Biden Has Lowest Approval in History, Should Still Win

A famed political forecaster doesn’t believe the polls.

Stupid Poll Tricks

Two data points are not a trend.

The Outrage Machine

Punditry, complexity, and democracy.

Biden and Trump Cruise Despite Discontent

Reading the tea leaves in Michigan.

Headline Reaction

It seemed worth noting.

Foreign Policy Tops American Priorities!

A misleading survey result.

The Limits of Ideology

John Fetterman says he’s not a progressive.

Liberal Professors Fleeing Florida

The DeSantis crackdown on academic freedom is having its desired effect.

Counting the Right Votes

White Christian nationalism and the fight for control of America.

Misleading Headline of the Day

Demonstrators once again breached Hill security.

Biden Administration Overstepped Bounds on Social Media Pressure

The 5th Circuit upholds a lower court ruling but narrows its scope considerably.

Student Loan Forgiveness Done Right

Helping the victims of degree mills.

The Threat of Political Violence

Separating rhetoric from action.

Americans Think Neither Biden Nor Trump Mentally Sound to be President

Shockingly, the current President’s numbers are worse than his predecessor’s.

Journalistic Ethics and Mangled Quotes

Striking the balance between cruel and misleading.

One App to Control Them All?

I somehow missed Google’s launch of a service that solves the biggest annoyance of streaming.

Harvard Extension Fraud

How dare people who paid for a cut-rate degree claim they paid for the good one?

Students Protest Harvard’s Comaroff Again

Understandable outrage at administrative complicity.

28% Personally Know Someone Who Died From COVID Vaccines

More than a quarter of Americans know something that isn’t true.

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Leaders Vacationing in Warm Spots When It’s Cold!

A perennial outrage.

Elon Musk “African American of the Year”

So proclaims American Greatness.

Ban All the Lawyers?

Facial recognition technology and its uses.

Kyrsten Sinema’s ‘Side Hustle’

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

Convoluted Polling

Plus misleading reporting.

Push Poll Hackery

Manipulating public opinion with dubious survey research.

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Americans Pay More in Taxes than We Spend on Food, Clothing, and Medicine

Is that right? If so, is it reasonable?

Anti-Zionism Isn’t Anti-Semitism

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

Private vs Public Opinion

What we believe and what we say we believe are often not the same.

Gas Prices Falling Rapidly

The U.S. average is under $4 for the first time in months.

Prince Charles Charity Accepted £1m from Bin Laden Family

Some light fundraising whilst waiting for mum to die.

Housing Trans Inmates

An already awful system on steroids.

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Cui Bono?

We live in a bizarre timeline.

Pronoun Proliferation

She? Xe? Xem? Let’s call the whole thing off.

Queer Couples, Divorce, and Custody Rights

An ugly divorce exposes a gap in our legal structure.

When Mass Murder Becomes Commonplace

Tragedy has played out so often that it has become a statistic.

Plagiarized News Reports

Another journalist has been fired for a cardinal sin.

Capitol Rioter Convicted of Six Felonies

A former Virginia police officer has been found guilty, partly on the testimony of a former colleague.

Who Decides What’s Disinformation?

What if the “fake news” is really fake news?

Yahoo News: News for Yahoos?

The longtime aggregator is now serving mostly non-news content.

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The Right Finally Joins the Culture War!

Apparently, it’s been a one-sided affair up until now.

Election 2021 Context, Part 1: New Jersey

Providing a little bit of electoral history.

Election Polling When There’s No Election Day

Late-breaking news may not matter that much anymore.

Irrelevant Republicans Being Ignored!

The liberal media is giving all their attention to the tax and spend Democrats!

Vaccine Insanity

A series of reports show just how extreme the vaccination issue has become.

The Stupid, Evil Party

It’s not getting any better, folks.

The Economics of Long Tail News

There’s got to be a better way.

COVID Bullying at West Point?

Vaccination is voluntary but refusal is not without consequence.

Some CRT Theory/Politics of Race Thoughts

You know, some light weekend thoughts.

Once Again to Madison and Republics

The saga continues.

Major League False Equivalence

There’s no voting in baseball.