Fetterman and the Politics of Optics

Will voters overlook the elephant in the room?

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The Latest on the Mar-A-Lago Document Case

Both sides have had their say and now we wait for a ruling.

Mikhail Gorbachev, 1931-2022

The last Soviet leader is gone at 91.

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[Update] Analysis of NARA’s Letter to Former President Trump

Why would the Trump team release a document that casts them in such a bad light?

Watergate at 50

Half a century have passed since a botched burglary changed history.

EU Tries to Regulate Social Media

Brussels has gotten ahead of Washington in regulating mostly American-based Internet companies.

Protesting the New Superintendent

An odd kerfuffle in local education politics.

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Another Aspect Of The Trial Tax

Some of the other costs that come with exercising a constitutional right

More Details On 7 Hours “Missing” From 1/6 White House Phone Logs

They’re not missing and that points to a systemic issue

Saudis Execute 81

More brutality from an ostensible US ally.

Did Mark Meadows Break Electoral Laws?

It would appear to be the case.

Republicans Take Over Virginia

Elections have consequences: Old Dominion Edition

Some Additional Readings on Hungary (Tab Clearing)

For anyone who might be interested.

Porn Site OnlyFans Bans Porn

Making sense of a weird story.

Twitter and the Military Professional

The risks are real but the rewards are spectacular.

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The Law School Bubble Has Burst

Mediocre legal education doesn’t pay.

Hunter Biden’s Art

A new career and a pending art sale.

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Coloradans Need Not Apply

A law seeking to help the state’s workers seems to be having the opposite effect.

Wuhan Lab Leak Moves from Hoax to Theory

The fact-checkers blew this one and blew it big.

More on Social Policy and Comparisons

Mostly about how not to do it.

Joe Manchin’s Weird Filibuster Defense

It doesn’t work like the movies, Senator.

President Biden’s First Press Conference

The media became the story but the President was the news.

Iowa Limits Early Voting

Making it harder to vote in Iowa.

HR1: Good, but Not Enough

And what GOP opposition says about the party.

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West Point Cheating Scandal Worst in Decades

73 cadets violated the honor code while taking an exam remotely.

The SolarWinds Attack

Our enemies are getting more brazen and sophisticated in their cyber warfare.

Recount Blues

The numbers behind recounts.

“Stop the Count”

Look, either you believe in democracy or you don’t.

SCOTUS Stays Order Requiring Census to Keep Counting

A legally correct ruling based on a lie.

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Trump Infects America

One man’s fecklessness has gotten untold people sick.

Supreme Court Reform Bill

An interesting but unlikely-to-pass bill is about to be introduced.

DNI Refusing to Brief Congress on Election Security

Yet more flouting of the rule of law by the Trump administration.

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Perspective on the Current Contentiousness

This is not even close to the worst it’s ever been.

Pentagon Training IDs Press as ‘Adversaries’

The reporting demonstrates the uncomfortable truth.

I Have Seen the Future of Work and it Sucks

A world in which we’re all contractors is a dystopian utopia.

Chelsea Manning Released from Jail

The grand jury was disbanded, so there was no need to continue the coercion tactic.

Coronavirus Has Been Politicized to Dangerous Effect

Republicans are half as likely to take the outbreak seriously.

No, Citizens United Didn’t Ruin Our Democracy

Money has increasingly dominated American politics but the court case had little to do with it.

Five Sentenced To Death In Khashoggi Murder, But The Coverup Continues

Five men have been sentenced to die by a Saudi Arabian court for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, but the parties who are really responsible are getting off scot-free.

Regarding Hunter Biden

Seeking to have a US citizen investigated by a foreign government based on innuendo is a major problem.

Federal Court Rules Against White House On Witness Subpoenas

A Federal Judge in Washington, D.C. has ruled against the Trump Administration’s latest effort to stonewall Congressional inquiries.

Benjamin Netanyahu Indicted On Multiple Charges

After a year of controversy and investigation, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been indicated on charges of fraud and bribery.

Twitter Stops Accepting Political Advertising

Twitter is banning all political advertising from its site. It is a largely meaningless decision, but it’s still a bad idea.

Tulsi Gabbard Won’t Run For Re-Election, Will Focus On Doomed White House Run

Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, who is basically a non-entity in the race for the Democratic nomination, will not be running for re-election.

Federal Judge Blocks California Law Requiring Disclosure Of Candidate Tax Returns

Late last week, a Federal Judge in California placed on hold a state law requiring candidates to provide copies of their tax returns.

Understanding Ukraine

Trying to nail down some basics about a very complicated situation.

Doctors Confirm That Bernie Sanders Had A Heart Attack

After a week of silence, Bernie Sanders campaign confirm that he had a heart attack earlier this week.

Efforts To Influence Foreign Investigations Of Biden Deeper Than Thought

More information released last night confirmed the extent to which the United States was linking progress on its relationship with Ukraine to an investigation of Joe Biden and his son.