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Award Winning Playwright Neil Simon Dies At 91

Iconic Broadway legend Neil Simon, who was responsible for hits such as “The Odd Couple, has died at the age of 91.

Clinton-Cartwright Comparisons Don’t Hold Up

Clinton is getting no special treatment by the standards of her high-powered peers.

Super PAC May Resurrect Reverend Wright In New Ad Campaign

A pro-Republican SuperPAC may be bringing the Jeremiah Wright story back. That would be bad news for the Romney campaign.

Santa’s a Socialist

And other tales from the AK special election.

Supreme Court Wikiality

Did you know that the elephant population has tripled over the last six months?

Washington Commanders

DC’s NFL franchise finally has a new name.

Butterfly Center Closed Over Fears of Conspiracy Nuts

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

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Monday Tab Clearing

Let the browser be cleared!

Winnie the Pooh and Bambi Enter Public Domain

But only the original books, not the Disney adaptations.

Pandemic, Trauma, and Identity

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

Peter Scolari, 1955-2021

The veteran character actor has died of cancer at 66.

US-France Submarine Contretemps

American cheese will henceforth be known as liberté cheese. And not because of the metric system.

Is Ben Shapiro NPR in Reverse?

Oh, FFS.

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Ranked Choice Voting for Everyone?

It’s not perfect but it beats our usual approach to picking winners and losers.

Chauvin Juror Participated in BLM Protest, Lied About It

Getting an impartial jury in an internationally-famous case is next to impossible.

Judge Declares Waters’ Comments ‘Abhorrent’

They were “disrespectful to the rule of law.”

Maxine Waters Under Fire

The latest variant of the “No Justice, No Peace” threat is unhelpful.

Maryland Removes Police Protections over Hogan’s Veto

The Free State may have gotten just a little freer.

The Republican Party’s Shame

The Party of Lincoln went over the cliff like lemmings in support. It’s tough to see how they recover.

Chuck Yeager Dead at 97

An American hero is gone.

The Flynn Pardon

Perhaps the most normal thing President Trump has done.

The Pandemic Continues

Reminders from a perusal of the news.

Democrats Kick Off Virtual Convention

The official campaign to oust Donald Trump is off to a good start.

Trump Commutes Roger Stone’s Sentence

A shocking and yet completely unsurprising development.

The Cold War Was A Sobering Influence For A Silly People

As scary as the Cold War was, it did reduce the silliness in American politics.

Joe Biden as the Next George H.W. Bush?

Dan Drezner makes an interesting comparison.

Lessons For The U.S. In The British Elections?

What lessons are there for the United States in general, and Democrats in particular, in last weeks British election?

Warren’s Same-Sex Marriage Joke Raises Concerns

Elizabeth Warren’s comments at an LGBT rights forum late last week were cheered by the audience, but some Democrats are raising concerns about their impact on the General Election.

Federal Court Rules In Favor Of Transgender Student In Bathroom Access Case

A Federal Court has ruled once again in favor of a transgender student in Virginia who was prevented from using the bathroom conforming to their gender identity.

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Gorsuch Confounding Expectations

President Trump’s first Supreme Court appointment has joined the liberal bloc on several cases.

Supreme Court Orders New Trial For Death Row Inmate Due To Tainted Jury

The Supreme Court ordered a new trial in the case of a Mississippi defendant whose trial was tainted by a prosecutor who routinely struck black jurors from the jury pool.