Retired Flag Officers Cashing In As Foreign Agents

An unsavory practice that’s mostly legal.

Why Walker Will Win a Lot of Votes

Voting isn’t just about candidates.

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The Poor Upper Middle Class

The economic downturn is hitting groups in different ways.

Alabama Hyundai Plant Used Child Labor

Shocking but perhaps unsurprising news.

Why is Inflation So High?

The economy, it turns out, is complicated.

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Doves Split Over Ukraine

Foreign policy makes strange bedfellows.

Bye, Felicia

The Washington Post has fired a reporter for her rants against colleagues.

May Jobs Report

Growth continues.

Biden Wants to Waive Visa Requirements for Russian Scientists

A splendid idea but why stop there?

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Who’s Middle and Upper Class in America Today?

The numbers don’t match the perception.

A Toxic Mix of Overcharging And Punitive Bail

An extraordinary example shines light on coercive factors that incentivize plea deals

Has Trump Finally Gone Too Far?

Republicans are aghast that he’s abandoned his principles.

The impact of a record: 46% of unemployed U.S. men have criminal convictions

Why clearing criminal records makes economic sense

Are the Teachers Quitting?

The plural of anecdote is not data.

Supreme Court Wikiality

Did you know that the elephant population has tripled over the last six months?

Biden Fighting the Last War

Is the administration governing like it’s 2009?

Booster Hesitancy?

65 million Americans are fully vaccinated but just 35 percent are boosted.

Infrastructure Politics

Politicians gonna politician, but still…

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The Middle Ain’t Woke

The average American is neither progressive nor all that interested in politics.

College Enrollments Down

Another effect of the pandemic.

Trans, Nonbinary Actor Sues ‘Hamilton’

A former cast member charges that the show about equality wasn’t equal.

Biden’s Polls and Magical Thinking

The President’s approval has plummeted, largely because of factors outside his control.

Religious Exemptions From Vaccine Mandate

What malarkey is this?

President Joe Biden, joined by Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky and Merck CEO Ken Frazier, delivers remarks on COVID-19 vaccine production Wednesday, March 10, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden, joined by Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky and Merck CEO Ken Frazier, delivers remarks on COVID-19 vaccine production Wednesday, March 10, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Biden Orders Feds, Firms to Vaccinate

The President has lost his patience with the unvaccinated.

10 Million Jobs, 8.4 Million Unemployed

A series of mismatches mean would-be workers can’t find employment despite an abundance of openings.

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Working Two Jobs From Home

Some remote employees are working hard. Some are hardly working.

Book Corner: The Three-Body Problem

A review and an invitation to discuss.

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Mandatory Military Vaccinations Expected

It appears to be only a matter of time before the SECDEF orders active-duty troops to get the shots.

Vaccine Mandates are Popular and (Often) Legal

Despite a rising groundswell of support, the obvious solution to our crisis has not been implemented.

Punishing the Virtuous to Protect the Jerks

It’s time for our political leaders to grow a spine.

Delta Variant

More reminders that the pandemic is not over.

SCOTUS Upholds Arizona Voting Rules

A completely unsurprising 6-3 decision.

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Coloradans Need Not Apply

A law seeking to help the state’s workers seems to be having the opposite effect.

May Inflation Higher than Expected

The question is: for how long and ultimately how much?

DOJ Will Defend Trump’s Rape Denial

A typical case of American blind justice.

Amazon Wins EU Tax Haven Case

For now, at least, it can shift millions of its earnings to Luxembourg.

Conservatives and Critical Race Theory

The latest bogey man is likely not well understood.

Social Policy and Freedom

Increases in social benefits can increase freedom.

Growing Up Too Slowly?

If the younger generation seems to be maturing later, there are good reasons.

Unskilled? No Problem!

Are we thinking about job training all wrong?

Everything That’s Wrong with Policing in America

Rogue cops, racial profiling, tainted cases, and the lack of consequences.

Maryland Removes Police Protections over Hogan’s Veto

The Free State may have gotten just a little freer.

Vaccine Mandates and Education

The politics and the science are in conflict.

Gorsuch and Alito Want to Revisit Religious Accomodations

Is a de minimus standard too small?

The Consolidation of Journalism

The Internet killed the newspaper without really replacing it.

Transphobia, Academic Freedom, and the First Amendment

The 6th Circuit is allowing a professor fired for misgendering a transwoman to sue his state university.

Duckworth and Hirono Holding Biden Nominees Hostage

Appoint more Asian American and Pacific Islanders. Or else!

Major Kimberly Bender, Director Air Force Public Affairs , Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, receives the first of two COVID 19 vaccine shots, Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 29 Jan 2021. Major Kimberly Bender, Director Air Force Public Affairs , Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, receives the first of two COVID 19 vaccine shots, Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 29 Jan 2021.

Incentivizing COVID Vaccination

Israel is taking an aggressive approach to inoculation.