An Observation or Two on SCOTUS

Well, more than two…

Sunday Afternoon Tabs

The number of open tabs is just getting silly.

Daniel Kahneman, 1934-2024

The psychologist who won a Nobel in economics is gone at 90.

Privacy and Public Figures

No, I don’t feel terrible now.

Should Sonia Sotomayor Retire?

Of party, duty, age, and political roulette.

Sunday Tabs

The Outrage Machine

Punditry, complexity, and democracy.

Treating COVID Like the Flu

New CDC guidelines acknowledge the political realities.

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Bowling Aloner

If we’re even bowling at all.

Trump Would Encourage Russia to Attack NATO Members Who Don’t Pay Up

Yet more evidence the man is unfit to serve as Commander-in-Chief.

Porn, Public Employees, and the First Amendment

I know a fireable offense when I see it.

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Claudine Gay Resigns as Harvard President

Repeated academic integrity violations led to her forced ouster.

NYE Tabs

“2023 Lists” Edition

The 14th Amendment, Section 3

Trump betrayed his oath. That should disqualify him from office. That’s the whole point of section 3 of the 14th.

Xmas Eve Tabs

TikTok and the Israel-Hamas War

The popular app is influencing the opinions of its young user base.

Immigration Roiling Politics Globally

Those seeking to escape the global south are facing resistance from DC to London to Paris.

Speaking of the Economy…

…and the perceptions thereof.

Ancient Tabs

These have been hanging around for a while.

Fraudster Trump

The chickens are slowly coming home to roost.

The Enshittification of Google?

Has the search goliath gotten worse?

Tabs and Takes

Trump Meets The Press

It turns out, he wasn’t all that truthful.

Romney’s Indictment of His Party

Calling out a large chunk of the GOP.

Enshittification of Streaming

How something so promising became so frustrating.

A Tale Of Two Chinas

Its economic bubble has burst, which may make them more dangerous.

A Different Democracy, Indeed

A trip through comparative democratic reform.

When Work Interferes With Work

The push to return to the office comes with domestic consequences.

Testing Section 3

State election officials are standing by for challenges to Trump’s right to run.

When Allies Become Heretics

Call-out culture has become a circular firing squad.

14th Amendment Solutions

One weird trick could save us from Trump.

The End of the Power 5 Era

The rapidly changing face of college sports.

The World Is Catching Up

Americans have taken the dominance of the Women’s National Team for granted.

The Biggest Trump Indictment

The one we’ve all been waiting for.

Europe Becoming Poorer?

The Eurozone is falling further behind the United States.

Thinking about the Past

Thoughts after reading Part 2 of the Reuter’s series, “Slavery’s Descendants”

Yet Another Example of the Weakness of US Parties

The parties do not control their labels.

Unreality in Russia?

And some cable “news” thoughts.

Reclaiming Playtime

Another call for letting kids be kids.

Political Polarization and Marriage

Young Americans are increasingly ruling out those of the other party.

Hump Day Tabs

Trump’s Town Hall

CNN gave the former Liar in Chief a huuuge platform.

Shifting Online Sales Policies

They’re not nearly as customer-friendly as they used to be.

Why the Catholic Church Sides with Putin and Orban

The Pope is siding with evil.

Trump, Hamilton, and the Electoral College

Don’t blame the primary author of The Federalist for our current mess.

Sunday Tabs

Some stories I didn’t get around to blogging over the past week.

Tucker Carlson’s Depressing Realization

The fired propagandist has had an epiphany about bullshit.

The Ever-Shifting Media Landscape

BuzzFeed, Disney, and others are making big cuts.