The Polls Are Skewed!

Survey research is not without flaws. But we dismiss it at our peril.

Tuesday’s Forum

Heads of UN Agencies Call for Israeli Ceasefire

The laws of armed conflict aren’t designed for this war.

One Year Out

Looking ahead to November 5, 2024

The (American) Politics of Israel-Palestine

Pick a side. No nuance allowed.

Sunday’s Forum

Feel free to bitch about switching the clocks. Or other stuff.

Congress and Military Promotions

Why is the Senate pretending to do that which it can’t possibly do?

Israel Presses On Amid Calls for Ceasefire

Hamas continues to cynically manipulate the world’s humanitarian impulses.

Saturday’s Forum

Lisa Franchetti Becomes First Woman to Lead Military Service

We finally have a Chief of Naval Operations but the crisis in the top ranks continues.

A Photo for Friday

“Boston Bridge”

What Should Israel Do if Not This?

When the intellectually correct answer isn’t politically possible.

Dueling House Votes

Politics makes strange bedfellows.

Thursday’s Forum

Home Schooling Exploding if You Were Taught Math at Home

The innumeracy hurts.

Israel Hits Refugee Camp, Targeting Hamas Leaders

Muddled reporting of a messy situation.

How Old Is Too Old To Trick or Treat?

We can all agree that Trump and Biden are over the line. But where is it?

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Stop Trying to Make French Happen

Paris is fighting a losing battle over the prominence of their language.

Halloween Forum

Biden Is Old and Feeble, Says Old, Feeble Man

Trump is making verbal gaffes while making fun of Biden’s verbal gaffes.

Observations on Pence

Fading into the background is the appropriate end to his dance with MAGA.

Israelis Divided on Ground Offensive

A poll on Israeli support.

Matthew Perry, 1969-2023

The actor best known for his role in “Friends” is gone at 54.

Mike Pence Drops Out of Non-Race

The fourth place candidate for second place in the Republican primaries has taken his ball and gone home to Mother.

Anti-Gay Extremism in Nigeria

Where religious zealotry can lead. (So, yes, a digression into American politics).

Israeli Ground Offensive Underway

What comes next is anyone’s guess.

Who The Hell is Dean Phillips?

It’s quite the week for politicians with generic names nobody has ever heard of.

Mike Johnson is Very Religious

His critics are focused on the wrong problem.

Saturday’s Forum

‘From the River to the Sea’

When the obvious is controversial.

Friday Tabs

And this doesn’t even clear them all!

A Photo for Friday

Middle Earth?

4.9% GDP Growth in Third Quarter

Contrary to some public opinion, the economy is in decent shape.

Romney and the Decline of the GOP

The party’s 2012 nominee is an indicator of how fall it has fallen.

Thursday’s Forum

Speaker Johnson

We finally have a winner. And we’re all losers.

The Toddler Caucus


US-Iran Tensions Escalate

The war in Israel is in danger of expanding.

Mike Johnson (Who?) for Speaker?

Could the fourth time be the charm?

Wednesday’s Forum

I Guess the Whip Can’t Count

Emmer drops out.

The Fine Line Between Supporter and Co-Belligerent

America’s involvement in the Israeli and Ukrainian war efforts is more than advertised.

Tuesday’s Forum

The Faux Haley Boomlet

The press really needs to stop trying to make fetch happen.