Democrats Don’t Control the Senate

Another day, another disappointment for the party’s legislative agenda.

Ukraine War Ruining Biden’s Plans

Crises tend to be distracting.

Has Trump Finally Gone Too Far?

Republicans are aghast that he’s abandoned his principles.

Putin’s War Gets Closer to NATO

Strikes near the Polish border show the real possibility of escalation.

Ukraine Invasion Sending History in a New Direction?

The ferocity of the global reaction to Putin’s invasion is stunning.

Russia Really Invades Ukraine

Putin’s forces are in Kyiv.

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)

Second Guessing Biden’s First Year

Did the President exceed his mandate? Does it matter?

Why Are Biden’s Polls So Awful?

A pretty good President has numbers comparable to his historically bad predecessor.

Press Coverage of the Colorado Wildfires

The biggest news doesn’t always get the most attention.

Pandemic, Trauma, and Identity

There’s something happening here. But what it is ain’t exactly clear.

Manchin Shoots BBB Dead, Dead, Dead

The West Virginia Senator has taken the football from Charlie Brown and gone home.

News, Analysis, and Opinion

The continuing calls to abandon objectivity in reporting in favor of a particular agenda.

The Non-ending Joe Manchin Saga

Is the stalwart of Senate bipartisanship interested in governing?

Warren’s Argument for Court Packing

It’s not compelling.

Democrats Frustrated They Can’t Pass Biden’s Build Back Better Bill

They’re searching for good times. But just wait and see.

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The Middle Ain’t Woke

The average American is neither progressive nor all that interested in politics.

Buttigieg and Critical Road Theory

Mayor Pete is being mocked for telling obvious truths.

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Election Results Validate Everyone’s Priors

Too woke! Not woke enough!

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)

President Charlie Brown

Joe Biden has bet his presidency on a caucus that may simply be irreconcilable.

President Joe Biden takes notes doing a G7 Leaders’ Virtual Meeting Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in the White House Situation Room. President Joe Biden takes notes doing a G7 Leaders’ Virtual Meeting Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in the White House Situation Room.

Biden: Democrats Have Reached a Deal

$1.75 trillion ain’t $3.5 trillion but it’s something.

President Joe Biden drives a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon during a clean cars event, Thursday, August 5, 2021, on the South Lawn Driveway of the White House. President Joe Biden drives a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon during a clean cars event, Thursday, August 5, 2021, on the South Lawn Driveway of the White House.

Biden Settling for Smaller Spending Package

The President seems to have persuaded the progressives in his party to settle for half a loaf.

Two Nations, Indivisible

We’re an incredibly divided country but splitting it into two is impossible.

The Supply Chain is Still Broken

Why products are still hard to find and prices are so high.

President Joe Biden observes trainers and apprentices at work at the final assembly station during a tour of Plumbers & Gasfitters Local 5 Training Facility, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, in Lanham, Maryland. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden observes trainers and apprentices at work at the final assembly station during a tour of Plumbers & Gasfitters Local 5 Training Facility, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, in Lanham, Maryland. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Selling the ‘Build Back Better’ Plan

The Catch-22 of passing a massive spending bill in an undemocratic system.

The 1% are Paying Slightly Less Tax Than They Owe!

An interesting but rather misleading report from a Biden Treasury official.

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Doctors Weigh in on Climate Change

Because why the hell not.

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We’re Talking $3.5 Trillion

Is the debate over the cost of the “infrastructure” bill a distraction from its content?

UN Issues Dire Climate Report

It’s not too late but it’s too late.

Quick Hits

The tabs must be cleared.

Biden’s Entirely Normal Vacancies

He has nominated only 304 people out 1,200+ that require Senate confirmation.

Keystone XL Developer Abandons Project

The project that has been on-again, off-again since 2008 seems to be off for good.

Israel’s Wanton Aggression

A reckless campaign of violence has now targeted American journalists.

Apple Saving the Environment by Being Cheap

A credulous report on the tech giant’s altruism.

Woke Street Journal?

An internal review is calling for America’s business paper to diversify its appeal.

President Biden’s First Press Conference

The media became the story but the President was the news.

President Joe Biden participates in a virtual call with the NASA Mars 2020 Perseverance Mission team members Thursday, March 4, 2021, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. President Joe Biden participates in a virtual call with the NASA Mars 2020 Perseverance Mission team members Thursday, March 4, 2021, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

Biden’s $3 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

We’re about to spend a whole lot more money.

A Failure of Governance in Texas

And a discussion of markets (and a warning about partisanship).

Ted Cruz and Basic Leadership

It is really so hard to understand that you don’t go on vacation during a massive disaster?

George Shultz, 1920-2021

The longtime public servant has died, aged 100.

The Smoothest Transition in Decades

We’re witnessing something not seen since 1989.

Biden’s Executive Order Frenzy

The 46th President has been busy signing proclamations signaling a new direction.

Feinstein Stepping Down

The 87-year-old former San Francisco mayor isn’t woke enough.

Biden to Name Blinken for State and Sullivan for NSC

The 46th President’s foreign policy team is taking shape.

Two Parties, Not Two Countries

We’ve just had an election, not psychoanalysis.

The Most Important Election in American History

The stakes of losing will be catastrophic. Either way.

We Dismiss Potential Religious Allies At Our Peril

Ignoring religious diversity makes polarization much worse.

This Guy Is Not An Academic

Sorry, UC Irvine, as long as Navarro is on the faculty, no donations from this graduate.

President Donald J. Trump boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, July 10, 2020, en route to Miami International Airport in Miami President Donald J. Trump boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, July 10, 2020, en route to Miami International Airport in Miami

More on Trump and the Fires

Trump appears to have been shamed into doing part of his job.