Republican Dysfunction

It is a bit of a mess.

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Bowling Aloner

If we’re even bowling at all.

Porn, Public Employees, and the First Amendment

I know a fireable offense when I see it.

NYE Tabs

“2023 Lists” Edition

Israel and the al-Shifa Hospital

It’s likely legal and almost certainly won’t matter.

Israel’s Evacuation Orders

An extraordinary look into warning civilians about impending attacks.

Commander waits by the Resolute Desk as President Joe Biden meets with staff in the Oval Office, Tuesday, September 27, 2022 Commander waits by the Resolute Desk as President Joe Biden meets with staff in the Oval Office, Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Biden’s Dogs Repeatedly Biting Hand That Protects Him

“Dog bites man” isn’t news. Unless it’s the President’s dog.

Jimmy Buffett, 1946-2023

The Gulf and Western singer, songwriter, and mogul has died at 76.

More on Small Town Justice

A deep tradition rightly under scrutiny.

Trump Isn’t Magical

The former President gets too much credit for his ability to manipulate news coverage.

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.

Richard Shelby and the Old Senate

“You can’t be against everything.”

One of Last Ties to Slavery Passes at 90

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

Queen Elizabeth II, 1926-2022

The UK’s longest-reigning monarch has passed, aged 96.

Another Sane Conservative Pushed Aside

Original blogger AllahPundit is leaving Hot Air after 16 years.

This Is Why I Don’t Like Gangster Movies

You have to be suspicious of people who enjoy gangster movies a bit too much.

Build Back Better Than Nothing

Joe Manchin has come around on a pared back BBB, surprising just about everyone.

Pretextual Searches on the Interstate

Assumptions of racial animus are overshadowing a story that’s outrageous enough on its own.

Mike Pompeo Under Iranian Death Threat

U.S. taxpayers have been spending $2 million a month for his protection.

Youngkin, GOP Sweep Virginia

It’s usually more effective to run for something rather than against someone.

Canada and Single-Seat Plurality Elections

Canada has more parties than the US, but still suffers representation problems due to FPTP elections.

COVID Schadenfreude Journalism

A new story archetype is all too common.

Tom T. Hall, 1936-2021

The legendary country music singer-songwriter known as “The Storyteller” is gone at 85.

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If Everything is Infrastructure, Nothing Is

The semantic debate is obscuring the actual public policy issue.

Jay Leno Apologizes for Asian Jokes

His stale jokes about eating dog have drawn fire for years.

President Joe Biden pets the Biden family dog Champ in the Oval Office of the White House Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, prior to a bipartisan meeting with House and Senate members to discuss supply chains. President Joe Biden pets the Biden family dog Champ in the Oval Office of the White House Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, prior to a bipartisan meeting with House and Senate members to discuss supply chains.

Biden Dog Not Banished After All

Major is a good boy who hardly ever bites anybody.

Freedom, Security, and Insurrection

The aftermath of the January 6 Capitol riots runs into the First Amendment,

Kemp Feels the Wrath of Trumpism

The Georgia governor and his family are under attack because he did his job.

House Democrats and Dashed Expectations

Who’s to blame for the Blue Wave not materializing?

President Donald J. Trump disembarks Marine One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, and is escorted to Air Force One by U.S. Air Force personnel. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) President Donald J. Trump disembarks Marine One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, and is escorted to Air Force One by U.S. Air Force personnel. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

Trump Infects America

One man’s fecklessness has gotten untold people sick.

The Voting Dead

Sloppy thinking by those who object to vote-by-mail.

A Diminished, Surreal July 4th

The crowd for DC’s fireworks celebration was small but weird.

President Trump Travels to Maine President Donald J. Trump walks from the Oval Office to the South Lawn of White House to board Marine One for Joint Base Andrews Md. Friday, June 5, 2020, to begin his trip to Bangor, Maine. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufiour) President Trump Travels to Maine President Donald J. Trump walks from the Oval Office to the South Lawn of White House to board Marine One for Joint Base Andrews Md. Friday, June 5, 2020, to begin his trip to Bangor, Maine. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufiour)

Republicans Losing Fear of Trump

As the President becomes less popular, there are signs he’s losing support from his co-partisans in Congress.

Violence Overshadowing Protests

The mayhem surrounding the demonstrations is drawing attention away from the grievance behind them.

Social Distancing Led to Run on Pet Adoptions

Every cloud has a silver lining.

McConnell and the Bolton Manuscript

The Majority Leader was reportedly unaware of the manuscript.

Nikki Haley’s Revisionist History

With her eyes on her political future in a GOP dominated by Trumpism, Nikki Haley is attempting to rewrite the history of one of the most significant events of her time as Governor of South Carolina.

Congress And The Country Prepare For Mueller Time

On Wednesday, much of official Washington, and likely a good part of the country itself, will pause to watch what are likely to biggest hearings since the late 1980s.

Anti-ICE Protestors Replace US Flag with Mexican Flag

A symbolic gesture sure to backfire

Virginia Finally Repeals Dumb Happy Hour Restrictions

Virginia has finally repealed a dumb and unconstitutional restriction on how bars could advertise Happy Hours.

Is San Francisco’s Gentrification Such a Bad Thing?

The city by the Bay is rapidly transforming. Should we lament that?

What’s The Problem With Apu?

One of the longest-lasting characters on The Simpsons may not be long for this world, but before we write him off perhaps we ought to stop and think.

The Great Nixonian Bagel Scandal Of 2018

With the Democratic Primary just days away, Andrew Cuomo’s Democratic challenger in New York is making headlines thanks to a rather odd culinary choice.

No, The Buffalo Bills Didn’t Cause The Oklahoma City Terrorist Attack

Author Sam Anderson puts forward a rather strange hypothesis in Politico.

Trump Declines Request to Lower Flag for Capital Gazette Victims

What was once a rare symbol of national mourning has become so commonplace as to be meaningless.

Mitt Romney Easily Wins Utah Senate Primary

After hitting a stumbling bloc in April, Mitt Romney coasted to a win last night, and has a clear path to Washington and the U.S. Senate.

Yes, The Border Patrol Can Probably Stop You and Ask for Papers

The 100-mile Constitution-free zone strikes again.