Bipartisan Senate Gun Control Talking Points

Calling it a “deal” is vastly over-selling it.

Riot (or Worse) Thwarted in Idaho

A group of extremists are stopped from instigating a riot.

Unity My Ass

Are you going to believe this index or your own lyin’ eyes?

Clinton Lawyer Acquitted in RussiaGate Case

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

Finland and Sweden Apply to NATO, Turkey an Obstacle

A diplomatic nightmare brewing since last week is now upon us.

Elon Musk Buys Twitter

It’s happened. What does it mean?

Voting Underway in French Presidential Runoff

The incumbent should win easily but turnout is low and the consequences dire.

Russian Flagship Sunk by Ukraine

Another morale booster for the good guys.

Russia’s Diplomatic Isolation

The West continues to close Moscow off.

FBI Preempted Russian Cyberattack

The US conducted a preemptive strike against the GRU’s systems.

Yet More Ukraine Peace Talks

Bargaining continues amidst poisoning and mass killing.

Biden Pleads for Regime Change in Russia

The President commits a Kinsley gaffe.

Madeleine Albright, 1937-2022

A trailblazing diplomat has died at 84.

Trump Losing Sway with Republican Voters?

We can only hope.

Saudis Execute 81

More brutality from an ostensible US ally.

The Propagandists Among Us

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

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Putin’s Offramp?

It’s hard to see how this crisis ends.

Biden ‘Leading from Behind’ on Ukraine

The American President is once again leading the free world.

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Timing and the Mask Mandate

The rollout could have been smoother.

West Accelerates Pressure on Russia

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

Hitting Russia Where It Hurts

Sanctions are already taking a toll. But the West could do more if it had the will.

US Waives Iran Sanctions as Deal Nears

The Biden administration is close to repairing the damage Trump caused.

Raid on Terrorist Leader Kills More Civilians

The American way of war kills a lot of noncombatants.

SCOTUS Rejects House Republican Challenge to Proxy Voting

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

Djokovic Throwing it All Away

The Serbian superstar is sacrificing immortality to avoid vaccination.

Tab Clearing Tuesday

Misc. stories for your enjoyment.

On the Number of Parties: Basic Counting, Part 2

This time: some multi-party examples.

Biden and Putin to Talk Ukraine

Russia may invade Ukraine again. The United States would prefer otherwise.

Omicron Cometh

Yet another COVID-19 strain has emerged.

Jacob Chansley Sentenced to 41 Months for Capitol Riot

The erstwhile QAnon Shaman will spend another three-and-a-half years in jail.

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So Many Tabs…

Several stories for your consumption.

Shaman Formerly Known as QAnon Pleads Guilty

Jacob Chansley has agreed to spend 41 to 51 months in prison for his role in the 6 January riots.

US Retaliates Against ISIL-K

An unsatisfying first(?) response.

DeSantis: No Mask Mandates in Florida

His executive order blocks schools from having masking rules.

Duterte Says Unvaccinated ‘Can Die Anytime’

The Philippine president is taking a novel approach to the problem.

Talk to Trump Voters!

We’re hurting the feelings of those trying to destroy the country.

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Biden’s ‘Promoting Competition’ Order

The President announced a whopping 72 initiatives to rein in corporate power and lower prices.

Court Leaves Eviction Ban in Place

An unfunded mandate remains in place.

Gorsuch and Alito Want to Revisit Religious Accomodations

Is a de minimus standard too small?

Atlanta Shooting Not a Hate Crime?

The U.S. Senators and a U.S. Representative beg to differ.

Bob Dole Has Lung Cancer

The 97-year-old former Senator and Presidential candidate is ill.

The Leaderless GOP

The Republican Party is not really a thing.

Better Masks? More Masks?

It’s time to up our protection game.

Call him the MiAutogolpe Guy

Mike Lindell’s behavior is both farcical and dangerous.

Did Q Shaman Intend to ‘Capture and Assassinate’ Government Officials?

Some of the Capitol rioters were much more dangerous than others.

Trump Deserves to be Impeached, Plain and Simple

As we assess Trump’s role in all of this, it is important to think through what he did (and did not) do.

Barr Contradicts Trump on his Way out the Door

Although, as usual, he maintains his odious approach to it all.