The Colorado Club Shooter [UPDATED]

New details are emerging about possible motivations.

Legendary Chemist Fired for Being a Hard Grader

A complicated case out of NYU.

Biden: The Pandemic Is Over

The President is getting hammered from all sides for stating the obvious.

Pandemic Crushed Learning

Academic performance has fallen to the lowest level in decades.

First Capitol Rioter to Go to Trial Gets 7 Years

A loudmouth III%er cried like a baby during his sentencing.

Tony Dow, 1945-2022

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

Housing Trans Inmates

An already awful system on steroids.

Shinzo Abe Murdered

Japan’s longest-serving prime minister was killed at a campaign rally. He was 67.

Senate Passes Bipartisan Gun Bill

The most expansive firearms legislation in decades is likely to become law.

Bipartisan Senate Gun Control Talking Points

Calling it a “deal” is vastly over-selling it.

A Fascistic and Authoritarian Response

Donald Trump and friends speak to the NRA.

Yet Another School Shooting in America

Alas, it’s unlikely to change the policies that enable them.

Princeton Fires Creepy, Lying Professor Who Happened to be Conservative

There’s much more to the story than meets the eye.

Mass Shootings, Ideology, and Mental Illness

We know a lot less about the motives of spree killers than the public discourse suggests.

When Mass Murder Becomes Commonplace

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

COVID’s Silver Lining?

The pandemic forced the spread of useful technology.

Elon Musk Buys Twitter

It’s happened. What does it mean?

A Reminder of the Gutless and Feckless

A number of GOP politicians criticized Trump over 1/6 and some resigned.

Pandemic, Trauma, and Identity

There’s something happening here. But what it is ain’t exactly clear.

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Doctoring Ain’t All it’s Cracked Up to Be

The rat race of becoming a physician and maintaining one’s license is more intense than popularly understood.

Waukesha Christmas Parade Massacre

A serial criminal murdered five and injured dozens.

The Alec Baldwin ‘Rust’ Tragedy

It appears that normal safeguards were ignored, leading to disaster on the set.

Stu Scheller’s Sideshow

The convicted criminal has taken his shenanigans to court.

So, You Wanna Leave Facebook?

Replacing the social media giant ain’t easy.

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Doctors Weigh in on Climate Change

Because why the hell not.

Shaman Formerly Known as QAnon Pleads Guilty

Jacob Chansley has agreed to spend 41 to 51 months in prison for his role in the 6 January riots.

Ed Asner, 1929-2021

The actor best known for his role as Lou Grant has died at 91.

Simone Biles and the Ugly Side of Sport

It turns out that the GOAT is a human being.

Conservatives and Children’s Rights

COVID vaccine hesitancy is just the tip of the iceberg.

Britney Spears Wants to Run Her Own Life

The pop star is “traumatized” by restrictions placed by her conservator-father.

Naomi Osaka Quits French Open Rather than Face Reporters

A star player has opted out of a Grand Slam, citing “mental health.”

CDC Shakeup Presaged Mask Order

The politics of science comes full circle.

Yale Fires Prof for Trump Mental Health ‘Diagnoses’

What at first blush appears a case of hypocrisy and cancel culture is a violation of professional ethics.

Anti-Asian Hate in America

A mass shooting in Atlanta draws attention to a problem of which I was only tangentially aware.

Police Warned About Nashville Bomber 16 Months Ago

In hindsight, there were more than a few clues.

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Trump’s Final Meltdown

The President of the United States is an existential threat to the Republic.

Dianne Feinstein’s Declining Mental Health

A sad and disturbing report from a reliable source.

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America’s Slow Presidential Transitions

Why isn’t Joe Biden President already?

VP Debate 2020

Kamala Harris wins by not losing.

Truly Disturbing

Statements by an HHS official underscore the rot of this administration.

Schools, Daycare, and COVID-19

The emotional and economic impact of the pandemic is hitting women especially hard.

Thinking about the Injustice that Feeds the Flame

The evidence is clear. Injustice feeds rage and rage sometimes boils over.

Richard Friedman Dead at 79

He revolutionized how we think of male homosexuality.

WHO Says Limit Alcohol Consumption During Pandemic

Next thing you know, they’ll tell us to eat vegetables.

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An American Health Service?

A progressive idea that could win conservative support.

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WHO Says Alcohol Not Good Coping Strategy

What do they know, anyway?

Saudi Air Force Trainee Kills Three At Florida Naval Base

Questions linger after a shooting leaves three people and the shooter dead in an incident at one of the nation’s largest Naval facilities.

The Military Has A Suicide Problem

Suicide has become a bigger threat to members of the military and veterans than combat. That needs to change.

Pressed By Impeachment, Trump Is Clearly Losing It

The past week has demonstrated more notably than any other that this President is not well.

Maryland Court Upholds Child Porn Conviction Who Sexted Her Own Video

Another nonsense ruling on an issue that doesn’t belong in court to begin with.