Biden Continuing Trump Foreign Policy?

Normalcy is not a bad thing.

Democracy Dies in Dumbness

Paywalls are not our problem.

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Doves Split Over Ukraine

Foreign policy makes strange bedfellows.

The ‘Figure it Out Yourself’ Phase of COVID

With the government throwing its hands up, it’s now up to the citizenry.

Monday Morning Tabs

For your consideration.

Dueling Takes on the End of Roe

So, what now?

Minority Rule in a Winner-Take-All System

How long can the unsustainable be sustained?

Fixing the Primary Problem

Could Alaska point the way to a solution?

America’s Gun Problem is Here to Stay

The obstacles to fixing the problem are many.

Biden: America Will Defend Taiwan

The President continues his recent penchant for saying the quiet part out loud.

Disinformation Governance Board Killed by Disinformation Campaign

The combination of a horrendous rollout and a social media onslaught was disastrous.

Monday Morning Tab Clearing

For your consideration.

Just Move If You Don’t Like it Here!

There are many barriers to true freedom.

Elon Musk Buys Twitter

It’s happened. What does it mean?

Feinstein is Declining But What About Tuberville

A twist on an evergreen debate.

Has Trump Finally Gone Too Far?

Republicans are aghast that he’s abandoned his principles.

COVID Normalcy and the American Gerontocracy

Speaker Pelosi has it. Is President Biden next?

Democratic Backsliding and the American Right

The only way to save our freedom is to destroy it.

A Recurrent Political Fantasy

Magically mobilizing nonvoters isn’t going to happen (but it sounds nice, I suppose).

Madeleine Albright, 1937-2022

A trailblazing diplomat has died at 84.

Coronavirus Relief Funds Diverted to Pet Projects

Because of course it was.

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Putin’s Offramp?

It’s hard to see how this crisis ends.

Russia Really Invades Ukraine

Putin’s forces are in Kyiv.

Putin Invades Ukraine in Defiance of West

The much-anticipated escalation has happened. Now to see how the United States and its allies respond.

P.J. O’Rourke, 1947-2022

The great conservative humorist is gone at 74.

On Moderate Legislative Power and Other Political Dreams

A bloc of moderates is not coming to a Senate near you.

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In honor of MLK, some dubious tweets & a lesser-known speech

Once again, today marks a day where folks who would never have supported Dr. King decide they should praise him

Covid Quick Hits

Blackberries Going Dark

If you’re still carrying one of these, it’ll be a brick in three days.

Tab Clearing Tuesday

Misc. stories for your enjoyment.

A Quote to Ponder

A somber thought about this present moment.

COVID and Reasonable Risk

A lot of America is simply over the pandemic, even if it isn’t over us.

The Phony-Tough and Crazy-Brave

Violence, masculinity, and American politics.

10 Years On

Kimberly Webb Joyner, my first wife and the mother of my children, has been gone a decade.

Justice for Ahmaud Arbery

A just verdict—but just a verdict.

The Narrative of the ‘MSM Narrative’

Journalism is terrible except when compared to the alternatives.

Choose Your Own Adventure Boosters

The CDC is leaving it up to you!

Everyone’s a Virologist Now

Is media coverage of experts’ struggles to understand COVID helpful?

Bill Maher: The Pandemic is Over

Denial, whining, and truth wrapped into one segment.

Massive Worker Backlash?

The equivalent of Pennsylvania’s entire labor force is sitting on the sidelines.

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So Many Tabs…

Several stories for your consumption.

The Supply Chain is Still Broken

Why products are still hard to find and prices are so high.

Quick Hits

Misc. stories worth noting, but that I don’t have time to write about.

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Biden Blamed for Afghan Fiasco

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

Alabama, Disney, and the Quest to Be a National University

The cost of raising a university’s profile.

A Little Monday Tab Clearing

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

College Conference Chaos

Texas and Oklahoma have reopened Pandora’s Box.

Ohio, Trump, and the Primaries

Thinking about party evolution and behavior going into 2022.

Donald Rumsfeld, 1932-2021

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