Gun Control Around the Anglosphere

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

Leadership Battles in the GOP

Losing has a way of creating intraparty strife.

Why Stacey Abrams Ran Behind Raphael Warnock

Discrimination? Issues? Incumbency?

“We Used to Know on Election Night!”

Well, kind of, but not really.

Republican Losers Conceding, Not Rioting

A low bar has been cleared.

Trump 2022’s Biggest Loser

The 2020 loser has doubled down on losing.

Pelosi Attack a Turning Point?

What will it take to end the cycle of violence?

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Quick Takes

A few stories to consider.

Craziness, Disconnectedness, and a Toxic Political Climate Equals Violence

The attack at the Pelosi house should surprise no one.

Musk Acquires Twitter, Fires Executives

The social platform beloved of the intellectual class is about to undergo radical change.

Musk Could Cripple Content Moderation

Planned staff layoffs concern those who fear a free-for-all.

Twitter, Generals, and the Limits of Public Discourse

In the weeds of civil-military relations.

Ukraine Openly Mocking Russia

Things are not going well in the special military operation.

Putin’s Desperate Gambit

A phony annexation doesn’t hide that he’s badly losing his illegal war.

Line of the Day

Cable news v. court edition.

Anti-Putin Backlash

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

Iran Protests Intensity Highest Since 1979

The ayatollahs face the biggest challenge to their authority in the history of the regime.

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Military ‘Rushed’ Denials of Religious Exemption from COVID Vaccines

The Pentagon’s Inspector General is “concerned” over the pace of rejections.

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The Declining Market for News

Reading habits continue to evolve, not necessarily for the better.

Saturday Afternoon Funnies

A song and some passing thoughts on supermarket tabloids.

Queen Elizabeth II, 1926-2022

The UK’s longest-reigning monarch has passed, aged 96.

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The Latest on the Mar-A-Lago Document Case

Both sides have had their say and now we wait for a ruling.

Social Justice the New Religion?

The intersection of politics, morality, and meaning.

American Ideological Self-Identification

“Moderate” is up, “Liberal” is down, and “Conservative” is static. What does it mean?

[Updated x 2] The Latest On The Trump Document Investigation

Running down the latest “known knowns” with just a bit of analysis

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Justice Department Calls Trump’s Bluff

This is as close as we get to Garland saying “Eff around, find out!”

Is Biden Hiring 87,000 New IRS Agents? Not Exactly.

A new meme started by Republican leaders is mostly false.

The January 6 Hearings Didn’t Change Entrenched Opinion

Can American democracy survive its information bubbles?

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Hard to Say I’m Sorry

Columnists write bad columns apologizing for bad columns.

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The News is Bad for Biden

The nature of American political reporting distorts our perception of reality.

Democracy Dies in Dumbness

Paywalls are not our problem.

Housing Trans Inmates

An already awful system on steroids.

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The Coming Democratic Majority Isn’t Guaranteed

Ruy Teixeira finds that Hispanics aren’t yet woke.

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[Updated] Picturing The Gap Between Fantasy And Reality

Police and the Punisher Skull

January 6 Committee Closing in On Trump

New evidence gets us a wee bit closer to a smoking gun.

Twitterless

Elon backs out.

Trump Ordered the Code Red

You’re goddamn right he did.

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Cui Bono?

We live in a bizarre timeline.

Oz Shifts Strategy for the General

Pay no attention to the endorsement behind the candidate.

Commercializing Juneteenth

The longstanding celebration that become a national holiday last year is being exploited for profit!

Herschel Walker and the Perils of Celebrity Candidates

More ugly revelations about the football hero turned politician.

Unity My Ass

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

Bye, Felicia

The Washington Post has fired a reporter for her rants against colleagues.

Kavanaugh Stalker Charged with Attempted Murder

A man who claims he was going to kill the Supreme Court Justice is in jail.

Who’s Running the Washington Post, Anyway?

Apparently, whoever has the most Twitter followers.

SCOTUS Blocks Texas Social Media Law (for Now)

A slim majority upheld an injunction, kicking the can down the road.

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The Graph Of The Day

It doesn’t appear the Uvalde TX police were underfunded

Queer Couples, Divorce, and Custody Rights

An ugly divorce exposes a gap in our legal structure.