Has Trump Finally Gone Too Far?

Republicans are aghast that he’s abandoned his principles.

Louis C.K. Wins Grammy While Canceled

Is the creepy comic’s comeback complete?

John Clayton, 1954-2022

The longtime NFL reporter is gone at 67.

Jussie Smollett Case Gets Even Weirder

The convicted criminal has been released pending appeal.

Iranian Missiles Hit Near US Consulate in Iraq

No casualties, American or otherwise, have been reported.

Putin Doesn’t Care About Today

An incredibly isolated Russian leader is not interested in running the country.

Is Putin Predictably Irrational?

Putin is a monster, but he may also be just as irrational as the rest of us.

Biden ‘Leading from Behind’ on Ukraine

The American President is once again leading the free world.

Russia Really Invades Ukraine

Putin’s forces are in Kyiv.

Bob Beckel, 1948-2022

The Democratic strategist and longtime talking head is gone at 73.

P.J. O’Rourke, 1947-2022

The great conservative humorist is gone at 74.

Ivan Reitman, 1946-2022

The ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Animal House’ producer is gone at 75.

Nostalgic for Nostalgia

Is the past still the past?

Why Was Whoopi Goldberg Suspended?

Since when is it a crime to say stupid things on “The View”?

The Economics of Streaming

The industry is changing rapidly.

Meat Loaf, 1947-2022

The singer and actor, born Marvin Lee Aday, is gone at 74.

Bob Saget, 1956-2022

The beloved comedian and actor is gone at 65.

Public Health and the Public

Are Fauci, the CDC, and others getting a bum rap?

Sidney Poitier, 1927-2022

A pioneering Black actor is gone at 94.

January 6th Yeah But-ism

Yes the riots were a disgrace but the Democrats . . . .

Biden’s January 6 Anniversary Speech

A necessary but likely irrelevant gesture.

Sean Hannity’s TXT Messages To Mark Meadows [Updated]

How the host’s off-camera views contradict what he was telling his audience

Dan Reeves, 1944-2022

The legendary football player and coach is gone at 77.

Press Coverage of the Colorado Wildfires

The biggest news doesn’t always get the most attention.

Betty White, 1922-2021

The television star increasingly known for her longevity has passed days shy of her 100th birthday.

John Madden, 1936-2021

The Hall of Fame coach and legendary broadcaster is dead at 85.

Harry Reid, 1939-2021

The longtime Senate leader is gone at 82.

Pandemic, Trauma, and Identity

There’s something happening here. But what it is ain’t exactly clear.

Chief Medical Advisor to the President Dr. Anthony Fauci participates in a briefing Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Chandler West) Chief Medical Advisor to the President Dr. Anthony Fauci participates in a briefing Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Chandler West)

The Fauci Who Stole Christmas

You’re a monster, Dr. Grinch, Your heart’s an empty hole.

Manchin Shoots BBB Dead, Dead, Dead

The West Virginia Senator has taken the football from Charlie Brown and gone home.

Is COVID Being Overhyped?

In the age of vaccines, should we stop worrying about the pandemic?

Beatles ‘Get Back’ Documentary

A long peek at history in the making.

Nobody Watches Cable News

A media critic argues we pay outsized attention to the goings-on at Fox, MSNBC, and CNN.

Tuesday MorningTabs

Gotta clear them all.

Is Autocracy Really Winning?

A depressing magazine piece argues it is.

The Narrative of the ‘MSM Narrative’

Journalism is terrible except when compared to the alternatives.

Max Cleland, 1942-2021

The Vietnam War hero and one-term Georgia Senator has died at 79.

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Election Results Validate Everyone’s Priors

Too woke! Not woke enough!

Atlanta Braves Win World Series

The city’s second major championship was among the most improbable.

Washington Post 6 January Report

A massive investigation into the Capitol riot looks at what came before, during, and after.

Nationalizing the Local

The appetite for content and clicks turns sensationalizes news that isn’t news.

Kyrsten Sinema: Expert Troll

The enigmatic Senator is a world-class attention seeker.

Mort Sahl, 1927-2021

The first modern stand-up comedian has died at 94.

Was the ‘Rust’ Tragedy Inevitable?

Insiders argue that the era of Peak TV has contributed to shoddy practices on set.

Peter Scolari, 1955-2021

The veteran character actor has died of cancer at 66.

The Alec Baldwin ‘Rust’ Tragedy

It appears that normal safeguards were ignored, leading to disaster on the set.

William Shatner, 90, Becomes Oldest Man in Space

He boldly went where no nonagenarian had gone before.

Law & Order Being Revived

Eleven years after it was canceled, the police procedural is being brought back for a 21st season.