Top Gun: Maverick Setting Records

Mild spoilers ahead.

Commercializing Juneteenth

The longstanding celebration that become a national holiday last year is being exploited for profit!

Summer Travel Blues

Four dollars and change at the pump.
The cost of livin’s high and goin’ up.

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Back to $4 Gas

Three dollars and change at the pump. The cost of livin’s high and goin’ up.

Juneteenth to be National Holiday

It passed the Senate unanimously.

Who’s to Blame for the War Dead?

The answer seems simple but it isn’t.

Israel’s Wanton Aggression

A reckless campaign of violence has now targeted American journalists.

Half-Mast or Half-Assed?

A powerful symbol has been robbed of its significance.

POW/MIA Flag Back Atop White House

Stoking a bizarre fantasy that will not die.

Trump’s Bizarre, Anti-Veteran Rant

The Toddler-in-Chief strikes again.

Masks Biggest Factor in US Coronavirus Debacle

We were much slower and have higher non-conformity than countries that have it under control.

A Diminished, Surreal July 4th

The crowd for DC’s fireworks celebration was small but weird.

Amy Klobuchar Withdraws from Race She Wasn’t In

The Senator from Minnesota is no longer a candidate for Vice President.

Fort Benning honors the nation's fallen service members with a Memorial Day ceremony at the post's cemetery May 27. The 9 a.m. ceremony at the Main Post Cemetery went forward under bright but partly cloudy skies, with an audience of some 200 Soldiers and civilians seated outdoors. The ceremony included remarks by a speaker, and a wreath-laying in tribute to "all the nation's veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice." The wreath-laying was followed by the firing of a three-volley rifle salute and the playing of "Taps." (U.S. Army photos by Patrick Albright, Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning Public Affairs) Fort Benning honors the nation's fallen service members with a Memorial Day ceremony at the post's cemetery May 27. The 9 a.m. ceremony at the Main Post Cemetery went forward under bright but partly cloudy skies, with an audience of some 200 Soldiers and civilians seated outdoors. The ceremony included remarks by a speaker, and a wreath-laying in tribute to "all the nation's veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice." The wreath-laying was followed by the firing of a three-volley rifle salute and the playing of "Taps." (U.S. Army photos by Patrick Albright, Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning Public Affairs)

Whose Deaths Should We Honor?

The line between “hero” and “victim” is blurry and rendered meaningless when the former is over-used

New Charges in George Floyd Killing

Balancing social justice and criminal justice in a politically charged environment.

Who Gets Honored?

Are those who die in our wars more deserving than those who die in our stores?

NYT Devotes Front Page to COVID Dead

All the deaths are fit to print.

Justin Amash Not Running for President After All

We won’t have whatshisname to kick around any more.

Tennessee Governor Honors KKK Founder (As Law Requires)

Republican Bill Lee is coming under fire for continuing an annual tradition.

The Economic Recovery Is Ten Years Old, How Much Longer Can It Last?

The current economic recovery turns ten years old this month, but it can’t last forever.

Mexico Tariffs Deal Less Than Meets The Eye

The President and his supporters are touting the last-minute deal with Mexico announced on Friday, but the details show there’s much less than meets the eye.

House To Vote To Hold Attorney General In Contempt

The House of Representatives will vote to hold the Attorney General in contempt next week but it may not mean anything.

12 Killed In Shooting At Virginia Beach Municipal Complex

A dozen people died late yesterday in a workplace shooting at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center.

Warren Rises In The Polls, Threatening Sanders

Quietly, Elizabeth Warren has been campaigning and putting out policy proposals while also appearing to gain ground on her closest rival, Bernie Sanders.

White House Aides Asked Navy To ‘Hide’ USS John McCain During Trump Visit

White House aides asked the Navy to keep the USS John McCain “out of sight” while the President visited a Navy base in Japan earlier this week.

Thousands Show Up To Mourn A Departed Veteran

Late last week it appeared as if a 90-year-old veteran of the Korean War would be buried without anyone to say goodbye. Then the word got out, and thousands of people responded.

Trump Reportedly Will Pardon American Servicemen Convicted Of War Crimes

President Trump is reportedly planning to pardon several American servicemen convicted of war crimes, an action that would be an insult to everyone who has ever worn an American uniform.

Trump And Congressional Democrats Announce A Plan To Announce An Infrastructure Plan

President Trump and the top Democrats in Congress announced a purported $2 trillion infrastructure deal but there’s no reason to believe it will ever become law.

Anthony Weiner Released From Prison

The ignominious saga of Anthony Weiner appears to have reached its end.

New Hampshire Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To Prosecutions Of Topless Women

The New Hampshire Supreme Court rejected a challenge by three women to their prosecution for going topless on a public beach in the Granite State.

Veterans Day isn’t Memorial Day

Nor is it Armed Forces Day.

Trump Declines Request to Lower Flag for Capital Gazette Victims

What was once a rare symbol of national mourning has become so commonplace as to be meaningless.

Some Senators Are Trying To Force A Deal On DACA

A small group of Senators is engaged in a seemingly quixotic effort to save DACA before the election.

Donald Trump’s Deplorable Memorial Day Tweet

Donald Trump chose to mark Memorial Day by talking about himself.

Trump Seeks to Make Firing Civil Servants Easier and Weaken their Unions

Three Executive Orders signed ahead of the Memorial Day holiday has government employees scrambling.

Of Course Donald Trump Wants A Military Parade

Of course Donald Trump wants a military parade, it would be consistent with his delusions of grandeur.

Another Professor Fired After Another Stupid Tweet

A stupid comment about Hurricane Harvey cost a Florida professor his job.

Trump’s Absurdly Obsequious Cabinet Meeting

Donald Trump’s first Cabinet Meeting looked like something out of a Maoist propaganda video.

Former Director: C.I.A. Found ‘Suspicious Contact’ Between Trump Campaign And Russians

Former C.I.A. Director John Brennan testified before a House Committee today, and what he had to say was not good news for the Trump Administration.

Trump Asked Intelligence Officials To Push Back Against F.B.I. Russia Investigation

Yet another report that the President of the United States sought to undermine an ongoing F.B.I. investigation.

James Comey To Testify Publicly On Trump Efforts To Influence Russia Investigation

Coming to a television set or Internet livestream near you sometime after Memorial Day.

Another General In Trump’s Cabinet

Three of the top four national security positions in Donald Trump’s Cabinet will be filled by retired Generals. This isn’t necessarily a good thing.

Bill Kristol Reportedly Floating National Review Writer As Independent Candidate For President

Bill Kristol’s plan to stop Donald Trump involves a long shot independent bid for the White House by someone most Americans have never heard of before.

Ben Carson Made False Claims About Being Offered West Point Scholarship

Ben Carson’s campaign now admits that he fabricated a key portion of his biography.

U.S. Defense Secretary Says Iraqis Have Lost The Will To Fight ISIS

Some unusually blunt, but true, language from the U.S. Secretary Of Defense.