Jerry Lee Lewis, 1935-2022

A member of the inaugural Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class and the most recent Country Music Hall of Fame class is gone at 87.

Democracy and ZIP Codes

The rules for voting in America vary widely.

An Observation on Geography-Based Representation

A thought inspired by the PA Senate race.

Four Seats

31 of the 35 Senate races next month are noncompetititve.

Fear of a White Scholar

President Biden had a meeting with some historians. The horrors.

N=1 Means, Well, Not a Lot

No one should draw conclusions about RCV from the AK special election.

HHS: States Must Allow Emergency Abortions

The agency says a 1986 law overrides state restrictions.

Saturday Afternoon Tabs

It’s been more of a reading than writing morning.

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Cui Bono?

We live in a bizarre timeline.

Alito’s Leaked Draft vs the Final Opinion

A comparison of the two texts.

Minority Rule in a Winner-Take-All System

How long can the unsustainable be sustained?

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

The leaked draft is now the law of the land.

Takeaways From the Takeaways

It’s not all about Trump.

January 6 Committee Public Hearings: Day 1

The laying out of the case begins.

Just Move If You Don’t Like it Here!

There are many barriers to true freedom.

Feinstein is Declining But What About Tuberville

A twist on an evergreen debate.

Republican-led States Testing Abortion Limits

Oklahoma’s near-total ban is part of a larger trend.

Judge: Trump Committed Crimes

His conversations with lawyers about stealing the election are not protected by privilege.

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The Onion is Right Again: Black History Month & CRT-Bans Edition

I’m shocked, shocked, to find that this is happening here.

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[Updated 1/31] Both Sides Are NOT the Same: “Banned” Book Edition

People, details do in fact matter!

Sidney Poitier, 1927-2022

A pioneering Black actor is gone at 94.

Alabama Beats Georgia, Back to Playoff

An epic but improbable win.

SCOTUS Could Overturn Roe

Oral arguments on the biggest abortion case in decades will be heard today.

President Joe Biden, joined by Vice President Kamala Harris, delivers remarks on the COVID-19 National Month of Action on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden, joined by Vice President Kamala Harris, delivers remarks on the COVID-19 National Month of Action on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Biden Administration Urges Businesses to Comply with Vaccine Mandates Despite Judicial Stay

Resolving the legal issues will take time we don’t have.

Yes, Florida’s Numbers are Better; No, that is not a Vindication of DeSantis’ Policies

Let’s look at the numbers and the clear effects of policy choices.

Women Likely to be Included in Draft

A long-overdue change appears to be happening.

Over 700,000 Americans Dead due to Covid-19

The number continues to rise.

Line of the Day

Get vaccinated edition

Oh, Look, Vaccinations Rates Matter

The evidence is pretty clear: vaccinations are key, not weather (but that won’t stop people from trying to say otherwise).

Two Nations, Indivisible

We’re an incredibly divided country but splitting it into two is impossible.

COVID Overwhelming ICU Beds

It’s happening again. This time, it was easily preventable.

Ivermectin and Irresponsible Infotainment

Sound decisions require sound reporting.

Today in Awful Covid Headlines

Part of the ongoing, slow-motion tragedy.

The New Red Scare

Fear of Chinese spies led to a bizarre and illegal operation within the Commerce Department.

Masking, Science, and Public Health

Guidance from WHO, CDC, and local governments differs widely and for good reason.

NC State DQ’d from College World Series

Stupid is as stupid does.

President Joe Biden takes notes doing a G7 Leaders’ Virtual Meeting Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in the White House Situation Room. President Joe Biden takes notes doing a G7 Leaders’ Virtual Meeting Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in the White House Situation Room.

Biden Declares Armenian Genocide a Genocide

The President has overturned decades of US foreign policy and alienated a NATO ally for, well, reasons.

Biden at Odds with Pelosi and Schumer and SALT Repeal

A Trump-era policy designed to screw over blue states may actually be a good one.

Voting Legislation on Parade

HR1 is a national approach to expanding voter access. State legislatures are trying to both expand and restrict the vote as well.

HR1: Good, but Not Enough

And what GOP opposition says about the party.

More on the Evolution of US Party Politics

Specifically: the former confederacy and Democratic dominance.

1776 Report ‘Plagiarized’?

Large chunks of a hackish report were lifted from previous works of Commission members.

Are “Liberal” States Shrinking?

Thinking about unsupported narratives and a little bit about data usage.

Charley Pride Dead at 87

A country music legend is yet another victim of COVID.

The Republican Party’s Shame

The Party of Lincoln went over the cliff like lemmings in support. It’s tough to see how they recover.

Weird Fundraising Appeals

A FiveThirtyEight-inspired message from the Democrats doesn’t compute.

Does the Constitution Cover Texas?

The Lone Star state is making up its own rules.

Who’ll Control the Senate?

Forecasters give Democrats better than even odds of a majority.