COVID’s Symptoms Have Evolved

The combination of new variants and increased immunity has changed how the disease presents.

Ash Carter, 1954-2022

A brilliant national security leader is gone too soon.

Fetterman and the Politics of Optics

Will voters overlook the elephant in the room?

Legendary Chemist Fired for Being a Hard Grader

A complicated case out of NYU.

Supreme Court Poised to Upend Everything

The term that kicks off today could undermine our entire system of government.

Queen Elizabeth II, 1926-2022

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

Fear of a White Scholar

President Biden had a meeting with some historians. The horrors.

Anti-Zionism Isn’t Anti-Semitism

Many young, progressive Jews are feeling unwelcome in young, progressive circles.

Obama’s Top Economist Opposes Biden Debt Relief Plan

An unlikely source argues that it’s too big and poorly targeted.

We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Constitution

Is it time to call the whole thing off?

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Politics, Law, and the Mar-a-Lago Search

That’s some catch, that Catch-22.

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Inflation Reduction Act Doesn’t Reduce Inflation?!

A bill that was never about the thing it’s called doesn’t do that thing.

CDC Loosens COVID Guidelines

The leading public health agency no longer recommends doing things people had already stopped doing.

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Joe Biden is Aging (Developing Story)

The 79-year-old will be 80 on his next birthday.

Ketanji Brown Jackson to Be Sworn in Today

Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring today and will swear his former law clerk in his replacement.

Diploma Mills Forced to Forgive $6 Billion in Student Loans

Phoenix, DeVry, and other scam colleges have reached a settlement.

Bye, Felicia

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

Coffee Makes You Live Longer

Yet another study that confirms my pre-existing biases.

The Identity Politics of Identity Politics

Who gets to claim Latino heritage?

Maximal Angst Despite Minimal Cause

Quite often, political fights are about attitudes rather than issues and polices.

Supreme Court Overturning Roe (Probably)

POLITICO has obtained what purports to be the 1st draft of the opinion.

Elon Musk Buys Twitter

It’s happened. What does it mean?

Florida Abolishes Professor Tenure

Because they’re indoctrinating the youth with their biased agendas and liberal, unfactual diastribes.

American Excess Deaths from COVID

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

‘Freedom Convoy’ Not What it Claims to Be

A protest against vaccine mandates is growing with a little help from our adversaries.

US Inflation at 40-Year High

Can the Misery Index be far behind?

The Myth of Picking the Best

And yes, it is political (and always has been).

Non-Peer Review of Medical Studies

The downside to online archives of pre-print articles.

Which Black Woman Will Biden Appoint to the Supreme Court?

The 46th President will follow the lead of the 40th in making a historic appointment.

The Disqualification Clause and January 6

A provision of the 14th Amendment to keep Civil War generals out of office is back in play.

January 6th Yeah But-ism

Yes the riots were a disgrace but the Democrats . . . .

Nick Kristof Ineligible to Run for Oregon Governor

Apparently, New York and Oregon are not the same place.

Evidence Isn’t Going to Persuade Anti-vaxers

Hesitancy is a complex phenomenon largely immune to facts.

End of the Week Tabs

Some stories of possible interest.

Peak Fact-Checking?

Not every argument can be tested on a Pinocchio scale.

Trump Leads Biden in Meaningless Poll

We’re three short years from the next election.

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The College Admissions Rat Race

An interesting argument, albeit about a tiny and vastly over-discussed segment.

Youngkin, GOP Sweep Virginia

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

Saving American Democracy

The Politician’s Syllogism rears its ugly head.

COVID Overwhelming ICU Beds

It’s happening again. This time, it was easily preventable.

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The Law School Bubble Has Burst

Mediocre legal education doesn’t pay.

Nicholas Kristof Is Exploring a Run for Oregon Governor

The two-time Pulitzer winner is considering a career change.

The Master’s Degree Scam

Most aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on.

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Ranked Choice Voting for Everyone?

It’s not perfect but it beats our usual approach to picking winners and losers.

Ohio, Trump, and the Primaries

Thinking about party evolution and behavior going into 2022.

How Critical Race Theory Suddenly Hit the Mainstream

A pandemic and the rise of Zoom meetings unleashed an academic theory into the wild.

Coffee is (Mostly) Healthy Again

The indicators are pointing in the direction of caffeine being good for most people.

Stephen Breyer’s Retirement Timing

Should he be worried about the appearance of partisan gaming?

Growing Up Too Slowly?

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