President Joe Biden delivers remarks at a Medal of Valor ceremony, Monday, May 16, 2022, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden delivers remarks at a Medal of Valor ceremony, Monday, May 16, 2022, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

The News is Bad for Biden

The nature of American political reporting distorts our perception of reality.

Yet Another School Shooting in America

Alas, it’s unlikely to change the policies that enable them.

Most Americans Have Had COVID-19

Some 60% of us, including 75% of our children, have been infected.

Getting Back to ‘Normal’

With masks off, political leaders are urging people to get out there and spend money.

Mask Mandates Ending Across America

Even liberal states like California and Massachusetts are moving on.

Non-Peer Review of Medical Studies

The downside to online archives of pre-print articles.

Omicron Now 73% of US COVID Cases [Or Not?]

That didn’t take long.

10 Million Jobs, 8.4 Million Unemployed

A series of mismatches mean would-be workers can’t find employment despite an abundance of openings.

Student Debt and the For-Profit Connection

The loaners, the dreamers, and schemes.

Party of Grievance

Not of governance.

The Pandemic Continues

Reminders from a perusal of the news.

Gun Violence Spiking Across American Cities

A marked rise in shooting deaths is going largely unnoticed.

New York Times and the Outrage Mob

The newspaper of record radically altered a column and then misrepresented it.

That’s Not How It Works

Bad journalism is not needed right now.

Post-Debate National Polls Show Biden Rebounding

The first round of polls after last week’s debate has good news for the former Vice-President.

Previewing The Second Democratic Debate With A Look At The Polls

For the second time in month, the candidates for the Democratic Presidential nomination will face off in a two-night debate, so it’s as good a time as any to look at the polls.

Mexico Tariffs Deal Less Than Meets The Eye

The President and his supporters are touting the last-minute deal with Mexico announced on Friday, but the details show there’s much less than meets the eye.

U.S. And Mexico Reach Deal To Avert Tariffs, For Now

The United States and Mexico reached a last-minute deal to avert tariffs that would have gone into effect on Monday. Whether the deal accomplishes anything substantive remains to be seen.

Trump Reportedly Will Pardon American Servicemen Convicted Of War Crimes

President Trump is reportedly planning to pardon several American servicemen convicted of war crimes, an action that would be an insult to everyone who has ever worn an American uniform.

Climate Change and Central America

More pressures on a region already struggling.

Illegal Border Crossings Break Record Again

It turns out there actually is a crisis on the US-Mexico border.

U.S. To Withdraw Up To 7,000 Troops From Afghanistan

The Pentagon is being ordered to draw up plans to withdraw roughly one-half of the American forces remaining in Afghanistan. It’s about time.

It’s Beyond Time To Get Out Of Afghanistan

American troops have been in Afghanistan for seventeen years now, it’s time to bring them all home.

The Link Between Anti-Semitic Violence And Far-Right Conspiracy Theories

Anti-Semitic violence has increased markedly over the past two years. So has the spread of far-right “anti-Globalist” conspiracy theories. This is not a coincidence.

Voter Turnout Was Way Up In 2018 Primaries

Voter turnout in primary elections in 2018 was significantly above normal levels. especially in Democratic races.

Washington Bids Farewell To John McCain

Washington said farewell to John McCain today in a service that both remembered his spirit and his heroism, and stands as a sharp rebuke to what politics has been reduced to in America today.

Bill Nelson Looking Vulnerable In Florida

Rick Scott is pulling in impressive fundraising numbers, giving Democrats reason to worry that they’ll have another Senate seat to worry about in November.

Donald Trump Continues To Undermine America’s Most Important Alliance

On the eve of the NATO Summit, President Trump continues to engage in tactics that seem to serve no purpose other than to undermine America’s most important and successful alliance.

A Booming Jobs Market For February

A better than expected jobs report for February, but wage growth slowed for the month.

Trump Administration Preparing To Stay In Afghanistan For The Long Haul

America’s longest war seems likely to soon turn into America’s never-ending war.

GDP Growth Solid In Second Estimate, But Can It Be Sustained?

The new GDP growth estimate shows healthy economic growth in the second quarter, but it’s unclear if it can be sustained.

A Disappointing March Jobs Report

After starting the year with two good months, the jobs report for March was quite disappointing.

Joe Biden For Secretary Of State?

According to reports, Vice-President Biden is on a Clinton campaign short list for Secretary of State.

Sanders Wins West Virginia, Continues To Fall Behind In Delegate Race

Bernie Sanders won another primary last night, but he continues to fall behind in the race for delegates nonetheless.

Trump Continues To Lead In New Hampshire, Rubio Surges, In Post-Iowa Polling

Donald Trump continues to lead, while Marco Rubio surges, in the first polls out of New Hampshire since the Iowa Caucuses.

Protests At Princeton May Lead To Admitting Uncomfortable Truths About Woodrow Wilson

Protests by students at Princeton are causing some people to finally pay attention to some inconvenient truths about America’s 28th President.

No, Americans Should Not Feel Guilty For Showing Solidarity With France

In the wake of the attacks in Paris, some people have argued that American solidarity with France, in contrast to seeming disregard for tragedy elsewhere, is something we should feel bad about. That argument is ridiculous.

The Wrong Iraq Question

To lose something one has to have it in the first place. (It is pretty basic logic).

Bernie Sanders Pulls Ahead Of Clinton In New Hampshire Poll

A new poll shows Bernie Sanders ahead of Hillary Clinton, but within the margin of error, in New Hampshire. But a deeper examination suggests that Bernie-mentum is a mile wide and an inch deep.

George W. Bush Wants To Send Combat Troops To Iraq Again

Fool us once, shame on you. Fool us twice, shame on us.

Texas, 16 Other States, File Lawsuit Over Obama’s Immigration Executive Action

Texas has joined with 16 other states in a lawsuit against the Obama Administration over the President’s executive action on immigration. At first glance, it doesn’t appear to have much legal merit.

Black Friday Hits Britain And Other Parts Of Europe

Black Friday chaos has crossed the pond.

Tide Of Unaccompanied Minors Crossing Border Down Significantly

Remember the border crisis? Yea, it’s not much of a crisis these days.

Has Obama Institutionalized Bush’s Worst?

Dan Froomkin says Obama is as bad as Bush, if not worse.

White House May Hold Off On Immigration Action Until After Election

Cowardice, or politically prudent?

House Drops Border Bill, Tells President They Are Suing For Acting Alone To Act Alone

Once again, the Tea Party has gotten the best of House GOP Leadership.

Rick Perry’s National Guard Deployment Even More Pointless Than It First Appeared

Rick Perry is sending 1,000 members of the Texas National Guard to the border to do nothing.