Protests, Riots, and Looting

Outside agitators, including white supremacist groups, are shaping public perception of the George Floyd protests.

Klobuchar May Be Casualty of Minneapolis

Former prosecutors are suddenly “out.”

Twitter Flags Trump for ‘Glorifying Violence’

The President is sending a terrible message.

Trump Targets Social Networks

The President has been Twitter on their own platform. Now, he’s following through.

QAnon Conspiracist Republican Senate Nominee from Oregon

Jo Rae Perkins may be a nut, but she won a four-person primary.

President Trump Arrives on Capitol Hill President Donald J. Trump arrives on Capitol Hill to attend a Senate Republican policy luncheon Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) President Trump Arrives on Capitol Hill President Donald J. Trump arrives on Capitol Hill to attend a Senate Republican policy luncheon Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

Trump’s Purging Pentagon of Perceived Enemies?

Presidents have appointed loyalists since time immemorial. Has this one gone too far?

The Ahmaud Arbery Shooting

A seemingly innocent black man has been killed, sparking a wave of outrage.

Dave Dilegge, 1956-2020

The founder of Small Wars Journal passed Saturday.

White House Coronavirus Update Briefing President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and members of the White House COVID-19 Coronavirus task force, delivers remarks and answers questions from members of the press during a coronavirus update briefing Thursday, April 16, 2020, in the James S. Brady White House Press Briefing Room. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian) White House Coronavirus Update Briefing President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and members of the White House COVID-19 Coronavirus task force, delivers remarks and answers questions from members of the press during a coronavirus update briefing Thursday, April 16, 2020, in the James S. Brady White House Press Briefing Room. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

“LIBERATE” Minnesota, Michigan and Virginia

The President is issuing dangerous statements.

No, We’re Not Living in the 19th Century

The pandemic is massively more livable given modern technology.

Amazon and COVID-19

American’s online sales leader is straining under the social distancing regime.

Russia Backing Sanders Again

In 2016, they were backing an extreme long-shot. Now, he’s the frontrunner.

Russians Actively Working to Re-Elect Trump

Our intelligence professionals are issuing a familiar warning.

The US’ Nonhierarchical Parties

Lack of control of label is lack of control, ultimately, of a party.

Kobe Bryant Killed in Helicopter Crash

The basketball legend and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among five fatalities.

What if November’s Loser Refuses to Concede?

There’s a very real possibility the legitimacy of the 2020 election will be contested.

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Are We Ruining American Politics?

A political scientist argues that college-educated intellectuals are doing politics wrong.

Explaining the Sanders-Warren Flap

Two progressives enter. One progressive leaves.

Polarization and the Media

Rules for covering the Senate trial highlight changes in how we get the news.

Democratic Primary Reset?

The 2016 frontrunners at this stage won their nominations easily. But that’s often not the case.

Netanyahu Faces Challenge For Likud Party Leadership

Benjamin Netanyahu is facing a challenge for the leadership of the party he’s headed for more than a decade.

While Australia Burns, Its Prime Minister Fiddled Away On Vacation

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison gets a lesson in governing the hard way.

Further Evidence That The Fix Is In For Trump’s Senate Trial

Lindsey Graham is the latest Senator to make clear that he’s already made up his mind on impeachment.

Another Republican Helps Spread Putin’s Ukraine Conspiracy Theories

Ted Cruz is the latest Republican Senator to repeat discredited Kremlin-backed conspiracy theories about Ukrainian interference in the 2016 election.

Saudi Air Force Trainee Kills Three At Florida Naval Base

Questions linger after a shooting leaves three people and the shooter dead in an incident at one of the nation’s largest Naval facilities.

The GOP Is Now The Party Of Putin

Much like the President they obsequiously defend, Republicans have become useful idiots in Russia’s war on Western liberal democracy.

Nearly Four Decades Later, The Butterball Hotline Survives

The Butterball Turkey Hotline still thrives even in the era of the Internet.

Mike Bloomberg Is Running For President.

After flirting with the idea many times over the past decade and a half, Mike Bloomberg is officially running for President.

While Republicans Push Debunked Ukraine Conspiracy Theory, Putin Takes A Victory Lap

As Republicans and their conservative cohorts spread a discredited conspiracy theory about the 2016 election, Vladimir Putin smiles at yet another victory.

Impeachment Witnesses Leave Republican Defenses Revealed As Absurdities

The final two witnesses in this week’s public hearings before the House Intelligence Committee reduced the Republican talking points in the President’s defense looking as absurd as they have always been.

Meth. South Dakota Is On It.

South Dakota launched a new ad campaign to deal with its methamphetamine crisis. They missed the mark.

Sean Spicer Finally Booted From Dancing With The Stars

We won’t have Sean Spicer to ikick around anymore.

Mark Sanford Drops Challenge For Republican Nomination

After just two months, Mark Sanford is dropping his challenge to the incumbent President.

Woman Who Flipped The Bird To Trump Wins Election

Juli Briskman gave Donald Trump a one-fingered salute in a photograph that went viral. Two years later, she won election in a district that includes Trump’s golf course.

Obama Calls Out ‘Woke’ Culture

Former President Obama called out so-called ‘woke’ culture in a talk late last week.

Ocasio-Cortez Settles Lawsuit Over Twitter Blocking, Apologizes

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has apologized for blocking constituents on Twitter as part of a legal settlement.

Beto O’Rourke Drops Out Of Presidential Race

Beto O;Rourke finally faces reality.

Twitter Stops Accepting Political Advertising

Twitter is banning all political advertising from its site. It is a largely meaningless decision, but it’s still a bad idea.

NCAA Allows ‘Image and Likeness’ Compensation

Bowing to Immense political pressure to pay college athletes will dramatically change the game.

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Don’t Be Afraid Of Technology

There’s far more good in technology than bad, but these days we seem to be far more focused on the bad right now.

ISIS A Big Winner After Trump’s Retreat

ISIS is quickly taking advantage of the abrupt American withdrawal from northern Syria.

Netanyahu Fails In Effort To Form New Israeli Government

After a close election, Benjamin Netanyahu has given up on his effort to form a government.

Trump Reverses Decision To Hold G-7 Summit At His Miami Golf Resort

After coming under fire for a decision designed primarily to benefit himself and his family, President Trump has decided to walk back the decision to hold the next G-7 Summit at one of his properties.

Senate Report Details Russian Interference In 2016 Election, Warns About 2020

A new Senate Intelligence Committee report adds to the evidence regarding Russian interference in the 2016 election.

South Park Banned In China After Episode Mocking Chinese Censorship

South Park mocked Chinese censorship so, of course, they were censored in China.

Houston Rockets Kissing China’s Ass

A star NBA general manager may lose his job for expressing American values.

Pressed By Impeachment, Trump Is Clearly Losing It

The past week has demonstrated more notably than any other that this President is not well.

Former Dallas Cop Amber Guyger Sentenced To Ten Years In Prison

After an emotional sentencing hearing that included an extraordinary display of mercy and forgiveness from her victim’s family, former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger was sentenced to ten years in prison.

Thrust Into An American Scandal, Ukraine’s President Dubbed ‘Monica Zelensky’

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky finds himself in he middle of an historic American scandal, and with a new nickname.