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.

The Psychology of Internet Fame

Our brains are wired to seek approval but may not be equipped to handle our modern existence.

More Tabs to Clear

Hunter Pepper, 19, speaks at a Decatur, Ala., city council meeting. (City of Decatur/YouTube) Hunter Pepper, 19, speaks at a Decatur, Ala., city council meeting. (City of Decatur/YouTube)

More Covidiot Schadenfreude

Stop me if you’ve heard this one . . .

There is No ‘Manchin Dilemma’

He beats the alternative.

9/11 at 20

Two decades after a day we’ll not forget.

Michael K. Williams, 1966-2021

The actor known for his roles on “The Wire” and “Boardwalk Empire” is gone at 54.

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Doctors Weigh in on Climate Change

Because why the hell not.

Willard Scott, 1934-2021

America’s weatherman is gone. Sadly, he did not make it to 100.

Ed Asner, 1929-2021

The actor best known for his role as Lou Grant has died at 91.

Tom T. Hall, 1936-2021

The legendary country music singer-songwriter known as “The Storyteller” is gone at 85.

A U.S. Marine opens the door as President Joe Biden prepares to disembark Marine One, Saturday, July 3, 2021, at Antrim County Airport in Bellaire, Michigan. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) A U.S. Marine opens the door as President Joe Biden prepares to disembark Marine One, Saturday, July 3, 2021, at Antrim County Airport in Bellaire, Michigan. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Biden Blamed for Afghan Fiasco

The collapse is not his doing. But he’s accountable for the poor planning.

Mike Richards Next Jeopardy Host?

A guy I’ve never heard of is apparently replacing the legendary Alex Trebek.

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The Law School Bubble Has Burst

Mediocre legal education doesn’t pay.

Ron Popeil, 1935-2021

The longtime TV pitchman is gone.

A Little Monday Tab Clearing

Several stories, not enough time for full write-ups.

Democratic Erosion in Brazil

Part of a disturbing trend.

College Conference Chaos

Texas and Oklahoma have reopened Pandora’s Box.

The Reality Show Party?

Another R/D cleavage?

Amazon ‘Controls Everything You Watch’

The tech giant is even more powerful than you think.

Trump Organization and its CFO Indicted

A big shoe has dropped.

Donald Rumsfeld, 1932-2021

He was both the youngest and oldest man to run the Pentagon.

Supreme Court Ends ‘Amateur’ Collegiate Sports

Most NCAA restrictions violate anti-trust law.

College Football Playoff Expansion

The inevitable is now very much in progress.

Wuhan Lab Leak Moves from Hoax to Theory

The fact-checkers blew this one and blew it big.

Growing Up Too Slowly?

If the younger generation seems to be maturing later, there are good reasons.

Chauvin’s Life in Prison

Don’t believe everything you see on TV.

Natanz Bombing More Effective Than Thought

Thousands of centrifuges have been destroyed.

Did the Boomers Ruin America?

An interesting but uneven debate.

Arguing Against Democracy

National Review’s Kevin D. Williamson advocates for less democracy in America.

Corporate Politics in Georgia

The GA GOP is butting heads with corporations over HB202

Ken Burns Blocking BIPOC Filmmakers?

Is he bogarting all the good documentaries?

G. Gordon Liddy, 1930-2021

The Watergate conspirator, author, and talk show host was 90.

Larry McMurtry, 1936-2021

The author of “Lonesome Dove,” “Terms of Endearment,” and so many more great novels is gone at 84.

President Biden’s First Press Conference

The media became the story but the President was the news.