’60 Minutes’ Past its Prime

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

ICC Issues Arrest Warrant for Putin

The Russian leader’s status as an international pariah is cemented.

Patricia Schroeder, 1940-2023

The trailblazing Congresswoman is gone at 82.

Dilbert Canceled

Newspapers across the country are dropping the popular strip over a racist rant.

Friday Fiddly Bits

A true hodge-podge.

What the Hell Are We Shooting Out of the Sky?

It’s probably not strange visitors from outer space but we can’t rule it out.

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Easy to Subscribe, Hard to Cancel

An illegal practice that won’t go away.

The Paul Pelosi Video

Why was it released to the public?

Yellen Again Rejects Trillion Dollar Coin

A silly workaround to an infuriating problem that won’t go away.

Japan’s Shift to Robust Military Ally

A more dangerous world is changing the relationship.

Biden Document Probe Gets Serious

A second stash has led to a special counsel and political embarrassment.

Blake Hounshell, 1978-2023

A brilliant journalist is gone at 44.

Bernard Kalb, 1922-2023

The longtime journalist is gone at 100.

Partisan News Easier to Read!

Another reason so many get their information from biased outlets.

Joseph Ratzinger, 1927-2022

The Pope Emeritus has died at 95.

Richard Shelby and the Old Senate

“You can’t be against everything.”

Texas Bussed Migrants to Vice President’s House

It’s the spirit of the season.

Elon “Free Speech Absolutist” Musk

I don’t think that means what he thinks it means.

Congress ‘Concerned’ About Military Retirees’ Foreign Employment

Shockingly, the Defense Department doesn’t keep up with former employees.

The Deterioration and Death of Old Media

Headline News Network is shuttering after four decades.

Gun Control Around the Anglosphere

Our English-speaking brethren have much less tolerance for massacres than we do.

AP Fires Reporter For Reporting

James LaPorta is being scapegoated for poor editorial process.

The Colorado Club Shooter [UPDATED]

New details are emerging about possible motivations.

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8 Billion

A new milestone in human history.

What About Henry Ford?!

Do his achievements and good works outweigh his virulent antisemitism?

Pelosi Attacker an Illegal Alien

They’re not sending their best people.

Biden Warns Democracy at Stake

Is the President governing like he means it?

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Quick Takes

A few stories to consider.

The Media is Biased Against Us!

Journalists openly root for a good story.

Ash Carter, 1954-2022

A brilliant national security leader is gone too soon.

Musk Could Cripple Content Moderation

Planned staff layoffs concern those who fear a free-for-all.

The ‘Crime of the Century’ Didn’t Happen

Three-and-a-half years and almost 6 million tax dollars have produced nothing.

Retired Flag Officers Cashing In As Foreign Agents

An unsavory practice that’s mostly legal.

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The Parkland Shooter Sentence And The Death Penalty

Another example of the arbitrariness of the death penaly

Ukraine Openly Mocking Russia

Things are not going well in the special military operation.

Loretta Lynn, 1932-2022

A country music icon is gone at 90.

Bill Plante, 1938-2022

The veteran newsman is gone at 84.

Axios and Pre-Chewed News

Jim VandeHei and company have put out a new style guide.

Italy Expected to Elect Post-Fascist Premier

Democratic backsliding appears to be spreading to another European country.

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The Declining Market for News

Reading habits continue to evolve, not necessarily for the better.

Democrats and Meh Voters

For the first time in a long time, Presidential approval numbers and voter preferences aren’t’ aligned.

Fear of a White Scholar

President Biden had a meeting with some historians. The horrors.

CNN’s Centrist Gambit

What does objectivity mean in the Trump era?

Mikhail Gorbachev, 1931-2022

The last Soviet leader is gone at 91.

David Kay, 1940-2022

A man made famous for discovering Iraq’s WMD program was virtually nonexistent is gone at 82.

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Reflections On “Voter Fraud” And The Design Of Government Systems

Are 20 arrests worth a $1.2 million dollar investment?

Private vs Public Opinion

What we believe and what we say we believe are often not the same.

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Commentary On Presidential (De)Classification Powers

“Declassification, even by the President, must follow established procedures.” (Trump Administration 2018)

[Updated x 2] The Latest On The Trump Document Investigation

Running down the latest “known knowns” with just a bit of analysis

Stupid Takes From “Smart” People: Trump/FBI Edition

Tell us you don’t know anything about Federal Warrants without telling us you don’t know anything about Federal Warrants