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.

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)

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.

Kim Jong-Un Extends Olive Branch To The South

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is extending an olive branch of sorts to South Korea while simultaneously claiming success in achieving a nuclear deterrent.

Catalan Voters Headed Back To The Polls

Two months after a referendum that supported independence from Spain, Catalan voters head to the polls for a new round of parliamentary elections that remain up in the air.

Malcolm Young, Legendary Rock Guitarist And AC/DC Co-Founder, Dies At 63

A huge loss for the world of Rock & Roll.

Signs Of Russian Meddling In Brexit Vote

It appears Russia attempted to influence last year’s Brexit vote in the same manner it did the 2016 election in the United States.

Eight Killed and Nearly A Dozen Injured In New York City Terror Attack

A month that was highlighted by the capture of the ISIS capital city of Raqqa ends with an apparent lone wolf ISIS-inspired attack in New York City

Spain Moves To Take Over Catalonia In The Wake Of Independence Declaration

Things are heating up very quickly in Catalonia.

Spanish Prime Minister To Remove Catalonia’s Government From Power

Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy has said he will act to remove Catalonia’s pro-independence leadership from power.

Spanish Government Threatening To Take Over Catalonian Government Over Independence Bid

The standoff between Madrid and Barcelona over Catalan independence appears to be ready to come to an end.

American-Backed Forces Capture Raqqa, But ISIS Is Far From Defeated

The capital of the purported caliphate declared by ISIS has apparently fallen, but that doesn’t mean the end of ISIS. In fact, it may make the group more dangerous.

Catalan Government May Declare Independence Next Week, But It Will Be Meaningless

After Sunday’s referendum, the government of Catalonia says it may declare independence from Spain as early as Monday. However, it’s likely to be a completely meaningless act.