Why Was Whoopi Goldberg Suspended?

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

Stevie Wonder feeling the White House Bust of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr during a visit to the Oval Office in 2016 by White House Photographer Peter Souza. Stevie Wonder feeling the White House Bust of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr during a visit to the Oval Office in 2016 by White House Photographer Peter Souza.

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.

America’s Poverty Dependence

Our love for cheap goods and services requires lots of people willing to work for very little.

$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.

President Joe Biden participates in a virtual call with the NASA Mars 2020 Perseverance Mission team members Thursday, March 4, 2021, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. President Joe Biden participates in a virtual call with the NASA Mars 2020 Perseverance Mission team members Thursday, March 4, 2021, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

Biden’s $3 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

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

President Joe Biden signs two executive orders on healthcare Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House. President Joe Biden signs two executive orders on healthcare Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House.

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.

Jon Ossoff Enters Race Against David Perdue In Georgia

Democrat Jon Ossoff has thrown his hat in the ring to challenge David Perdue for Georgia’s Senate seat in 2020.

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$15 Minimum Wage Would Do More Harm Than Good

The Congressional Budget Office assesses several reform proposals.

Ross Perot, Presidential Spoiler, Dead at 89

The independent who upended the 1992 Presidential race has passed.

Is It Possible To Be Patriotic In The Era Of Trump?

Is it possible, or even appropriate, to express pride in a country that is being led by a President who stands against everything this country stands for?

Trump Imposes New Sanctions On Iran. They Won’t Work.

The Trump Administration unveiled new sanctions against Iran yesterday. They’re unlikely to accomplish the entirely unrealistic goals the President claims to have in mind.

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Bernie Sanders Wants Taxpayers to Pay Off All College Loans

The Democratic Socialist wants to absorb $1.6 trillion of student debt.

More Tales from the Trade War

This time: India.

Illinois Set To Become 11th State To Legalize Marijuana

Further progress for advocates of marijuana legalization from the Land of Lincoln.

Trump Placing Tariffs On All Trade With Mexico

Last night, President Trump announced a new round of tariffs against Mexico for reasons that have nothing to do with trade itself.

Guardian Drops Neutrality in Climate Crisis Reporting

Gone are ‘climate change’ and ‘skeptic.’ In are ‘global heating’ and ‘denier.’

What’s Next For Venezuela?

With the apparent failure of the coup attempt in Venezuela, what happens next?