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Ukraine War: No End In Sight

Russia is humiliated but not defeated. Ukraine is winning but at a very high price.

From the “You Can’t Make this Stuff Up” File

That time the Nazis made a movie about the Titanic.

Fear and Resentment of a Changing America

A revealing comparison of Republican districts that deny and don’t deny the 2020 outcome.

The ‘Crime of the Century’ Didn’t Happen

Three-and-a-half years and almost 6 million tax dollars have produced nothing.

Nord Stream Pipeline Sabotaged; EU Blames Russia

The CIA warned of his months ago but the Biden administration is being cautious.

QEII and the Empire

How much blame did the 70-year constitutional monarch share?

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Ukraine Counteroffensive Retaking Key Terrain

Russian forces have been forced out of two logistical support hubs.

CNN’s Centrist Gambit

What does objectivity mean in the Trump era?

Another Sane Conservative Pushed Aside

Original blogger AllahPundit is leaving Hot Air after 16 years.

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Inflation Reduction Act Doesn’t Reduce Inflation?!

A bill that was never about the thing it’s called doesn’t do that thing.

Democracy Dies in Dumbness

Paywalls are not our problem.

January 6 and the Collusion Trap

What is the right measure of success for the Committee investigating the Capitol riot?

January 6 Committee Closing in On Trump

New evidence gets us a wee bit closer to a smoking gun.

CNN Boss Eschews ‘Big Lie’ Branding

The new honcho at the original 24 hour news network wants to be more subtle and less alarmest.

Fox Tried to Derail the ‘Big Lie’ Before Going All In

Chris Stirewalt takes a victory lap.

Riot (or Worse) Thwarted in Idaho

A group of extremists are stopped from instigating a riot.

Thoughts on the Hearings

It was far more compelling than expected.

SCOTUS Blocks Texas Social Media Law (for Now)

A slim majority upheld an injunction, kicking the can down the road.

Clinton Lawyer Acquitted in RussiaGate Case

What does it all mean? It depends on who you ask.

What Are Police For If They Won’t Risk Their Lives to Save Children?

Despite their military trappings and propaganda, they’re seldom heroes.

Disinformation Governance Board Killed by Disinformation Campaign

The combination of a horrendous rollout and a social media onslaught was disastrous.

Mass Shootings, Ideology, and Mental Illness

We know a lot less about the motives of spree killers than the public discourse suggests.

Tucker Carlson White Supremacist Messaging

The face of Fox News is not the bow-tied buffoon from his “Crossfire” days.

EU Tries to Regulate Social Media

Brussels has gotten ahead of Washington in regulating mostly American-based Internet companies.

Tucker Carlson’s Testicles

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

NATO’s Role in Setting Ukraine War Peace Conditions

Western powers may be at odds with the people doing the fighting and dying.

Removing Russia from UN Security Council

It would be fitting but, alas, won’t happen.

Democratic Backsliding and the American Right

The only way to save our freedom is to destroy it.

Biden Pleads for Regime Change in Russia

The President commits a Kinsley gaffe.

A Key Aspect of the Ginni Thomas Story

Beyond who her spouse is, the texts to Meadows reveal a deeply concerning situation.

More on the Bioweapons Claim

The BBC checks the facts.

The Propagandists Among Us

Whether dupes or active participants, the damage is real (and points us back to 2016).

Is Putin “Irrational”?

Addressing an analytical pet peeve (and, more importantly, correcting a mistake).

West Accelerates Pressure on Russia

NATO has stepped up in a pleasantly surprising way to resist the Ukraine invasion.

Russia Really Invades Ukraine

Putin’s forces are in Kyiv.

Russian ‘False Flag’ to Justify Ukraine Invasion

Western intelligence agencies continue to predict an invasion under absurd pretexts.

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Secrecy and Democracy

How do we know when our government is telling us the truth?

The Children Must Be Protected!

But from what? Comparing two stories from Tennessee that show our society’s contradictory impulses when it comes to “protecting the children.”

Game of Chicken Kiev

The United States and its NATO allies are in a dangerous standoff.

Republicans Take Over Virginia

Elections have consequences: Old Dominion Edition

January 6th Yeah But-ism

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

Nobody Watches Cable News

A media critic argues we pay outsized attention to the goings-on at Fox, MSNBC, and CNN.

Is Autocracy Really Winning?

A depressing magazine piece argues it is.

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Trump, the GOP, and Stochastic Terrorism

A conversation in two parts.

Red Lights on the Dashboard

Some recent news items that add to concern about American democracy.

Quick Hits

Tab clearing time.

The Ivies=NK?

Or, you know, not.

Sinema’s Misunderstanding of the Senate (and of Basic Politics)

The post really isn’t about Sinema as much as it about a theory of poltiics.

United States Less Democratic Than it Used to Be

Multiple indicators point to a decline in the representativeness of the American system.