Mastriano Under Fire From Colleagues and Mentors

A former dissertation advisor and two Army War College professors are speaking out against the gubernatorial candidate.

The Confederacy and Today’s Military

It goes deeper than base names.

Democrats Punt on Primary Order

They’re going to wait until after the midterms to decide whether Iowa and New Hampshire stay at the front of the line.

SCOTUS Strikes Down NY Gun Law

The 6-3 ruling broke down on predictable lines.

Americans Having More Abortions

A decades-long decline has ended.

Queer Couples, Divorce, and Custody Rights

An ugly divorce exposes a gap in our legal structure.

Tucker Carlson’s Testicles

The craziest damn thing you’ve ever heard of or a secret message to the crazies?

Republican-led States Testing Abortion Limits

Oklahoma’s near-total ban is part of a larger trend.

Defense Bill Stalled Over Amendments

Every now and again, it’s not Mitch McConnell’s fault.

Airman 1st Class Thadyn DuPont, an aerospace medical technician with the 137th Special Operations Medical Group, prepares to administer a coronavirus vaccine for an Oklahoma National Guard soldier at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Norman, Okla., on Jan. 15, 2021. (Andrew LaMoreaux/U.S. Air National Guard photo) Airman 1st Class Thadyn DuPont, an aerospace medical technician with the 137th Special Operations Medical Group, prepares to administer a coronavirus vaccine for an Oklahoma National Guard soldier at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Norman, Okla., on Jan. 15, 2021. (Andrew LaMoreaux/U.S. Air National Guard photo)

Army to Separate National Guard Vaccine Refusniks

The next boot has dropped.

Airman 1st Class Thadyn DuPont, an aerospace medical technician with the 137th Special Operations Medical Group, prepares to administer a coronavirus vaccine for an Oklahoma National Guard soldier at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Norman, Okla., on Jan. 15, 2021. (Andrew LaMoreaux/U.S. Air National Guard photo) Airman 1st Class Thadyn DuPont, an aerospace medical technician with the 137th Special Operations Medical Group, prepares to administer a coronavirus vaccine for an Oklahoma National Guard soldier at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Norman, Okla., on Jan. 15, 2021. (Andrew LaMoreaux/U.S. Air National Guard photo)

Oklahoma National Guard Vaccine Standoff

The politicization of the virus continues.

Police, Money, and Perverse Incentives

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

Women Likely to be Included in Draft

A long-overdue change appears to be happening.

COVID Schadenfreude Journalism

A new story archetype is all too common.

Today in Awful Covid Headlines

Part of the ongoing, slow-motion tragedy.

College Conference Chaos

Texas and Oklahoma have reopened Pandora’s Box.

The Stupid, Evil Party

It’s not getting any better, folks.

Supreme Court Ends ‘Amateur’ Collegiate Sports

Most NCAA restrictions violate anti-trust law.

College Football Playoff Expansion

The inevitable is now very much in progress.

Vaccine Eligibility Floodgates Open Before Supply

Many states are moving to a first come, first served basis for COVID shots.

Larry McMurtry, 1936-2021

The author of “Lonesome Dove,” “Terms of Endearment,” and so many more great novels is gone at 84.

On Coups, Insurrections, and Security Theater

Reflections on the events of 6 January two months later.

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Merrick Garland Ready to Take on Domestic Extremists

The man most famous for getting screwed out of a Supreme Court seat has a more interesting backstory.

The Terrorist In The Mirror

There’s a word for people who use outrageous violence to terrorize.

Another Alabama Coordinator Hired During Playoffs

Steve Sarkisian joins a frustrating trend.

(Many?)(Most?) Republicans Acknowledge Biden WIn

Too little, too late.

The Republican Party’s Shame

The Party of Lincoln went over the cliff like lemmings in support. It’s tough to see how they recover.

Alabama Reaches #1 for 13th Year in a Row

A mind-boggling statistic.

Susan Collins Wins Re-Election

Her Democratic opponent has conceded.

The Slow Rollout of Pinks and Greens

The Army is finally getting its World War II uniforms, one base at a time.

The Senate’s Rural Skew

Injecting data into the conversation.

Big Ten Cancels Football

A nation that failed to control the pandemic is going to be without college sports this fall.

President Trump at the Bioprocess Innovation Center at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies President Donald J. Trump listens to a reporter’s question during a press conference Monday, July 27, 2020, at the Bioprocess Innovation Center at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies in Morrisville, N.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) President Trump at the Bioprocess Innovation Center at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies President Donald J. Trump listens to a reporter’s question during a press conference Monday, July 27, 2020, at the Bioprocess Innovation Center at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies in Morrisville, N.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Trump’s Free Fall Over?

The President has hit rock bottom.

Herman Cain Dead from Covid-19

The one-time candidate for the GOP presidential nomination is dead at 74.

In Response to John Podhoretz’s Latest Column

Shame on him for defending authoritarian actions.

President Donald J. Trump boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, July 10, 2020, en route to Miami International Airport in Miami President Donald J. Trump boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, July 10, 2020, en route to Miami International Airport in Miami

Trump Fires Campaign Manager Again

The President does not like his poll numbers.

More McGirt Musings

What has the Supreme Court wrought?

Supreme Court Says Eastern Oklahoma is Indian Country?!

Congress forgot to disestablish a Creek Reservation created by treaty in 1833 and 1856 when it made Oklahoma a state in 1909.

Tulsa Covid Outbreak

A result of the Trump rally?

Supreme Court Upholds ‘Faithless Elector’ Laws

States can punish Electors who substitute their judgment for those of the voters.

Tulsa Flipped the Script from Horror to Comedy

Something significant was going to happen to Tulsa. Who could have predicted a genre shift?

Trump Rally Flops Bigly

The President gave a delusional rant to a half-empty stadium thanks to some crazy kids.

DOJ Closes Senate Insider Trading Probes, Still Investigating Burr

Likely the right outcome but I wish I political motivation weren’t the default presumption.

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An American Health Service?

A progressive idea that could win conservative support.

Joe Diffie Dead from Coronavirus

The 1990s country star is dead at 61.

Republican Senators Commit Insider Trading after Coronavirus Brief

Richard Burr, Jim Inhofe, David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler should go to jail.

World’s Billionaires Have Lost $1.5 Trillion

Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos alone have lost $15 billion in net worth since January.