Yes, it is Voter Suppression

When procedures lead to more rejected ballots and fewer voters, what else is there to call it?

SCOTUS Rejects House Republican Challenge to Proxy Voting

The court wisely deferred to Congress in setting its own rules.

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On Narratives and Covid Restrictions

Are we really being blocked from getting back to normal? And if so, what is the real barrier?

CDC Lessens Quarantine Recommendations Despite Omicron’s Spread

The flurry of news around the new variant is dizzying.

Omicron Cometh

Yet another COVID-19 strain has emerged.

Major Kimberly Bender, Director Air Force Public Affairs , Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, receives the first of two COVID 19 vaccine shots, Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 29 Jan 2021. Major Kimberly Bender, Director Air Force Public Affairs , Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, receives the first of two COVID 19 vaccine shots, Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 29 Jan 2021.

Mandatory Military Vaccinations Expected

It appears to be only a matter of time before the SECDEF orders active-duty troops to get the shots.

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Culture Wars are a Long Game

Conservatives have lost it one generation at a time.

COVID Bullying at West Point?

Vaccination is voluntary but refusal is not without consequence.

Court Leaves Eviction Ban in Place

An unfunded mandate remains in place.

CDC Green Lights Vaccinated Folks

Great news—with a rather huge caveat.

CDC Updates Guidelines for ‘Fully Vaccinated’

The CDC is green-lighting much, much more activity for the fully-vaccinated (with some caveats).

US Should Have Federal Vaccine Passport

There are legitimate ethical and liberty questions but they’re outweighed by the benefits.

Virus Politics

The virus is real and infections and exposures have consequences.

Nick Saban Tests Positive

Alabama’s head football coach and athletic director have both tested positive for COVID-19.

Joint Chiefs in COVID Quarantine

Because of course they are.

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump walk from the Oval Office to board Marine One Thursday, April 18, 2019, at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks) President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump walk from the Oval Office to board Marine One Thursday, April 18, 2019, at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

President Trump and First Lady Have Coronavirus

The inevitable has happened.

People Getting Sick Have Left the House

A completely unsurprising finding.

Some Funerals Are More Equal than Others

The rules are different if you’re famous.

A Timeline of Denial and Incompetence

A non-exhaustive tour of Trump’s utterances on the pandemic since January.

Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro Has COVID-19

The president of the country with the second most cases and fatalities has tested positive.

Carl Reiner Dead at 98

A legendary comic is gone.

President Donald J. Trump boards Marine One at Joint Base Andrews, Md., just after midnight Sunday, June 21, 2020, for his flight back to the White House following his trip to Tulsa, Okla. President Donald J. Trump boards Marine One at Joint Base Andrews, Md., just after midnight Sunday, June 21, 2020, for his flight back to the White House following his trip to Tulsa, Okla.

Trump to Ignore New Jersey Quarantine Order

A case where the rules probably shouldn’t apply to the President.

President Donald J. Trump displays his signature on a proclamation making the month of May Older Americans Month, during the America’s Seniors event Thursday, April 30, 2020, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) President Donald J. Trump displays his signature on a proclamation making the month of May Older Americans Month, during the America’s Seniors event Thursday, April 30, 2020, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

Trump Pushing to Open Economy Soon

“Will some people be affected badly? Yes.”

White House Coronavirus Update Briefing President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and members of the White House COVID-19 Coronavirus task force, delivers remarks and answers questions from members of the press during a coronavirus update briefing Thursday, April 16, 2020, in the James S. Brady White House Press Briefing Room. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian) White House Coronavirus Update Briefing President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and members of the White House COVID-19 Coronavirus task force, delivers remarks and answers questions from members of the press during a coronavirus update briefing Thursday, April 16, 2020, in the James S. Brady White House Press Briefing Room. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

“LIBERATE” Minnesota, Michigan and Virginia

The President is issuing dangerous statements.

No, We’re Not Living in the 19th Century

The pandemic is massively more livable given modern technology.

Kentucky to Quarantine Easter Churchgoers

Rand Paul still doesn’t get it.

Capt. Brett Crozier, then-commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), addresses the crew during an all-hands call on the ship’s flight deck on Nov. 15, 2019. US Navy Photo Capt. Brett Crozier, then-commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), addresses the crew during an all-hands call on the ship’s flight deck on Nov. 15, 2019. US Navy Photo

Navy Fires Captain for Calling Attention to Navy Inaction

A public health crisis turns into a public relations crisis.

Liberty U Update

The update you were probably expecting.

President Chaos

Exactly the opposite of what we need in a crisis.

White-Collar Quarantine

Everything is easier with money.

Trump Floats National Quarantine, Backs Off

The Constitution in times of extreme crisis.

Rhode Island Cracking Down on New Yorkers

Gina Raimondo has apparently lost her copy of the Constituiton.

Rand Paul Issues Statement

The COVID-19 infected Kentucky Senator defends his recent actions.

Virus Hits Congress

Two members of the House have tested positive.

Trump Packs Airports with Potentially Sick People

You can’t make this stuff up.

Not Taking Social Distancing Seriously Enough

Too many people still don’t understand the idea behind ‘flattening the curve.’ That includes our President.

State Department: Avoid Cruise Ships

A prudent, if overdue, warning.

COVID-19 and the Trump Administration

The administration’s handling underscores its poor governance skills (and the degree to which it doesn’t matter to supporters).

No, Mr. President, COVID-19 isn’t a Democratic Hoax

Donald Trump is once again trying to deflect reality.

Rethinking Chinese Investment

Several trends are pointing in a new direction.

Everything Trump Touches Dies: French Tree Edition

The tree that President Trump and French President Macron planted last year has died.

Raging Measles Outbreak In Europe Tied To Anti-Vaccination Movement

Measles cases are on the rise in Europe due to the fact that, despite all the evidence to the contrary, people still believe the lies of the anti-vaccination movement.

Central African Ebola Outbreak Hits A Major City

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has reached a major urban center.

Ebola Making A Reappearance In Africa

Ebola is making a reappearance in Central Africa.. Will the world be better prepared this time?

The Mystery Of The Missing French Oak Sapling Solved

An oak sapling brought to the United States by French President Macron went missing over the weekend. The reason for its disappearance has been answered.

The Trump White House Shake-Up Begins

The Trump White House loses ts first major staffer, and more are likely to come.

Nurse Kaci Hickcox Sues Chris Christie For Civil Liberties Violations During Ebola Quarantine

The nurse who was detained by New Jersey officials in a quarantine despite not displaying any symptoms of Ebola is suing Chris Christie and others for civil liberties violations.

Thanks To Vaccination, Rubella Has Been Eliminated From The Western Hemisphere

Vaccination has eliminated a disease that used to be a serious threat from the Americas.

Australia To Deny Some Benefits To Parents Who Refuse To Vaccinate Their Kids

Australia has an interesting new idea about how to encourage parents to vaccinate their children.