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.

Bryce Young 1st Alabama Quarterback to Win Heisman Trophy

A historic achievement for the first-year starter.

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Vigilante Politics

We’re likely to see more instances like the Capitol Riot and the Kyle Rittenhouse shootings.

DC Circuit Delays Trump Paper Release

The matter of Executive Privilege and former Presidents is settled law.

Buttigieg and Critical Road Theory

Mayor Pete is being mocked for telling obvious truths.

Police, Money, and Perverse Incentives

Officers are under enormous pressure–including from the Federal government–to write tickets.

SCOTUS Denies Emergency Injunction Against Maine Vaccine Mandate

There will be no religious exemptions. For now, at least.

Peter Scolari, 1955-2021

The veteran character actor has died of cancer at 66.

What’s the 771?

DC’s new area code is causing an identity crisis.

Who Decides American History?

Legislatures and school boards politicize what our kids are taught.

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 to Announce Vaccine Requirement for Feds

The country’s largest employer is soon going to be less tolerant of the unvaccinated.

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Ranked Choice Voting for Everyone?

It’s not perfect but it beats our usual approach to picking winners and losers.

The NYC Primary Mess

Eric Adams appears to have won a confusing race that isn’t quite over.

New York’s Sloppy Vote Counting

The combination of incompetence and a new system have the mayoral race in turmoil.

The State of America’s Political Parties

One party is divided on how to govern and the other is united in not governing.

New York State and City Join Forces Against Trump

Separate investigations are merging, with a criminal component being added.

US Births Drop Sixth Year Straight

We’re at the lowest rate in generations.

Rudy Thinks he has an “Out” Clause

Rudy may not be a very good lawyer…

Andrew Yang, Mayor of New York City?

Would a woman with his credentials be taken seriously?

Ultra-Orthodox Schools Teaching Ultra-Orthodoxy

An odd complaint from parents who voluntarily send their kids to religious schools.

Transphobia, Academic Freedom, and the First Amendment

The 6th Circuit is allowing a professor fired for misgendering a transwoman to sue his state university.

Performative Leadership

The downfall of Andrew Cuomo shines a light on toxic workplaces and governance styles.

Atlanta Shooting Not a Hate Crime?

The U.S. Senators and a U.S. Representative beg to differ.

Elite Private Schools, Race, and Fear of the Woke

Also some ironic positions on capitalism.

Texas Ends COVID Restrictions

The Lone Star State is celebrating its independence in a big way.

The Faceless Pandemic

It’s easy to mismanage what we don’t have to see.

Biden to Name Blinken for State and Sullivan for NSC

The 46th President’s foreign policy team is taking shape.

NY Post Agitprop

Rudy Giuliani and a hack tabloid are trying to revive the Burisma story.

Back to the Question of Excess Death

More evidence that we are under-counting deaths due to Covid-19.

Gun Violence Spiking Across American Cities

A marked rise in shooting deaths is going largely unnoticed.