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HERE COME THE ADULTS

Twelve years ago this week, Barack Obama's pick of Hillary Clinton for secretary of state had everyone in Washington reading Team of...

THE OBAMA REUNION ISN'T NEARLY ENOUGH TO STAVE OFF CATASTROPHE

Joe Biden's picks for top national security appointments, reported by multiple outlets Sunday and Monday, are about what you'd expect:...

 
 
 

THE DESPERATE YEAR OF THE DIGITAL MEDIA TITANS

Six years ago, The New York Times surveyed the media landscape and found that the paper of record was lagging behind. Digital upstarts...

THE TRUMP DOCTRINE IS WHATEVER MIKE POMPEO WANTS IT TO BE

Donald Trump has been largely absent from his public duties , and his White House is stymying any attempts at a formal transition process...

 
 
 

BUSH DOESN'T LOOK BETTER IN HINDSIGHT. HE LOOKS WORSE

I always thought George W. Bush wasn't very bright and never liked him. I've never met him, but everyone I know who knew him thought...

The Biden Popular Front Is Doomed to Unravel

THE BIDEN POPULAR FRONT IS DOOMED TO UNRAVEL

It's lucky that votes usually don't get counted till late at night. Victorious presidential candidates have two audiences to speak...

 
 
 

THE DANGEROUS INVERSIONS OF THE DEBATE AROUND TRANS “CENSORSHIP”

In May, Betsy DeVos's education department advised public schools in Connecticut that if they did not comply with the federal government's...

THE FED COULD HELP CASH-STRAPPED CITIES AND STATES. MNUCHIN HAS OTHER IDEAS

Right now, cities and states across the country are being forced into crippling budget cuts. As tax revenues fall in the pandemic-induced...

 
 
 

HAZARD PAY WAS JUST A BRAND EXERCISE

Remember hazard pay? That fleeting practice of employers raising essential workers' wages during the pandemic-also known as a bare-minimum...

THE AIRY ABSTRACTION OF “OUR DEMOCRACY”

“That's what's at stake right now: our democracy,” Barack Obama said in his speech at the Democratic National Convention in August....

 
 
 

WHY POLICE BACK GUN GUYS

Three years since Charlottesville, armed clashes at street protests over racial justice are still a defining feature of American politics,...

THE SUPREME COURT FACES A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH

Millions of Americans who were reared on Law & Order and other courtroom dramas have a familiar, if slightly misleading, understanding...

 
 
 

CAN THE MEDIA BREAK ITS TRUMP ADDICTION?

A week and a half ago, a spell seemed to break: Donald Trump began profusely lying on live television and several networks cut the...

BARACK OBAMA DOESN'T HAVE THE ANSWERS

What are we supposed to do with Barack Obama? He's said at least twice over the course of the publicity tour for his new presidential...

 
 
 

WHY WE CAN'T COMPREHEND 250,000 COVID DEATHS

We have so many numbers to describe how awful things are. Since February, the United States has conducted 170,315,721 Covid-19 tests,...

JOE BIDEN CAN'T COMPROMISE WITH THE RISING SEAS

Climate activists got bad news on Monday, when word trickled out that Louisiana Congressman Cedric Richmond-among the top Democratic...

 
 
 

THE UNPARDONABLE SINS OF LINDSEY GRAHAM

Some Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill still aren't quite willing to admit what was already obvious: President-elect Joe Biden won...

AN FDR-SIZE EXECUTIVE ORDER FOR BIDEN

During his run for office, President-elect Joe Biden let out that he was aspiring to have an “ FDR-size presidency .” But now that...

 
 
 

SCOTT ATLAS, STAR DISCIPLE IN TRUMP'S COVID DEATH CULT

On Sunday, as Covid-19 cases in Michigan surged, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a new set of temporary restrictions on certain...

BANAL SMARTPHONE APPS ARE THE NEW SURVEILLANCE STATE

In 2012, Factual, a Los Angeles-based technology company, had world-conquering ambitions. Intoxicated by the utopian rhetoric surrounding...

 
 
 



'Jeopardy!' announces it will resume production Nov. 30 with a familiar...

'Jeopardy!' announces it will resume production Nov. 30 with a familiar interim host

Longtime host Alex Trebek died earlier this month after battling pancreatic cancer for over a year. Read more ...

Biden taps ex-Fed chair Yellen to lead treasury, reports say

Biden taps ex-Fed chair Yellen to lead treasury, reports say

She would be the first woman to lead the Treasury Department in a line stretching back to Alexander Hamilton in 1789. Read more ...

Michigan certifies win for Biden despite President Trump's attempts to delay

Michigan certifies win for Biden despite President Trump's attempts to delay

Michigan election officials on Monday certified Democrat Joe Biden's 154,000-vote victory in the state amid President Donald Trump's attempts to subvert the results of the... Read more ...

Pope Francis backs George Floyd protests, blasts virus skeptics in new book

Pope Francis backs George Floyd protests, blasts virus skeptics in new book

“Let Us Dream” aims to outline Francis' vision of a more economically and environmentally just post-coronavirus world. But it also offers new personal insights into the pope... Read more ...

Biden appoints former Fed chief and Clinton advisor Janet Yellen for head of...

Biden appoints former Fed chief and Clinton advisor Janet Yellen for head of US Treasury - report

Democrat US president-elect Joe Biden has reportedly named former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen as Secretary of the Treasury, continuing a near-perfect record of... Read more ...

The National Zoo's baby panda has a name, and it means 'little miracle'

The National Zoo's baby panda has a name, and it means 'little miracle'

The Smithsonian National Zoo's newest little miracle finally has a name, and it's as sweet as he is. Read more ...

Biden Pick's Unusual Hobby: 'He's a Rocker'

Biden Pick's Unusual Hobby: 'He's a Rocker'

Joe Biden is fleshing out his White House. Word leaked Sunday night that he plans to nominate Antony Blinken as his secretary of state, while other big picks were unveiled on... Read more ...

Man leaves $3K tip for a beer as Ohio restaurant closes for virus

Man leaves $3K tip for a beer as Ohio restaurant closes for virus

A customer left a $3,000 tip for a single beer as a restaurant voluntarily closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more ...

US tells GM to recall and repair up to 6 million trucks with Takata inflators

US tells GM to recall and repair up to 6 million trucks with Takata inflators

Twenty-seven people have been killed worldwide by the exploding inflators including 18 in the U.S. Read more ...

Trump lets administration begin Biden transition

Trump lets administration begin Biden transition

More than two weeks after clinching electoral victory, President-elect Joe Biden can finally start his formal transition to the White House. The General Services Administration... Read more ...