President Joe Biden takes his mask off to deliver remarks on COVID-19 and the economy, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden takes his mask off to deliver remarks on COVID-19 and the economy, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Biden’s Covid Malaise?

A pandemic hangover may be clouding American politics.

Billy Joel Turns the Lights Back On

The Piano Man is back with a new song.

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Is It Cruel to Ban Public Camping?

The 9th Circuit says it is, at least under some circumstances.

Biden, Harris, and Tha God

A powerful voice in Black media is a thorn in the administration’s side.

TikTok and the Israel-Hamas War

The popular app is influencing the opinions of its young user base.

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Biden’s Dogs Repeatedly Biting Hand That Protects Him

“Dog bites man” isn’t news. Unless it’s the President’s dog.

Mitch McConnell’s Health Woes Continue

The Senate Republican Leader had another concerning incident.

Sinead O’Connor, 1966-2023

The Irish singer-activist is gone at 56.

Americans Think Neither Biden Nor Trump Mentally Sound to be President

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

Henry Kissinger at 100

A rare man and a rare milestone.

You Wore What to the White House?

The times, they are a-changin’.

Barring Kids From Social Media

An odd set of Senators have a really bad idea.

Of Motes and Beams

The left and right are attacking basic rights. But not equally.

Gen Z Doesn’t Want Crappy Jobs!

The silliness of “generations.”

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Homeless Sweeps are Costly, Ineffective, and Immoral

Cities across the United States are taking the wrong approach to a crisis.

Kyrsten Sinema Leaving Democratic Party

Because of course she is.

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.