Campus Crackdowns Escalate

Police have been brought at universities across the country.

Colleges and Anti-Israel Protests

Administrations are struggling to handle the biggest wave of student protests in generations.

Trump’s Jury

Is it even possible to find 12 impartial citizens to judge a figure so infamous?

Treating COVID Like the Flu

New CDC guidelines acknowledge the political realities.

Counting the Right Votes

White Christian nationalism and the fight for control of America.

Mike Johnson is Very Religious

His critics are focused on the wrong problem.

President Joe Biden talks on the phone with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Monday, May 9, 2022, in the Oval Office. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden talks on the phone with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Monday, May 9, 2022, in the Oval Office. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Biden Wants Federal Workers Back at the Office

A pandemic-inspired perk seems to be going away.

More on Small Town Justice

A deep tradition rightly under scrutiny.

Some Electoral College Thoughts

It really is rife with problems.

Reclaiming Playtime

Another call for letting kids be kids.

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States, the Feds, and Revenue Transfers

All states but one receive more in federal money than they pay out in taxes.

Corporations and Pride Month

Damned if they do and damned if they don’t. Sometimes both.

NYC Bans Height-Weight Discrimination

They join DC and San Francisco.

Is Twitter DeSantis’ Problem?

A columnist argues his failed launch was emblematic of a larger problem.

Transphobic Cruelty

When prejudice overrides simple humanity.

You Wore What to the White House?

The times, they are a-changin’.

AM Radio’s Slow Demise

Car manufacturers are slowly removing an old format.

Professional Shoplifters

A few people are committing the lion’s share of petty thefts in America’s biggest city.

Trump Could Be Indicted Next Week

The Manhattan DA could move as early as next week.

Robert Blake, 1933-2023

The Baretta actor and acquitted murderer is dead at 89.

Spying on Ourselves

Should we expect privacy from our own cameras?

NYC Mayor Goes to El Paso to Rail Against Illegal Immigration

Eric Adams is begging for the Federal Government for relief.

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Leaders Vacationing in Warm Spots When It’s Cold!

A perennial outrage.

Poor, Poor, Pitiful Pence

The past just won’t let him be.

Ban All the Lawyers?

Facial recognition technology and its uses.

The Weird New York Times Walkout

Did you even notice?

Fear and Resentment of a Changing America

A revealing comparison of Republican districts that deny and don’t deny the 2020 outcome.

Price Differentiation and Class Consciousness

Apparently, more expensive versions of products are often better.

Trump’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Makin’ his way the only way he knows how, that’s just a little bit more than the law will allow.

Today’s Reverse Freedom Rides

A shameful stunt reminiscent of an even darker era.

Texas and Arizona Bussing Migrants to DC and NYC

A cruel and insidious ‘solution’ to the border problem.

Failed and Has-Been Politicians Start New Party

The Forward Party will almost certainly go nowhere.

Monkeypox ‘Emergency of International Concern’

A disease spreading mostly among gay men is now infecting small children.

Democracy Dies in Dumbness

Paywalls are not our problem.

The Identity Politics of Identity Politics

Who gets to claim Latino heritage?

Two Years After George Floyd

Very little progress has been made towards racial justice.

Vegan Upcharge!

PETA has launched a weird protest against Starbucks.

Neal Adams, 1941-2022

The legendary comic book artist is gone at 80.

America’s Four Parties

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

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But What About the Most Vulnerable?

Some of our citizens are at greater risk under relaxed mask guidelines.

Trump Facing Multiple Legal Disasters

The 45th President is unlikely to face Federal prosecution but state and civil suits are not going his way.

Mask Mandates Ending Across America

Even liberal states like California and Massachusetts are moving on.

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On Narratives and Covid Restrictions

Are we really being blocked from getting back to normal? And if so, what is the real barrier?

Violence Inequality

The safety gap between affluent, white and poor, minority communities has grown over the last three decades.

Sidney Poitier, 1927-2022

A pioneering Black actor is gone at 94.

The End of Snow Days?

The serendipitous day off may soon be a thing of the past.

Betty White, 1922-2021

The television star increasingly known for her longevity has passed days shy of her 100th birthday.