The ‘Outside Agitator’ Trope

It’s been around for a very long time.

Sunday Afternoon Tabs

The number of open tabs is just getting silly.

Columbia Israel Divestment Protests Turn Ugly

On-campus classes have been suspended and Jewish students told to find safety.

Trump’s New York Jury

Finding 12 impartial people in a high-profile trial is challenging.

Warren: ‘Ample Evidence’ Israel Committing Genocide

When does humanitarian catastrophe become something more?

US Preparing for Iranian Retaliatory Strike

The dance continues.

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Biden Ratchets Up Pressure on Israel

A two-level game where unconditional support has conditions.

Israel Kills Qud Force Leaders; Iran Vows Revenge

Another escalation in the longstanding “shadow war.”

Republican Judges Condemn Trump’s Intimidation Tactics

The rule of law is under seige.

Traffic Down at News and Politics Websites

Americans are tuning out. Especially those on the right.

Sunday Tab Clearing

So many intentions to write, so little time.

Yay! Information Matters!

You can lead a horse to water, but the trick is the drinking.

Islamic State Attacks Moscow Concert Venue

Putin ignored warnings from US intelligence.

DOJ Suing Apple for Monopolistic Practices

Anticompetitive practices in one of the most competitive of markets.

Seizing Trump Assets Not That Easy

Most of the things with his name on them are not in his name.

Is Trump Even Running for President?

A familiar question is again a reasonable one.

Afghanistan Blame Game

Congressional Republicans are reminding voters of a dark hour in the Biden presidency.

Putin Wins Again!

He’s on a winning streak not seen since Stalin.

Pence Won’t Endorse Trump

Sic a mob on a guy and this is the thanks Trump gets.

Mitch McConnell’s Legacy

There is no denying that he was consequential.

Trump Fatigue

Fighting a cult of personality is exhausting.

This is How Fascists Behave

Force and order.

Sunday Tabs

Stories I’m reading but unlikely to write about.

The Republican News Bubble

We’re entitled to our own facts.

Tab Clearing for the Weekend

So many open tabs, so little time.

Strong Q4 Growth

Plus an observation on news coverage.

LA Times Going Under?

A sign of the Times.

Trump and Biden Win New Hampshire!

Shockingly, both “incumbents” are going to win their party’s 2024 nominations.

Nikki Haley, Racism In America, And Trump

On racism, Republicans, and names

Trump Dominates Iowa, Ramaswamy Drops Out

No big surprises from the dumbest recurring contest in American politics.

Chris Christie Ends Campaign

The anti-Trump attack dog is out of the race.

Trump Attorney: If Not Impeached And Convicted, President Has Power To Assasinate Political Rivals

This is the logical result of Trump’s legal arguments & that should give everyone pause

Wider Middle East War Appears Inevitable

Israel and Iran’s proxies are on a collision course.

Tit, Meet Tat

The inevitable threats to remove Biden from the ballot emerge.

“Just Joking”

Some things shouldn’t be joked about (and they often aren’t jokes anyway).

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Claudine Gay Resigns as Harvard President

Repeated academic integrity violations led to her forced ouster.

NYE Tabs

“2023 Lists” Edition

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Trump v. Biden

Economic Chart Edition.

Xmas Day Tabs

Thursday Evening Tabs

Lie down with dogs you get up with fleas edition.

This is Fascistic

Another sad data point about current politics.

Another Judge Rejects 14th Amendment Solution

It’s going to be up to the American people to keep Trump out of the White House.

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Objective Journalism in an Objectively Uneven Contest

What if one of the candidates is Hitler?

Anti-Gay Extremism in Nigeria

Where religious zealotry can lead. (So, yes, a digression into American politics).

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Mike Johnson (Who?) for Speaker?

Could the fourth time be the charm?

President Joe Biden disembarks Air Force One, Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in Morrisville, North Carolina. President Joe Biden disembarks Air Force One, Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in Morrisville, North Carolina.

President Biden to Visit Israel

A high-stakes move.

House Leadership Crisis Continues [Updated]

Jim Jordan is trying to bully his way into office. It almost certainly won’t work.

Israel Forms Unity Government to Avenge Hamas Atrocities

Amid warnings of war crimes, no mercy is forthcoming.