Domestic Affairs Archive

Understanding the Terror Contagion Hypothesis

TLDRUpFront: A mass shooting terrorist incident in Buffalo, NY, appears to be a part of the continuing Great Replacement terror contagion. The terror contagion hypothesis is a new way of understanding the spread of violent radicalization, which leads to terrorist attacks such as in Norway, Charleston, Christchurch, Pittsburgh, El Paso, and now Buffalo.   FullContextInTheBack:

HR6869 “Privateering” Bill is the White Claws of Legislative Response for Russo-Ukraine War

TLDRUpFront: HR6869 seeking to authorize Letters of Marque to seize Russian oligarch assets is proposed by an attention-seeking legislative Cartman, functionally ineffective, Constitutionally prohibited, and beyond that not a good idea. Other than that how was the play Mrs. Lincoln?

Exploits and Asymmetric Vulnerabilities in the Texas Anti-Abortion Law

TLDRUpFront: The private enforcement mechanism of Texas’s anti-abortion law removes legal safeguards designed to protect both defendants and courts from bad actors. In analogy, Republicans turned off the anti-virus software because it made using the dark web harder. In doing so they’ve exposed themselves, and the Texas court system, to exploits and asymmetric monkeywrenching they

COVID19 Wins the Race for the Bomb

TLDRUpFront: A new variant SARS-COV-2 undermines current vaccines and is better able to reinfect people previously infected. It’s probably too late to stop the global spread of this strain. We still need swift, substantial action to slow the spread while we develop vaccines that work against the new strain.

Moving Goalposts: COVID19 Variants & Herd Immunity from Vaccines

TLDRInTheFront: Currently-known variants of SARS-COV-2 move the goalposts on public health responses and raise the bar for reaching herd immunity through vaccination. Evolution, too, is a complicated "frenemy" in this fight and understanding the forces involved help us make sense of how to better manage the pandemic going forward.

Playing Darts: Explaining Mutation, Isolate, Strain & Variant for COVID19

TLDRUpFront: Science Decoded decodes COVID19 technical terms related to strategic risk: mutation, isolate, strain, and variant.

Impeachment’s Indictment is Insurrection’s Incitement: Part II

TLDRUpFront: A mega-mullet focusing on the standards of judgment, relevant laws, and analysis of the evidence on the key charges facing President Trump in the Senate Trial. Part two of two.

Impeachment’s Indictment is Insurrection’s Incitement: Part I

TLDRUpFront: A mega-mullet of the key issues: charges, evidence, procedures, and Constitutionality arising during President Trump’s Senate Trial. But if you want to skip to the end, just watch for the Senate vote on a Secret Ballot. That alone will probably determine his fate. Part I of II.

Failed Insurrection fitting end to Shit-Hole Administration

TLDRUpFront: Tallying the aftermath of the Capitol Hill insurrection, we also look to the way ahead. The Capitol Hill riots clearly qualified the President, and many of his supporters, for charges of both sedition and insurrection, and meet both the legal criteria and past cases of the same. A rapid move to Impeach, followed by

Dreaming of a White-Architecture Christmas

TLDRUPFront: If 2020 couldn't get any weirder. President Trump issued a massive Executive Order mandating "classical architecture style" on Federal buildings and appointing a Presidential Council to oversee it. Nope. Not kidding. Following the money however reveals that this is likely a pay-to-play money grab for Trump on his way out the door. Federal construction