Billionaire Tom Steyer Apparently Running For President For Some Reason

Billionaire Tom Steyer is apparently planning to enter the 2020 Democratic Presidential race.

Incoming Navy Chief to Retire After Scandal

Adm. William Moran had been set to become Chief of Naval Operations in three weeks.

Virginia Finally Repeals Dumb Happy Hour Restrictions

Virginia has finally repealed a dumb and unconstitutional restriction on how bars could advertise Happy Hours.

Basic Democratic Models

Presidential v. parliamentary democracy, some basics.

U.S Women Win Fourth Overall World Cup, Second In A Row

The U.S. Women’s National Team won their second consecutive World Cup, their fourth overall, in a 2-0 win over The Netherlands.

No, 0.3% of UK Voters are not Choosing the Next PM

The NYT provides an incredibly bad take on parliamentary government.

Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein Charged With Sex Trafficking Of Minors

Jeffrey Epstein, a billionaire investor previously charged with sex crimes involving minors, has been charged with sex trafficking involving minors.

Great Britain’s Next Leader Will Be Chosen By 0.03% Of The British People

The next Prime Minster of the United Kingdom will be chosen by a very small segment of both the population and the Conservative Party. Does that make sense?

Open Forum

Where you can’t be off topic because there IS no topic.

Trump Approval at Record Highs (But Still Terrible)

Nearly half the country thinks he’s not a terrible President.

1975 Warren vs 1975 Biden on Busing

A law review article written when the former was a student provides an interesting contrast.

Britain’s Ambassador To The U.S.: Trump “Inept,” “Dysfunctional”

In memos to his superiors, the British Ambassador to the United States had an exceedingly frank, and negative, assessment of the current occupant of the White House.

Trump Administration Still Trying To Justify Including Citizenship Question On Census

The Trump Administration has informed Federal District Court Judges in Maryland and New York that it intends to still try to justify putting a citizenship question on the 2020 Census.

Are Our Critics and Commentators too White?

Should the pundit class look more like America?

Kamala Harris Raises $12 Million In Second Quarter

Kamala Harris lagged the top Democratic candidates in fundraising in the second quarter, but that’s likely to change.

Second Major Earthquake Hits Southern California

The ground shook overnight in Southern California for the second time in two days.

Summertime in Alaska, it’s 90 Above

Anchorage had record high temperatures yesterday.

Whither Green Eyeshade Conservatives?

We could use a man like Herbert Hoover again.

The Least of These

Christian doctrine actually has a lot to say that is of relevance to the border.

Cruelty is the Point of Trump’s Border Policy

Not a new observation, but one that should not be forgotten.

Bernie Sanders Hitting A Rough Patch

Bernie Sanders is finding that the 2020 campaign is very different from 2016.

Arizona Revoking Tax Benefits To Nike Likely Unconstitutional

The attempt by Arizona’s Governor to revoke tax benefits granted to Nike in the wake of the “Betsy Ross Flag” controversy is most likely unconstitutional.

June Jobs Numbers Bust Past Expectations But Uncertainty Remains

June’s jobs report brought in stronger than expected numbers but the fact that these numbers have not been consistent all year makes one wonder what the state of the economy really is.

No, the Supreme Court isn’t about to Stop Congress from Delegating to the Executive

A law professor reads too much into a cryptic concurrence.

Open Forum

Where you can’t be off topic because there IS no topic.

Biden Raises $21.5 Million In Second Quarter

It was a very successful fundraising quarter for the former Vice-President.

A Fourth of July Thought

Ideas, not tanks.

Whither Electoral Reform?

Change isn’t likely.

Happy Independence Day From Outside The Beltway!

In the spirit of the holiday, it’s time to eat to excess, drink adult beverages, and blow stuff up..

Is It Possible To Be Patriotic In The Era Of Trump?

Is it possible, or even appropriate, to express pride in a country that is being led by a President who stands against everything this country stands for?

Mad Magazine Basically Coming To An End

After 67 years, Mad magazine is ceasing publication of new material.

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Harris Softens Busing Stance

The surging candidate seems to be trying to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

Justin Amash Leaves GOP with BothSides Op-ed

The Republican Party is ruining the country. But so are the Democrats?

Trump Administration Appears To Flip-Flop On Census

A day after appearing to have conceded the issue, the Trump Administration says it is still looking for a way to include a citizenship question on the ballot.

More Post-Debate Democratic Poll Confusion

The post-debate polling of the Democratic race continues to be somewhat chaotic, but it’s clear that Harris and Warren have made this a very different race than it was before the debates.

Trump Administration Caves On Census Question On 2020 Census

In the wake of an adverse Supreme Court ruling, the Trump Administration has decided not to include a citizenship question on the 2020 Census.

Harris And Warren Rise, Sanders Falls, In Post-Debate Iowa Poll

Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris are up, and Bernie Sanders is down, in the first state-level poll since the debates.

Census Won’t Have Citizenship Question

The Trump Administration has officially conceded to the rule of law.

Lee Iacocca, Who Headed Two Of The Big Three Automakers, Dies At 94

One of America’s fist celebrity CEO’s has passed away at the age of 94.

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Postal Service Pushing Massive Wage and Benefit Cuts

Under pressure to cut costs and unable to cut services, the workers are the likely victims.

Open Forum

Where you can’t be off topic because there IS no topic.

Nike Pulls Old Glory Flag After Kaepernick Complaint

The ex-athlete has picked a bizarre target.

Additional Polling Shows Harris And Warren Rising, Biden Slipping After First Debate

Three new polls show significant changes in the Democratic race in the wake of last week’s debates.

House Committee Sues Mnuchin For Trump Tax Returns

As expected, the House Ways & Means Committee is suing Treasury Secretary Mnuchin over his refusal to provide the committee with copies of the President’s tax returns.

Trump Assisting Putin In His War On Liberal Democracy

Whether he knows it or not, Donald Trump is assisting the Russian leader in his goal of undermining the foundational institutions of democracy and freedom.

Bernie Sanders Raises $18 Million In Second Quarter

Bernie Sanders raised $18 million in the second quarter of the year, trailing fellow candidate Pete Buttigieg.