EU Tries to Regulate Social Media

Brussels has gotten ahead of Washington in regulating mostly American-based Internet companies.

Ukraine Invasion Sending History in a New Direction?

The ferocity of the global reaction to Putin’s invasion is stunning.

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The Law School Bubble Has Burst

Mediocre legal education doesn’t pay.

George Shultz, 1920-2021

The longtime public servant has died, aged 100.

The Pending Electoral Vote Challenge

It will be symbolic, but the symbol will be an anti-democratic one.

Justices Divided On Extending Civil Rights Laws To LGBT Employees

Yesterday, the Supreme Court held oral argument in a series of cases asking it to decide if existing civil rights laws cover discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Joseph Kennedy III Enters Race Against Ed Markey For Senate

A familiar name has entered the race for the Democratic Senate nomination in Massachusetts.

Trump Thinks Russia Should Be Readmitted To The G-7

Once again, President Trump is doing Vladimir Putin’s bidding.

Ed Markey Facing A Challenge From The Kennedy Clan In 2020?

The junior Senator from Massachusetts could be facing a big challenge in 2020.

Billionaire Tom Steyer Apparently Running For President For Some Reason

Billionaire Tom Steyer is apparently planning to enter the 2020 Democratic Presidential race.

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We Know Less About Immunizations Than We Thought

Some vaccines lose effectiveness more quickly–and others last much longer—than previously understood.

Trump’s Intellectuals?

A WaPo writer takes a round-about path to demonstrate the obvious.

50 Charged in College Bribery Scandal

Actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are the most famous of dozens of rich folks trying to get their kids into elite schools.

The Virginia Political Dumpster Fire

All three of the elected state officials in Virginia are under some kind of cloud, and nobody seems to know what’s going to happen next.

Elizabeth Warren Releases DNA Test Results In Response To Trump’s ‘Pocahontas’ Line

Elizabeth Warren has released a DNA report showing that she does indeed have some Native American heritage in her family’s past. That won’t stop conservatives from continuing to attack her, though.

Trump Launches Attack On Christine Blasey Ford

After roughly a week of staying silent, President Trump decided last night to openly mock Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

Shameful Behavior by the White House

There should be no question about a request to interview a former US Ambassador.

No, The Octopus Didn’t Come From Outer Space

Thanks to mostly what amounts to bad science reporting in the popular media, a false claim about one of nature’s most mysterious and unique creatures continues to spread.

Trump Preparing For A Forever War In Syria

While everyone is paying attention to the government shutdown, the Trump Administration is preparing for a never-ending, unwise, and unauthorized military commitment in Syria.

Protests And Court Orders Push Back Against Trump’s Muslim Ban

The first day of implementation of President Trump’s order barring immigration from certain Muslim nations did not go smoothly for the Administration.

A “Republic v. Democracy” Lexicon

Concepts, basic applications, and even a bibliography! Merry Festivus, everyone.

Hillary Clinton Makes History As Convention Tone Changes

The second night of the Democratic Convention seemed much calmer than the first, as the Clinton campaign moves forward toward the biggest speech of Hillary Clinton’s life.

America’s Partisan Divide Is More Unhealthy Than It Has Been In Decades

Americans have increasingly come to view their political opponents as not just wrong, but evil, stupid, and immoral. That’s not something that makes for a healthy representative democratic republic.

Peter Mondavi, Napa Valley Wine Pioneer, Dead At 101

A man who helped create a multi-billion dollar a year industry, and some mighty fine wine, has passed away.

China Warns U.S. About North Korea’s Nuclear Arsenal

Chinese analysts are telling their American counterparts that North Korea’s nuclear arsenal is far more sophisticated than previously believed.

China Losing Patience With Pyongyang? Don’t Believe It Until You See It Happen

There are again reports of Chinese frustration with the Kim regime in North Korea, but change is unlikely to happen in the DPRK until Beijing is ready to let it happen.

2014 And The Latino Vote

Republicans performed better among Latino voters this year than they did in 2012, but that doesn’t mean they’ve solved their problems.

Viet Xuan Luong Becomes First Vietnamese-American General

Viet Xuan Luong pins on a brigadier general’s star today, becoming the first Vietnamese-American officer to achieve that rank.

The End of History, Continued

Twenty-five years after his seminal “End of History” article, Francis Fukuyama reflects on its legacy.

Poet, Author, Civil Rights Activist Maya Angelou Dies At 86

A great American writer has passed away.

Condoleeza Rice Backs Out As Rutgers Commencement Speaker After Protests

The right decision, or the triumph of mob rule?

Unprofitable Professors Getting Fired

Being a public intellectual doesn’t pay.

Do What You Hate?

The advice “Do what you love. Love what you do” is not without pitfalls.

Scientific Research Is Unreliable, Unreliable Scientists Report

Most peer-reviewed research is crap.

Census to Stop Counting Negroes

In a bold move, the Census Bureau has removed “Negro” from its racial categories.

College and Path Determination in American Economic Life

The best single means of becoming such an economic winner is to gain admission to a top university

Nuke The Moon!

Romney’s Bain Lie

The real story of Bain Capital is impressive. Mitt Romney chose instead to present an origin story that’s utter horseshit.

Apple Wins $1 Billion Patent Suit Against Samsung, May Get Triple Damages

Apple has won a huge victory in the smart phone patent wars. If the news reporting is accurate, the outcome doesn’t pass the common sense test.

There’s No Evidence The Death Penalty Deters Crime

There is no evidence that the Capital Punishment works.