Trump Announces 2024 Run

Covering the coverage.

Nord Stream Pipeline Sabotaged; EU Blames Russia

The CIA warned of his months ago but the Biden administration is being cautious.

Anti-Putin Backlash

The Russian leader may be looking over his shoulder after imposing a draft.

Slow Uptake of Bivalent COVID Booster

Three weeks in, only 4.4 million Americans have gotten the shot.

Quick Hits

A few stories to comment on that did not lead to full posts.

Streaming Service Consolidation

There are too many products chasing too few consumers.

Dems in Midterms: You’re Saying There’s a Chance?

A 2020 blowout has long been presumed. But maybe it won’t happen.

Pelosi’s Ill-Advised Taiwan Visit

The Speaker’s trip was reckless, needlessly escalating an already tense situation.

Failed and Has-Been Politicians Start New Party

The Forward Party will almost certainly go nowhere.

Alabama Hyundai Plant Used Child Labor

Shocking but perhaps unsurprising news.

Democracy Dies in Dumbness

Paywalls are not our problem.

Biden and bin Salman

An embarrassing photo demonstrates the perils of leading the free world.

US and UK Intelligence Leaders Warn of Increasing Chinese Threat

They’re stealing our secrets and working to undermine our elections.

Finland and Sweden Joining NATO

The Western alliance is getting stronger in the face of Russian aggression.

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.