Letter-Words

They’re just too awful for delicate ears.

The Prevailing Myth of American Politics

A bit of a rant, I expect.

Reparative Semantics? Or Gobbledygook?

Do last year’s words belong to last year’s language?

The Elusive ‘Latino Voter’

They’re a bloc but also not.

Democrats’ Messaging Challenges

Touting the accomplishments of the last two years isn’t working.

Saturday’s Forum

Four Months for Bannon

He remains free pending appeal.

Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Survives Initial Legal Challenges

Opponents lose at the district and SCOTUS level in opening salvos.

One of Last Ties to Slavery Passes at 90

Possibly the last child of an American enslaved person has died.

Midterm Polls Shifting Republican

The race is returning to expectation.

A Photo for Friday

“Sunset in the Field”

Liz Truss Resigns

She is the shortest-tenured Prime Minister in British history.

Democracy and ZIP Codes

The rules for voting in America vary widely.

Trump Perjured Himself

The former President knowingly signed a false affidavit in support of the Big Lie.

Thursday’s Forum

Covid-19 and Life Expectancy Rates

A study of 29 countries shows the impact of the pandemic.

Inflation Changes Tax Brackets, Deductions, and Thresholds

The largest adjustment since the tax code was indexed in 1985.

Mastriano Under Fire From Colleagues and Mentors

A former dissertation advisor and two Army War College professors are speaking out against the gubernatorial candidate.

The ‘Crime of the Century’ Didn’t Happen

Three-and-a-half years and almost 6 million tax dollars have produced nothing.

Wednesday’s Forum

Retired Flag Officers Cashing In As Foreign Agents

An unsavory practice that’s mostly legal.

The Depth of US Support to Ukraine

The collaboration has been even more robust than advertised.

SCOTUS Declines to Declare American Samoans Citizens

The court, rightly, punted the issue to Congress and local leaders.

Tuesday’s Forum

The Size of the House

Linking to a piece I wrote for The Conversation.

Biden Adopts Trump’s Immigration Policy

He’s using a tool he denounced as cruel to deal with a humanitarian crisis.

Liz Truss Already On the Way Out?

The Brits may soon have yet another Conservative PM.

An Observation on Geography-Based Representation

A thought inspired by the PA Senate race.

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Economists Expect Recession Created By Economists

The Fed is expected to stall the economy to fight inflation.

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The Parkland Shooter Sentence And The Death Penalty

Another example of the arbitrariness of the death penaly

The January 6 Hearings Are Over. Now What?

The investigation produced mounds of evidence. Will it matter?

Voters Voting Voters Voting

Another Example of Our Flawed Democracy

It would be nice if the legislature represented the voters and whatnot.

Saturday’s Forum

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Russia Resorting to Brutality Because They Lack Precision Weapons

They’re hitting civilian targets partly because they can’t hit military ones.

Trump Subpoenaed by January 6 Committee

A dramatic if likely symbolic move.

Escalating the China Trade War

Biden is following Trump’s lead but doing it more competently.

2022 Won’t Be Another 1866

Hope is not a COA.

Wednesday’s Forum

Twitter, Generals, and the Limits of Public Discourse

In the weeds of civil-military relations.

Tuesday’s Forum

Russia Bombing Civilian Sites Across Ukraine

Putin is committing war crimes in retaliation for an attack on a legitimate military target.

Columbus Day Forum

Four Seats

31 of the 35 Senate races next month are noncompetititve.