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.

Red Dog Saloon in Jarbidge. At least we know the Internet is available in Jarbidge. The saloon was closed. The Outdoor Inn was open, but will close down on Halloween. The next day the Red Dog Saloon will be opened for the winter season. Apparently there's not enough staff to run both businesses simultaneously. The owner of these establishments is the cook at the Outdoor Inn and he has lived in Jarbidge his entire life. Red Dog Saloon in Jarbidge. At least we know the Internet is available in Jarbidge. The saloon was closed. The Outdoor Inn was open, but will close down on Halloween. The next day the Red Dog Saloon will be opened for the winter season. Apparently there's not enough staff to run both businesses simultaneously. The owner of these establishments is the cook at the Outdoor Inn and he has lived in Jarbidge his entire life.

‘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.

A Little Monday Tab Clearing

Several stories, not enough time for full write-ups.

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