‘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?

If It Was an Insurrection, Why Hasn’t Anyone Been Charged with ‘Insurrection’?

It doesn’t matter what I believe. It only matters what I can prove.

Capitol Riot: One Year Later

A roundup of reflection on a somber anniversary.

Snow Hits DC, Idiocy Ensues

People failing to treat emergencies as emergencies make matters worse.

Could Trump Face Criminal Charges for January 6 Actions?

The head of the House investigatory committee seems to think so.

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Vigilante Politics

We’re likely to see more instances like the Capitol Riot and the Kyle Rittenhouse shootings.

Nobody Watches Cable News

A media critic argues we pay outsized attention to the goings-on at Fox, MSNBC, and CNN.

More Capitol Riot Sentencing

A woman who declared “Civil War is coming” and “they have to kill me” has asked for and received leniency.

Disparate Sentencing of Capitol Rioters

A pattern is emerging.

Where Do the Republicans Go From Here?

This man is the face of the post-Trump party.

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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The Middle Ain’t Woke

The average American is neither progressive nor all that interested in politics.

One Million Under-12s Vaxxed

Kids 5-11 are getting their COVID shots at a rapid pace, but will it continue?

Youngkin, GOP Sweep Virginia

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

Washington Post 6 January Report

A massive investigation into the Capitol riot looks at what came before, during, and after.

Monday Tab Clearing

The tabs must flow.

Nationalizing the Local

The appetite for content and clicks turns sensationalizes news that isn’t news.

Evangelical Politics in the Time of Polarization and Covid

A piece in The Atlantic inspires thoughts.

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‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Isn’t Going Away

A sign of our times.

Stu Scheller’s Sideshow

The convicted criminal has taken his shenanigans to court.

So, You Wanna Leave Facebook?

Replacing the social media giant ain’t easy.

Chappelle’s Last Netflix Special

“The Closer” delivers more of what people love and hate about the GOAT.

$4 Trillion for Dignity?

The Democrats are apparently selling their omnibus spending package the wrong way.

The Psychology of Internet Fame

Our brains are wired to seek approval but may not be equipped to handle our modern existence.

Milley’s Soft Coup

While well-intentioned, the Chairman’s actions were illegal and dangerous.

COVID Overwhelming ICU Beds

It’s happening again. This time, it was easily preventable.

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.

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The Bizarre Economics of Media

Not everyone is losing money.

COVID Schadenfreude Journalism

A new story archetype is all too common.

The Kabul Attack Death Toll

What we know of the American servicemembers killed.

Covid Quick Hits

News of the ongoing pandemic.

Ivermectin and Irresponsible Infotainment

Sound decisions require sound reporting.

Twitter and the Military Professional

The risks are real but the rewards are spectacular.

President Joe Biden, joined by Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky and Merck CEO Ken Frazier, delivers remarks on COVID-19 vaccine production Wednesday, March 10, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden, joined by Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky and Merck CEO Ken Frazier, delivers remarks on COVID-19 vaccine production Wednesday, March 10, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Vaccine Incentivization: Sticks Better Than Carrots

Making it difficult for refuseniks works better than prizes.

Who Decides American History?

Legislatures and school boards politicize what our kids are taught.