A Photo for Friday

“Dragon”

Ketanji Brown Jackson to Be Sworn in Today

Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring today and will swear his former law clerk in his replacement.

Racial Equity and America’s Roads

A new initiative aims to right decades-old wrongs.

Finland and Sweden Joining NATO

The Western alliance is getting stronger in the face of Russian aggression.

Resetting Our Politics

Did Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony change anything?

Trump Ordered the Code Red

You’re goddamn right he did.

Democrats in Disarray, Abortion Edition

Here we go again . . . .

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Cui Bono?

We live in a bizarre timeline.

Dems Lose One Million Voters!

They should panic, right?

SCOTUS Upholds High School Coach’s 50-Yard-Line Prayers

The Supreme Court has reversed decades of precedent on church-state separation.

The ‘Figure it Out Yourself’ Phase of COVID

With the government throwing its hands up, it’s now up to the citizenry.

Monday Morning Tabs

For your consideration.

A PSA to New Commenters

I expect they won’t read this, but it makes me feel better.

Abortion Laws State by State

Abortion is now illegal or heavily restricted in at least 11 states.

Dueling Takes on the End of Roe

So, what now?

Alito’s Leaked Draft vs the Final Opinion

A comparison of the two texts.

Antiquated Laws Restored in Wake of Roe Reversal

Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion ban may or may not be back in effect.

The Lack of Competition for House Seats

Yet another reminder of the pathologies of American institutions.

Call Her Senator Misled

Concerned no more, Senator Collins is now dismayed that she was misled.

Minority Rule in a Winner-Take-All System

How long can the unsustainable be sustained?

Democracy and the End of Roe

This will just reinforce minority rule in the US.

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

The leaked draft is now the law of the land.

Contractions and Proper Speech

A break from politics.

A Quote to Ponder

From J. S. Mill.

A Very Basic Threat to Democracy

From a county-level race in New Mexico.

Senate Passes Bipartisan Gun Bill

The most expansive firearms legislation in decades is likely to become law.

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Lawyers Win SCOTUS Case, Forced to Leave Firm

A rather bizarre coda to yesterday’s big Supreme Court decision.

Diploma Mills Forced to Forgive $6 Billion in Student Loans

Phoenix, DeVry, and other scam colleges have reached a settlement.

A Photo for Friday

“Unleaded”

End of the Week Tab Clearing

More stories than there is time to blog.

SCOTUS Strikes Down NY Gun Law

The 6-3 ruling broke down on predictable lines.

Pronoun Proliferation

She? Xe? Xem? Let’s call the whole thing off.

Gas Tax Holiday?

it likely won’t do much.

Oz Shifts Strategy for the General

Pay no attention to the endorsement behind the candidate.

Taking Notes on a Criminal Conspiracy

The Proud Boys, Trump family, and Alex Jones all filmed documentaries of their actions leading up to January 6.

Top Gun: Maverick Setting Records

Mild spoilers ahead.

A Key Role of Parties

Top Four likely makes things worse.

Fixing the Primary Problem

Could Alaska point the way to a solution?