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Joel Mathis

Contributing Writer

Joel Mathis is a freelance writer who lives in Lawrence, Kansas with his wife and son. He spent nine years as a syndicated columnist, co-writing the RedBlueAmerica column as the liberal half of a point-counterpoint duo. His honors include awards for best online commentary from the Online News Association and (twice) from the City and Regional Magazine Association.

Tucker knows how terrible we are
Tucker Carlson.
Opinion

Tucker knows how terrible we are

The GOP's worrying rejection of popular candidates
Charlie Baker.
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The GOP's worrying rejection of popular candidates

Taking the Christ out of Christian nationalism
Marjorie Taylor Greene.
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Taking the Christ out of Christian nationalism

The new-ish normal-ish now that the pandemic is over-ish
Anthony Fauci.
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The new-ish normal-ish now that the pandemic is over-ish

If Trump returns to Twitter, he'll win every news cycle
Donald Trump.
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If Trump returns to Twitter, he'll win every news cycle

Why birtherism won't go away
An elephant.
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Why birtherism won't go away

The 'anti-woke' agenda is going to cost taxpayers big bucks
Ron DeSantis.
Opinion

The 'anti-woke' agenda is going to cost taxpayers big bucks

Kevin McCarthy's anti-scandal
Kevin McCarthy.
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Kevin McCarthy's anti-scandal

Mitch lied. The impeachment died.
Mitch McConnell.
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Mitch lied. The impeachment died.

Back to the office? Bad for Biden.
Coffee.
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Back to the office? Bad for Biden.

Democrats are embracing Trump's 1 simple trick
A donkey.
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Democrats are embracing Trump's 1 simple trick

America's navy is vulnerable, too
A ship.
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America's navy is vulnerable, too

America's gerontocracy problem
Dianne Feinstein.
Opinion

America's gerontocracy problem

The troubling case of Sen. Mike Lee v. Democracy
Mike Lee.
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The troubling case of Sen. Mike Lee v. Democracy

Boris Johnson's shamefully lucky timing
Boris Johnson.
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Boris Johnson's shamefully lucky timing

8 grumpy men and the future of conservatism
An American flag.
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8 grumpy men and the future of conservatism

Trump's real ideology: fame
Donald Trump.
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Trump's real ideology: fame

The firing squad is back
Richard Moore.
Opinion

The firing squad is back

Tiger Woods plays again
Tiger Woods.
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Tiger Woods plays again

Russia's war crimes were inevitable
A grieving woman.
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Russia's war crimes were inevitable

The button Twitter actually needs
Twitter.
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The button Twitter actually needs

Reality comes for Democrats
Dandelions and murder.
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Reality comes for Democrats

What's 'grooming' got to do with it?
Ron DeSantis.
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What's 'grooming' got to do with it?

America's problem punishing Putin
Vladimir Putin and presidents.
Opinion

America's problem punishing Putin

Impeaching Clarence Thomas is a great idea. Don't do it.
Clarence Thomas.
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Impeaching Clarence Thomas is a great idea. Don't do it.

Why police reform is dead but not entirely buried
A police officer.
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Why police reform is dead but not entirely buried

The rhetorical red line with Russia
President Biden.
Opinion

The rhetorical red line with Russia

What Ginni Thomas and Vladimir Putin have in common
Ginni Thomas and Vladimir Putin.
Opinion

What Ginni Thomas and Vladimir Putin have in common

Putting politicians on TV is terrible for our democracy
Ted Cruz.
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Putting politicians on TV is terrible for our democracy

The killing in Ukraine can end without peace
Tanks.
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The killing in Ukraine can end without peace

Ghosts of SCOTUS hearings past
Kavanaugh, Jackson, and Bork.
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Ghosts of SCOTUS hearings past

The court-packing debate is a trap
Ketanji Brown Jackson.
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The court-packing debate is a trap

Making Russia less-great again
Vladimir Putin.
Opinion

Making Russia less-great again

The life-changing importance of sleep
Sleep.
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The life-changing importance of sleep

How we keep failing on COVID
The Capitol.
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How we keep failing on COVID

Why Russian aggression could set the GOP back to 2003
An elephant.
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Why Russian aggression could set the GOP back to 2003