Time for a National Primary

The consolidation of Super Tuesday makes the current system even more broken than before.

On Cows, Devin Nunes, and Twitter

On one level, it is rather amusing; on another is it quite insidious.

Americans Want to Ban Hate Speech But Can't Define It

Two-thirds want social media platforms to ban harassment and racist, sexist, and other offensive speech.

Ben Carson's Schedule

The HUD Secretary's practice of treating Friday as a light-duty day is just fine by me.

Media Salary Wackiness

The business of the news is business--and it's a weird business.

What is the Deal with Lindsey Graham?

Graham is blocking a vote on a non-binding resolution on the Mueller report.

What's a Freelancer, Anyway?

Labor law has not kept up with our changing economy.

Why Two Parties?

Some basics on the US party system.

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Sexist Coverage of Beto O'Rourke?

Would a similarly-situated woman be getting such over-the-top coverage?

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On "Independents" Again

A further attempt at explanation.

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Trump's Intellectuals?

A WaPo writer takes a round-about path to demonstrate the obvious.

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A Photo for Friday: "Blossom"

Happy Friday.

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Media, Free Speech, and Violent Extremists

Free expression sometimes enables horrible crimes. How does a free society deal with that tension?

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The Glittering Eye at 15

Congrats to Dave Schuler on his blogiversary.

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Terrorist Attack Kills 49 in Christchurch Mosques

Another white supremacist attack raises disturbing questions about our information environment.

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Morris Dees Fired Under Mysterious Circumstances

The Southern Law Poverty Center has fired its co-founder for vaguely-specified reasons.

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On "Independent" Voters

Pew has a new study that confirms our basic understanding of "independents."

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Senate Votes Down Unconstitutional Emergency Declaration, 59-41

Congress is doing its damned job for a change.

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'I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump'

The President's latest ravings are "very bad, very bad."

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House Votes 420-0 to Demand Public Release of Mueller Report

Sometimes symbolism is important. This is one of those times.

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Paul Manafort is Not Having a Good Day

Minutes after a Federal judge added 43 months to his sentence, New York state prosecutors unsealed an indictment that could yield another 7 years.

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FBI Arrived with Guns Drawn at Felicity Huffman's House

An over-the-top police response to a non-violent offense.

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Congressman: Abolish Filibuster and Electoral College

Massachusetts Democrat Seth Moulton makes an argument familiar to OTB readers.

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Pelosi: Impeachment 'Not Worth it'

The Democratic Speaker of the House says there will be no charges against the Republican President barring an "overwhelming and bipartisan" consensus.

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50 Charged in College Bribery Scandal

Actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are the most famous of dozens of rich folks trying to get their kids into elite schools.

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Stacy Abrams Floats 2020 Presidential Run

The woman famous for losing the Georgia governor's race is eyeing a bigger job.

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I Agree with Trump

Never say I can't admit agreement when agreement is due.

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It Sure Looks Like Beto O'Rourke Is Running For President

Beto O'Rourke hasn't officially said that he's running for President, but he's certainly sending all the signals you'd expect from a Presidential candidate.

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Democrats Pick Milwaukee For 2020 Convention

For their 2020 convention, Democrats are headed to the Midwest.

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The Trump Administration's Goals For North Korea Talks Are Out Of Step With Reality.

The Trump Administration still doesn't have realistic goals for its negotiations with North Korea.

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Crowdsourcing: Patriotism vs Nationalism vs Loyalty vs ?

Looking to OTB readers for insights into an argument with which I'm struggling.

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