Democratic Erosion in Brazil

Part of a disturbing trend.

The New Red Scare

Fear of Chinese spies led to a bizarre and illegal operation within the Commerce Department.

The Stupid, Evil Party

It’s not getting any better, folks.

An Example of Illegal Voting

An arrest underscores what the problem isn’t.

West’s Final Days as Texas GOP Chair

Not surprisingly, it has been a bit contentious.

Religion and the Capitol Attack

What we know about those arrested for the 6 January insurrection.

People Are Crazy (Fact Check Edition)

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The Economics of Long Tail News

There’s got to be a better way.

SCOTUS Says Cheerleader’s Snapchat F-Bomb Protected by 1st Amendment

Another narrowly-crafted but overwhelming opinion from the Supreme Court.

Some CRT Theory/Politics of Race Thoughts

You know, some light weekend thoughts.

Quick Takes

A few notes from the beach.

No, Flynn Shouldn’t be Court-Martialed

Retired generals are no longer in the military.

Naomi Osaka Quits French Open Rather than Face Reporters

A star player has opted out of a Grand Slam, citing “mental health.”

Wuhan Lab Leak Moves from Hoax to Theory

The fact-checkers blew this one and blew it big.

The Arizona Audit

The latest front on the war on truth.

Chauvin Juror Participated in BLM Protest, Lied About It

Getting an impartial jury in an internationally-famous case is next to impossible.

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The ‘Right to Inspect’ in the Internet Era

The law is out of sync with modern realities.

Trump Campaign-Russian Intelligence Link Definitively Established

RussiaGate is back in the news but the story is unlikely to move the needle.

Woke Street Journal?

An internal review is calling for America’s business paper to diversify its appeal.

Did the Boomers Ruin America?

An interesting but uneven debate.

Taking Moot to a Whole Moot Level

Overruling every case President Trump was involved in is getting silly.

Capitol Police Officer Killed in Attack

A loon wolf terrorist who followed Louis Farrakhan was responsible.

Corporate Politics in Georgia

The GA GOP is butting heads with corporations over HB202

Most January 6 Rioters Won’t Go to Jail

Judges are pressuring prosecutors to strike deals, most of which will be for misdemeanors.

Transphobia, Academic Freedom, and the First Amendment

The 6th Circuit is allowing a professor fired for misgendering a transwoman to sue his state university.

Yale Fires Prof for Trump Mental Health ‘Diagnoses’

What at first blush appears a case of hypocrisy and cancel culture is a violation of professional ethics.

David Bowie Predicts the Internet

An interesting blast from the past.

Fact-Checking in a Fact-Free World

Debunking urban legends and Internet rumors is harder than it used to be.

Merrick Garland Ready to Take on Domestic Extremists

The man most famous for getting screwed out of a Supreme Court seat has a more interesting backstory.

Manchin Opposes Tanden for OMB

The Senate’s last conservative Democrat is taking President Biden’s call for unity seriously.

Marjorie Taylor Greene Stripped of Committee Assignments

House Democrats have done what their Republican colleagues refused to do.

Republican Leadership Face Tests with Cheney and Greene

Mitch McConnell is testing out his spine again.

The Pendulum Is Broken, Not Swinging

Historical precedents fall apart when we’re in a truly unprecedented time.

The Insurrection May Not Be Over

There are multiple ongoing plots and reasonable fear of infiltration of security forces.

Radicalism and Internet Culture

Does online performance logically devolve into rage and violence?

‘Stop the Steal’ Founder ‘in Hiding’

A one-time denizen of Blogger’s Row at CPAC has come a long way.

Trump Bedminster Loses 2022 PGA Championship

So. Much. Winning.

Parler Loses Web Host

Amazon is using its dominant position to shut down a right-wing social platform.

How Trump’s Words are Heard

Trump is careless with his words and extremists respond.

The Terrorist In The Mirror

There’s a word for people who use outrageous violence to terrorize.

Trump Banned from Twitter

Hashtag: You’re Fired.

Why Was Capitol Security Inadequate?

A large, well-trained police force was unprepared for a foreseeable crisis.

Congress Certifies Biden Win

It’s finally officially official.

The end of the line

We’ve shouldn’t be surprised we’ve arrived at this destination.

The Pence Gambit

The absurd notion that the President of Senate is the arbiter and judge of the electoral vote.

Can Schools Punish Students for Off-Campus Speech?

Social media makes the line much harder to draw.

Trump Backs Down, Signs Relief Bill

His tantrum stopped checks over the weekend but Congress called his bluff.

Wonder Woman 1984

A very low-spoilers review.