Gun Control Around the Anglosphere

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

Junk Fees and People of Color

Not everything is racially-motivated but most things have a disparate impact.

Apple Not Happy About USB C Mandate

The company is begrudgingly complying with the EU’s requirement.

Democrats’ Messaging Challenges

Touting the accomplishments of the last two years isn’t working.

Myths of Presidential Impunity

While enormous, the commander-in-chief’s control over state secrets is not absolute.

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on Earth Day prior to signing an executive order strengthening the nation’s forests, resilience to extreme weather events, and local economies, Friday, April 22, 2022, at Seward Park in Seattle. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden delivers remarks on Earth Day prior to signing an executive order strengthening the nation’s forests, resilience to extreme weather events, and local economies, Friday, April 22, 2022, at Seward Park in Seattle. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

The Messaging is Medium

The Democrats have lots of problems. Salesmanship is pretty far down the list.

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Why America Can’t Build

Are we too regulated for our own good?

America’s Gun Problem is Here to Stay

The obstacles to fixing the problem are many.

EU Tries to Regulate Social Media

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

More on Florida’s Higher Ed “Reform”

Pointless change that will increase costs and create confusion.

Trump Judge Tosses Airline Mask Mandate

The Biden administration’s mandate has been lifted immediately.

COVID Risk Calculations

There are too many variables to make generalized calculations.

Yes, it is Voter Suppression

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

Republicans Take Over Virginia

Elections have consequences: Old Dominion Edition

1+1=3 1+1=3

Pence Likens Election Reform to Capitol Riots

It doesn’t add up.

For people living with convictions, the past is always present

Two stories about our culture’s focus on punishment

SCOTUS Blocks Federal Vaccine Mandate

The highest court in the land issued a split decision on President Biden’s COVID policy.

Government Cases and the Federal Courts

A lone judge has halted the military’s vaccine mandate.

Richard Marcinko, 1940-2021

The Rogue Warrior is gone at 81.

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Truck and Bus Driver ‘Shortages’

Working conditions rather than labor supply seems to be the issue.

Youngkin, GOP Sweep Virginia

It’s usually more effective to run for something rather than against someone.

Oh, Look, Vaccinations Rates Matter

The evidence is pretty clear: vaccinations are key, not weather (but that won’t stop people from trying to say otherwise).

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Selling the ‘Build Back Better’ Plan

The Catch-22 of passing a massive spending bill in an undemocratic system.

Religious Exemptions From Vaccine Mandate

What malarkey is this?

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Biden Urges Others to Impose Vaccine Mandates

The President is looking for any leverage he can to get refuseniks vaccinated.

Vaccine Mandates are Popular and (Often) Legal

Despite a rising groundswell of support, the obvious solution to our crisis has not been implemented.

Conservatives and Children’s Rights

COVID vaccine hesitancy is just the tip of the iceberg.

Biden Fires ‘Independent’ Social Security Administrator

President Trump’s destruction of longstanding norms continues under his successor.

Garland’s Moratorium on Federal Executions

A thorough review of the fairness of the process will be conducted.

McCarthy’s Continued 1/6 Investigation Obstruction

Short-term politics and long-term harm.

The Tragedy of Politicized Vaccines

Public health shouldn’t be made into a partisan issue.

Supreme Court Ends ‘Amateur’ Collegiate Sports

Most NCAA restrictions violate anti-trust law.

Keystone XL Developer Abandons Project

The project that has been on-again, off-again since 2008 seems to be off for good.

CDC Green Lights Vaccinated Folks

Great news—with a rather huge caveat.

The Filibuster Isn’t The Problem

It’s undemocratic and we should get rid of it. But doing so isn’t a panacea.

Republican Split with Big Business Greatly Exaggerated

Look at who’s lined up against H.R. 1.

Joe Manchin’s Weird Filibuster Defense

It doesn’t work like the movies, Senator.

A Specious Comparison of Voting Rules

No, Colorado’s voting regulations are not roughly the same as Georgia’s.

The Rhetorical Framing of HR1

A truly silly characterization from Senator Mike Lee.

Holy Days and Holidays in a Diverse Society

Balancing practical considerations and religious observances.

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Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Deal-making in Washington is next to impossible.

HR1: Good, but Not Enough

And what GOP opposition says about the party.

A Failure of Governance in Texas

And a discussion of markets (and a warning about partisanship).

Student Debt and the For-Profit Connection

The loaners, the dreamers, and schemes.

On Constitutionality and Impeaching a Former President

The problem is theoretical at best and cannot stop the Senate from acting.