The ‘Outside Agitator’ Trope

It’s been around for a very long time.

Trump’s Routine Outrages

When being despicable is normal, is it still news?

Fulton County RICO Case Against Trump Facing Major Procedural Challenges

Fulton County Prosecutor’s alleged relationship with special prosecutor could derail the trial

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Americans No Longer Believe in the American Dream

Most no longer believe it’s possible to get ahead through hard work.

Powell Pleads Guilty in GA

She took a plea deal.

Cashing Out?

Americans have largely stopped using checks and are rapidly doing the same with cash.

Trump Has Huge Lead With Those Who Won’t Vote

Oh, the irony.

Giuliani Defamed Ruby Freeman and Shaye Moss

A federal court has ruled, now the question is one of damages.

Musical Lawyers

A shift in the legal team in GA.

The Georgia Case is Different

It’s the only one that puts all the piece together.

Trump Indicted in Georgia

This makes four.

Next Up: Georgia

The next Trump indictment looks like it is coming this week.

Carters Celebrate 77th Anniversary

A remarkable milestone.

Trump’s Three Trials

The former president faces multiple criminal prosecutions.

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Exodus from Big Cities?

People are leaving our cities for the suburbs. But not on an equal basis.

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California Revisiting Travel Ban

A symbolic gesture is now highly impractical, if not harmful.

SCOTUS Punts on Free Speech Case

The court declined to review a preacher’s lawsuit against my alma mater.

Gary Rossington, 1951-2023

The last original member of Lynryd Skynyrd has died.

Trump Grand Jury Recommended ‘Multiple Indictments’

The jury forewoman is offering hints.

Tom Brady Retiring Again

The Greatest of All Time is hanging up his cleats a year too late.

12 Days of Photos: Day 4

Goslings!

12 Days of Photos: Day 2

A photo from February: Alan Parsons Live Project.

Warnock Wins and Walker Concedes

Democrats increase their Senate margin.

Red and Blue States Aren’t Permanent

The margins for 2024 are likely to be slim. But that hides a larger story.

Why Stacey Abrams Ran Behind Raphael Warnock

Discrimination? Issues? Incumbency?

Calcified Democracy

A deep dive into why our politics are so broken.

Baseball’s New Playoff Structure

One League went according to chalk. The other, very much not.

Walker’s Vist to Hugh Hewitt

An example of rationalization.

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The Declining Market for News

Reading habits continue to evolve, not necessarily for the better.

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“Peekaboo”

An Example of Poor Messaging

Sometimes politicians definitely say the wrong thing.

Georgia Subpoenas Conservative Group Over Ballot Harvesting Allegations

Why would a group that claims it has evidence of ballot harvesting refuse to turn it over?

Elon Musk Buys Twitter

It’s happened. What does it mean?

Yes, it is Voter Suppression

When procedures lead to more rejected ballots and fewer voters, what else is there to call it?

What exactly is ballot harvesting? And what happened in Georgia?

While there is an investigation, it doesn’t appear ballots were sold for “$10 a piece”

Dan Reeves, 1944-2022

The legendary football player and coach is gone at 77.

Racial Impacts of the Interstate in Montgomery, AL

Another example for the conversation.

Buttigieg and Critical Road Theory

Mayor Pete is being mocked for telling obvious truths.

Max Cleland, 1942-2021

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

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Americans Feel Economy Much Worse Than it Is

It turns out “the economy” isn’t just one thing.

Atlanta Braves Win World Series

The city’s second major championship was among the most improbable.

Democrats Have Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Running against Trump didn’t work this year.

Was the ‘Rust’ Tragedy Inevitable?

Insiders argue that the era of Peak TV has contributed to shoddy practices on set.

How Old is ‘Elderly’?

Apparently, it’s higher than 67.

What’s the 771?

DC’s new area code is causing an identity crisis.

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“Contemplation”

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America Getting Less White

The long demographic trend continues.

Cleveland Indians Now Cleveland Guardians

It goes into effect next season.

Start the Steal?

Cries that American democracy is in jeopardy are not hyperbole.

The Big Lie Has Become a Litmus Test

Republicans who admit Joe Biden won the election fair and square are being driven from the party.