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FTC Bans Noncompete Agreements

A massive change to the business environment — if it survives judicial scrutiny.

TikTok Ban Close. Is it Constitutional?

The courts would likely allow restricting a Chinese data mining operation popular with American teenagers.

Republican Dysfunction

It is a bit of a mess.

Trump and the Politics of Abortion

The GOP caught the car and now doesn’t know what to do.

Protecting Privacy in a World Without Privacy

A well-intentioned but likely doomed effort.

The Hur Report and Beau Biden

A new report puts the conversation in a different light.

Stopping Deepfake Porn

A growing scourge may be next to impossible to stop.

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Making It Worse

Cost cutting and the decline of venerable brands.

Russia’s Continued Cheating in International Sports

The sad joke continues.

Biden Pardons Federal and DC Marijuana Users

A small but positive step.

American Doctor Told He’s No Longer a Citizen

A bureaucratic nightmare.

The Coming Government Shutdown

Why it’s inevitable and what it means.

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The Corruption of Justice Thomas

We need reform.

Widely-Sold Decongestant Doesn’t Work

A tale of slow-moving bureaucracy.

Student Loan Forgiveness Done Right

Helping the victims of degree mills.

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Transwomen Banned from Chess Competition

A decision that makes no obvious sense.

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Why America’s News Networks Are So Bad

It’s Nixon’s fault?

Flagship University Arms Race

The oldest state institutions of higher education are spending money to make money.

Florida’s School Censorship Runs Into Roadblocks

The state has banned the teaching of science in science classes.

DeSantis v. The DOE/SACSCOC

Another entry into the ongoing performative politics of Ron DeSantis.

Manchin Won the Debt Ceiling Fight

Neither Republicans nor Democrats are happy. But one man is.

Supreme Court Guts Clean Water Act

A 5-4 ruling overturns a unanimous decision from 1985.

Montana Bans TikTok

Who knew they got cell reception?

Army Pilots Get Unexpected Extension

The personnel bureaucracy reinterpreted regulations.

Unrepresentative Democracy and Child Labor

We’re getting weird policies almost nobody is asking for.

Biden Wants 54% of New Cars to Be EVs by 2030

A wildly ambitious goal.

Forum Shopping and Legal Mischief

It’s time to ban a growing and dangerous practice.

Education Department Issues Regulations on Transgender Sports Competition

A sensible compromise on a controversial issue.

The Theory of the Case Against Trump

Legal analysts are skeptical.

Are eBooks Books and eLibraries Libraries?

A pending lawsuit seeks to settle those questions.

Babies on a Plane

Safety, trade-offs, and risk assessment.

FCC Cracks Down on Scam Texts

Some long-overdue safeguards are being implemented.

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SVC, Bank Contagion, and Government Action

The Biden administration had little choice but to act.

Of Motes and Beams

The left and right are attacking basic rights. But not equally.

Spying on Ourselves

Should we expect privacy from our own cameras?

Biden Student Loan Forgiveness in Danger

The Supreme Court’s conservative majority is signaling an unfavorable ruling.

Weak Parties, Part Gazillion

“The GOP” is not a singular unit.

Midweek Tabs

Addiction and the Public Health Question

A brief foray into looking at Alabama state policy on fighting addiction.

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Why We’re Getting Worse At Construction

Affluence comes with a cost.

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Biden Coming for Your Stove!

“Cooking with gas” could become a thing of the past. But it probably won’t.

Zealots and Pluralists

A moderate Republican almost diagnoses the problem.

Buttigieg Responsible for Flight Delays?

Should Secretary Pete have done more?

Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded

Michael Barone on out-migration from some Blue states.

GOP Continues to Fail the Test

The response to extreme rhetoric from Trump is producing the some old responses.

Trump’s Rhetoric and the GOP’s Test

Spoiler alert: the GOP has already failed this test multiple times.

Garland, Trump, and the Impossibility of Apolitical Politics

The Attorney General can’t please everyone, so he’s got to please himself.

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Why So Many Die on American Roads

Traffic deaths are going down in most of the world. Not here.

Gun Control Around the Anglosphere

Our English-speaking brethren have much less tolerance for massacres than we do.