Herschel Walker and the Perils of Celebrity Candidates

More ugly revelations about the football hero turned politician.

On Perceptions and Crime

Some thoughts.

Merriman Smith ‘Canceled’ Posthumously

A man most have never heard of is being reassessed more than a half-century after his death.

People Moving for Politics?

It seems that some Americans are relocating to be with people who share their social and cultural views.

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On Narratives and Covid Restrictions

Are we really being blocked from getting back to normal? And if so, what is the real barrier?

Dan Reeves, 1944-2022

The legendary football player and coach is gone at 77.

Press Coverage of the Colorado Wildfires

The biggest news doesn’t always get the most attention.

John Madden, 1936-2021

The Hall of Fame coach and legendary broadcaster is dead at 85.

Atlanta Braves Win World Series

The city’s second major championship was among the most improbable.

Backwards: When Politicians Choose Their Voters

Voters are suppose to choose elected officials, not the other way around.

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So Many Tabs…

Several stories for your consumption.

Today in Awful Covid Headlines

Part of the ongoing, slow-motion tragedy.

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America Getting Less White

The long demographic trend continues.

Dusty Hill, 1949-2021

ZZ Top’s longtime bass player is gone.

No, Flynn Shouldn’t be Court-Martialed

Retired generals are no longer in the military.

Census Results Likely a Boost for GOP

The long shift of population from the Rust Belt to the Sun Belt continues—with the unusual exception of California.

Voter Suppression in Texas

Let’s call it what it is.

DC Statehood and Power Politics

More voice, more votes, more representation.

Larry McMurtry, 1936-2021

The author of “Lonesome Dove,” “Terms of Endearment,” and so many more great novels is gone at 84.

Elite Private Schools, Race, and Fear of the Woke

Also some ironic positions on capitalism.

Texas Ends COVID Restrictions

The Lone Star State is celebrating its independence in a big way.

Fact-Checking in a Fact-Free World

Debunking urban legends and Internet rumors is harder than it used to be.

A Failure of Governance in Texas

And a discussion of markets (and a warning about partisanship).

A Poster Child for White Privilege

You can’t make this stuff up.

Charley Pride Dead at 87

A country music legend is yet another victim of COVID.

On Faux Analysis of Biden’s Win

Arguments and analyses that are, well, turkeys.

The Weirdest Sports Season Ever?

COVID has given us a surreal calendar.

Is the American Government Legitimate?

A long-winded and esoteric discussion about an elusive idea.

PAC-12 Goes Conference-Only

Another small step toward canceling the fall sports calendar.

Ivy League Suspends Sports

The hopes of football in the fall are fading fast.

Thinking about the Injustice that Feeds the Flame

The evidence is clear. Injustice feeds rage and rage sometimes boils over.

How Many Lives Have Shutdowns Saved?

A new study estimates how many lives were saved in 30 American cities.

Don Shula Dead at 90

The coaching legend led the 1972 Miami Dolphins to the only perfect season in NFL history.

Schools Under Pressure to Re-open

Until our kids go back to school, we can’t go back to work.

The Grim Reality

This isn’t likely to end any time soon.

Only the Best People, Part ???

Who can keep count?

Trump Packs Airports with Potentially Sick People

You can’t make this stuff up.

Klobuchar Out

The field winnows further.

Kobe Bryant Killed in Helicopter Crash

The basketball legend and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among five fatalities.

Jim Lehrer, 1934-2020

A legendary newsman has passed.

Thinking About Arguing About Politics Over Thanksgiving Dinner? Don’t

Given the times we live in, you may be tempted to argue about politics tomorrow. Here’s my advice — don’t do it.

Trump and Hong Kong

Trump takes credit for stopping his “friend” Xi from attacking Hong Kong protesters.

Beto O’Rourke Drops Out Of Presidential Race

Beto O;Rourke finally faces reality.

Texas Case Pits Transgender Rights Against Parental Rights

A custody case out of Texas raises issues about how to react to and treat a child who identifies as a gender different from their biological sex.

Fort Worth Police Officer Charged With Murder In Death Of Atatiana Jefferson

The officer involved in the shooting death of a woman in Fort Worth, Texas has been charged with murder.

Fort Worth Police Shooting Leaves Innocent Woman Dead

Another police shooting of an innocent African-American. This time in Fort Worth, Texas.

Former Dallas Cop Amber Guyger Sentenced To Ten Years In Prison

After an emotional sentencing hearing that included an extraordinary display of mercy and forgiveness from her victim’s family, former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger was sentenced to ten years in prison.

Former Dallas Cop Convicted Of Murder In Shooting Death

Former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger was convicted of ,murder in the death of Botham Jean, an innocent man who was murdered for the “crime” of being in his own apartment.

Trump Quotes Pastor Who Predicted ‘Civil War’ If Trump Was Impeached

Trump threatens civil war if he’s removed from office.

20 Dead, 26 Injured In El Paso Mass Shooting. Hate Crime Suspected.

Another day, another mass shooting and, as is becoming all too common in this country, this one appears to have been racially motivated.