Education Department Issues Regulations on Transgender Sports Competition

A sensible compromise on a controversial issue.

Transwomen Banned from International Track and Field

A big reaction to a small problem.

Robert Blake, 1933-2023

The Baretta actor and acquitted murderer is dead at 89.

Playing Politics: How Would You Move Democrats To “The Center”

A chance for readers to play political strategists

Gary Rossington, 1951-2023

The last original member of Lynryd Skynyrd has died.

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Goes Bye-Bye

Disney has replaced a controversial song at its theme parks.

Scott Adams Unintentionally Offers Important Political Insight

What’s that phrased about broken clocks?

Dilbert Canceled

Newspapers across the country are dropping the popular strip over a racist rant.

One App to Control Them All?

I somehow missed Google’s launch of a service that solves the biggest annoyance of streaming.

Raquel Welch, 1940-2023

A Hollywood star is gone at 82.

LeBron James Becomes NBA’s All-Time Scoring Leader

What was once impossible, then inevitable, has now happened.

Christine McVie’s Quiet Greatness

A long-form podcast recommendation.

Tom Brady Retiring Again

The Greatest of All Time is hanging up his cleats a year too late.

David Crosby, 1941-2023

The folk rock legend is gone at 81.

Alec Baldwin Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter

At what point does negligence become a crime?

Jeff Beck, 1944-2023

A legendary guitarist is gone at 78.

Blurbing Your Own Book Is Never A Good Sign

Mike Pompeo’s PAC wants you to know that Mike Pompeo’s book is a “thriller with stories from the heart” of Mike Pompeo

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How Misinformation Spreads

What a too-good-too-be-true story shows us about the modern news business.

The More Things Change…

A couple of old cartoons feel like they could have been published today.

Pelé, 1940-2022

The soccer legend has passed at 82.

The NFL is Taking Over

The biggest entertainment product in America is getting bigger.

From the “You Can’t Make this Stuff Up” File

That time the Nazis made a movie about the Titanic.

Mike Leach, 1961-2022

A one-of-a-kind coach is gone far too soon.

Britney Griner Freed in Prisoner Swap

Breaking News

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A Meme For Monday

The launch of a new feature… featuring Drake!

The Qatar World Cup and Broad Drawing Conclusions From Unique Events

Sports fans enjoy watching sports. How much does politics impact that?

Thanksgiving Traditions

As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

Leo Gallagher, 1946-2022

The stand-up comic is gone at 76.

Jerry Lee Lewis, 1935-2022

A member of the inaugural Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class and the most recent Country Music Hall of Fame class is gone at 87.

NFL and College Football Going Head to Head

The most popular television product is running out of room to expand.

Trump Comics

An odd phenomenon.

Baseball’s New Playoff Structure

One League went according to chalk. The other, very much not.

Loretta Lynn, 1932-2022

A country music icon is gone at 90.

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An Album For Friday

Start your weekend with some soul!

Streaming Service Consolidation

There are too many products chasing too few consumers.

Bill Russell, 1934-2022

The iconic basketball player, coach, and civil rights leader is gone at 88.

Tony Dow, 1945-2022

The man most famous for his turn on “Leave it to Beaver” has passed from liver cancer aged 77.

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[Updated] Picturing The Gap Between Fantasy And Reality

Police and the Punisher Skull

Biden Lowers Gas Prices

They went down 3 cents a gallon yesterday and have dropped 24 days straight.

Top Gun: Maverick Setting Records

Mild spoilers ahead.

Herschel Walker and the Perils of Celebrity Candidates

More ugly revelations about the football hero turned politician.

Google Builds Blog Troll

The company’s new AI technology looks awfully familiar.

Star Trek Goes Woke!

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

Vegan Upcharge!

PETA has launched a weird protest against Starbucks.

Neal Adams, 1941-2022

The legendary comic book artist is gone at 80.

Lived Experience in Art and Journalism

What are the limits of representation?

Defending the F-Word

It’s the Swiss army knife of profanity.

Has Trump Finally Gone Too Far?

Republicans are aghast that he’s abandoned his principles.

Louis C.K. Wins Grammy While Canceled

Is the creepy comic’s comeback complete?

Respectability Politics

A Black columnist argues that Will Smith set back a whole race.