Queer Couples, Divorce, and Custody Rights

An ugly divorce exposes a gap in our legal structure.

A Photo for Friday

“Running”

Disinformation Governance Board Killed by Disinformation Campaign

The combination of a horrendous rollout and a social media onslaught was disastrous.

More Primary Examples: the PA GOP Governor’s Race

An ongoing series of observations.

Finland and Sweden Apply to NATO, Turkey an Obstacle

A diplomatic nightmare brewing since last week is now upon us.

Maximal Angst Despite Minimal Cause

Quite often, political fights are about attitudes rather than issues and polices.

Mass Shootings, Ideology, and Mental Illness

We know a lot less about the motives of spree killers than the public discourse suggests.

When Mass Murder Becomes Commonplace

Tragedy has played out so often that it has become a statistic.

Podcast Recommendation (Plus: More on US Democracy)

Ezra Klein discusses the dynamics of American conservatism in historical perspective. Plus, he helps illustrate a key problem that we have in thinking about American politics (IMHO).

Star Trek Goes Woke!

Has a franchise that’s always been political gone too far?

Over a Million Americans Dead from COVID

Another grim—and substantially avoidable—milestone.

Ukraine War Adding to Global Food Insecurity

Supply chain disruptions are contributing to crisis for 300 million people.

A Photo for Friday

“Reaching”

Crypto Crash

The bubble may have burst.

January 6 Committee Subpoenas Republican Leaders

An unprecedented manuever in response to unprecedented obstruction.

Democrats Don’t Control the Senate

Another day, another disappointment for the party’s legislative agenda.

Pretextual Searches on the Interstate

Assumptions of racial animus are overshadowing a story that’s outrageous enough on its own.

COVID’s Silver Lining?

The pandemic forced the spread of useful technology.

Vegan Upcharge!

PETA has launched a weird protest against Starbucks.

Justices Didn’t Lie About Abortion in Hearings

Susan Collins and other Senators claiming otherwise are just wrong.

Protesting at Officials’ Homes

Is harassing judges, mayors, Senators, and the like in their private lives just free speech?

Loose Lips About Sinking Ships

The Biden Administration is constantly bragging about its actions against Russia. Is that wise?

Monday Morning Tab Clearing

For your consideration.

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Q&A Time

Hopefully answering a reader question (but probably just making it all worse).

On American Parties

More on primaries with a foray into Madison and the general politics of power-seekers and incentives.

Clarence Thomas on Stare Decisis

Not so conservative.

Another Example of Primaries in Action

The Ohio GOP Senate contest.

Clarence Thomas Worries Respect for Institutions Fading

In other news, there’s gambling going on at Casablanca.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, addresses his remarks at a roundtable on donating plasma Thursday, July 30, 2020, at the American Red Cross-National Headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, addresses his remarks at a roundtable on donating plasma Thursday, July 30, 2020, at the American Red Cross-National Headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

Fauci Shocked Americans Think Pandemic Over

We’re mostly back to “normal” while yet another new strain is surging.

An Extreme Example of the Problem with Primaries

Nobody is keeping the gate.

A Photo for Friday

“1 WTC”

No, Congress Won’t Create an Abortion Right

At least not right away. But it’s quite possible by 2040.

Trump Pondered Mexico Missile Attack, Shooting BLM Protesters

The 45th President was a psychopath.

The Road to Here (and the Rocky Road Ahead)

The role of American political institutions.