Daniel Kahneman, 1934-2024

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

Treating COVID Like the Flu

New CDC guidelines acknowledge the political realities.

Foreign Policy Tops American Priorities!

A misleading survey result.

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Americans No Longer Believe in the American Dream

Most no longer believe it’s possible to get ahead through hard work.

American Physicians Make a Lot of Money!

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

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‘Affirmative Action for the Rich’ in College Admissions

After other controls are applied, household income is still a huge advantage.

Russia’s Short-Lived Insurrection

Well, that de-escalated quickly.

Political Polarization and Marriage

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

The Threat of Political Violence

Separating rhetoric from action.

Is a College Education Still Worth It?

Americans are losing confidence in the bargain.

War Criminal Employed by Congressional Republicans

Donald Trump is apparently not the only one with a fetish for war criminals.

Supreme Court Clerks and Undergraduate Elitism

Culling for the primary feeder job in American legal system begins in high school.

George Will on UATX (Part II)

Wherein I examine UATX specifically.

Anti-Zionism Isn’t Anti-Semitism

Many young, progressive Jews are feeling unwelcome in young, progressive circles.

Biden Wants to Waive Visa Requirements for Russian Scientists

A splendid idea but why stop there?

Voters in Sour Mood Ahead of Midterms

The polls do not bode well for Democrats.

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The Right Is Having A Hard Time Framing Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson As An Extremist

If this is the best they have, they don’t have a lot

One Child, One Vote

J.D. Vance’s cynical suggestion.

Religion and the Capitol Attack

What we know about those arrested for the 6 January insurrection.

Stephen Breyer’s Retirement Timing

Should he be worried about the appearance of partisan gaming?

Trump Judges Will Hit Their Peak in 2040

A quirk in our system combined with shrewd gamesmanship will give them unprecedented power.

George Shultz, 1920-2021

The longtime public servant has died, aged 100.

Peak Both-Siderism

David Brooks is the leader in the clubhouse.

The Silly ‘Dr. Biden’ Kerfuffle

A silly, sexist WSJ op-ed has generated plenty of attention.

Protestors Getting Hit By Cars

A researcher has documented 66 separate incidents since May 27.

Gun Violence Spiking Across American Cities

A marked rise in shooting deaths is going largely unnoticed.

Americans Unhappier—and Happier—Than Ever

Fewer people are very happy and more are not too happy than any time in a longstanding survey.

Former Congressman Joe Walsh Launches Primary Challenge Against Trump

Joe Walsh, a former Tea Party stalwart who served in Congress nine years ago, has thrown his hat in the ring against President Trump for the 2020 GOP Presidential Nomination.

Trump Picks Eugene Scalia, Son Of Late SCOTUS Justice, As Secretary Of Labor

President Trump has named his pick for Labor Secretary.

Bernie Sanders the Millionaire

There are many things to dislike about the Democratic socialist from Vermont. Hypocrisy isn’t among them.

Trump to Democrats: Investigate Me or Govern

The Toddler-in-Chief has issued an ultimatum.

I.R.S. Contradicts Mnuchin On Providing Trump Tax Returns To Congress

A previously confidential I.R.S. memo contradicts the Administration on the issue of providing copies of the President’s tax returns.

Republicans Distancing Themselves From New Abortion Laws

Republicans have spent the past week putting as much distance as they can between themselves and the latest round of radical anti-abortion laws.

A Reminder about Higher Ed

US higher education is made up of far more than just the Ivies and other elite schools.

Kavanaugh Sails Through First Day Of Questioning Unscathed

Day One of questions for Judge Brett Kavanaugh went about as you’d expect.

The Conservative Legal Machine

There’s a reason President Trump’s Supreme Court picks are “normal” in a way his national security and economic teams are not.

John Roberts: The New Center Of The Roberts Court?

With Justice Kennedy retiring, the new center of the Roberts Court is likely to be the Chief Justice himself.

The Presidency Of Exhaustion

More than a decade ago, Donald Trump revealed one of his secrets to success. Exhaust your enemies. It explains much of what has happened since he took office.

Is The E.R.A. Really Just One State Away From Ratification? Maybe, Maybe Not.

Earlier this week, the Illinois legislature ratified the Equal Rights Amendment. What’s unclear is if this act has any meaning at all.

Immigration Outrages Preceded but Exacerbated by Trump

An inordinate amount of cruelty is being perpetrated in the name of border security. It’s only partly the fault of the current President.

Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Case On Partisan Gerrymandering

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear its first case on partisan gerrymandering in more than ten years, but opponents of the practice shouldn’t start celebrating just yet.

On the History of the Filibuster

Stop romanticizing the filibuster (and don’t appeal to the intent of the Founders).

Bureaucratic Insurgency

There are growing signs that the Deep State is seeking to thwart legal orders from President Trump. This is dangerous.

Supreme Court Begins New Term Short A Member And Without Any Real Blockbuster Cases

The Supreme Court begins another term faced with the prospect of having to spend much of their time dealing with the fact that they’re short a member.

On Donald Trump’s Contempt For The Rule Of Law And Freedom Of The Press

Donald Trump’s open contempt for the Rule of Law and Freedom of the Press should disqualify him from being considered an acceptable candidate for President.

Justice Antonin Scalia Dead At 79

Associate Justice Antonin Scalia has died at the age of 79.

The Rug Rat Race

Paradoxically, the children of affluent parents are less happy than those of the poor.