Senator Joe Lieberman, 1942-2024

The 2000 Democratic Vice Presidential nominee turned maverick is gone at 82.

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Congress Spills the Beans on Russian Capability

The White House is doing damage control.

Our Weird Drug Laws

Federal and state marijuana policies are wildly out of sync.

Norman Lear, 1922-2023

A television icon is gone at 101.

Henry Kissinger, 1923-2023

The most important and controversial American diplomat of the postwar era is gone at 100.

Alex Jones and Our Weird Bankruptcy Laws

The conspirator is living large while his victims go unpaid.

Home Schooling Exploding if You Were Taught Math at Home

The innumeracy hurts.

Dianne Feinstein, 1933-2023

A trailblazer is gone at 90.

The Senate Dress Code

Much ado about nothing?

Republican Crazies Forcing Government Shutdown

The House is in recess as the exasperated GOP leadership tries to figure a way out.

Flagship University Arms Race

The oldest state institutions of higher education are spending money to make money.

Fear of a Third Party

The Electoral College is holding a nation of millions back.

Reclaiming Playtime

Another call for letting kids be kids.

A Stew of Stupidity

Eight state have withdrawn from a system to prevent illegal voting because of ignorance and agitation.

Barring Kids From Social Media

An odd set of Senators have a really bad idea.

Age, Illness, and American Politics

The controversies over our geriatric Congress continue.

Dianne Feinstein is MIA

It’s time for her to step down.

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California Revisiting Travel Ban

A symbolic gesture is now highly impractical, if not harmful.

Making Cheap Booze More Expensive

A study has found significant health benefits.

Making Alex Jones Pay

The huckster is exploiting bankruptcy laws and the financial regulations to circumvent court judgments.

The Limits of Academic Freedom

UPenn law professor Amy Wax as a test case.

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Colleges Fear Affirmative Action’s Demise

A pending Supreme Court ruling could be more impactful than many realize.

America Becoming More Rural

A new Census definition has changed classifications slightly. It doesn’t go nearly far enough.

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Bipartisan Bill Protects Same-Sex and Interracial Marriages

Congress is poised to legislate protections previously mandated by the courts.

One of Last Ties to Slavery Passes at 90

Possibly the last child of an American enslaved person has died.

Democracy and ZIP Codes

The rules for voting in America vary widely.

The ‘Crime of the Century’ Didn’t Happen

Three-and-a-half years and almost 6 million tax dollars have produced nothing.

2022 Won’t Be Another 1866

Hope is not a COA.

Price Differentiation and Class Consciousness

Apparently, more expensive versions of products are often better.

Fear of a White Scholar

President Biden had a meeting with some historians. The horrors.

Democrats Punt on Primary Order

They’re going to wait until after the midterms to decide whether Iowa and New Hampshire stay at the front of the line.

White House Rudderless, Aimless, and Hopeless?

Some Democrats are less than pleased.

Senate Passes Bipartisan Gun Bill

The most expansive firearms legislation in decades is likely to become law.

Gas Tax Holiday?

it likely won’t do much.

Yet Another School Shooting in America

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

Just Move If You Don’t Like it Here!

There are many barriers to true freedom.

Supreme Court Overturning Roe (Probably)

POLITICO has obtained what purports to be the 1st draft of the opinion.

DC Version of Canada Truck Protests a Dud

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

Mask Mandates Ending Across America

Even liberal states like California and Massachusetts are moving on.

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Shifting Gears on COVID

Blue and red states alike are ending mask mandates and other restrictions.

Covid Triumphalism

Let’s not start celebrating just yet.

10 Years On

Kimberly Webb Joyner, my first wife and the mother of my children, has been gone a decade.

The Trial Penalty

Exercising Constitutional rights comes with a price.

Police, Money, and Perverse Incentives

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

Yale Can’t Take a Joke

A party invitation going terribly wrong.

Two Nations, Indivisible

We’re an incredibly divided country but splitting it into two is impossible.

Who Decides American History?

Legislatures and school boards politicize what our kids are taught.

Hamilton on Super-Majorities

Looking to Federalist 22.

Voting is Too Hard

It’s not just Red states that put up too many barriers.

Biden at Odds with Pelosi and Schumer and SALT Repeal

A Trump-era policy designed to screw over blue states may actually be a good one.