Looking to the Senate Elections

It’s early, but here are some key numbers as they exist now.

Democrats Punt on Primary Order

They’re going to wait until after the midterms to decide whether Iowa and New Hampshire stay at the front of the line.

Prince Charles Charity Accepted £1m from Bin Laden Family

Some light fundraising whilst waiting for mum to die.

This Is Why I Don’t Like Gangster Movies

You have to be suspicious of people who enjoy gangster movies a bit too much.

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the passing of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Tuesday, August 10, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the passing of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Tuesday, August 10, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

How Low Can Joe Go?

Approval is down (again).

Russia’s Absurd Demands for Griner and Whalen Release

Moscow is playing a very strange game.

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What’s Politics For, Anyway?

Capitol Hill Republicans are turning the concept on its head.

A Photo for Friday

“In the Tree”

Tony Dow, 1945-2022

The man most famous for his turn on “Leave it to Beaver” has passed from liver cancer aged 77.

Failed and Has-Been Politicians Start New Party

The Forward Party will almost certainly go nowhere.

Build Back Better Than Nothing

Joe Manchin has come around on a pared back BBB, surprising just about everyone.

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The Poor Upper Middle Class

The economic downturn is hitting groups in different ways.

The January 6 Hearings Didn’t Change Entrenched Opinion

Can American democracy survive its information bubbles?

China’s Worrisome Behavior

The competition is slowly ratcheting up.

Biden Continuing Trump Foreign Policy?

Normalcy is not a bad thing.

Liz Cheney 2024?

She’s almost certainly going to lose her House seat. Can she get a promotion?

On Senate Reform

A proposal by Jamell Bouie

Non-Majority Presidents

Are plurality winners less legitimate than popular vote losers?

Monkeypox ‘Emergency of International Concern’

A disease spreading mostly among gay men is now infecting small children.

Independent State Legislature Theory

A theory floated in Bush v Gore could radically change American elections.

Even the NY Post

The truth is pretty obvious.

The War Drags On

Not only has the war changed, but so have the combatants.

South Carolina Outlaws Speech Related to Abortion

States emboldened by Dobbs are testing just how far the Supreme Court will let them go.

Silly Governor Tricks

With all of California’s problems solved, Gavin Newsome is doing stunts.

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Vicious Cycle of Air Conditioning

Making ourselves cooler is making the earth warmer.

Alabama Hyundai Plant Used Child Labor

Shocking but perhaps unsurprising news.

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Hard to Say I’m Sorry

Columnists write bad columns apologizing for bad columns.

Trump, Article II, and January 6, 2021

He failed to fulfill his oath.

Why is Inflation So High?

The economy, it turns out, is complicated.

President Joe Biden talks on the phone with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Monday, May 9, 2022, in the Oval Office. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden talks on the phone with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Monday, May 9, 2022, in the Oval Office. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

President Biden Has COVID

Despite every precaution, the 79-year-old leader of the free world is infected.

Defending the Constitution Against All Enemies, Foreign and Domestic

What should conservatives who can’t support the party of Trump do?

The Respect for Marriage Act Versus The Filibuster

Another example of why the filibuster needs to go.

House Passes Marriage Protection Bill

The symbolic vote attracted a handful of Republican votes.

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The News is Bad for Biden

The nature of American political reporting distorts our perception of reality.

The Absurdity of the Hunter Biden Story

He met with people. And, get this, with his father!