Biden Has Lowest Approval in History, Should Still Win

A famed political forecaster doesn’t believe the polls.

"Speaker Mike Johnson and I just had a great meeting. We’re committed to meeting our nation’s biggest challenges with strong Republican leadership." - 26 October 2023 "Speaker Mike Johnson and I just had a great meeting. We’re committed to meeting our nation’s biggest challenges with strong Republican leadership." - 26 October 2023

A Return of National Security Republicans?

Several glimmers of hope from the Ukraine funding bill.

In Honor of Confederate Heritage Month in Mississippi

If only we knew why Mississippi chose to join the Confederacy…

Trump’s New York Jury

Finding 12 impartial people in a high-profile trial is challenging.

Trump’s Massive Truth Social Windfall

He’s suddenly a billionaire after all.

DOJ Suing Apple for Monopolistic Practices

Anticompetitive practices in one of the most competitive of markets.

Trump’s Fundraising Plan

Millions of fools and their money may soon be parted.

Deepfakes and Election Disinformation

A long-predicted threat has emerged.

Alabama Says Frozen Embryos Are Children

A narrow ruling in a civil case could have huge consequences.

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Bowling Aloner

If we’re even bowling at all.

Stopping Deepfake Porn

A growing scourge may be next to impossible to stop.

Billy Joel Turns the Lights Back On

The Piano Man is back with a new song.

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The Internet Isn’t Dead

It’s just resting.

Norman Lear, 1922-2023

A television icon is gone at 101.

Israel’s Evacuation Orders

An extraordinary look into warning civilians about impending attacks.

Counting the Right Votes

White Christian nationalism and the fight for control of America.

How Old Is Too Old To Trick or Treat?

We can all agree that Trump and Biden are over the line. But where is it?

Israel, Hamas, and the Laws of War

It’s . . . complicated.

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Gratuity Porn

Can generosity be wrong?

David Brooks’ $78 Airport Burger

A joke(?) gone a-rye.

US vs. Google

The Justice Department claims the search giant abused its power.

Enshittification of Streaming

How something so promising became so frustrating.

The MAGA Disconnect

They’re angry and yet having a good time.

Disinformation and Free Speech

How far should the government be able to go?

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Should We Trade Our Smartphones for Flip Phones?

As much as we complain about them, they’ve become indispensable for most of us.

What Constitutes Business Failure?

If something cannot go on forever, it will stop.

Transphobic Cruelty

When prejudice overrides simple humanity.

The Ever-Shifting Media Landscape

BuzzFeed, Disney, and others are making big cuts.

‘True Threats,’ Insanity, and the Supreme Court

Is a threat in the eye of the receiver or the issuer?

Abbott Promises to Pardon Just-Convicted Murderer

An outrageous political stunt.

Getting Paid for Internet Content

Who should pay whom for what?

President Joe Biden speaks on the phone with EPA Administrator Michael Regan and Ohio Governor Mike DeWine about the toxic train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at the Warsaw Marriott Hotel. President Joe Biden speaks on the phone with EPA Administrator Michael Regan and Ohio Governor Mike DeWine about the toxic train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at the Warsaw Marriott Hotel.

SVC, Bank Contagion, and Government Action

The Biden administration had little choice but to act.

Gary Rossington, 1951-2023

The last original member of Lynryd Skynyrd has died.

The Experts Were Wrong on COVID

Hubris has set back the cause of science.

Russia-Ukraine War at One Year

Putin is losing but no one is winning.

Christine McVie’s Quiet Greatness

A long-form podcast recommendation.

Alec Baldwin Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter

At what point does negligence become a crime?

Biden’s Documents vs Trump’s

One of these is not like the other.

Matt Yglesias’ Return to His Roots

The one-time Juiceboxer is still annoying the mainstream media.

Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded

Michael Barone on out-migration from some Blue states.

Kyrsten Sinema’s ‘Side Hustle’

The Arizona Senator runs an online thrift store in her spare time.

Raymond Pritchett, 1975-2022

Galrahn is gone much too soon.

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Oath Keeper Founder Guilty of ‘Seditious Conspiracy’

A watershed moment in the prosecutions of the Capitol Rioters.

Craziness, Disconnectedness, and a Toxic Political Climate Equals Violence

The attack at the Pelosi house should surprise no one.

A Spotify for News

Publishers and consumers want very different business models.

Loretta Lynn, 1932-2022

A country music icon is gone at 90.

Tales from the Campaign Trail

Candidate quality can matter.

Nord Stream Pipeline Sabotaged; EU Blames Russia

The CIA warned of his months ago but the Biden administration is being cautious.

Airman 1st Class Thadyn DuPont, an aerospace medical technician with the 137th Special Operations Medical Group, prepares to administer a coronavirus vaccine for an Oklahoma National Guard soldier at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Norman, Okla., on Jan. 15, 2021. (Andrew LaMoreaux/U.S. Air National Guard photo) Airman 1st Class Thadyn DuPont, an aerospace medical technician with the 137th Special Operations Medical Group, prepares to administer a coronavirus vaccine for an Oklahoma National Guard soldier at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Norman, Okla., on Jan. 15, 2021. (Andrew LaMoreaux/U.S. Air National Guard photo)

Military ‘Rushed’ Denials of Religious Exemption from COVID Vaccines

The Pentagon’s Inspector General is “concerned” over the pace of rejections.