Alan Bean, Fourth Person To Walk On The Moon, Dies At 86

Alan Bean, the fourth man to walk on the Moon, has died at the age of 86

Israel Kills Dozens of Palestinian Protestors as US Unveils Jerusalem Embassy

The Leader of the Free World is, sadly, enabling atrocities.

White House Correspondents Dinner Once Again Demonstrates Why It Shouldn’t Exist

As has often been the case, the White House Correspondent’s Dinner is arousing some degree of controversy, mostly because of the comedy or lack thereof.

Republican Candidates Stuck With The Donald Trump Albatross Around Their Necks

Whether they like it or not, Republican candidates in the midterms will have to run with the albatross of Donald Trump around their necks.

Amelia Earhart’s Remains May Have Been Found On A Remote Pacific Island

The eighty year old mystery regarding the fate of famed aviator Amelia Earhart may have taken a step toward being solved if the results of a new forensic study are correct.

Specks, Logs, and Dr. Martin Luther King

In a healthy democracy we need not agree, nor must we finally even respect one another’s objects of devotion.  But we should exercise a salutary measure of mutual forbearance and be willing to acknowledge that no side has a monopoly on either truth or justice.

Polish President Signs Controversial Holocaust Bill Into Law

Poland’s President has signed a controversial bill that purports to criminalize any effort to tie Poland to the Holocaust.

False Missile Alert In Hawaii Still Shrouded In Mystery

Two weeks later, it’s still unclear what caused a false missile alert to be sent out in Hawaii.

Ireland To Vote On Referendum Liberalizing Abortion Laws

In May, Irish voters will vote on a referendum to remove the near-universal ban on abortion in the nation’s Constitution. And it looks as though it will pass.

Polish Government Sending History Of Polish Collaboration With Nazis Down The Memory Hole

The Polish Government appears ready to approve a law that seeks to whitewash the truth about the role that many Poles played in the Holocaust.

Merry Christmas From Outside The Beltway!

Merry Christmas!

Catalan Voters Headed Back To The Polls

Two months after a referendum that supported independence from Spain, Catalan voters head to the polls for a new round of parliamentary elections that remain up in the air.

Remember Pearl Harbor?

Yesterday was the seventy-sixth anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. For most Americans, though, it was just another day. That’s only natural.

Spain Moves To Take Over Catalonia In The Wake Of Independence Declaration

Things are heating up very quickly in Catalonia.

Amazon Would Like The Key To Your House

What could possibly go wrong?

Losing Our Religion

Americans as a whole are becoming less religious and some people are panicking about it.

Gold Star Widow Speaks About Trump’s Condolence Call, Trump Calls Her A Liar

The widow of Sgt. La David Johnson spoke out about the death of her husband and the controversy over the phone call she received from President Trump. And Trump proceeded to attack her and call her a liar.

Spanish Prime Minister To Remove Catalonia’s Government From Power

Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy has said he will act to remove Catalonia’s pro-independence leadership from power.

Spanish Government Threatening To Take Over Catalonian Government Over Independence Bid

The standoff between Madrid and Barcelona over Catalan independence appears to be ready to come to an end.

Boy Scouts To Admit Girls

Another big change for the Boy Scouts.

Job Creation Declines In September In Report Likely Impacted By Hurricanes

A very weak jobs report thanks mostly to the impact of two Category 5 hurricanes.

Catalan Government May Declare Independence Next Week, But It Will Be Meaningless

After Sunday’s referendum, the government of Catalonia says it may declare independence from Spain as early as Monday. However, it’s likely to be a completely meaningless act.

Catalonia Votes For Independence In Chaotic Vote Marred By Police Violence

Catalonia voted overwhelmingly for independence from Spain, but it’s not at all clear that the vote will amount to anything.

Saudi Arabia Will Finally Allow Women To Drive Alone

Progress in Saudi Arabia, but there’s still a long way for this backward, discriminatory society to go.

Iraqi Kurds Vote Overwhelmingly For Independence, Prompting A Backlash

Kurds in Iraq voted overwhelmingly for independence in a non-binding referendum, and the result is threatening to create a new conflict in the Middle East.

Tensions In Spain Rising As Catalan Independence Referendum Draws Near

As the date for Catalonia’s disputed independence referendum nears, tensions are rising between Madrid and Barcelona.

Cassini Probe Plunges Into Saturn, Ending A Twenty Year Mission Of Discovery

Ending a mission that began when it was launched nearly twenty years ago, the Cassini probe was sent into Saturn’s atmosphere to perform one final task.

Trump’s Weird Threat to Colombia

More foreign policy amateurism.

Catalan Independence Vote Set For October 1st, Propelling Spain Into Crisis

In less than a month, voters in the Catalan region of Spain will be voting whether to remain part of Spain or assert independence.

Judge Richard Posner Retires After Nearly Thirty-Six Years On The Bench

One of the legal giants in the Federal Judiciary has retired from the bench.

August Jobs Report Disappoints As It Fails To Meet Expectations

August’s Jobs Report came in below expectations.

GDP Growth Solid In Second Estimate, But Can It Be Sustained?

The new GDP growth estimate shows healthy economic growth in the second quarter, but it’s unclear if it can be sustained.

‘Medicare for All’ Gains Second Senate Backer

Kamala Harris has joined Bernie Sanders’ call for creation of a single-payer healthcare system.

Local Politics as it Should Be but Seldom Is

A race for the Virginia House of Delegates straight out of a civics book.

On (The Lack Of) Journalistic Ethics At The Daily Caller

The Daily Caller crosses a line and doesn’t seem to regret it.

Marginalization of the Far Right in Trump White House?

A bit of wishful thinking in the wake of Steve Bannon’s ouster.

A few words about Charlottesville…

We mourn Charlottesville because Donald J. Trump, the President of the United States, made clear in no uncertain terms that in his mind there was little distinction between those in Charlottesville who pursued the un-American “values” of soil, blood, and racial dominance and those who pursued the ideals of the American Constitution.

Once Again, Trump Lies And The Truth Dies

President Trump’s reaction to the terror attack in Spain included an easily debunked lie about one of America’s most decorated Generals.

Roy Moore Likely Next Alabama Senator

The twice-removed Chief Justice is likely getting a promotion.

Charlottesville Reopens The Debate Over Confederate Symbols

It’s time to stop honoring the symbols of a nation of racist traitors.

Infighting at the National Security Council

H.R. McMaster is fighting a losing battle for control of the National Security Council staff.

Down the Memory Hole

My apologies to Bob Dreyfuss and Rolling Stone.

A Good, But Not Great, Jobs Report For July

July’s jobs report beat expectations, but the underlying numbers aren’t entirely positive either.

Baby Boomers No Longer The Majority Of U.S. Voters

A new study shows that Baby Boomers no longer account for the largest segment of voters in the United States.

Democrats Battling Over Party’s Future

After seven years that mostly consisted of losing elections, there’s a battle going on over which direction the party should head.

Supreme Court Reaffirms Obergefell, Orders Gay Couples Be Treated Equally On Birth Certificates

On the second anniversary of its decision in Obergefell, the Supreme Court struck another blow in favor of LGBT rights.

Supreme Court Retirement Speculation Swirling Around Kennedy

With tomorrow marking the end of the Court’s current term, there’s speculation that we could see Justice Anthony Kennedy stepping down.

Supreme Court: Denial Of Trademarks Because They Are ‘Disparaging’ Violates First Amendment

The Supreme Court has ruled that the Federal Government cannot deny trademark protection because a requested trademark is “disparaging” to a racial or ethnic group.

Murder by Mean Text?

A Massachusetts teenager faces 20 years in prison for contributing to her boyfriend’s suicide via text message.

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