Election Violence

It’s no longer just a Third World problem.

DOJ Suing Apple for Monopolistic Practices

Anticompetitive practices in one of the most competitive of markets.

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Real Estate Revolution?

A century-old cartel has been broken.

The Psychology of Inflation

The food is too damn high!

Stopping Deepfake Porn

A growing scourge may be next to impossible to stop.

Ukraine Taking The War to Russia

The tables have turned.

The Enshittification of Google?

Has the search goliath gotten worse?

US vs. Google

The Justice Department claims the search giant abused its power.

Whither Centrism?

What to call non-crazies who aren’t Democrats?

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Greedflation?

The evidence is pretty thin.

Dark Web Dragnet

International law enforcement agencies have made hundreds of arrests.

Dilbert Canceled

Newspapers across the country are dropping the popular strip over a racist rant.

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Re-Regulating the Airlines?

Constant flight delays and other frustrations require a solution.

Buttigieg Responsible for Flight Delays?

Should Secretary Pete have done more?

Pelosi Attack a Turning Point?

What will it take to end the cycle of violence?

Push Poll Hackery

Manipulating public opinion with dubious survey research.

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on Earth Day prior to signing an executive order strengthening the nation’s forests, resilience to extreme weather events, and local economies, Friday, April 22, 2022, at Seward Park in Seattle. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden delivers remarks on Earth Day prior to signing an executive order strengthening the nation’s forests, resilience to extreme weather events, and local economies, Friday, April 22, 2022, at Seward Park in Seattle. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

The Messaging is Medium

The Democrats have lots of problems. Salesmanship is pretty far down the list.

Civil Servants Aren’t in the Administration

An irresponsible Trump-era practice continues.

Amazon ‘Controls Everything You Watch’

The tech giant is even more powerful than you think.

Ransomware Attack Causes Fuel Shortage

The Southeast has been hit especially hard.

The Consolidation of Journalism

The Internet killed the newspaper without really replacing it.

Socialize Music?

A really weird proposal to solve a problem that probably doesn’t exist.

Amazon Killing Libraries?

The quasi-monopoly power of the world’s largest bookstore is problematic. Maybe.

Rush Limbaugh is Still Dead

The reflections on the departed right-wing talk host continue.

Patriotism Re-ennobled

President Biden masterfully used the pageantry of the day to shatter the self-asserted Trumpian monopoly on patriotism.

Trump Banned from Twitter

Hashtag: You’re Fired.

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The Election Proved I Was Right All Along

The Pundit’s Fallacy meets opportunism.

Aunt Jemima Has Been Canceled

A brand dating back to 1889 is being retired.

No, We’re Not Living in the 19th Century

The pandemic is massively more livable given modern technology.

Our Constitutional Crisis

To defang impeachment is an invitation for presidents to ignore the rule of law.

John Paul Stevens, Former Supreme Court Justice, Dies At 99

Just over nine years after retiring from the Supreme Court, former Associate Justice John Paul Stevens has passed away at the age of 99.

Virginia Finally Repeals Dumb Happy Hour Restrictions

Virginia has finally repealed a dumb and unconstitutional restriction on how bars could advertise Happy Hours.

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How Newspapers Killed Themselves

We all know the Internet broke the monopoly on classified advertising. Here’s the rest of the story.

Donald Trump And The Triumph Of The Conservative Grifters

At least some conservatives appear to finally be recognizing that their movement has been taken over by grifters and frauds. The only question is, what took them so long?

‘Florida Man’ Has Feelings, Too

Strong public records laws, not an excess of weirdness, has driven a sad meme.

There’s Too Much Money In Politics Because There’s Too Much Politics In Money

Do you want to get money out of politics? You need to get politics out of money.

SpaceX Begins Deployment Of Satellite-Based Internet

Earlier this week, SpaceX deployed the first 60 satellites in a network that could result in Internet access from virtually anywhere in the world.

Does Media Coverage of 2020 Distort Reality?

A Washington Post columnists tries to make the case.

Maduro Holds on in Venezuela

The key remains the military.

Republicans Face A Choice: Do They Support The Constitution, Or Trump?

Republicans face a choice in the coming days. Do they support the Constitution, or do they support Donald Trump? You can count on them making the wrong choice.

Trump’s Attacks On The Media Come Home To Roost

It was only a matter of time before Trump’s rhetoric against the press would lead to something violent. Last night in El Paso, it happened.

What’s The Problem With Apu?

One of the longest-lasting characters on The Simpsons may not be long for this world, but before we write him off perhaps we ought to stop and think.

Defining Totalitarianism

A quick hit and run post to provide a proper definition.

Trump’s Supreme Court Short List

President Trump’s short list of potential Supreme Court nominees consists mostly of conventionally conservative, well-qualified, jurists.

Charles Krauthammer Dies of Cancer, Aged 68

A towering figure gone much too soon.

Donald Trump Continues His Unhinged War On The News Media

Instead of attending the White House Correspondents Association Dinner last night, Donald Trump took his show on the road where he continued his long-standing attacks on the press. Unfortunately, it’s a message that resonates with his supporters.

House Committee Tougher On Mark Zuckerberg, But Regulation Seems Unlikely

Mark Zuckerberg’s second day before Congress was somewhat more contentious than the first, but at the end of the day it’s still unclear that more regulation is the answer to the issues raised by recent Facebook “scandals.”

Mark Zuckerberg Tries To Explain The Internet To Elderly Senators

Not surprisingly, a joint Senate Committee failed to really lay a glove on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at yesterday’s hearing.

The Politics of DACA

If Trump is able to insist upon a package deal or no deal at all, he may muck up his chance of policy success, but it may be the Democrats who lose politically.