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.

Schools, Daycare, and COVID-19

The emotional and economic impact of the pandemic is hitting women especially hard.

Protests, Riots, and Looting

Outside agitators, including white supremacist groups, are shaping public perception of the George Floyd protests.

Who Gets Honored?

Are those who die in our wars more deserving than those who die in our stores?

NYT Devotes Front Page to COVID Dead

All the deaths are fit to print.

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83% of US COVID-19 Deaths Avoidable

A new study finds earlier lockdowns could have saved 54,000 lives by early May.

What We Don’t Know About COVID-19

Two new studies bring more questions than answers.

How Many Lives Have Shutdowns Saved?

A new study estimates how many lives were saved in 30 American cities.

President Donald J. Trump displays his signature on a proclamation making the month of May Older Americans Month, during the America’s Seniors event Thursday, April 30, 2020, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) President Donald J. Trump displays his signature on a proclamation making the month of May Older Americans Month, during the America’s Seniors event Thursday, April 30, 2020, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

Trump Pushing to Open Economy Soon

“Will some people be affected badly? Yes.”

White House Coronavirus Update Briefing President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and members of the White House COVID-19 Coronavirus task force, delivers remarks and answers questions from members of the press during a coronavirus update briefing Thursday, April 16, 2020, in the James S. Brady White House Press Briefing Room. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian) White House Coronavirus Update Briefing President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and members of the White House COVID-19 Coronavirus task force, delivers remarks and answers questions from members of the press during a coronavirus update briefing Thursday, April 16, 2020, in the James S. Brady White House Press Briefing Room. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

I’m Sorry, What?

Trump made some odd suggestions on today’s Aló Presidente.

Undercounting Covid-19 Deaths?

These figures indicate that we are experiencing a serious global health crisis that is, empirically, a deviation from the norm.

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

The pandemic is massively more livable given modern technology.

New York Has More COVID-19 Cases Than Italy

A startling statistic.

Four 9/11’s

The disease has killed three times the September 11 attacks in the last week.

Most Americans Still Not Staying at Home

Social distancing is helping but too many aren’t taking it seriously enough.

COVID-19 Has Killed More Americans than 9/11

We’re passing grim milestones on a daily basis.

President Chaos

Exactly the opposite of what we need in a crisis.

Trump Floats National Quarantine, Backs Off

The Constitution in times of extreme crisis.

Federal Bureaucrats Repeatedly ‘Warned’ About Pandemic Shortages

But they weren’t shouting it from the rooftops.

Rhode Island Cracking Down on New Yorkers

Gina Raimondo has apparently lost her copy of the Constituiton.

President Donald J. Trump, joined by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, left, and Attorney General William Barr, displays his signature after signing an Executive Order to Prevent Hoarding and Price Gouging, Monday, March 23, 2020, in the Oval Office of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) President Donald J. Trump, joined by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, left, and Attorney General William Barr, displays his signature after signing an Executive Order to Prevent Hoarding and Price Gouging, Monday, March 23, 2020, in the Oval Office of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

The Magical Thinking Presidency

Trump’s approach from the beginning has been reality-denying. It makes it difficult to take anything the administration proposed seriously.

Social Distancing Led to Run on Pet Adoptions

Every cloud has a silver lining.