Can You Read His Mind?

Special Counsel Jack Smith has indicted Donald Trump on charges that require a jury to believe that Trump knew he lost the 2020 election and then conspired to change the results. If Trump genuinely believed that he won, he will defeat this round of January 6th-related charges.

Everyone Gets a Censure!

House Democrats trying to censure far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) for fanning “the flames of racism, antisemitism, LGBTQ hate speech, Islamophobia, anti-Asian hate, xenophobia and other forms of hatred.” Last month, Republicans censured Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-CA). Last week, Democrats filed a resolution against Rep. George Santos (R-NY).

A Perfect Fit

A study shows that students with identical grades and test scores are 2.2 times more likely to be admitted to an Ivy League school if their parents are in the top0.1% of wage earners, or get more than $611,000 per year.

Race to the Bottom

The Florida Legislature created the African History Task Force in 1994 in order to write guidelines for teaching the history, culture, experiences, and contributions of African Americans in public schools.
But Governor Ron DeSantis’ “Stop WOKE Act” prohibited any teaching that could make students feel they bear personal responsibility, guilt, anguish, or “other forms of psychological distress” for actions committed by members of their own race.
So the curriculum was rewritten. In the African American History section for grades 6-8, teachers are now required to include “how slaves developed skills which, in some instances, could be applied for their personal benefit.”
Critics are blasting this revision as historically inaccurate and a racist dog whistle. Regardless of the level of accuracy, it was obviously motivated by partisan politics.

Another Day, Another Booking

Special counsel Jack Smith informed Donald Trump that yet another indictment of the former president, about his role on January 6th, could be imminent. After his 4th set of criminal charges, getting arrested becomes routine.

If If If, If If, You Never Know

Once again, Democrats are agitated about the possibility that their candidate, President Joe Biden, might lose because of a third-party spoiler. This time we are talking about Green Party candidate Dr. Cornel West, and something called No Labels. When you break down the cause for their concern, however, it’s easy to see that they are paranoid.

Another “Most Important Election of Our Lifetime”

Democrats are worried that progressives who are not excited about Joe Biden are giving a serious look at opponents like RFK Jr. and Dr. Cornel West. So they are dragging out their old playbook: insulting and demeaning the other candidates, while subjecting their supporters to a stream of invective designed to make them feel guilty for “wasting their vote.” Doesn’t work very well, but why not try again?

Grate Debate

The Republican frontrunner for president could go to prison during the 2024 campaign. If the G.O.P.-led House Oversight Committee is right that Joe Biden took millions in bribes, so could the Democratic frontrunner. The debates could get…interesting.

To Each His Own Armageddon

Former President Donald Trump criticized Biden’s decision to give cluster bombs to Ukraine. “Joe Biden should not be dragging us further toward World War III by sending cluster munitions to Ukraine–he should be trying to END the war and stop the horrific death and destruction being caused by an incompetent administration,” Trump said in a press release.