Capitol Riots Caused $1.5 Million Damage

Prosecutors want rioters to pay for it.

The Arizona Audit

The latest front on the war on truth.

Chauvin Juror Participated in BLM Protest, Lied About It

Getting an impartial jury in an internationally-famous case is next to impossible.

Maxine Waters Under Fire

The latest variant of the “No Justice, No Peace” threat is unhelpful.

Peru to the Polls

A problematically wide-open election in difficult times.

Maryland Removes Police Protections over Hogan’s Veto

The Free State may have gotten just a little freer.

‘Justice’ Difficult in Chauvin Trial

A criminal trial is a poor venue for solving society’s problems.

Most January 6 Rioters Won’t Go to Jail

Judges are pressuring prosecutors to strike deals, most of which will be for misdemeanors.

On Coups, Insurrections, and Security Theater

Reflections on the events of 6 January two months later.

Our Unrepresentative Government (Yet Again)

Yet another reminder about pathologies of US democracy.

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SCOTUS Lifts California Worship Ban

How should we balance public health and fundamental rights?

Freedom, Security, and Insurrection

The aftermath of the January 6 Capitol riots runs into the First Amendment,

The Insurrection May Not Be Over

There are multiple ongoing plots and reasonable fear of infiltration of security forces.

‘Stop the Steal’ Founder ‘in Hiding’

A one-time denizen of Blogger’s Row at CPAC has come a long way.

Capitol Riot Could Have Been Much Worse

The live coverage of Wednesday’s assault on American democracy underplayed its seriousness.

Why Was Capitol Security Inadequate?

A large, well-trained police force was unprepared for a foreseeable crisis.

The Pence Gambit

The absurd notion that the President of Senate is the arbiter and judge of the electoral vote.

Two More Officers from Breonna Taylor Raid Fired

The detective who shot her and another who prepared the warrant have been ousted nine months later.

MLB Recognizes Negro Leagues as a Major League

A long overdue–and complicated—recognition.

Cleveland Indians Changing Name

The inevitable only took 105 years.

Violence after DC ‘Stop the Steal’ Rally

Peaceful protests were once again followed by nighttime clashes.

It Was 40 Years ago Today

Music legend John Lennon’s life was cut tragically short four decades ago.

Million MAGA March Sparks Violence

The inevitable happened, as extremist organizations descended on DC.

Trump Fires Esper, Names Acting SECDEF

A lame duck President has fired his Secretary of Defense and replaced him in probably violation of the law.

“Stop the Count”

Look, either you believe in democracy or you don’t.

Trump Yahoos Swarm Biden Bus in Texas

Just when you thought the 2020 campaign couldn’t go any lower.

The Proud Boys Heard Trump Loud and Clear

They are standing by as ordered.

Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Debate

A national nightmare that may not have changed many minds.

President Donald J. Trump disembarks Marine One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, and is escorted to Air Force One by U.S. Air Force personnel. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) President Donald J. Trump disembarks Marine One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, and is escorted to Air Force One by U.S. Air Force personnel. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

Trump On ‘Peaceful Transition’

Whether the delusions of a madman or a deliberate scheme to poison the waters, there’s cause for concern.

A Defense of Expanding the US Supreme Court

It is about finding ways to combat minority rule.

President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks prior to signing H.R. 1957- The Great American Outdoors Act Tuesday, August 4, 2020, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks prior to signing H.R. 1957- The Great American Outdoors Act Tuesday, August 4, 2020, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

Woodward Revelations Hurting Trump

A new poll shows meaningful shifts in public attitudes.

Another Poll

The latest FNC poll has more good news for Biden.

Some New Polls

New numbers show more consistency.

Urban Unrest and Presidential Politics

The politics of protests.

Post-Convention Reality Check

We’re winding down to Election Day. Where do we stand?

Latin America and Covid-19

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

The Consequences of Design

The convergence of design flaws in the constitution and a flawed leader have brought us to brink of an electoral crisis.

President Donald J. Trump participates in a FOX News Channel virtual town hall entitled America Together: Returning to Work, with co-moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum live from the Lincoln Memorial Sunday, May 3, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) President Donald J. Trump participates in a FOX News Channel virtual town hall entitled America Together: Returning to Work, with co-moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum live from the Lincoln Memorial Sunday, May 3, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Fox News is Leading Prime Time Network

Preying on the fears of old white people is good business.

Brent Scowcroft, 1925-2020

The National Security Advisor to Presidents Ford and GHW Bush has died.

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.

10-Term Congressman William Lacy Clay Ousted

Yet another incumbent has lost his primary contest.

Reporting on Portland

Framing matters.

Some Funerals Are More Equal than Others

The rules are different if you’re famous.

Pentagon Training IDs Press as ‘Adversaries’

The reporting demonstrates the uncomfortable truth.

Masks Biggest Factor in US Coronavirus Debacle

We were much slower and have higher non-conformity than countries that have it under control.

Richmond Police Claim White Supremacists Behind BLM Riots

The ‘outside agitators’ trope strikes again.

When Equality is Unequal

Black football players at Iowa complain they were treated differently—and also the same.

In Response to John Podhoretz’s Latest Column

Shame on him for defending authoritarian actions.

Cops Aren’t Soldiers

The similarities are obvious. The differences are more important.

A Simple Comparison

A thought experiment on what we have seen in Portland.