David McCullough, 1933-2022

A great American author is gone at 89.

Democrats Funding MAGA Primary Candidates

Hardball politics or dirty pool?

Bill Russell, 1934-2022

The iconic basketball player, coach, and civil rights leader is gone at 88.

Democrats Punt on Primary Order

They’re going to wait until after the midterms to decide whether Iowa and New Hampshire stay at the front of the line.

Tony Dow, 1945-2022

The man most famous for his turn on “Leave it to Beaver” has passed from liver cancer aged 77.

Biden Continuing Trump Foreign Policy?

Normalcy is not a bad thing.

South Carolina Outlaws Speech Related to Abortion

States emboldened by Dobbs are testing just how far the Supreme Court will let them go.

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)

The News is Bad for Biden

The nature of American political reporting distorts our perception of reality.

Democracy Dies in Dumbness

Paywalls are not our problem.

Biden and bin Salman

An embarrassing photo demonstrates the perils of leading the free world.

Public Manchin, Private Manchin

One of these things is not like the other.

SCOTUS Strikes Down NY Gun Law

The 6-3 ruling broke down on predictable lines.

Watergate at 50

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

The January 6 Committee’s Audience

It was yuuuge! And nobody saw it!

Unity My Ass

Are you going to believe this index or your own lyin’ eyes?

Bye, Felicia

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

Kavanaugh Stalker Charged with Attempted Murder

A man who claims he was going to kill the Supreme Court Justice is in jail.

Who’s Running the Washington Post, Anyway?

Apparently, whoever has the most Twitter followers.

Turkey the Country Now Türkiye (Bird Still Turkey)

Our ostensible ally is seeking to rebrand itself.

Clinton Lawyer Acquitted in RussiaGate Case

What does it all mean? It depends on who you ask.

A Fascistic and Authoritarian Response

Donald Trump and friends speak to the NRA.

What Are Police For If They Won’t Risk Their Lives to Save Children?

Despite their military trappings and propaganda, they’re seldom heroes.

Two Republican Parties?

Some GOP governors are taking a stance against Trump.

The Uvalde City Budget The Uvalde City Budget

The Graph Of The Day

It doesn’t appear the Uvalde TX police were underfunded

Summer Travel Blues

Four dollars and change at the pump.
The cost of livin’s high and goin’ up.

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More Police In Schools Is NOT The Answer

An example of security theater with proven negative social impacts

Yet Another School Shooting in America

Alas, it’s unlikely to change the policies that enable them.

US Negotiating Saudi-Egypt-Israel Accord

Another potential deal that doesn’t address the central issue.

More on Ginni Thomas and the 2020 Election

She advocated that AZ overturn its election.

Two Years After George Floyd

Very little progress has been made towards racial justice.

Disinformation Governance Board Killed by Disinformation Campaign

The combination of a horrendous rollout and a social media onslaught was disastrous.

Mass Shootings, Ideology, and Mental Illness

We know a lot less about the motives of spree killers than the public discourse suggests.

Protesting at Officials’ Homes

Is harassing judges, mayors, Senators, and the like in their private lives just free speech?

Loose Lips About Sinking Ships

The Biden Administration is constantly bragging about its actions against Russia. Is that wise?

Clarence Thomas Worries Respect for Institutions Fading

In other news, there’s gambling going on at Casablanca.

Supreme Court Overturning Roe (Probably)

POLITICO has obtained what purports to be the 1st draft of the opinion.

Most Americans Have Had COVID-19

Some 60% of us, including 75% of our children, have been infected.

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Dividing the Christian World

The Pope is indeed Catholic. The rest is up for debate.

EU Tries to Regulate Social Media

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

Orrin Hatch, 1934-2022

The longest-serving Republican Senator has died at the age of 88.

Trump Judge Tosses Airline Mask Mandate

The Biden administration’s mandate has been lifted immediately.

Is this Cancel Culture? (Unicorn Edition)

An irregualr, ongoing series.

Russia Warns US Against Arming Ukraine

The proxy war is working.

Protesting the New Superintendent

An odd kerfuffle in local education politics.

A Toxic Mix of Overcharging And Punitive Bail

An extraordinary example shines light on coercive factors that incentivize plea deals

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on ending the war in Afghanistan, Tuesday, August 31, 2021, in front of the Cross Hall of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden delivers remarks on ending the war in Afghanistan, Tuesday, August 31, 2021, in front of the Cross Hall of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Biden Condemns Russian ‘Genocide’

Whether deliberate or another ‘gaffe,’ he’s likely right.

Capitol Rioter Convicted of Six Felonies

A former Virginia police officer has been found guilty, partly on the testimony of a former colleague.

Russia’s Brain Drain

Intellectuals are fleeing as Soviet-style censorship returns.

Saudis Give Jared Kusher $2 Billion

The real crime is what’s legal.

Proud Boys Leader Turns Rat

A key planner of the Capitol riot has agreed to testify against others in exchange for a lighter sentence.