Microsoft Going All-in On AI

The future is here, whether we like it or not.

Tucker Carlson In Private: “I Hate [Trump] Passionately.”

Tucker is one of those “elites” he saying hates his audience.

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

Disney has replaced a controversial song at its theme parks.

Friday Fiddly Bits

A true hodge-podge.

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Monday Morning Tabs

A true hodgepodge to start the week.

Fox Hosts Knew Election Claims Were B.S.

They went all-in on the Big Lie and we now have the receipts that they knew what they were doing.

Maybe Calling People “White Trash” is Unnecessary?

Carville, MTG, and hierarchy in America.

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.

Trumpy Tabs for Tuesday

Because I had a lot of open tabs.

Signs and Portents

Trump is still in the GOP driver’s seat.

Weekend Leftovers

Some tab clearing.

Biden’s Documents vs Trump’s

One of these is not like the other.

Bernard Kalb, 1922-2023

The longtime journalist is gone at 100.

Republican ‘Hardliners’ Are Idiots

Castrating their party’s Speaker is not smart politics.

More Tabs and Quick Takes

The no electoral politics, no Trump edition.

Pelé, 1940-2022

The soccer legend has passed at 82.

Some Tabs and Quick Takes

Some tab plus some tabs equals some tabs.

Thursday Morning Tabs

Enjoy.

Trump Facing Multiple Criminal Charges

The January 6 Committee is expected to make a minimum of three referrals.

Elon “Free Speech Absolutist” Musk

I don’t think that means what he thinks it means.

Whelan, Griner, and the State of Our Politics

Knowing what FNC is likely saying without watching FNC.

Rehnquist and the ‘Independent State Legislature’ Theory

The late Chief Justice was right; his successors are wrong.

The Weird New York Times Walkout

Did you even notice?

The Deterioration and Death of Old Media

Headline News Network is shuttering after four decades.

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Biden and Congress Stop Rail Strike

Washington has imposed a contract that workers rejected.

Increased Diversity in the 118th Congress

The next Congress will look a bit more like America than did the last.

Gun Control Around the Anglosphere

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

Red and Blue States Aren’t Permanent

The margins for 2024 are likely to be slim. But that hides a larger story.

Trump’s Run Exasperates GOP Elite, Thrills Dems

Some of the early reactions to the inevitable announcement tell the tale.

Trump Announces 2024 Run

Covering the coverage.

Nevada ‘Blue Shift’ Expected to Keep Senate Democratic

Adam Laxalt’s big lead is slowly erodiing.

Beware The Exit Polls

The numbers aren’t real. Not yet, anyway.

Trump 2022’s Biggest Loser

The 2020 loser has doubled down on losing.

RNC Can’t Pay Trump’s Legal Bills if He’s a Candidate

An interesting wrinkle in the 2024 race.

Pelosi Attacker an Illegal Alien

They’re not sending their best people.

Trump Special Counsel Likely

The Justice Department is looking to inoculate itself against charges of partisanship.

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Quick Takes

A few stories to consider.

Craziness, Disconnectedness, and a Toxic Political Climate Equals Violence

The attack at the Pelosi house should surprise no one.

Ash Carter, 1954-2022

A brilliant national security leader is gone too soon.

Democrats’ Messaging Challenges

Touting the accomplishments of the last two years isn’t working.

Four Months for Bannon

He remains free pending appeal.

Liz Truss Resigns

She is the shortest-tenured Prime Minister in British history.

2022 Won’t Be Another 1866

Hope is not a COA.

Supreme Court Poised to Upend Everything

The term that kicks off today could undermine our entire system of government.

Iran Protests Intensity Highest Since 1979

The ayatollahs face the biggest challenge to their authority in the history of the regime.

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Impending Rail Strike Could Derail Economy

An impasse over schedule flexibility could have widespread impact.

Tuesday Tabs and Takes

Some stories and passing comments.

Bernard Shaw, 1940-2022

CNN’s original anchorman is gone at 82.

Democrats and Meh Voters

For the first time in a long time, Presidential approval numbers and voter preferences aren’t’ aligned.