Minority Rule in a Winner-Take-All System

How long can the unsustainable be sustained?

Just Move If You Don’t Like it Here!

There are many barriers to true freedom.

Depending on the Kindness of Strangers

Has the Internet made us more selfish?

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Who’s Middle and Upper Class in America Today?

The numbers don’t match the perception.

Getting Back to ‘Normal’

With masks off, political leaders are urging people to get out there and spend money.

Public Schools vs The Public

The pandemic seems to have broken the social contract.

Snow Hits DC, Idiocy Ensues

People failing to treat emergencies as emergencies make matters worse.

10 Years On

Kimberly Webb Joyner, my first wife and the mother of my children, has been gone a decade.

Waukesha Christmas Parade Massacre

A serial criminal murdered five and injured dozens.

Youngkin, GOP Sweep Virginia

It’s usually more effective to run for something rather than against someone.

Evangelical Politics in the Time of Polarization and Covid

A piece in The Atlantic inspires thoughts.

What’s the 771?

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

10 Million Jobs, 8.4 Million Unemployed

A series of mismatches mean would-be workers can’t find employment despite an abundance of openings.

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America Getting Less White

The long demographic trend continues.

Masking in a Post-Vaccination World

The politics of face coverings continues to shift.

Is the Pandemic Over?

A lot of Americans think so.

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People Are Crazy

A lottery brings out the worst in a small town.

The State of America’s Political Parties

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

Virginia’s Weird Politics

The Commonwealth is much more diverse than national election returns might indicate.

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Biden Pleads with Governors to Reinstate Mask Mandates

A shocking number of states no longer require them and the Leader of the Free World lacks the authority to change that.

Terry McAuliffe Running for Virginia Governor

The popular former governor wants another crack at it.

Jill Biden Plans to be First First Lady with Outside Job

A rather remarkable milestone in that it’s coming so late.

Is Federalism the Real Problem?

A fundamental building block of our system makes it nearly impossible to fix.

Masks Biggest Factor in US Coronavirus Debacle

We were much slower and have higher non-conformity than countries that have it under control.

DC Area Schools Not Opening

The lousy hybrid option has been scrapped in favor of a worthless virtual one.

Pediatricians Urge In-Person School

Contra the CDC, the AAP says getting kids to class outweighs the modest risk of their catching COVID-19.

Schools Remain Key to Reopening

Parents can’t homeschool their kids and hold down jobs indefinitely.

World Reopening Even though Pandemic is Still Raging

The lockdowns are ending and likely not coming back.

Virginia Requires Masks Weeks Too Late

A surprisingly slow response from a governor who has been proactive during the crisis.

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Honestly without Anonymity

Can there be truth when there are consequences?

Sweden’s COVID Response: So Far, Not Good

Vastly more people died than needed to and the economy still crashed.

300,000 Dead from COVID-19

Another grim milestone

President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are joined by health care and nursing association representatives, from left to right-Dr. Ernest Grant, Lisa Barlow, Caroline Few Elliot, Luke Adams, Marty Blankenship, Allen Zelno, Sophia Thomas and Maria Arvonio, listening to a reporter’s question after the signing of a proclamation in honor of National Nurses Day Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks) President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are joined by health care and nursing association representatives, from left to right-Dr. Ernest Grant, Lisa Barlow, Caroline Few Elliot, Luke Adams, Marty Blankenship, Allen Zelno, Sophia Thomas and Maria Arvonio, listening to a reporter’s question after the signing of a proclamation in honor of National Nurses Day Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

Slowly Re-Opening America

Things are going to get better. And far worse.

Some States Reopening Too Soon

We’re putting people in an impossible position.

Fairfax Schools Give Incompetence a Bad Name

A fiasco wrapped in a clusterfuck.

Worse Than 9/11 and the Great Recession Combined

The greatest crisis the nation has faced in my lifetime.

Prosecutors In Two Virginia Counties Will Stop Prosecution Of Some Marijuana Cases

Prosecutors in two Virginia counties have announced that they will decline to prosecute low-level drug possession cases.

Nikki Haley’s Revisionist History

With her eyes on her political future in a GOP dominated by Trumpism, Nikki Haley is attempting to rewrite the history of one of the most significant events of her time as Governor of South Carolina.

The Political Resurrection Of Ralph Northam

Nine months after what seemed like the end of his political career, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has mounted a comeback,

The Rising Blue Tide

A conservative columnist explains how once-Republican states are switching sides.

Trump And The GOP Continuing To Implode Among Suburban Voters

Tuesday’s elections continued a trend in which Republicans have lost support among suburban voters, even in deeply red states. Guess who’s responsible for that.

Democrats Take Control Of Virginia Legislature

Another bad night for Republicans in Virginia, and another warning sign for Republicans nationally.

State Legislature On The Line In Virginia, Where Trump Is Very Unpopular

Virginia voters don’t like Donald Trump, or Republicans in general, very much right now, and that could translate into Democrats taking control of the state legislature for the first time in nearly 30 years.

Trump’s World Series Trip Greeted By Boos and Chants Of “Lock Him Up!”

It wasn’t exactly a warm reception for President Trump at last night’s World Series Game Five.

Julian Assange Indicted On Additional Counts Alleging Violations Of Espionage Act

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been indicted on seventeen counts under the Espionage Act arising out of his role in the Chelsea Manning affair.

Jefferson Davis Highway Slowly Going Away

Northern Virginia is slowly undoing an anachronism.

Trump’s Campaign Raises $30 Million

The President’s re-election fund-raising is off to a fast start.

Splitting States

While polarization in our national politics gets the most attention, several states also face serious rural-urban tensions.