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Biden Ratchets Up Pressure on Israel

A two-level game where unconditional support has conditions.

Islamic State Attacks Moscow Concert Venue

Putin ignored warnings from US intelligence.

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Are Hamas Death Figures Fake?

Damned if I know.

Israel vs the World in Rafah

Netanyahu is defying the international community.

Pelosi Pleas for FBI to Probe Pro-Palestinian Protestors

A bizarre call from the former Speaker.

US Alone In Support For Israel War Effort

World opinion and American opinion diverge significantly.

UN General Secretary Calls for Gaza Cease-Fire

Article 99 meets Catch-22.

Heads of UN Agencies Call for Israeli Ceasefire

The laws of armed conflict aren’t designed for this war.

The (American) Politics of Israel-Palestine

Pick a side. No nuance allowed.

Squaring the Circle on the Israel-Gaza War

Outsiders seem to want the impossible.

Israel Forms Unity Government to Avenge Hamas Atrocities

Amid warnings of war crimes, no mercy is forthcoming.

Israel-Hamas War Update

The killing goes on.

Israel at War: It’s a Reckoning

A roundup of news and opinon.

Tulsa Historical Note

A quick follow-up to a previous post.

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A Golden Age for Medicine

Decades of innovation may be coming to fruition.

Turkey-Syria Quake Kills 1300+

A natural disaster has compounded a man-made one.

Iran Protests Intensity Highest Since 1979

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

Biden: The Pandemic Is Over

The President is getting hammered from all sides for stating the obvious.

Summer Travel Blues

Four dollars and change at the pump.
The cost of livin’s high and goin’ up.

American Excess Deaths from COVID

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

Acceptable Ukraine End States?

What will Zelensky, Putin, and the West settle for?

Russia Sanctions Itself in Retaliation for Western Sanctions

Vladimir Putin is banning commodity exports.

US Surpasses 900,000 COVID Deaths

Yet another grim milestone.

More Americans Have Died from Covid this Year than Last

A scary if misleading factoid.

Over 700,000 Americans Dead due to Covid-19

The number continues to rise.

Vaccines v. Monoclonal Antibodies

The difference is politics, not reason.

The Kabul Attack Death Toll

What we know of the American servicemembers killed.

Delta Variant

More reminders that the pandemic is not over.

4,000,000

The official global death toll hits another grim milestone.

Partisan ID and Vaccination

More evidence that elite signals matter for mass behavior.

List Of School Shootings In The United States By Death Toll

Our current forms of collective action on guns have failed us.

President Joe Biden signs two executive orders on healthcare Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House. President Joe Biden signs two executive orders on healthcare Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House.

Biden’s First 50 Days

A way-too-early assessment of how it’s going.

Texas Ends COVID Restrictions

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

Over Half a Million

The death toll is staggering.

The Pandemic Continues

Deaths are on the rise.

Covid Deaths Continue to Mount

Meanwhile, a report states that a Trump admin official pushed infections to promote herd immunity.

Not “Just the Flu”

A grim reminder.

USA Passes 250,000 Dead from COVID-19

Yet another grim milestone.

The Pandemic Continues

Reminders from a perusal of the news.

One Million Dead from COVID-19 Worldwide

Yet another grim milestone.

Comparative Approval Ratings

Is Trump really an outlier?

Truly Disturbing

Statements by an HHS official underscore the rot of this administration.

Latin America and Covid-19

The pandemic is having serious effects in the region, and they will persist for some time.

Back to the Question of Excess Death

More evidence that we are under-counting deaths due to Covid-19.

Democrats Likely to Retake Senate

A hundred days out, a wave election is the best bet.

Covid-19 Deaths Rising

The trend line shifted this week.

Gun Violence Spiking Across American Cities

A marked rise in shooting deaths is going largely unnoticed.

Nursing Homes Ground Zero for COVID-19

The pandemic is highlighting an international shame.

NYT Devotes Front Page to COVID Dead

All the deaths are fit to print.