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.

Disinformation Governance Board Killed by Disinformation Campaign

The combination of a horrendous rollout and a social media onslaught was disastrous.

Elon Musk Buys Twitter

It’s happened. What does it mean?

EU Tries to Regulate Social Media

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

Musk, Twitter, and “Legal Speech”

A brief obeservation.

Protesting the New Superintendent

An odd kerfuffle in local education politics.

Capitol Rioter Convicted of Six Felonies

A former Virginia police officer has been found guilty, partly on the testimony of a former colleague.

Trump Judge Acquits January 6 Non-Rioter

Two hundred-odd people have pled or been found guilty. One has been acquitted.

Louis C.K. Wins Grammy While Canceled

Is the creepy comic’s comeback complete?

Content Moderation, Free Speech, and Community

Unlimited dialog makes conversations harder.

A Key Aspect of the Ginni Thomas Story

Beyond who her spouse is, the texts to Meadows reveal a deeply concerning situation.

Ginni Thomas the Insurrectionist

A Supreme Court Justice’s wife urged the White House and Congressional Republicans to steal the 2020 election.

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Talking Past Each Other

A post that’s only tangentially related to cancel culture.

Descending into the Particulars of Cancel Culture

Generalities about an elusive and controversial phenomenon are unhelpful.

John Clayton, 1954-2022

The longtime NFL reporter is gone at 67.

Some Thoughts on “Cancel Culture”

Thomas gets the ball rolling, and I take off from there.

The Propagandists Among Us

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

West Shamed Into Action

Actions deemed unthinkable days earlier are suddenly mandatory.

Getting Back to ‘Normal’

With masks off, political leaders are urging people to get out there and spend money.

Putin Threatens Ukrainian Statehood

A remarkable display of blaming the victim (by the victimizer).

Putin Getting Desperate?

The Russian leader is isolated and under tremendous pressure.

Biden ‘Leading from Behind’ on Ukraine

The American President is once again leading the free world.

It’s Not Time To Eulogize The Old Order

Pundits like Thomas Friedman struggle with premature prognostication.

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But What About the Most Vulnerable?

Some of our citizens are at greater risk under relaxed mask guidelines.

West Accelerates Pressure on Russia

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

Russia Really Invades Ukraine

Putin’s forces are in Kyiv.

‘Freedom Convoy’ Coming to DC

Right wing protestors are expected to attempt to create (more) gridlock in the capitol later today.

Putin Invades Ukraine in Defiance of West

The much-anticipated escalation has happened. Now to see how the United States and its allies respond.

Trump Had Classified Docs at Mar-a-Lago

Because of course he did.

Who Decides What’s Disinformation?

What if the “fake news” is really fake news?

More Rogan (but not Just Rogan)

Musings about US politics and culture.

Supreme Court Wikiality

Did you know that the elephant population has tripled over the last six months?

Washington Commanders

DC’s NFL franchise finally has a new name.

Raid on Terrorist Leader Kills More Civilians

The American way of war kills a lot of noncombatants.

Butterfly Center Closed Over Fears of Conspiracy Nuts

A ginned up controversy regarding a border nature reserve has escalated.

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[Updated 1/31] Both Sides Are NOT the Same: “Banned” Book Edition

People, details do in fact matter!

Covid Triumphalism

Let’s not start celebrating just yet.

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Oath Keepers Charged with Seditious Conspiracy

A year after the Capitol riot, DOJ is coming after the most violent perpetrators.

Civil Servants Aren’t in the Administration

An irresponsible Trump-era practice continues.

The Dreaded Green Bubble

Apple’s iMessages and teen chic.

Public Health and the Public

Are Fauci, the CDC, and others getting a bum rap?