Parler Loses Web Host

Amazon is using its dominant position to shut down a right-wing social platform.

Streaming Wars Taking No Casualties

Thus far, Disney+ and HBO Max are additive rather than cannibalizing competing services.

The Great Unbundling

The days of one-stop media shopping are long gone.

Republicans Stuck Between Trump and a Hard Place

Explaining the continuing cowardice of GOP Senators.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Abortion Law

A reprise of an almost identical case with a different group of Justices–and the Chief Justice switching sides.

Trump Targets Social Networks

The President has been Twitter on their own platform. Now, he’s following through.

Working Longer During the Pandemic

Contrary to some expectations, Americans are logging three extra hours of work a day.

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WHO Says Alcohol Not Good Coping Strategy

What do they know, anyway?

Coronavirus Could Kill Trump Presidency

We may be seeing the beginning of the end.

Has the Democratic Race Changed?

Is there a new frontrunner?

The Iowa Caucuses Debacle

It’s more embarrassing than we thought.

Judiciary Committee Hints It Could Move To Impeach Trump Again On Additional Grounds

In a new court filing, House Democrats hint they might move to impeach the President again if the evidence warrants such action.

Poll Finds Republicans Think Trump Is A Better President Than Lincoln

Further evidence that the Republican Party has turned into a cult of personalty built around Donald Trump.

New York City Voters Approve Ranked-Choice Voting

A big win for ranked-choice voting in the Big Apple as voters approve a referendum that will bring ranked-choice voting to the nation’s most populous city.

Brexit Could Be The End Of The United Kingdom

Brexit seems like it’s inevitable at this point, and that could set in motion a series of events that would mean the end of the United Kingdom.

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Don’t Be Afraid Of Technology

There’s far more good in technology than bad, but these days we seem to be far more focused on the bad right now.

Where Has the Decade Gone?

No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun.

Previewing The Third Democratic Debate

This evening ten Democratic candidates for President, including all of the front runners, appear on stage together for the third debate of the 2020 election cycle.

Trump Goes Full Dictator

Donald Trump isn’t just admiring dictators now, he’s acting like one.

Trump’s Newest China Tariffs Are Going To Hurt Americans

The new round of tariffs on Chinese made goods that the President announced late last week will have a particularly severe impact on consumers and retailers.

Bergdahl’s Sentence Could be Reduced Because of Trump Comments

Can the commander-in-chief’s tweets be unlawful command influence?

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hints At Deep Divisions As Supreme Court Nears End Of Term

As the Supreme Court enters the final weeks of its term, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hints at deep divisions and disappointment for people on the left.

Is San Francisco’s Gentrification Such a Bad Thing?

The city by the Bay is rapidly transforming. Should we lament that?

Bill de Blasio Running For President For Some Reason

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has entered the race for the Democratic nomination for President, making him the 23rd candidate in an already crowded field.

Fleming Begaye, World War II Navajo Code Talker, Dies At 97

One of the last of the Navajo Code Talkers, who provided the U.S. military with an unbreakable code in the fight against Japan in World War Two, has died at the age of 97.

Alabama Bans Most Abortions

We’ve soon see whether the current Supreme Court will overturn Roe v Wade.

Trump Wants End to National Injunctions from Lower Courts

A longstanding legal question may finally come to a head.

Federal Judges Rule Ohio Congressional Districts Are Unconstitutional

A panel of three Federal Judges has found Ohio’s Congressional District map to be unconstitutional, but a case currently pending before the Supreme Court could mute the impact of this decision.

Pentagon Needs a New Pitch

Matt Bernius and I collaborated on an essay for Defense One.

Richard Lugar Dead at 87

His passing is a sad reminder of another era of the Republican Party.

Federal Court Finds Michigan Districts Unconstitutionally Gerrymandered

A Federal Court in Michigan has found several of that state’s Congressional and state legislative districts to have been subject to extreme partisan gerrymandering.

Microsoft Becomes Third U.S. Company To Reach $1,000,000,000,000 Market Value

Yesterday, Microsoft became the third American company to reach $1 trillion in market value.

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Smartphone Migration

Breaking up is hard to do.

Apple Launching Controversial News and Video Service

Is 50 percent too high a take? Or the best deal in town?

Supreme Court Takes Up Two New Partisan Gerrymandering Cases

The Supreme Court is taking up the issue of partisan gerrymandering. This time, though, they’re likely to reach the merits of the cases rather than punting like they did last year.

Supreme Court Set To Hear Landmark Case On Double Jeopardy

Later this week, the Supreme Court will hear a case that could rewrite decades of law interpreting the Fifth Amendment’s Double Jeopardy rule.

When Donald Trump Calls, The Chinese And Russians Are Listening In

President Trump’s private phone calls are apparently a major source of intelligence for foreign nations.

Rural v. Urban Representation and the Quality of Democracy

Minority rule and self-reinforcing cleavages are not a a healthy combination.

Brett Kavanaugh, Double Jeopardy, And Presidential Pardons

Debunking a theory for why the Kavanaugh nomination was supposedly “rushed.”

Amazon Becomes Second Company To Hit $1,000,000,000,000 Market Value

Amazon has joined Apple to become the second American corporation to reach $1,000,000,000,000 in market valuation.

New York City Cracks Down On Uber And Lyft

In an obvious effort to pander to the city’s taxi industry, New York City is placing new limits on ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft.

Alex Jones Loses Access To Social Media

Facebook, Google, and several other companies have closed down accounts associated with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

Apple Tops $1,000,000,000,000 In Value

Forty-two years after being founded in a California garage, and twenty years after nearly going broke, Apple Computer has become the first publicly traded company to top $1 trillion in value.

Supreme Court To Take Up Double Jeopardy “Separate Sovereigns” Exception

Next term, the Justices will revisit the issue of whether someone can be tried in state and Federal Court for the same crime for the first time in nearly sixty years.

A Contrarian View of ‘Solo’

It may be my favorite Star Wars film since ‘Empire Strikes Back.’

Ireland Set To Vote On Lifting Abortion Ban

Tomorrow, Irish voters will head to the polls to decide whether or not to scrap a Constitutional Amendment that bans abortion in essentially all circumstances.

Trump Not Simply Violating ‘Norms’

An important message from Josh Marshall.

John McCain: This Is My Last Term

In a new book, Senator John McCain makes an announcement that everyone was anticipating.

The End Of The Credit Card Signature

The next time you sign a credit card receipt could be the last.