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Taxing ‘The Rich’

It’s a relative thing.

Wider Middle East War Appears Inevitable

Israel and Iran’s proxies are on a collision course.

TikTok and the Israel-Hamas War

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

Geert Wilders ‘Wins’ Dutch Elections

The trend toward hard-right parties continues.

Iranian Proxy War Escalating

Tehran-backed forces are routinely shooting at American forces.

US-Iran Tensions Escalate

The war in Israel is in danger of expanding.

Politics as Sport

The game is the game.

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Transwomen Banned from Chess Competition

A decision that makes no obvious sense.

American Physicians Make a Lot of Money!

They average more than any other occupation and considerably more than their European counterparts.

Europe Becoming Poorer?

The Eurozone is falling further behind the United States.

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The All-Volunteer Force at 50

Is America’s military capable of fighting the next war?

DeSantis v. The DOE/SACSCOC

Another entry into the ongoing performative politics of Ron DeSantis.

Russia’s Short-Lived Insurrection

Well, that de-escalated quickly.

The Threat of Political Violence

Separating rhetoric from action.

Hump Day Tabs

Unrepresentative Democracy and Child Labor

We’re getting weird policies almost nobody is asking for.

Russia’s Economy is Collapsing But Not Fast Enough

Sanctions and a costly war are taking their toll.

Rod Dreher Canceled

Things finally got too weird for his benefactor.

Tabby Thursday

A little debt ceiling, a little higher ed, and other misc delights.

Cool Free Event: Disclosing Government Content Moderation Requests

A free panel on how transparent social media platforms should be about government requests

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Re-Regulating the Airlines?

Constant flight delays and other frustrations require a solution.

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Biden Coming for Your Stove!

“Cooking with gas” could become a thing of the past. But it probably won’t.

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Biden’s Classified Documents!

Just like Trump’s except for every important detail.

America Becoming More Rural

A new Census definition has changed classifications slightly. It doesn’t go nearly far enough.

Buttigieg Responsible for Flight Delays?

Should Secretary Pete have done more?

Biden Getting Little Credit for Infrastructure Bill

Most don’t even know it passed!

Netanyahu Returns as Israel’s Premier

The corrupt leader is back for a sixth term.

Rishi Sunak Becomes UK Prime Minister

The 42-year-old billionaire makes history in many ways.

Retired Flag Officers Cashing In As Foreign Agents

An unsavory practice that’s mostly legal.

Putin’s Nuclear Gambit

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

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Impending Rail Strike Could Derail Economy

An impasse over schedule flexibility could have widespread impact.

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Russia-Ukraine War: No End in Sight

The bloody conflict could go on for months, if not years.

Social Justice the New Religion?

The intersection of politics, morality, and meaning.

Friday Quick Hits

A few quick observations at the end of the week.

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Doves Split Over Ukraine

Foreign policy makes strange bedfellows.

White House Rudderless, Aimless, and Hopeless?

Some Democrats are less than pleased.

The USA at 246

The Nation is unusually divided and melancholy on its birthday.

John Allen, Illegal Lobbying, and Foreign Influence

The retired general and think tank president is in hot water.

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Why America Can’t Build

Are we too regulated for our own good?

America’s Gun Problem is Here to Stay

The obstacles to fixing the problem are many.

Madeleine Albright, 1937-2022

A trailblazing diplomat has died at 84.

Projecting China’s Future

Can it overcome demographics and decoupling to sustain its current unprecedented growth?

Ukraine Invasion Sending History in a New Direction?

The ferocity of the global reaction to Putin’s invasion is stunning.

Raid on Terrorist Leader Kills More Civilians

The American way of war kills a lot of noncombatants.

Ilya Shapiro’s Inartful Tweet

Outrage over the outrage is outrageous.

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Vigilante Politics

We’re likely to see more instances like the Capitol Riot and the Kyle Rittenhouse shootings.

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The Middle Ain’t Woke

The average American is neither progressive nor all that interested in politics.

Air Force Could Lose 12,000 Vaccine Refusniks

While 96 percent of airmen are in compliance, the service is about to get smaller.