Wherefore Art Thou Common Sense?

Anthony Bouchard, a Wyoming state senator challenging Liz Cheney for her seat in Congress, has admitted to impregnating a fourteen-year-old girl when he was eighteen. "She was a little younger than me, so it's like the Romeo and Juliet story," he said in a Facebook Live video. In Shakespeare's play, Juliet is thirteen but Romeo's age is not mentioned. In most states, an age gap of the sort Bouchard has admitted to is considered statutory rape.

Joe Biden: History's Greatest Monster?

When the franchise food outlet Chick-fil-A limited customers to one packet of dipping sauce per item due to a temporary nationwide shortage, Republican lawmakers were quick to blame the President. "Is there no limit to how awful Biden's America can get?," tweeted Representative Lauren Boebert of Colorado. Or, as Senator Ted Cruz of Texas put it, also on Twitter, "Joe Biden is destroying America."

At Last, a Break for Big Oil

Danny McCormick, a Louisiana state lawmaker, introduced a bill to make his state a "fossil-fuel sanctuary." It would bar state and local officials from enforcing any federal laws or regulations that might hurt the oil industry. McCormick, who runs a company called M&M Oil, said he was unaware of any opposition: "I don't know who would have a problem with it, honestly."


Republicans in Congress reacted swiftly to a ProPublica report that U.S. billionaires including Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Mark Zuckerberg in some years paid little-to-no income tax. The lawmakers demanded a probe to find out how this confidential tax information was leaked.

The Grift That Keeps on Gritting

From the time he left office on January 20 though the end of April, Donald Trump charged taxpayers more...

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