Abortion Laws State by State

Abortion is now illegal or heavily restricted in at least 11 states.

Watergate at 50

Half a century have passed since a botched burglary changed history.

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Why America Can’t Build

Are we too regulated for our own good?

Georgia Subpoenas Conservative Group Over Ballot Harvesting Allegations

Why would a group that claims it has evidence of ballot harvesting refuse to turn it over?

Democrats Prepared for Impending Doom

Party leaders are treating an electoral defeat as inevitable.

Voters in Sour Mood Ahead of Midterms

The polls do not bode well for Democrats.

Whitmer Kidnap ‘Plotters’ Acquitted

A Michigan jury believed the FBI created the crime.

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Life Ain’t Fair, College Edition

The SAT is a poor measure of college aptitude but it’s better than most others.

Coronavirus Relief Funds Diverted to Pet Projects

Because of course it was.

America’s Four Parties

Neither the Democrats nor the Republicans truly represent most Americans. Fixing that is exceedingly unlikely.

The impact of a record: 46% of unemployed U.S. men have criminal convictions

Why clearing criminal records makes economic sense

Washington Commanders

DC’s NFL franchise finally has a new name.

SCOTUS Rejects House Republican Challenge to Proxy Voting

The court wisely deferred to Congress in setting its own rules.

The Dreaded Green Bubble

Apple’s iMessages and teen chic.

If It Was an Insurrection, Why Hasn’t Anyone Been Charged with ‘Insurrection’?

It doesn’t matter what I believe. It only matters what I can prove.

Still no evidence of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election

After more than a year and countless investigations into election fraud, the big lie continues to be a big lie

Omicron Now 73% of US COVID Cases [Or Not?]

That didn’t take long.

End of the Week Tabs

Some stories of possible interest.

COVID and Reasonable Risk

A lot of America is simply over the pandemic, even if it isn’t over us.

Bryce Young 1st Alabama Quarterback to Win Heisman Trophy

A historic achievement for the first-year starter.

Trump Leads Biden in Meaningless Poll

We’re three short years from the next election.

Alabama Beats Georgia, Back to Playoff

An epic but improbable win.

Trump, Electoral Fraud Lies, and the Primaries

Our system and the shaping of the GOP’s future.

Gerrymandering State Legislatures

Representatives Choosing Their Voters Rather than Vice Versa, Chapter 412.

Racial Impacts of the Interstate in Montgomery, AL

Another example for the conversation.

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Americans Feel Economy Much Worse Than it Is

It turns out “the economy” isn’t just one thing.

Monday Tab Clearing

The tabs must flow.

Women Likely to be Included in Draft

A long-overdue change appears to be happening.

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Selling the ‘Build Back Better’ Plan

The Catch-22 of passing a massive spending bill in an undemocratic system.

Moulton and Meijer Make Unauthorized Afghanistan Trip

Grandstanding in the midst of chaos is a bad look.

The Unvaccinated as Toddlers

Another approach to persuasion.

The Stupid, Evil Party

It’s not getting any better, folks.

Could America’s Next Election be Stolen?

Some Democratic election observers think so.

Start the Steal?

Cries that American democracy is in jeopardy are not hyperbole.

The Arizona Audit

The latest front on the war on truth.

The Big Lie Has Become a Litmus Test

Republicans who admit Joe Biden won the election fair and square are being driven from the party.

Census Results Likely a Boost for GOP

The long shift of population from the Rust Belt to the Sun Belt continues—with the unusual exception of California.

President Biden’s First Press Conference

The media became the story but the President was the news.

Stop Blaming the Framers for Everything

America’s institutions are undemocratic but only some of them are a product of the Constitution.

Did House Impeachment Managers Make Their Case?

Most agree that it was good theater. But it’s not clear what they’ve proven.

Lou Dobbs Canceled

Fox Business has abruptly sidelined its most popular host.

Marjorie Taylor Greene Stripped of Committee Assignments

House Democrats have done what their Republican colleagues refused to do.

The Leaderless GOP

The Republican Party is not really a thing.

Freedom, Security, and Insurrection

The aftermath of the January 6 Capitol riots runs into the First Amendment,

Will the GOP Fracture?

Will there be in-fighting? Yes. A break-up? No.

Republican Leaders Rallying to Impeach Trump

Some key GOP figures are at least testing the waters.

Capitol Riot Could Have Been Much Worse

The live coverage of Wednesday’s assault on American democracy underplayed its seriousness.

Congress Certifies Biden Win

It’s finally officially official.

Another Alabama Coordinator Hired During Playoffs

Steve Sarkisian joins a frustrating trend.

The Politics of Vaccination

The science and ethics are not the hardest part of determining who should go first.