Performative Leadership

The downfall of Andrew Cuomo shines a light on toxic workplaces and governance styles.

Jay Leno Apologizes for Asian Jokes

His stale jokes about eating dog have drawn fire for years.

The NFL’s $10 Billion TV Deal

Pandemic-induced recession? What pandemic-induced recession?

Major Kimberly Bender, Director Air Force Public Affairs , Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, receives the first of two COVID 19 vaccine shots, Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 29 Jan 2021. Major Kimberly Bender, Director Air Force Public Affairs , Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, receives the first of two COVID 19 vaccine shots, Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 29 Jan 2021.

Incentivizing COVID Vaccination

Israel is taking an aggressive approach to inoculation.

On Coups, Insurrections, and Security Theater

Reflections on the events of 6 January two months later.

Comment Policy Reminder

A periodic reminder.

Reporting and Commentary Should Remain Separate

There’s more than enough opinion journalism.

Rush Limbaugh, 1951-2021

The talk radio megastar has died, aged 70.

Still the Party of Trump

The disgraced loser remains as popular as ever with his base.

Eighteen Years of Blogging

Some reflections

The Lincoln Project Grift

Its founders are laughing all the way to the bank.

Did House Impeachment Managers Make Their Case?

Most agree that it was good theater. But it’s not clear what they’ve proven.

We Are Not QAnon Nation

Most Americans have never even heard of it.

Lou Dobbs Canceled

Fox Business has abruptly sidelined its most popular host.

Burma Military Coup Ousts Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi and her top officials are under house arrest.

The Key Number: Two Hours

The pivot point in the impeachment charges: two hours of silence.

When You Base Your Position on a Lie, Yes, You are a Liar

And no, there aren’t always “two sides to every story.”

Henry Aaron, 1934-2021

Hammerin’ Hank is gone.

Biden’s Christianity, Lincoln, and the Truth of Who We Are

Biden’s America is a place and idea in which the trappings of empire or glory are ephemera in comparison with perennial human relationships—families; friendships; communities; schools; neighbors; partners.

Call him the MiAutogolpe Guy

Mike Lindell’s behavior is both farcical and dangerous.

Alabama Wins 6th Championship in Saban Era

The Crimson Tide’s best season is one that shouldn’t have been played.

Trump Deserves to be Impeached, Plain and Simple

As we assess Trump’s role in all of this, it is important to think through what he did (and did not) do.

Trump Banned from Twitter

Hashtag: You’re Fired.

The Choose Your Own Adventure Presidency

Trump’s lack of fealty to truth and reality gives supporters an out (if they choose it).

Ousting Trump Early Incredibly Unlikely

The President of the United States is a national security threat. Can we get rid of him now?

Trump and His Party Doing Permanent Damage to America

The President who promised to “Make America Great Again” has made her a laughingstock. And worse.

Streaming Wars Taking No Casualties

Thus far, Disney+ and HBO Max are additive rather than cannibalizing competing services.

The Faceless Pandemic

It’s easy to mismanage what we don’t have to see.

The Great Unbundling

The days of one-stop media shopping are long gone.

Grifter-in-Chief

The Trump Presidency has been a long con.

The Silly ‘Dr. Biden’ Kerfuffle

A silly, sexist WSJ op-ed has generated plenty of attention.

Charley Pride Dead at 87

A country music legend is yet another victim of COVID.

Newsmax Gaining on Fox

The information bubble is getting smaller.

Trump’s Election Interference Continues

The phone tour continues.

Trump is Who We Thought He Was

That which worked for petty business disputes was never going to work on this big of a stage.

Trump’s Legal Team Strikes Again

This time calling for Chris Krebs to be shot.

More Nonsense About the Election

A shadowy flight into the realm of evidence that does not exist.

Third Circuit Rejects Trump Campaign Appeal

They were rejected bigly.

Rush Limbaugh Slams Trump Legal Team

The EIB host and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient is not impressed.

More Kook Than Coup

A shameful farce continues to unfold.

Michael J. Fox Has Perspective

The actor reflects on nearly three decades with Parkinson’s.

Less Than Meets the Eye

The utter smallness of Trump’s legal challenges to the election.

Four Seasons Total Landscaping

A tale so bizarre it is hard to believe it is real.

Alex Trebek Dead at 80

The longtime host of Jeopardy! is gone.

‘They’re Trying to Rig an Election’

The lies aren’t working anymore.

The Two Sides of Fox News

Last night amplifies a long pattern.

UPS ate my Propaganda

The ongoing pathetic attempt to create a scandal around Hunter Biden.

Sean Connery, 1930-2020

The iconic actor best known as the original movie James Bond is dead at 90.

The Endless Corruption of the Trump Presidency

Same endless song, different verse.

Dueling Town Halls

Instead of a second presidential debate, we got competing TV shows.