In Honor of Confederate Heritage Month in Mississippi

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

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Ukraine Losing and Growing Demoralized

While the West dithers, Russia is doubling down.

Iran’s Intent and Israel’s Next Move

Two related questions.

Biden Joins the Israel Outrage Bandwagon

The Netanyahu government has few friends.

Biden Delivers ‘Fiery’ Campaign Speech

The state of the union is apparently fiery.

Treating COVID Like the Flu

New CDC guidelines acknowledge the political realities.

The Non-Emergent Democratic Majority?

The realignment of America’s political parties wasn’t quite what was hoped.

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Heavier Vehicles Need Stronger Guardrails

Our infrastructure was not designed for what most Americans drive today.

Tuesday Tabs

The tabs, they are a clearing.

Immigration Roiling Politics Globally

Those seeking to escape the global south are facing resistance from DC to London to Paris.

US Alone In Support For Israel War Effort

World opinion and American opinion diverge significantly.

Geert Wilders ‘Wins’ Dutch Elections

The trend toward hard-right parties continues.

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Stop Trying to Make French Happen

Paris is fighting a losing battle over the prominence of their language.

Israelis Divided on Ground Offensive

A poll on Israeli support.

Friday Tabs

And this doesn’t even clear them all!

Squaring the Circle on the Israel-Gaza War

Outsiders seem to want the impossible.

Israel-Hamas War Update

The killing goes on.

Where Does Europe End?

An idea, not a continent.

Ukraine Taking The War to Russia

The tables have turned.

Far Right Politics Spreading Across the West

The trend shows no sign of abating.

A Different Democracy, Indeed

A trip through comparative democratic reform.

France’s Crackdown on Religious Garb Expands

The abaya is now banned as well.

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Ukraine May Fall Short

Yet more leaked intelligence gives a gloomy forecast.

America’s Forgotten Empire

Our Pacific territories are giving more than they’re getting.

Europe Becoming Poorer?

The Eurozone is falling further behind the United States.

NATO to Bolster Ukraine Aid

Membership is stalled by more support is coming.

Anarchy in France

The rioting never seems to stop.

Bringing Ukraine Into NATO

The Biden Administration is pushing for a half measure.

Trump’s Been Indicted. What Now?

We’re in uncharted waters.

Putin’s Failed Gambit

He’s turned Russia from a G-8 member to an international pariah.

China Calling in its Loans to Poor Countries

Debt-trap diplomacy has finally come home to roost.

Presidential Press Conference Play-Acting

The process is much more stage managed than advertised.

The Retirement Age

France shines new light on an old problem.

Americans Don’t Live as Long as We Should

We’re falling further behind for many reasons.

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NATO Sending Mixed Signals to Ukraine and Russia

Alliance leaders have significantly different priorities regarding the conflict.

Most of the World Doesn’t Care About Ukraine

Many in the Global South see the war very differently than we in the West.

Ukraine: Too Much Is Not Enough

The appetite for more resources approaches infinity.

U. S. Sending Abrams Tanks After All

An object lesson on the challenges of alliance politics.

In Revolutions, The Worst Often Rise To The Top

The Robespierres in the House of Representatives are driving American politics in a predictably horrible direction.

Pelé, 1940-2022

The soccer legend has passed at 82.

Brits Deporting Migrants to Rwanda

A legal but unsavory solution to a problem.

America’s Unique Medical Debt Problem

We charge patients way more than other counties.

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Biden and Congress Stop Rail Strike

Washington has imposed a contract that workers rejected.

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Germany Open for Immigration

The times they are a changing.

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Why So Many Die on American Roads

Traffic deaths are going down in most of the world. Not here.

The Qatar World Cup and Broad Drawing Conclusions From Unique Events

Sports fans enjoy watching sports. How much does politics impact that?

Mastriano Under Fire From Colleagues and Mentors

A former dissertation advisor and two Army War College professors are speaking out against the gubernatorial candidate.

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Russia Resorting to Brutality Because They Lack Precision Weapons

They’re hitting civilian targets partly because they can’t hit military ones.

Italy Expected to Elect Post-Fascist Premier

Democratic backsliding appears to be spreading to another European country.

QEII and the Empire

How much blame did the 70-year constitutional monarch share?