The Anglicization of Spanish Place Names

You-VAL-dee? You-VAHL-day? Oo-VAHL-deh?

An Observation about Blogging

People can be strange.

An Example of Utterly Awful Elections Analysis

The NYT and CA41 and yet another example of telling the wrong story.

Time for a New Generation to Lead?

The Silents and Boomers have been in charge too long.

May Jobs Report

Growth continues.

A Photo for Friday

“Breaking Through”

Turkey the Country Now Türkiye (Bird Still Turkey)

Our ostensible ally is seeking to rebrand itself.

SCOTUS Blocks Texas Social Media Law (for Now)

A slim majority upheld an injunction, kicking the can down the road.

Clinton Lawyer Acquitted in RussiaGate Case

What does it all mean? It depends on who you ask.

June’s 1st Forum

Coffee Makes You Live Longer

Yet another study that confirms my pre-existing biases.

Round One in Colombia

The first round produced two very different candidates.

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Why America Can’t Build

Are we too regulated for our own good?

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Laws are Worthless!

Or are they?

A Fascistic and Authoritarian Response

Donald Trump and friends speak to the NRA.

What Gun Laws Work?

The research is not as robust as you’d think.

Police Have No Duty to Protect You

“Protect and Serve” is just a slogan, not a guarantee.

What Are Police For If They Won’t Risk Their Lives to Save Children?

Despite their military trappings and propaganda, they’re seldom heroes.

A Photo for Friday

“Diesel”

Two Republican Parties?

Some GOP governors are taking a stance against Trump.

The Uvalde City Budget The Uvalde City Budget

The Graph Of The Day

It doesn’t appear the Uvalde TX police were underfunded

Summer Travel Blues

Four dollars and change at the pump.
The cost of livin’s high and goin’ up.

America’s Gun Problem is Here to Stay

The obstacles to fixing the problem are many.

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More Police In Schools Is NOT The Answer

An example of security theater with proven negative social impacts

Trump Loses Big in Georgia, Again

Two incumbents roared to victory despite his opposition.

Fort Liberty and Other New Monikers for Confederate-Named Bases

Some great suggestions, same lame ones, and some missed opportunities.

Yet Another School Shooting in America

Alas, it’s unlikely to change the policies that enable them.

Princeton Fires Creepy, Lying Professor Who Happened to be Conservative

There’s much more to the story than meets the eye.

US Negotiating Saudi-Egypt-Israel Accord

Another potential deal that doesn’t address the central issue.

Biden: America Will Defend Taiwan

The President continues his recent penchant for saying the quiet part out loud.

The Identity Politics of Identity Politics

Who gets to claim Latino heritage?

More on Ginni Thomas and the 2020 Election

She advocated that AZ overturn its election.

Two Years After George Floyd

Very little progress has been made towards racial justice.

Michael Langley to be 1st Black Marine 4-Star General

A long-overdue milestone has been reached.

Queer Couples, Divorce, and Custody Rights

An ugly divorce exposes a gap in our legal structure.