Masking and Endemic COVID

Most Americans are choosing to live a normal life in abnormal times.

Merriman Smith ‘Canceled’ Posthumously

A man most have never heard of is being reassessed more than a half-century after his death.

Walter Mears, 1935-2022

The legendary AP politics reporter is gone at 87.

‘Freedom Convoy’ Coming to DC

Right wing protestors are expected to attempt to create (more) gridlock in the capitol later today.

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An example of the “trial tax”

With choices like these it’s easy to understand why people take plea deals

Washington Commanders

DC’s NFL franchise finally has a new name.

Snow Hits DC, Idiocy Ensues

People failing to treat emergencies as emergencies make matters worse.

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Post Office to Get Slower, More Expensive

Friday will mark a new era in mail delivery.

Michael K. Williams, 1966-2021

The actor known for his roles on “The Wire” and “Boardwalk Empire” is gone at 54.

COVID Schadenfreude Journalism

A new story archetype is all too common.

Maryland Removes Police Protections over Hogan’s Veto

The Free State may have gotten just a little freer.

The Ethics of International Vaccine Distribution

At least 50 million doses of the AstraZeneca are sitting in American facilities unused.

When Equality is Unequal

Black football players at Iowa complain they were treated differently—and also the same.

Larry Hogan 2024

Could a blue state governor be the future of the Republican Party?

A Diminished, Surreal July 4th

The crowd for DC’s fireworks celebration was small but weird.

Mob Tears Down Baltimore Columbus Statue

A controversial monument in Little Italy has been destroyed.

How Many Lives Have Shutdowns Saved?

A new study estimates how many lives were saved in 30 American cities.

COVID-19 Myths

Wrongheaded thinking about the pandemic won’t go away.

Don Shula Dead at 90

The coaching legend led the 1972 Miami Dolphins to the only perfect season in NFL history.

Not Taking Social Distancing Seriously Enough

Too many people still don’t understand the idea behind ‘flattening the curve.’ That includes our President.

Kamala Harris’s Failure Had Nothing To Do With Her Race

Kamala Harris didn’t fail because of her race, she failed because she was a bad candidate.

The Wheels Are Coming Off Of Kamala Harris’s Campaign

Kamala Harris’s once-promising campaign is nearing the end whether the candidate or her supporters wish to admit it or not.

Justice Ginsburg Hospitalized

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spent the weekend in the hospital over concerns about a possible infection.

Kamala Harris’s Campaign Appears To Be Falling Apart

After a promising start, Kamala Harris’s campaign appears to be in crisis mode.

Kamala Harris Cuts Back Presence In New Hampshire As Money Becomes Tight

Kamala Harris’s Presidential race continues to his bumpy roads.

Bleeding Cash, Kamala Harris Cuts Campaign Staff, And Spending

Facing a cash crunch, Kamala Harris is shedding campaign staff and cutting spending. This seldom ends well.

Congressman Elijah Cummings Dead At 68

An iconic and honorable Member of Congress has passed away.

Republicans Think They Can Win Back The House By Focusing On The Deficit And Health Care

Despite having utterly mishandled both areas when they actually held power, Republicans think they can win back the House of Representatives by focusing on the budget deficit and health care reform.

Ric Ocasek, Cars Frontman, Dead at 75

Another Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is gone.

Trump: Jewish Americans Who Vote For Democrats Are Either Ignorant Or Disloyal

President Trump just tossed a hand grenade into the firestorm that American politics.

Majority In New Poll Believe Trump Is A Racist

A new poll has a majority of respondents saying the President is a racist. He won’t care.

Trump Attacks Another Minority Member Of Congress With Racist Tropes

The President unleashed another racist attack, this time on Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings.

Mark A.R. Kleiman, 1951-2019

A great public intellectual, pioneering blogger, and all-around good man is gone.

Majority Of Americans Oppose D.C. Statehood

A new poll finds that a majority of Americans oppose statehood for the District of Columbia.

Trump Backs Down On Mass Deportation Threat

With hours to go before they were set to start. the President delayed the mass deportation raids that were supposed to begin this morning.

Bart Starr, Winning Quarterback In First Two Super Bowls, Dies At 85

Bart Starr, who led the Green Bay Packers to five N.F.L. Championships in the pre-Super Bowl era and in Super Bowls I and II, has died at the age of 85.

Trump May Reverse Mattis on Academy Grads Going Pro

The President revived an old debate but added some new twists.

Baltimore Mayor Resigns Amid Corruption Scandal

After disappearing from public view for an extended period of time, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh resigned yesterday amid an unfolding corruption scandal.

Corruption in Baltimore

This is my shocked face.

Solving The District Of Columbia Problem

There’s only one solution to the D.C. statehood issue. It’s called retrocession.

Mariano Rivera Becomes First Unanimous Pick To Baseball Hall Of Fame

The best Relief Pitcher in Major League history has been unanimously inducted into the Baseball Hall Of Fame.

Kamala Harris Set To Enter Presidential Race On Martin Luther King Jr. Day

California Senator Kamala Harris is set to enter the race for the Democratic Presidential nomination later this month.

Herb Kelleher, Co-Founder Of Upstart Airline Southwest Airlines, Dies At 87

Herb Kelleher, who helped found an airline that revolutionized the industry thanks to his unconventional choices, has died at the age of 87.

November Jobs Growth Falls Short Of Expectations

Jobs Growth in November was healthy but fell short of expectations.

GM Cutting Workers, Cars

A decade after being bailed out by the Federal government, the giant automaker is slashing jobs.

Vatican Vetoes U.S. Bishop’s Plan To Deal With Sex Abuse Crisis

In what seems like another effort at a cover-up, the Vatican vetoed a plan by American Bishops to address the Catholic Church’s abuse scandal.

Legal Experts Weigh In On Trump’s Silly Birthright Citizenship Ideas

Overwhelmingly, legal experts agree that President Trump is wrong about birthright citizenship and the Fourteenth Amendment.

Eleven States Now Investigating Catholic Church Abuse Scandal

The vise is tightening on the Catholic Church.

Democracy and Institutional Design III: Towards a More Complex Discussion of Democracy

Part III is here (a lot sooner than Part II was).

Ohio State Suspends Urban Meyer Three Games Amid Assistant Coach Abuse Scandal

The Ohio State University Board of Trustees has suspended football coach Urban Meyer for three games over his handling of allegations of domestic violence by an Assistant Coach dating back to 2015.