Israel Used AI Machine ‘Lavender’ To Target Hamas

But humans made all the decisions that matter.

President Joe Biden takes his mask off to deliver remarks on COVID-19 and the economy, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden takes his mask off to deliver remarks on COVID-19 and the economy, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Biden’s Covid Malaise?

A pandemic hangover may be clouding American politics.

Toby Keith, 1961-2024

The country music singer was 62.

Nikki Haley, Racism In America, And Trump

On racism, Republicans, and names

Foreign Policy Tops American Priorities!

A misleading survey result.

Geert Wilders ‘Wins’ Dutch Elections

The trend toward hard-right parties continues.

The (American) Politics of Israel-Palestine

Pick a side. No nuance allowed.

Israelis Divided on Ground Offensive

A poll on Israeli support.

Who The Hell is Dean Phillips?

It’s quite the week for politicians with generic names nobody has ever heard of.

Ezra Klein on Israel and Hamas

The best statement on the complexity of the Israel-Hamas conflict that I have heard/read.

Israel-Hamas War Update

The killing goes on.

Israel Long War Update

It is escalating quickly.

Does Comedy Have to be Based on Truth?

Hasan Minhaj is a serial liar. Does it matter?

9/11 at 22

Generations of young Americans weren’t alive or have no real memory of the event.

First Republican Debate of 2024 Season

Vivek Ramaswamy’s national coming out party was, well, interesting.

Public Confidence in Military Lowest in Decades

There has been a steady decline the last five years.

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The All-Volunteer Force at 50

Is America’s military capable of fighting the next war?

Age, Illness, and American Politics

The controversies over our geriatric Congress continue.

Biggest Leaker in Decade Should Never Have Had Access to Secrets

The United States has not learned from Snowden and Manning.

Gen Z Doesn’t Want Crappy Jobs!

The silliness of “generations.”

George Santos’ Questionable Campaign Accounting

Could it be that he was untruthful?

China Trade Wars the New Normal

The elite consensus that free trade would bring them around is gone.

Calcified Democracy

A deep dive into why our politics are so broken.

The Emerging Democratic Majority at 20

How well has the famous thesis fared?

Queen Elizabeth II, 1926-2022

The UK’s longest-reigning monarch has passed, aged 96.

Federal Employees Take Another Pay Cut

What’s being billed as the largest hike in years is anything but.

U.S. Kills Ayman al-Zawahiri, al Qaeda Founder and Leader

A precision drone strike on a balcony in Kabul took out a longtime nemesis.

Military Recruiting Woes

The US armed forces are looking for a few more good men and women.

Takeaways From the Takeaways

It’s not all about Trump.

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on lowering the cost for American families Friday, April 22, 2022, at Green River College in Auburn, Washington. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden delivers remarks on lowering the cost for American families Friday, April 22, 2022, at Green River College in Auburn, Washington. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Biden Less Popular Than Worst President Ever

He’s underwater and not going to take it anymore.

January 6 Committee Divided on Which Non-Starter Recommendations to Make

They’re taking their eye off the ball.

Time for a New Generation to Lead?

The Silents and Boomers have been in charge too long.

America’s Gun Problem is Here to Stay

The obstacles to fixing the problem are many.

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Russia Loses Another Top General

They have lost at least seven.

Some Thoughts on “Cancel Culture”

Thomas gets the ball rolling, and I take off from there.

Putin’s War Gets Closer to NATO

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

It’s Not Time To Eulogize The Old Order

Pundits like Thomas Friedman struggle with premature prognostication.

P.J. O’Rourke, 1947-2022

The great conservative humorist is gone at 74.

Why isn’t Biden Magical?

Some pundits have high standards.

Stupid 2024 Fantasies II

Hillary Clinton edition.

January 6th Yeah But-ism

Yes the riots were a disgrace but the Democrats . . . .

If It Was an Insurrection, Why Hasn’t Anyone Been Charged with ‘Insurrection’?

It doesn’t matter what I believe. It only matters what I can prove.

Hezbollah in Latin America! (Part Gazillion)

A possible murder plot in Colombia embedded into a problematic multi-decade narrative.

Where Do the Republicans Go From Here?

This man is the face of the post-Trump party.

DC Circuit Delays Trump Paper Release

The matter of Executive Privilege and former Presidents is settled law.

Max Cleland, 1942-2021

The Vietnam War hero and one-term Georgia Senator has died at 79.

Stu Scheller’s Sideshow

The convicted criminal has taken his shenanigans to court.

Biden’s Polls and Magical Thinking

The President’s approval has plummeted, largely because of factors outside his control.

The Psychology of Internet Fame

Our brains are wired to seek approval but may not be equipped to handle our modern existence.