Thursday Tabs

Some of these have been piling up for a while.

A Graph to Ponder

A fundamental flaw illustrated.

Claudine Gay addresses an audience during commencement ceremonies, Thursday, May 25, 2023, on the Harvard campus, in Cambridge, Mass. Claudine Gay addresses an audience during commencement ceremonies, Thursday, May 25, 2023, on the Harvard campus, in Cambridge, Mass.

Claudine Gay Resigns as Harvard President

Repeated academic integrity violations led to her forced ouster.

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When Comedy is Not Funny

Great comics combine social commentary with humor. Increasingly, they’ve skipping the latter.

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Food Prices Under Biden and Trump

We shouldn’t be surprised that Americans have noticed their grocery bill.

Government Shutdown Looms With No Deal in Sight

House Republicans still can’t get out of their own way.

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The Politics of An Auto Strike

The President’s support for labor and aggressive action on climate change are in tension.

Federalist Society’s Leonard Leo Under Investigation

The DC district attorney’s office is looking into allegations of masssive tax fraud.

Trump Lawyers: Win Some, Lose Some

They chose the ticket, now they are going for the ride.

Florida Curriculum Politics Update

A tale from the DeSantis’ Woke Wars.

Teamsters and UPS Reach a Deal

Good news for the economy.

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The All-Volunteer Force at 50

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

Reclaiming Playtime

Another call for letting kids be kids.

The Food is Too Damn High

Get me higher than the grocery bill.

You Wore What to the White House?

The times, they are a-changin’.

‘Seinfeld’ Ended 25 Years Ago

The show about nothing has a big legacy.

Shifting Online Sales Policies

They’re not nearly as customer-friendly as they used to be.

The Ever-Shifting Media Landscape

BuzzFeed, Disney, and others are making big cuts.

’60 Minutes’ Past its Prime

A format unchanged since the Ford Administration* doesn’t suit the modern era.

Addiction and the Public Health Question

A brief foray into looking at Alabama state policy on fighting addiction.

Labor Saving Technology That Creates More Work

ChatGPT is just the latest example of a perverse phenomenon.

The Tech Bubble Has Burst. Or Has It?

A lot of huge investments have failed for a variety of reasons.

Gen Z Doesn’t Want Crappy Jobs!

The silliness of “generations.”

FTC Wants to Ban Noncompete Clauses

A proposed rule would increase the freedom of a huge segment of the labor force.

Richard Shelby and the Old Senate

“You can’t be against everything.”

The Deterioration and Death of Old Media

Headline News Network is shuttering after four decades.

Manchin’s Reward

A MAGA challenger has already emerged for 2024.

Democrats Outperform Expectations

The Needle is Broken

Crystal Ball Final 2022 Ratings

Describe the sound made when a sheep explodes.

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)

Press Corps Demanding Press Conference

President Biden is being pressured to face the music after the midterms.

The Elusive ‘Latino Voter’

They’re a bloc but also not.

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Democratic Local News Network

Fifty-plus “local” news outlets are a front for David Brock and company.

Putin’s Nuclear Gambit

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

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Russia-Ukraine War: No End in Sight

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

Looking to the Senate Elections

It’s early, but here are some key numbers as they exist now.

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The Poor Upper Middle Class

The economic downturn is hitting groups in different ways.

Judicial Supremacy vs Popular Constitutionalism

Who should have the final say on the law of the land?

President Joe Biden welcomes ASEAN leaders to the White House,Thursday, May 12, 2022, on the South Lawn. (Official White House Photo by Erin Scott) President Joe Biden welcomes ASEAN leaders to the White House,Thursday, May 12, 2022, on the South Lawn. (Official White House Photo by Erin Scott)

Joe Biden is Aging (Developing Story)

The 79-year-old will be 80 on his next birthday.

Bye, Felicia

The Washington Post has fired a reporter for her rants against colleagues.

Round One in Colombia

The first round produced two very different candidates.

Is this Cancel Culture? (Unicorn Edition)

An irregualr, ongoing series.

NATO Has Been Training Ukrainian Forces for Years

A fascinating report from the WSJ.

Monday Tab Clearing

Stories of note sans write-ups.

Garland Under Pressure to Indict Trump

Democrats want the DOJ to act more quickly.

Ginni Thomas: Boomer with Internet?

Does it matter whether she’s a rube or a mastermind?

Ukraine Invasion Sending History in a New Direction?

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

Biden’s State of the Union Speech

Most people liked it more than I did.

West Accelerates Pressure on Russia

NATO has stepped up in a pleasantly surprising way to resist the Ukraine invasion.

More Rogan (but not Just Rogan)

Musings about US politics and culture.

Manchin Shoots BBB Dead, Dead, Dead

The West Virginia Senator has taken the football from Charlie Brown and gone home.