Ugliness in International Soccer

A long tradition continues unabated.

A Modest Racial Realignment

Explaining the inexplicable.

Geert Wilders ‘Wins’ Dutch Elections

The trend toward hard-right parties continues.

Far Right Politics Spreading Across the West

The trend shows no sign of abating.

The World Is Catching Up

Americans have taken the dominance of the Women’s National Team for granted.

America’s Forgotten Empire

Our Pacific territories are giving more than they’re getting.

Europe Becoming Poorer?

The Eurozone is falling further behind the United States.

NATO to Bolster Ukraine Aid

Membership is stalled by more support is coming.

PGA, LIV, and World Tour Merging

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em?

Monkeypox ‘Emergency of International Concern’

A disease spreading mostly among gay men is now infecting small children.

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Why America Can’t Build

Are we too regulated for our own good?

A Fascistic and Authoritarian Response

Donald Trump and friends speak to the NRA.

Stupid 2024 Fantasies

The silly season has commenced a mite early.

A Republic, not a Constitutional Monarchy

Barbados provides an illustration of a frequently misunderstood concept.

Is Autocracy Really Winning?

A depressing magazine piece argues it is.

Nadal’s 20th Grand Slam

The Spaniard continues his quest to be the Greatest of All Time.

What’s a Republic?

What meanings might the Founders have had? How should we understand the term?

More On Expanding The Supreme Court

It’s time to accept the desecration of our political constitution.

Federal Agents Using Strong-Arm Tactics in America’s Cities

Portland may be a preview of what’s to come.

Trump and the F-word

Not that one. The other one.

Sweden No-Lockdown Plan a Mistake

The architect of the plan admits he was wrong.

What We Don’t Know About COVID-19

Two new studies bring more questions than answers.

Sweden’s COVID Response: So Far, Not Good

Vastly more people died than needed to and the economy still crashed.

Undercounting COVID Deaths

The counting methodology is flawed and that’s assuming honest reporting.

Working Longer During the Pandemic

Contrary to some expectations, Americans are logging three extra hours of work a day.

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I’m Sorry, What?

Trump made some odd suggestions on today’s Aló Presidente.

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

The pandemic is massively more livable given modern technology.

100,000 Dead From COVID-19

A grim milestone.

New York Has More COVID-19 Cases Than Italy

A startling statistic.

There’s No Generational War Brewing Over Coronavirus

Young people acting selfishly is a fact of life.

The President, The Whistleblower, And Ukraine

The latest allegations about exactly what the President may have been trying to do in a phone call with a foreign leader that caught the attention of a whistleblower are becoming more serious by the day.

Trump Continues To Use The Presidency To Enrich Himself And His Family

For Donald Trump, the Presidency has been nothing but a get richer quick scam.

Cowboys, Yankees Ranked As World’s Two Most Valuable Sports Franchises

New estimates place the Cowboys and Yankees at the top of the list of the most valuable sports franchises in the world.

U.S. Women’s Team World Cup Win Renews Fight Over ‘Pay Equity’

The victory of the U.S. Women’s team in the World Cup has renewed a long-standing argument over pay equity, but the issue is far more complicated than it seems.

U.S Women Win Fourth Overall World Cup, Second In A Row

The U.S. Women’s National Team won their second consecutive World Cup, their fourth overall, in a 2-0 win over The Netherlands.

Russia Used Social Media Trolls To Interfere In E.U. Elections

Evidence appears to clearly established that Russia used many of the same social media efforts it used in the United States in 2016 to interfere in the recent European Parliament elections.

The Costs Of Trump’s Irrational Trade War Continue To Add Up

The costs to the American economy of President Trump’s ill-advised trade war continue to add up.

Juan Guaidó Once Again Appears To Call For American Intervention In Venezuela

With his attempt to overthrow the government clearly a failure, Juan Guaidó is back to calling for foreign military intervention in Venezuela.

Supreme Court Appears Poised To Uphold Census Citizenship Question

The Supreme Court’s conservative majority appears poised to uphold the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census.

Let’s Talk about Venezuela

Having two presidents sounds like a terrible sitcom idea. In reality, the situation is just plain terrible.

European Leaders Approve Final Brexit Deal, But Its Fate In Parliament Remains Unclear

The European Union has approved the final Brexit deal negotiated with Theresa May’s government, but the final chapter has yet to be written.

Trump Declines Request to Lower Flag for Capital Gazette Victims

What was once a rare symbol of national mourning has become so commonplace as to be meaningless.

US-Canada-Mexico Win World Cup 2026 Bid

The North American delegation has won the right to lose a whole lot of money putting on a soccer tournament.

DNI: Russia is Attempting to Influence US Midterms, Divide Transatlantic Alliance

Dan Coates, the Director of National Intelligence, has issued a strong warning that has received little attention.

The Case Against A Permanent U.S./NATO Base In Poland

The arguments in favor of a permanent U.S./NATO base in Poland are not very convincing.

Trump’s New Transgender Troop Ban Is As Unconstitutional As The First One

The President’s new attempt to ban transgender Americans from serving in the military is as legally defective as the original ban was.

Defense Secretary Mattis Leaning Toward Allowing Transgender Troops To Remain In The Military

The Defense Department will reportedly recommend to President Trump that transgender members of the service currently serving in the military be allowed to continue serving.

German Air Force Wants F-35; German Government Doesn’t

Pork barrel politics is complicating Germany’s replacement of its 1970s fighter jet.

‘Trump Slump’ In Travel To The U.S. Has Cost $4.6 Billion And 40,000 Jobs

International travel to the United States has declined since Donald Trump took office, and it’s having a measurable impact on the economy.