The ‘Outside Agitator’ Trope

It’s been around for a very long time.

Campus Crackdowns Escalate

Police have been brought at universities across the country.

Biden Has Lowest Approval in History, Should Still Win

A famed political forecaster doesn’t believe the polls.

SCOTUS Rejects Appeal of BLM Leader Sued For Attack by Protestor

A longstanding precedent may be in jeopardy.

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Burn it All Down

The politics of chaos.

Tit, Meet Tat

The inevitable threats to remove Biden from the ballot emerge.

The Limits of Ideology

John Fetterman says he’s not a progressive.

Who The Hell is Dean Phillips?

It’s quite the week for politicians with generic names nobody has ever heard of.

Florida Backs Down, Allows AP Psychology

Sanity has prevailed.

Public Confidence in Military Lowest in Decades

There has been a steady decline the last five years.

More on Small Town Justice

A deep tradition rightly under scrutiny.

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Small Town Justice?

Those who refuse to learn about the past often perpetuate its mistakes.

Anarchy in France

The rioting never seems to stop.

SCOTUS Ends Affirmative Action

The inevitable has happened. Now for the fallout.

Whitewashing Juneteenth

It’s becoming just another day off work!

DeSantis Pandering to the Deplorables

Out Trumping Trump is possible because of Trump.

Biden to Reshape Joint Chiefs

He’s likely to make heads explode.

Abbott Promises to Pardon Just-Convicted Murderer

An outrageous political stunt.

Pro-Trump Rioting Prospects Dim

Calls for violence have been widespread but are unlikely to be heeded.

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Goes Bye-Bye

Disney has replaced a controversial song at its theme parks.

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The Coming Democratic Majority Isn’t Guaranteed

Ruy Teixeira finds that Hispanics aren’t yet woke.

The Weak Case Against the January 6 Committee

Republicans killed their parents and demanding mercy for being orphaned.

Commercializing Juneteenth

The longstanding celebration that become a national holiday last year is being exploited for profit!

Time for a New Generation to Lead?

The Silents and Boomers have been in charge too long.

Two Years After George Floyd

Very little progress has been made towards racial justice.

Tucker Carlson White Supremacist Messaging

The face of Fox News is not the bow-tied buffoon from his “Crossfire” days.

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Prosecutor Drops All Charges Against Pamela Moses

And yet the state still extracted their pound of flesh

Proud Boys Leader Turns Rat

A key planner of the Capitol riot has agreed to testify against others in exchange for a lighter sentence.

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An example of the “trial tax”

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

Gun-Wielding Lawyers Given Slap on the Wrist

The infamous duo will have to do what they were already supposed to do for a year.

Which Black Woman Will Biden Appoint to the Supreme Court?

The 46th President will follow the lead of the 40th in making a historic appointment.

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In honor of MLK, some dubious tweets & a lesser-known speech

Once again, today marks a day where folks who would never have supported Dr. King decide they should praise him

January 6th Yeah But-ism

Yes the riots were a disgrace but the Democrats . . . .

If It Was an Insurrection, Why Hasn’t Anyone Been Charged with ‘Insurrection’?

It doesn’t matter what I believe. It only matters what I can prove.

Mayberry and White America

When life doesn’t imitate art.

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Kamala Harris is Frustrated

Apparently, getting her elected President is not a high enough priority in the Biden White House.

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Tribal Lenses and Criminal Justice

Our reactions to recent murder trials tells us a lot about our divided country.

Justice for Ahmaud Arbery

A just verdict—but just a verdict.

Rittenhouse, Competence, and Crusade

A contrast in styles.

Rittenhouse Takes: Good, Bad, and Ugly

The reactions to a verdict that were predictable (indeed, predicted) are over the top.

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Oklahoma National Guard Vaccine Standoff

The politicization of the virus continues.

Evangelical Politics in the Time of Polarization and Covid

A piece in The Atlantic inspires thoughts.

Police, Money, and Perverse Incentives

Officers are under enormous pressure–including from the Federal government–to write tickets.

Kyle Rittenhouse Judge Allows Those He Killed to be Called ‘Rioters’ Not ‘Victims’

Pretrial rulings strengthen his self-defense claims.

ESPN, Jock Culture, and Jon Gruden

Is the Worldwide Leader responsible oblivious to bigotry?

The January 6 Commission will be All-Democratic

A chance for a real investigation? Ruined legitimacy?

Chauvin Juror Participated in BLM Protest, Lied About It

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

Defining ‘Extremism’ in the Military

It’s harder than a looks, especially given the limited size of the problem.

Judge Declares Waters’ Comments ‘Abhorrent’

They were “disrespectful to the rule of law.”