It’s Good to Be King

Apparently, Charles III is quite well off.

Biden: MAGA Republicans Threaten Republic

The President delivered a rousing stump speech from Independence Hall.

Mikhail Gorbachev, 1931-2022

The last Soviet leader is gone at 91.

‘Don’t Tread on Me’ License Plates

States are sponsoring an increasingly controversial image.

Learning From Joe Manchin

Has the frustrating process of securing his vote taught Democrats anything?

Riot (or Worse) Thwarted in Idaho

A group of extremists are stopped from instigating a riot.

Ukraine War Adding to Global Food Insecurity

Supply chain disruptions are contributing to crisis for 300 million people.

Depending on the Kindness of Strangers

Has the Internet made us more selfish?

Orrin Hatch, 1934-2022

The longest-serving Republican Senator has died at the age of 88.

A Toxic Mix of Overcharging And Punitive Bail

An extraordinary example shines light on coercive factors that incentivize plea deals

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Life Ain’t Fair, College Edition

The SAT is a poor measure of college aptitude but it’s better than most others.

US Inflation at 40-Year High

Can the Misery Index be far behind?

Are the Teachers Quitting?

The plural of anecdote is not data.

Why Was Whoopi Goldberg Suspended?

Since when is it a crime to say stupid things on “The View”?

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In honor of MLK, some dubious tweets & a lesser-known speech

Once again, today marks a day where folks who would never have supported Dr. King decide they should praise him

Why isn’t Biden Magical?

Some pundits have high standards.

Harry Reid, 1939-2021

The longtime Senate leader is gone at 82.

Racial Impacts of the Interstate in Montgomery, AL

Another example for the conversation.

$4 Trillion for Dignity?

The Democrats are apparently selling their omnibus spending package the wrong way.

Alabama, Disney, and the Quest to Be a National University

The cost of raising a university’s profile.

Nicholas Kristof Is Exploring a Run for Oregon Governor

The two-time Pulitzer winner is considering a career change.

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People Are Crazy

A lottery brings out the worst in a small town.

$15 Minimum Wage for Soldiers?

Our junior enlisted members make far less than that.

The Broadband Gap

Huge swaths of the country are underserved.

Classifying Countries by Income

What constitutes a “low income” or “high income” country?

Carville: Dems Need to Speak Yiddish, Not Hebrew

Bill Clinton’s strategist thinks his party needs a wake-up call.

Voter Suppression in Texas

Let’s call it what it is.

Unskilled? No Problem!

Are we thinking about job training all wrong?

Walter Mondale, 1928-2021

Jimmy Carter’s Vice President and the 1984 Democratic nominee has died at 93.

Did the Boomers Ruin America?

An interesting but uneven debate.

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Biden’s $3 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

We’re about to spend a whole lot more money.

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Biden’s First 50 Days

A way-too-early assessment of how it’s going.

Romney’s Child Welfare Plan

An opportunity for unity and a restoration of normal order.

Biden’s Culture War Aggression?!

The hidden wokeness of our new Critical Theory-loving President.

Biden’s Christianity, Lincoln, and the Truth of Who We Are

Biden’s America is a place and idea in which the trappings of empire or glory are ephemera in comparison with perennial human relationships—families; friendships; communities; schools; neighbors; partners.

Sidney Powell Strikes Again

Bringing sloppy to the outrageous.

The Mundanity of Authoritarianism

Some recommended reading.

Latin America and Covid-19

The pandemic is having serious effects in the region, and they will persist for some time.

A Diminished, Surreal July 4th

The crowd for DC’s fireworks celebration was small but weird.

China’s Demographic Genocide Against Uighers

The regime’s crackdown on their Muslim minority is worse than imagined.

The Grim Reality

This isn’t likely to end any time soon.

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What if Kim Jong Un is Dead?

Some informed speculation.

The End of China’s Growth?

Or just a bump in the road?

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An American Health Service?

A progressive idea that could win conservative support.

Pressuring Venezuela?

In recent weeks the US has ramped-up pressure on Maduro.

Sanders Not Quitting Just Yet

The race is over but Bernie’s still running.

The Hidden Left-Liberal Divide

One side is arguing over rules while the other is focused on consequences.

U.S. Drone Strike Hits Head Of Iranian Revolutionary Guard

An American drone strike has taken out the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, a move likely to significantly increase tensions across the Middle East.

Chick-Fil-A To Stop Donations To Anti-LGBT Groups

Chick-Fil-A is ending its charitable giving to organizations that oppose LGBT rights, and conservatives are predictably freaking out.