UN Security Council Demands Immediate Gaza Ceasefire

The United States abstained but did not exercise its veto power.

NY Appeals Court Hands Trump Lifeline

An unexpected 11th hour reprieve.

Supreme Court to Hear Abortion Pill Case Tomorrow

The ruling could be more impactful than Dobbs. Or render Dobbs less impactful.

Biden Wargaming Stolen Election Contingencies

He may be fighting the last war.

Ugliness in International Soccer

A long tradition continues unabated.

Sunday Tab Clearing

So many intentions to write, so little time.

Whither Freakonomics?

The book spawned a cottage industry. But did it change the study of economics?

Yay! Information Matters!

You can lead a horse to water, but the trick is the drinking.

President Joe Biden takes his mask off to deliver remarks on COVID-19 and the economy, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden takes his mask off to deliver remarks on COVID-19 and the economy, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Biden’s Covid Malaise?

A pandemic hangover may be clouding American politics.

Trump Salutes Insurrection ‘Hostages’

Creeping authoritarianism? Political suicide? Descent into madness?

Privacy and Public Figures

No, I don’t feel terrible now.

Islamic State Attacks Moscow Concert Venue

Putin ignored warnings from US intelligence.

Congress Passes Budget, Averts Government Shutdown

Five months too late, we’re back to the Biden-McCarthy deal.

Saturday’s Forum

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MTG Files Motion To Vacate The Speakership

Its like déjà vu all over again.

DOJ Suing Apple for Monopolistic Practices

Anticompetitive practices in one of the most competitive of markets.

Seizing Trump Assets Not That Easy

Most of the things with his name on them are not in his name.

A Photo for Friday

“Floating in the Clouds”

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Real Estate Revolution?

A century-old cartel has been broken.

Trump’s Fundraising Plan

Millions of fools and their money may soon be parted.

Is Trump Even Running for President?

A familiar question is again a reasonable one.

Afghanistan Blame Game

Congressional Republicans are reminding voters of a dark hour in the Biden presidency.

OTB Status Update

Should Sonia Sotomayor Retire?

Of party, duty, age, and political roulette.

Trump’s Financial Troubles

What happens if a corrupt man who owes hundreds of millions is President?

Clip of the Day

Sit-up at attention edition.

Working From Everywhere is Getting Harder

The pandemic ruined everything.

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Are Hamas Death Figures Fake?

Damned if I know.

“Hostages”

Trump is giving aid and comfort to insurrectionists.

Putin Wins Again!

He’s on a winning streak not seen since Stalin.

Trump’s Routine Outrages

When being despicable is normal, is it still news?

Ending Judge Shopping

A long-overdue reform is meeting resistance.

Stupid Poll Tricks

Two data points are not a trend.

OTB’s Future

There’s a fork in the road.

A Graph to Ponder

Post-Covid recovery edition.

Line of the Day

Martyr Complex Edition

Fixing The Credit Card System

It’s great for the well-off but increasingly problematic for the larger economy.

Saturday’s Forum

Pence Won’t Endorse Trump

Sic a mob on a guy and this is the thanks Trump gets.

No Labels Continues to Have No Clue

An unserious plan by an unserious group.