Inflation Reduction Act Passes Senate

And a comment on news coverage of the passage.

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Vicious Cycle of Air Conditioning

Making ourselves cooler is making the earth warmer.

Clinton Lawyer Acquitted in RussiaGate Case

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

Round One in Colombia

The first round produced two very different candidates.

Disinformation Governance Board Killed by Disinformation Campaign

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

Democrats Don’t Control the Senate

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

Vegan Upcharge!

PETA has launched a weird protest against Starbucks.

Elon Musk Buys Twitter

It’s happened. What does it mean?

Democrats Prepared for Impending Doom

Party leaders are treating an electoral defeat as inevitable.

COVID Risk Calculations

There are too many variables to make generalized calculations.

Ukraine War Ruining Biden’s Plans

Crises tend to be distracting.

Musk, Twitter, and “Legal Speech”

A brief obeservation.

Has Trump Finally Gone Too Far?

Republicans are aghast that he’s abandoned his principles.

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Life Ain’t Fair, College Edition

The SAT is a poor measure of college aptitude but it’s better than most others.

FDA to Authorize 2nd Booster for Over-50s

The public health community is divided on whether it’s a good idea.

Chris Wallace Found Fox News’ Relationship with Truth ‘Unsustainable’

The network’s longtime weekend anchor couldn’t take it anymore.

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The Right Is Having A Hard Time Framing Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson As An Extremist

If this is the best they have, they don’t have a lot

Permanent Daylight Saving Time?

We may be on the verge half a century after our last experiment.

Putin’s War Gets Closer to NATO

Strikes near the Polish border show the real possibility of escalation.

Ukraine Invasion Sending History in a New Direction?

The ferocity of the global reaction to Putin’s invasion is stunning.

Russia Really Invades Ukraine

Putin’s forces are in Kyiv.

Putin Invades Ukraine in Defiance of West

The much-anticipated escalation has happened. Now to see how the United States and its allies respond.

US Inflation at 40-Year High

Can the Misery Index be far behind?

Butterfly Center Closed Over Fears of Conspiracy Nuts

A ginned up controversy regarding a border nature reserve has escalated.

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the passing of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Tuesday, August 10, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the passing of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Tuesday, August 10, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Second Guessing Biden’s First Year

Did the President exceed his mandate? Does it matter?

Why Are Biden’s Polls So Awful?

A pretty good President has numbers comparable to his historically bad predecessor.

Why isn’t Biden Magical?

Some pundits have high standards.

Dan Reeves, 1944-2022

The legendary football player and coach is gone at 77.

Press Coverage of the Colorado Wildfires

The biggest news doesn’t always get the most attention.

Harry Reid, 1939-2021

The longtime Senate leader is gone at 82.

Pandemic, Trauma, and Identity

There’s something happening here. But what it is ain’t exactly clear.

Chief Medical Advisor to the President Dr. Anthony Fauci participates in a briefing Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Chandler West) Chief Medical Advisor to the President Dr. Anthony Fauci participates in a briefing Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Chandler West)

The Fauci Who Stole Christmas

You’re a monster, Dr. Grinch, Your heart’s an empty hole.

Manchin Shoots BBB Dead, Dead, Dead

The West Virginia Senator has taken the football from Charlie Brown and gone home.

News, Analysis, and Opinion

The continuing calls to abandon objectivity in reporting in favor of a particular agenda.

The Non-ending Joe Manchin Saga

Is the stalwart of Senate bipartisanship interested in governing?

Warren’s Argument for Court Packing

It’s not compelling.

Beatles ‘Get Back’ Documentary

A long peek at history in the making.

Democrats Frustrated They Can’t Pass Biden’s Build Back Better Bill

They’re searching for good times. But just wait and see.

Rittenhouse Takes: Good, Bad, and Ugly

The reactions to a verdict that were predictable (indeed, predicted) are over the top.

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The Middle Ain’t Woke

The average American is neither progressive nor all that interested in politics.

Buttigieg and Critical Road Theory

Mayor Pete is being mocked for telling obvious truths.

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Election Results Validate Everyone’s Priors

Too woke! Not woke enough!

Most Politics Is National

Tip O’Neil’s famous saying hasn’t been true in a long, long time.

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the passing of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Tuesday, August 10, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the passing of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Tuesday, August 10, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

President Charlie Brown

Joe Biden has bet his presidency on a caucus that may simply be irreconcilable.

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Biden: Democrats Have Reached a Deal

$1.75 trillion ain’t $3.5 trillion but it’s something.

Dave Chappelle’s Weak Response to Critics

It’s not funny when you have to constantly explain the jokes.

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Biden Settling for Smaller Spending Package

The President seems to have persuaded the progressives in his party to settle for half a loaf.

ESPN, Jock Culture, and Jon Gruden

Is the Worldwide Leader responsible oblivious to bigotry?