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Ukraine Counteroffensive Retaking Key Terrain

Russian forces have been forced out of two logistical support hubs.

I Question King Charles III’s Decision-making

I mean, his very first decision…

Social Justice the New Religion?

The intersection of politics, morality, and meaning.

Post-Weekend Tabs

Some quick hits.

Prince Charles Charity Accepted £1m from Bin Laden Family

Some light fundraising whilst waiting for mum to die.

Democracy Dies in Dumbness

Paywalls are not our problem.

Boris Johnson Resigns as Tory Leader

He plans to hang on as PM through the fall but likely won’t be able to.

Thursday Tab Clearing

Pop those tabs!

Turkey the Country Now Türkiye (Bird Still Turkey)

Our ostensible ally is seeking to rebrand itself.

French Presidential Elections Today

The first round is currently being held.

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Russia Loses Another Top General

They have lost at least seven.

Putin Invokes “Cancel Culture”

The term keeps on giving.

Putin’s War Gets Closer to NATO

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

More on the Bioweapons Claim

The BBC checks the facts.

Why no Airstrikes on the Convoy Headed to Kyiv?

Some speculation from the BBC.

Putin Threatens Ukrainian Statehood

A remarkable display of blaming the victim (by the victimizer).

Biden’s State of the Union Speech

Most people liked it more than I did.

Ukraine Updates

Links and infographics.

West Accelerates Pressure on Russia

NATO has stepped up in a pleasantly surprising way to resist the Ukraine invasion.

Ukraine Updates

News and commentary of note.

Joe Rogan, Experienced

Out of a sense of fairness, I gave a listen.

End of the Week Tabs

Some stories of possible interest.

Beatles ‘Get Back’ Documentary

A long peek at history in the making.

A Republic, not a Constitutional Monarchy

Barbados provides an illustration of a frequently misunderstood concept.

President Joe Biden takes notes doing a G7 Leaders’ Virtual Meeting Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in the White House Situation Room. President Joe Biden takes notes doing a G7 Leaders’ Virtual Meeting Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in the White House Situation Room.

Biden: Democrats Have Reached a Deal

$1.75 trillion ain’t $3.5 trillion but it’s something.

COVID Schadenfreude Journalism

A new story archetype is all too common.

US Retaliates Against ISIL-K

An unsatisfying first(?) response.

Porn Site OnlyFans Bans Porn

Making sense of a weird story.

Tab Clearing

Some interesting stories or columns that I’ll never get around to writing full posts on.

Britney Spears Wants to Run Her Own Life

The pop star is “traumatized” by restrictions placed by her conservator-father.

The BBC-Bashir-Diana Scandal


The Pandemic in India

The numbers are staggering and getting worse.

Philip Mountbatten, 1921-2021

Queen Elizabeth’s husband has died two months shy of his 100th birthday.

Burma Military Coup Ousts Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi and her top officials are under house arrest.

On Faux Analysis of Biden’s Win

Arguments and analyses that are, well, turkeys.

Trump’s Legal Team Imploding

We won’t have Sidney Powell to kick around any more.

Million MAGA March Sparks Violence

The inevitable happened, as extremist organizations descended on DC.

Joe Biden the 46th President of the United States

All the major outlets are finally acknowledging the obvious.

Sean Connery, 1930-2020

The iconic actor best known as the original movie James Bond is dead at 90.

Let All The Poisons That Lurk In The Mud Hatch Out

This St. Louis couple neatly summarizes what’s wrong with America.

The TV Doctors and the Problem of Cable “News”

Cable news “experts” frequently aren’t.

Boris Johnson Moved to Intensive Care

The British PM is very sick from COVID-19.

UK PM Tests Positive for Covid-19

The PM and the Health Minister have both tested positve.

US Retaliates for Iranian Retaliation

A proportional response.

Afghanistan Has Two Presidents

As if the country needed more turmoil.

Turkey at War with Syria and Europe

President Erdogan is playing a dangerous game.

Conservatives Score Historic Win In British Elections

Boris Johnson and the British Conservative Party scored a huge win in yesterday’s General Election, while Labour walked away with its biggest defeat in a generation.

British Voters Head To The Polls In Vote That Could Finally Decide Brexit’s Fate

British voters are voting today in the third election in four years. This time, the fate of Brexit is on the ballot.