect of the pandemic.

Evangelical Politics in the Time of Polarization and Covid

A piece in The Atlantic inspires thoughts.

Police, Money, and Perverse Incentives

Officers are under enormous pressure–including from the Federal government–to write tickets.

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‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Isn’t Going Away

A sign of our times.

NYC Shuttering Fire Companies Over Vaccine Refusal

The idiocy continues.

Bill Maher: The Pandemic is Over

Denial, whining, and truth wrapped into one segment.

Halloween Forum

FDA Approves Pfizer for Kids 5-11

Good news with mixed messaging.

Lincoln Project’s Dirty Tricks

Can we stop pretending these trolls and grifters are Republicans?

The Voter Enthusiasm Gap

44% of Republicans strongly disapprove of President Biden’s performance while only 22% of Democrats strongly approve.

SCOTUS Denies Emergency Injunction Against Maine Vaccine Mandate

There will be no religious exemptions. For now, at least.