Ash Carter, 1954-2022

A brilliant national security leader is gone too soon.

The High Price of Politicizing COVID

Republicans have died at a far higher rate than Democrats.

Ben Sasse to Leave Senate to Become Florida President

The Nebraska Republican got an offer he can’t refuse.

We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Constitution

Is it time to call the whole thing off?

Maximal Angst Despite Minimal Cause

Quite often, political fights are about attitudes rather than issues and polices.

Florida Abolishes Professor Tenure

Because they’re indoctrinating the youth with their biased agendas and liberal, unfactual diastribes.

FDA to Authorize 2nd Booster for Over-50s

The public health community is divided on whether it’s a good idea.

Hunter Biden’s Laptop

New evidence changes the story ever so slightly.

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Being Unvaccinated is Like Smoking

A new way to think about the problem.

Ilya Shapiro’s Inartful Tweet

Outrage over the outrage is outrageous.

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Vigilante Politics

We’re likely to see more instances like the Capitol Riot and the Kyle Rittenhouse shootings.

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The College Admissions Rat Race

An interesting argument, albeit about a tiny and vastly over-discussed segment.

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Americans Feel Economy Much Worse Than it Is

It turns out “the economy” isn’t just one thing.

Yale Can’t Take a Joke

A party invitation going terribly wrong.

Yet Even More Tabs

On mandates and other miscellany.

One Child, One Vote

J.D. Vance’s cynical suggestion.

The Master’s Degree Scam

Most aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on.

The Problem isn’t Breyer, it is one of Constitutional Design

Put the frustration where it belongs.

Has America Reached Peak Vaccination?

The rate at which Americans are getting COVID shots is slowing rapidly.

Religion and the Capitol Attack

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

Ohio, Trump, and the Primaries

Thinking about party evolution and behavior going into 2022.

SCOTUS Says Cheerleader’s Snapchat F-Bomb Protected by 1st Amendment

Another narrowly-crafted but overwhelming opinion from the Supreme Court.

Biden to Name Commission on Court Expansion

Fulfilling a campaign promise and keeping the discussion alive.

COVID Passports Redux

Competing analogies and externalities.

United States Less Democratic Than it Used to Be

Multiple indicators point to a decline in the representativeness of the American system.

Yale Fires Prof for Trump Mental Health ‘Diagnoses’

What at first blush appears a case of hypocrisy and cancel culture is a violation of professional ethics.

Elite Private Schools, Race, and Fear of the Woke

Also some ironic positions on capitalism.

This Week’s Dr. Seuss Nonsense

A story that is both unserious and yet emblematic of our age in a serious way.

How Much Student Loan Relief?

Now, we’re just haggling over price.

The Pending Electoral Vote Challenge

It will be symbolic, but the symbol will be an anti-democratic one.

Can Schools Punish Students for Off-Campus Speech?

Social media makes the line much harder to draw.

Janet Yellen Biden’s Treasury Secretary Pick

Another unassailable if boring cabinet choice.

Jill Biden Plans to be First First Lady with Outside Job

A rather remarkable milestone in that it’s coming so late.

Federal Agents Using Strong-Arm Tactics in America’s Cities

Portland may be a preview of what’s to come.

West Point Why We’re Losing Wars Says West Point Prof

A book out today makes an odd case.

Does Stop-and-Frisk Disqualify Bloomberg for President?

The policy was undeniably harmful and unconstitutional. Is it forgivable?

Iraqi Protesters Storm U.S. Embassy

Amid protests over American airstrikes, the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad has become a target.

Lindsey Graham Faces A Challenge In 2020

Lindsey Graham faces a potentially interesting challenge in his 2020 re-election bid.

Trump Basically Let Rudy Giuliani Hijack American Foreign Policy

New testimony from a former Trump adviser details how Rudy Giuliani was able to hijek American foreign policy.

Trump Bows Down To King Corn On Ethanol Subsidies And Mandates

With an eye on the trade war and the 2020 election, President Trump is increasing subsidies and mandates for corn-based ethanol.

Hunter Biden’s Socially Acceptable Corruption

The real crime is what’s legal.

Top Democrats Throw Cold Water On Idea Of Impeaching Kavanaugh

While some Democrats are calling for the impeachment of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Democrats on Capitol Hill aren’t nearly as eager to go down that road.

One Year Later, There’s New Evidence Against Brett Kavanaugh

A new look at the allegations against Justice Brett Kavanaugh uncovers some new evidence.

Fundraising While Black

An incident this week in Arkansas is just the latest example of a depressing and dangerous trend.

Billionaire Tom Steyer Apparently Running For President For Some Reason

Billionaire Tom Steyer is apparently planning to enter the 2020 Democratic Presidential race.

Basic Democratic Models

Presidential v. parliamentary democracy, some basics.

1975 Warren vs 1975 Biden on Busing

A law review article written when the former was a student provides an interesting contrast.

Bergdahl’s Sentence Could be Reduced Because of Trump Comments

Can the commander-in-chief’s tweets be unlawful command influence?

Supreme Court Orders New Trial For Death Row Inmate Due To Tainted Jury

The Supreme Court ordered a new trial in the case of a Mississippi defendant whose trial was tainted by a prosecutor who routinely struck black jurors from the jury pool.

Alabama Bans Most Abortions

We’ve soon see whether the current Supreme Court will overturn Roe v Wade.