President-Elect Biden’s Victory Speech

“Now this campaign is over, what is the will of the people? What is our mandate?”

Joe Biden the 46th President of the United States

All the major outlets are finally acknowledging the obvious.

‘They’re Trying to Rig an Election’

The lies aren’t working anymore.

“Stop the Count”

Look, either you believe in democracy or you don’t.

Two Parties, Not Two Countries

We’ve just had an election, not psychoanalysis.

The Line That Divides

Either democracy is sacred, or it’s not.

Election Thoughts

A lot to think about, not a lot of conclusions.

Some Comparative Politics

A brief video that puts the US in broader context.

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

Trump Likely to Claim Victory

The expectations game will be especially tricky this year.

Election 2020 Scenarios

Some thoughts on voter enthusiasm and EV scenarios.

It was Intimidation

More on a dangerous and disturbing incident in Texas

Glenn Greenwald Quits Intercept

The iconoclastic journalist is out at the publication he founded.

The Most Important Election in American History

The stakes of losing will be catastrophic. Either way.

Making it Harder to Vote

Lots of places in the US don’t make it easy.

Thoughts on ACB and SCOTUS in General

Some judicial alphabet soup in dialog with my co-blogger.

Election Night Scenarios

Thinking about what we might know on the night of the election.

What’s a Republic?

What meanings might the Founders have had? How should we understand the term?

But, the Founders!

If we embrace the Founders to justify the present, let’s think about what we are doing.

The Dark Side of “It’s a Republic, not a Democracy”

I couldn’t help myself.

Chris Rock and Political Reform

Having the topic of political reform start to seep into pop culture is a good thing.

Majority Rule, Plurality Rule, and Minority Rule

Definitions are fun, right?

Minority Rule

The problem is real.

Thoughts on the Breonna Taylor Case and Beyond

Considering Breonna Taylor’s death, police shootings, and human rights.

President Donald J. Trump disembarks Marine One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, and is escorted to Air Force One by U.S. Air Force personnel. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) President Donald J. Trump disembarks Marine One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, and is escorted to Air Force One by U.S. Air Force personnel. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

Trump On ‘Peaceful Transition’

Whether the delusions of a madman or a deliberate scheme to poison the waters, there’s cause for concern.

More On Expanding The Supreme Court

It’s time to accept the desecration of our political constitution.

Puerto Rican Statehood Possibilities

Statehood is on the ballot this November.

Why I am Where I am on Reform

More on SCOTUS expansion and other issues.

A Defense of Expanding the US Supreme Court

It is about finding ways to combat minority rule.

Ginsburg, Garland, and Court Packing

Two related discussions.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 1933-2020

The iconic Supreme Court justice has died at the age of 87.

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All’s Fair, Even if It’s Unfair?

A defense of the indefensible.

How the Electoral College Perverts Democratic Politics

Thinking about wildfires and electoral politics.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Delays Absentee Ballots

A party-line vote may scuttle mail-in voting in a crucial swing state.

More on the Absurdity of the Electoral College

A game wherein one team has to score more points to win than does the other.

Electoral Integrity Concerns, Real and Imagined

What is more concerning, speculation and war games, or the words of POTUS?

Thinking About an EC/Popular Vote Inversion

Our screwy electoral system requires thinking about screwy scenarios.

Andrew Sullivan’s Complicated Legacy

The one-time wunderkind, blogging pioneer, and same-sex marriage champion is now on the outs.

DNI Refusing to Brief Congress on Election Security

Yet more flouting of the rule of law by the Trump administration.

The Mundanity of Authoritarianism

Some recommended reading.

Obama’s DNC Speech

An appeal to some pretty basic virtues.

Democrats Kick Off Virtual Convention

The official campaign to oust Donald Trump is off to a good start.

Political Culture Eats Institutions For Lunch

Institutional reform is necessary, but we can’t accomplish much in the face of tribalism.

Giving the Framers a Break

The American political system is broken but it’s not fair to blame that on its architects.

The Consequences of Design

The convergence of design flaws in the constitution and a flawed leader have brought us to brink of an electoral crisis.

The Business of the News is Business

“We are a cancer and there is no cure,”

Some Funerals Are More Equal than Others

The rules are different if you’re famous.

Trump Muses on Twitter about Delaying the Election

Trump’s irresponsibility continues.

Casinos Open, Churches Closed

A bizarre but possibly correct ruling by the Supreme Court.

Federal Agents Using Strong-Arm Tactics in America’s Cities

Portland may be a preview of what’s to come.