The Real Star Wars Films

Restored versions of the original movies are now available in 4K. They’re likely not legal.

Election Violence

It’s no longer just a Third World problem.

Trump’s Massive Truth Social Windfall

He’s suddenly a billionaire after all.

Sunday Tab Clearing

So many intentions to write, so little time.

Trump Sneakers

Live! From New York, it’s…wait, what?

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Bowling Aloner

If we’re even bowling at all.

Trump Calls Political Rivals “Vermin” and Seeks to “Root Out” the “Threat from Within”

Leading candidate for Republican nomination deploys eliminationist rhetoric in Veteran’s Day speech.

Biden’s Reverse Midas Touch

His message isn’t getting through. Is it the messenger?

The Biggest Trump Indictment

The one we’ve all been waiting for.

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Phone Numbers

When something simple isn’t so simple.

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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.

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Does America Have Too Much Parking?

Cities are lowering or doing away with longstanding requirements to provide spaces.

The Limits of Academic Freedom

UPenn law professor Amy Wax as a test case.

An Observation About “Classically Liberal” Punditry

“Classical liberals” really need to rediscover self examination

Midweek Tabs

Who Does Netflix Think They Are, Anyway?

Understandable efforts to protect their market share are alienating customers who think they’re doing nothing wrong.

Monday Morning Tabs

Some 2024ish stuff and other tidbits.

Democrats Upend Primary Cycle. At Least for 2024. Maybe.

South Carolina and Georgia win! Iowa loses! New Hampshire whines!

America Becoming More Rural

A new Census definition has changed classifications slightly. It doesn’t go nearly far enough.

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Homeless Sweeps are Costly, Ineffective, and Immoral

Cities across the United States are taking the wrong approach to a crisis.

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Biden’s Running. Really.

The President will be the 2024 Democratic nominee. Get used to it.

Democrats Radically Overhaul Presidential Primaries

The idiocy of Iowa and New Hampshire having outsized influence on who is elected President may be ending.

Biden Running But Not Running

The re-election campaign is quietly forming but don’t expect an announcement any time soon.

COVID Boosters in the Endemic Phase

How long rather than how many?

Democracy and ZIP Codes

The rules for voting in America vary widely.

Mastriano Under Fire From Colleagues and Mentors

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

Tales from the Campaign Trail

Candidate quality can matter.

Roberts and the Court’s Legitimacy

Roberts may not like it, but SCOTUS is political and does have a legitimacy problem.

CNN’s Centrist Gambit

What does objectivity mean in the Trump era?

Biden: MAGA Republicans Threaten Republic

The President delivered a rousing stump speech from Independence Hall.

New and Improved COVID Vaccines

Pfizer and Moderna will soon roll out protection against newer strains.

Bill Russell, 1934-2022

The iconic basketball player, coach, and civil rights leader is gone at 88.

Tony Dow, 1945-2022

The man most famous for his turn on “Leave it to Beaver” has passed from liver cancer aged 77.

Example of Why Individual Defense Advocates Are Rare on the Federal Bench

Republicans competing to see who can be the toughest on crime

Bob Saget, 1956-2022

The beloved comedian and actor is gone at 65.

Sidney Poitier, 1927-2022

A pioneering Black actor is gone at 94.

January 6th Yeah But-ism

Yes the riots were a disgrace but the Democrats . . . .

Dan Reeves, 1944-2022

The legendary football player and coach is gone at 77.

Tuesday MorningTabs

Gotta clear them all.

10 Years On

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

Everyone’s a Virologist Now

Is media coverage of experts’ struggles to understand COVID helpful?

Battle for the Suburbs

There is a lot of anger out there.

How Old is ‘Elderly’?

Apparently, it’s higher than 67.

Bill Cosby’s Conviction Overturned

The serial sex offender will be released from prison.

Once Again to Madison and Republics

The saga continues.

Hamilton on Super-Majorities

Looking to Federalist 22.

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A Biden Boom?

The economy looks to be in full recovery. But it’s not clear how much credit the President deserves.

Another Anti-Filibuster Post

Defense of the filibuster tend to be a combo of mistakes and mythology.

How Much Student Loan Relief?

Now, we’re just haggling over price.

Stop Blaming the Framers for Everything

America’s institutions are undemocratic but only some of them are a product of the Constitution.