Trump and the Politics of Abortion

The GOP caught the car and now doesn’t know what to do.

California’s Weird Election Laws

The Top Two system has created perverse incentives.

Sunday Tabs

Our Weird Drug Laws

Federal and state marijuana policies are wildly out of sync.

Young Blacks Souring on Biden?

A credulous report strings together some anedotes and dubious polling.

This Just In: The NFL Exists to Make Money

Also: the media landscape is currently evolving.

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Americans No Longer Believe in the American Dream

Most no longer believe it’s possible to get ahead through hard work.

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Objective Journalism in an Objectively Uneven Contest

What if one of the candidates is Hitler?

A Few Thoughts on the Election and Poll Interpretation

And, not surprisingly, about parties.

The Senate Dress Code

Much ado about nothing?

UAW Strikes Widen as Biden Signals Support

The President and his predecessor are heading to Detroit.

When Work Interferes With Work

The push to return to the office comes with domestic consequences.

When Does A University Stop Being a University?

West Virginia University may be the canary in the coal mine.

Democratic Majority Emerging After All?

Today’s youth cohort might actually vote.

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Greedflation?

The evidence is pretty thin.

Education Department Issues Regulations on Transgender Sports Competition

A sensible compromise on a controversial issue.

Tom Brady Retiring Again

The Greatest of All Time is hanging up his cleats a year too late.

There’s No Whisky in this Mouthwash?!

It turns out that the candy flavored booze at the grocery store isn’t even bourbon.

Zealots and Pluralists

A moderate Republican almost diagnoses the problem.

Democrats Outperform Expectations

The Needle is Broken

Trump Special Counsel Likely

The Justice Department is looking to inoculate itself against charges of partisanship.

Pelosi Attack a Turning Point?

What will it take to end the cycle of violence?

Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Survives Initial Legal Challenges

Opponents lose at the district and SCOTUS level in opening salvos.

Kobach Quits “We Build the Wall” Board

And a reminder about Bannon’s wall grift.

Dems in Midterms: You’re Saying There’s a Chance?

A 2020 blowout has long been presumed. But maybe it won’t happen.

‘Don’t Tread on Me’ License Plates

States are sponsoring an increasingly controversial image.

Feelings Don’t Care About Facts

“America can survive the demagogues themselves, it’s their audience that will kill us.”

Tony Dow, 1945-2022

The man most famous for his turn on “Leave it to Beaver” has passed from liver cancer aged 77.

Monday Morning Tabs

For your consideration.

Minority Rule in a Winner-Take-All System

How long can the unsustainable be sustained?

Police Have No Duty to Protect You

“Protect and Serve” is just a slogan, not a guarantee.

Permanent Daylight Saving Time?

We may be on the verge half a century after our last experiment.

Gun-Wielding Lawyers Given Slap on the Wrist

The infamous duo will have to do what they were already supposed to do for a year.

Monday Morning Clearing of the Tab

Items for your consideration.

Bob Dole, 1923-2021

The longtime Senator and Vice Presidential and Presidential nominee is gone at 98.

Buttigieg and Critical Road Theory

Mayor Pete is being mocked for telling obvious truths.

COVID Overwhelming ICU Beds

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

One Child, One Vote

J.D. Vance’s cynical suggestion.

Cleveland Indians Now Cleveland Guardians

It goes into effect next season.

Vaccine Eligibility Floodgates Open Before Supply

Many states are moving to a first come, first served basis for COVID shots.

Are “Liberal” States Shrinking?

Thinking about unsupported narratives and a little bit about data usage.

Cleveland Indians Changing Name

The inevitable only took 105 years.

The Republican Party’s Shame

The Party of Lincoln went over the cliff like lemmings in support. It’s tough to see how they recover.

More Nonsense About the Election

A shadowy flight into the realm of evidence that does not exist.

There Is No Fraud

The President’s claims have no merit.

Not as Bad as We Feared

Revisiting predictions about what would happen if what has happened happened.

Meanwhile, in the Pandemic

It’s getting worse, not better.

Weird Fundraising Appeals

A FiveThirtyEight-inspired message from the Democrats doesn’t compute.

Who’ll Control the Senate?

Forecasters give Democrats better than even odds of a majority.