Who’s Running the Washington Post, Anyway?

Apparently, whoever has the most Twitter followers.

Just Move If You Don’t Like it Here!

There are many barriers to true freedom.

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Institutions Matter, French Edition

How rules shape the game.

The Consolidation of Journalism

The Internet killed the newspaper without really replacing it.

Matt Yglesias Leaving Vox for Substack

A trend continues.

Reaction to Letter on Justice and Open Debate Proves its Point

Free speech is not for everyone.

No, Biden Shouldn’t Move Left

Sanders supporters need to get on the bus.

Women are Not a Voting Bloc

Four highly-qualified (and two less-qualified) women ran and lost in 2020.

Elizabeth Warren Couldn’t Win and Therefore Didn’t

She lost in both of her home states. She shouldn’t be embarrassed.

The Most Important Rule Of Surviving A Political Campaign Is: Don’t Quit!

The final delegate count may well be skewed.

Sanders Benefitting from Low Expectations

The Vermont Senator is a better politician than most give him credit for.

Richard Cohen Retires

A bittersweet farewell to a newspaperman past his sell-by date.

ThinkProgress Shuttered

One of the giants of the progressive blogosphere is going away.

The Politics of Ending Private Insurance

Is the Sanders-Warren position too extreme for the general election?

Redacted Mueller Report Provides Few New Answers

Thus far, the full(ish) release provides plenty of juicy details but no real revelations.

The Fine Line Between Nationalism and Racism

Andrew Sullivan wonders, “Will there always be an England?”

Obama’s $400,000 Speech

The 44th President will make as for a one-hour speech as his old annual salary. Should we worry about that?

First Clinton-Trump Debate and Low Expectations Redux

Judging 2016 by historical standards hasn’t worked out well thus far.

The Steady Decline of News

The business of the media is business. Business is not good.

Post New Hampshire, Trump Clear Favorite with Four Plausible Challengers

The GOP field is now down to five.

The Original ‘Star Wars’ Film

Opening crawl of 1977 version

Kevin Drum Has Cancer

Obama May Punt On Executive Action On Immigration, Even After The Election

Will the President back track on his promise of further action on immigration if the GOP wins the Senate?

‘Open and Free’ Compared to What?

The “open and free” Internet is an ideal type, not a myth.

Amazon as Non-Profit

Does it matter if companies make a profit?

Ezra Klein and Matt Yglesias to Launch New Venture Doing News That Isn’t New

Ezra Klein has put out a teaser of the project that he left WaPo to pursue.

Jawa Report Turns 10

Blogging has changed much over the last decade, and not all for the good.

TSA Expanding Beyond Airports

TheTransportation Security Administration is expanding its purview to train stations and sporting events.

McCain Going After Cable TV

John McCain is taking a break from advocating yet another war in the Middle East to make war against cable television companies.

News Industry In Crisis But News Reporting Better Than Ever

Matt Yglesias has a smart push-back against the lamentations of the decline of journalism.

Should Super Bowl Monday Be A National Holiday?

Does America deserve a day off today because we all stayed up late overindulging?

The Latest Crazy Solution To the Debt Ceiling: IOU’s

Welcome to the latest crazy scheme to avoid reality.

Taxing Ammunition

Taxing Ammunition Should Be Considered to Reduce Gun Violence

Man Bemoans Selfish Women Not Having Enough Kids

Ross Douthat says American women should stop being decadent and have more babies, explaining that raising children is easier than it used to be, so there’s really no excuse for women to be so selfish.

‘Friday Night Lights’ Split on Romney

Days after “Friday Night Lights” author Buzz Bissinger endorsed Mitt Romney, the writer and producer of the acclaimed television spin-off is accusing the campaign of plagiarizing the show’s catchphrase.

Yes, The GOP Can, And Likely Will, Repeal ObamaCare in 2013 If They Win In November

If the GOP wins in November, there will be very few actual barriers in the way if they really want to repeal the PPACA.

Speaking Ill of the Dead

This morning’s unexpected death of Andrew Breitbart, the conservative muckraker, has sadly if unsurprisingly brought out a wave of nasty commentary.

Mitt Romney, Al Gore, and John Kerry Birds of a Feather?

Is the presumptive Republican nominee too handsome, too rich, and too pompous to win the hearts of ordinary Americans?

Ezra Klein Isn’t a Reporter

A progressive columnist has been outed as having sympathies for the Democratic Party.

Signs Your Sign Will Go Viral

A cute protest sign based on a blog quip has created a minor internet sensation.

Bad Economy Effects Last a Lifetime

Damage from starting one’s career during a recession can persist over one’s entire working life.

Lack of Dental Care Can Kill You

Many Americans die from preventable dental disease because they can’t afford care.

Yes, File “Sharing” Is Stealing

Matthew Yglesias resurrects an argument that should have died off when Napster disappeared.

Do Earthquakes Stimulate the Economy?

Either a bunch of bloggers or one of the world’s smartest economists doesn’t understand economics.

Stay in School, Drink More

The more education you have, the more you’re likely to spend on booze.

Can Any Republican Beat Obama in 2012?

Does it matter which candidate the GOP nominates?

Some Tax Breaks Are Middle Class Welfare

Do people who take advantage of tax breaks get a “government benefit”?

Redistribution: Where You Stand is Where You Sit

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.

John Bryson Filibuster: Just Because

44 Republican Senators have already pledged to filibuster John Bryson’s nomination as Commerce secretary.

Pedestrian Safety: Preventable Deaths?

Thousands of pedestrians are killed in America each year. Are we doing enough about it?