Japan’s Shift to Robust Military Ally

A more dangerous world is changing the relationship.

Matt Yglesias’ Return to His Roots

The one-time Juiceboxer is still annoying the mainstream media.

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Walgreens CFO Says He ‘May Have’ Overblown Concerns About Retail Theft

An example of why its a good idea to wait for data before making policy decisions.

Republican Leaders Are Killing Their Voters

Republicans are dying at a much higher rate than Democrats.

Trump Committed Four Crimes, Say January 6 Committee

The ball is now in Merrick Garland’s court.

Minority Rule Isn’t a Myth

The will of the majority can prevail even in a skewed system.

COVID Boosters in the Endemic Phase

How long rather than how many?

Musk Acquires Twitter, Fires Executives

The social platform beloved of the intellectual class is about to undergo radical change.

The Elusive ‘Latino Voter’

They’re a bloc but also not.

Putin’s Nuclear Gambit

The threat is not idle and the options for responding are not good.

The Florida Fantasy Meets Hard Reality

How a hideous, diabolical, pestilential, God-abandoned hellhole became our 3rd largest state.

“Illegal” v. “Undocumented”

Wherein I take issue with a charactization made by Tom Nichols and discuss the politics of language.

Today’s Reverse Freedom Rides

A shameful stunt reminiscent of an even darker era.

Monday Morning Tabs

Stuff from last week and over the weekend that might be of interest.

Obama’s Top Economist Opposes Biden Debt Relief Plan

An unlikely source argues that it’s too big and poorly targeted.

New and Improved COVID Vaccines

Pfizer and Moderna will soon roll out protection against newer strains.

Social Justice the New Religion?

The intersection of politics, morality, and meaning.

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.