Argentina Applies for NATO Partnership

The Western sphere widens.

IDF Drone Strikes Kill International Aid Workers

A tragedy on multiple levels.

Israel Kills Qud Force Leaders; Iran Vows Revenge

Another escalation in the longstanding “shadow war.”

Treating COVID Like the Flu

New CDC guidelines acknowledge the political realities.

Do Democrats Have a Better Option Than Biden?

Ezra Klein makes a compelling case.

Russia’s Continued Cheating in International Sports

The sad joke continues.

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US-UK Strike Houthi Targets

The inevitable response to attacks on international shipping.

The 14th Amendment, Section 3

Trump betrayed his oath. That should disqualify him from office. That’s the whole point of section 3 of the 14th.

Squaring the Circle on the Israel-Gaza War

Outsiders seem to want the impossible.

On Parties

Because I think it is really important.

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The India Dilemma

An increasingly undemocratic regional power is a necessary but unreliable partner.

A Different Democracy, Indeed

A trip through comparative democratic reform.

NATO to Bolster Ukraine Aid

Membership is stalled by more support is coming.

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Why So Many Americans Die in Traffic Accidents

Our car culture is killing us.

Chinese Attack Critical Infrastructure

The US intelligence community and Silicon Valley are warning of a major threat.

Putin’s Failed Gambit

He’s turned Russia from a G-8 member to an international pariah.

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More Classified Ukraine Documents Leaked

The problem has intensified—and spread beyond Ukraine secrets.

Americans Don’t Live as Long as We Should

We’re falling further behind for many reasons.

Making Cheap Booze More Expensive

A study has found significant health benefits.

Most of the World Doesn’t Care About Ukraine

Many in the Global South see the war very differently than we in the West.

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Banning Junk Fees

Some of these things are not like the other.

What the Hell Are We Shooting Out of the Sky?

It’s probably not strange visitors from outer space but we can’t rule it out.

On the Number of Parties 4: The Oddity of Two, Part 1

A real example of American exceptionalism.

Saturday Morning Tab Clearing

Some stories worth noting but not at great length.

The Qatar World Cup and Broad Drawing Conclusions From Unique Events

Sports fans enjoy watching sports. How much does politics impact that?

Gun Control Around the Anglosphere

Our English-speaking brethren have much less tolerance for massacres than we do.

Pelosi Attacker an Illegal Alien

They’re not sending their best people.

Mastriano Under Fire From Colleagues and Mentors

A former dissertation advisor and two Army War College professors are speaking out against the gubernatorial candidate.

Biden Adopts Trump’s Immigration Policy

He’s using a tool he denounced as cruel to deal with a humanitarian crisis.

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Why America Can’t Build

Are we too regulated for our own good?

Yet Another School Shooting in America

Alas, it’s unlikely to change the policies that enable them.

Ukraine War Adding to Global Food Insecurity

Supply chain disruptions are contributing to crisis for 300 million people.

EU Tries to Regulate Social Media

Brussels has gotten ahead of Washington in regulating mostly American-based Internet companies.

NATO Has Been Training Ukrainian Forces for Years

A fascinating report from the WSJ.

American Excess Deaths from COVID

We did much better in 2020 and worse since 2021 than we thought.

DC Version of Canada Truck Protests a Dud

The plans to replicate the chaos in the Great White North are not coming together.

Dumping Russian Vodka is Stupid

It might feel good but it has zero impact on Putin.

West Accelerates Pressure on Russia

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

The Beginning of a Response to the Beginning of an Invasion

The first shoe has dropped.

Ivan Reitman, 1946-2022

The ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Animal House’ producer is gone at 75.

‘Freedom Convoy’ Ends in Windsor, Moves to Paris

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

‘Freedom Convoy’ Not What it Claims to Be

A protest against vaccine mandates is growing with a little help from our adversaries.

Winnie the Pooh and Bambi Enter Public Domain

But only the original books, not the Disney adaptations.

A Republic, not a Constitutional Monarchy

Barbados provides an illustration of a frequently misunderstood concept.

Omicron Cometh

Yet another COVID-19 strain has emerged.

More Capitol Riot Sentencing

A woman who declared “Civil War is coming” and “they have to kill me” has asked for and received leniency.

Is Autocracy Really Winning?

A depressing magazine piece argues it is.

Canada and Single-Seat Plurality Elections

Canada has more parties than the US, but still suffers representation problems due to FPTP elections.

Norm Macdonald, 1959-2021

The SNL comic has died of cancer at 61.

Michael K. Williams, 1966-2021

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