Libraries and Book Banning

How much say should the community have in what’s included?

President Joe Biden delivers remarks at a Medal of Valor ceremony, Monday, May 16, 2022, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden delivers remarks at a Medal of Valor ceremony, Monday, May 16, 2022, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

The News is Bad for Biden

The nature of American political reporting distorts our perception of reality.

HHS: States Must Allow Emergency Abortions

The agency says a 1986 law overrides state restrictions.

Dems Lose One Million Voters!

They should panic, right?

President Joe Biden prepares to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, June 25, 2021, en route to Camp David in Thurmont, Maryland. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden prepares to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, June 25, 2021, en route to Camp David in Thurmont, Maryland. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

White House Staff Turnover!

Much ado about a perfectly normal phenomenon.

John Allen, Illegal Lobbying, and Foreign Influence

The retired general and think tank president is in hot water.

Turkey the Country Now Türkiye (Bird Still Turkey)

Our ostensible ally is seeking to rebrand itself.

Voters in Sour Mood Ahead of Midterms

The polls do not bode well for Democrats.

Coronavirus Relief Funds Diverted to Pet Projects

Because of course it was.

Iranian Missiles Hit Near US Consulate in Iraq

No casualties, American or otherwise, have been reported.

Mike Pompeo Under Iranian Death Threat

U.S. taxpayers have been spending $2 million a month for his protection.

Walter Mears, 1935-2022

The legendary AP politics reporter is gone at 87.

‘Freedom Convoy’ Ends in Windsor, Moves to Paris

The anti-vax-and-other-stuff protest is spreading to Europe.

Bob Saget, 1956-2022

The beloved comedian and actor is gone at 65.

Dan Reeves, 1944-2022

The legendary football player and coach is gone at 77.

Nobody Watches Cable News

A media critic argues we pay outsized attention to the goings-on at Fox, MSNBC, and CNN.

Rittenhouse, Competence, and Crusade

A contrast in styles.

Mort Sahl, 1927-2021

The first modern stand-up comedian has died at 94.

Peter Scolari, 1955-2021

The veteran character actor has died of cancer at 66.

The Alec Baldwin ‘Rust’ Tragedy

It appears that normal safeguards were ignored, leading to disaster on the set.

Newsom Easily Survives Recall

The flake beat the weirdo.

Afghan Airlift Tradeoffs

Humanitarian instincts rightly trumped security concerns.

Ed Asner, 1929-2021

The actor best known for his role as Lou Grant has died at 91.

Sirhan Sirhan Recommended for Parole

The 16th time may be the charm for Robert Kennedy’s killer.

Tom T. Hall, 1936-2021

The legendary country music singer-songwriter known as “The Storyteller” is gone at 85.

President Ghani Flees as Taliban Reach Kabul

The mirage of semi-order faded quickly.

Yet Again, Vanishingly Little Evidence of Voter Fraud

What’s smaller than minuscule?

The Tragedy of Politicized Vaccines

Public health shouldn’t be made into a partisan issue.

Virginia’s Weird Politics

The Commonwealth is much more diverse than national election returns might indicate.

Israel’s Wanton Aggression

A reckless campaign of violence has now targeted American journalists.

Chauvin Juror Participated in BLM Protest, Lied About It

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

Cadets participate in the Class of 2019 Graduation Parade, May 24, 2019, at West Point. (Matthew Moeller/Army) Cadets participate in the Class of 2019 Graduation Parade, May 24, 2019, at West Point. (Matthew Moeller/Army)

Thomas: Overturn Feres Doctrine

The Supreme Court justice least concerned with precedent wants to overturn a longstanding one.

The Pandemic in India

The numbers are staggering and getting worse.

President Joe Biden pets the Biden family dog Champ in the Oval Office of the White House Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, prior to a bipartisan meeting with House and Senate members to discuss supply chains. President Joe Biden pets the Biden family dog Champ in the Oval Office of the White House Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, prior to a bipartisan meeting with House and Senate members to discuss supply chains.

Biden Dog Not Banished After All

Major is a good boy who hardly ever bites anybody.

Henry Aaron, 1934-2021

Hammerin’ Hank is gone.

Freedom, Security, and Insurrection

The aftermath of the January 6 Capitol riots runs into the First Amendment,

Trump Banned from Twitter

Hashtag: You’re Fired.

Why Was Capitol Security Inadequate?

A large, well-trained police force was unprepared for a foreseeable crisis.

Barr Contradicts Trump on his Way out the Door

Although, as usual, he maintains his odious approach to it all.

Violence after DC ‘Stop the Steal’ Rally

Peaceful protests were once again followed by nighttime clashes.

Donald Trump v. Stacey Abrams

Gracious concessions are the norm except when they’re not.

Million MAGA March Sparks Violence

The inevitable happened, as extremist organizations descended on DC.

There Is No Fraud

The President’s claims have no merit.

Alabama Reaches #1 for 13th Year in a Row

A mind-boggling statistic.

Joe Biden the 46th President of the United States

All the major outlets are finally acknowledging the obvious.

Meanwhile, in the Pandemic

It’s getting worse, not better.

Where the Presidential Race Stands

Why it’s all over but the crying.

Blue Wave Crashes

It’ll be days before we know the final 2020 results but a resounding repudiation is unlikely.

Final 2020 Debate Less Awful Than Worst Debate Ever

Less Trumpy Trump still Trump.