Evidence of Voter Fraud in Georgia?

Could it be?

Douthat Misses the Point on Hungary

Hungary is part of a broader global trend, but the real issue isn’t Hungary, it is the Americans who praise Hungary.

Red Lights on the Dashboard

Some recent news items that add to concern about American democracy.

Who Decides American History?

Legislatures and school boards politicize what our kids are taught.

The Radicalization of Ross Douthat

An interesting podcast conversation.

One Child, One Vote

J.D. Vance’s cynical suggestion.

Kinzinger to Serve on 1/6 Committee

Another GOP member is added to the investigation.

Democratic Erosion in Brazil

Part of a disturbing trend.

The January 6 Commission will be All-Democratic

A chance for a real investigation? Ruined legitimacy?

Is Ben Shapiro NPR in Reverse?

Oh, FFS.

Elite Behavior Matters

The College Republican National Committee Chairman elections shows the lessons taught by the national party.

Yet Again, Vanishingly Little Evidence of Voter Fraud

What’s smaller than minuscule?

The Problem isn’t Breyer, it is one of Constitutional Design

Put the frustration where it belongs.

Money and Intra-Party Competition

More in a series of ongoing observations about the GOP primaries.

An Example of Illegal Voting

An arrest underscores what the problem isn’t.

Could America’s Next Election be Stolen?

Some Democratic election observers think so.

SCOTUS Upholds Arizona Voting Rules

A completely unsurprising 6-3 decision.

New York’s Sloppy Vote Counting

The combination of incompetence and a new system have the mayoral race in turmoil.

Democrats Increasingly Frustrated with Congress

It turns out a 51-50 Senate majority isn’t enough.

Sinema’s Filibuster Defense

It’s no better than Joe Manchin’s.

Book Review: Kill Switch

Discussing the filibuster.

The Ivies=NK?

Or, you know, not.

Some CRT Theory/Politics of Race Thoughts

You know, some light weekend thoughts.

Chris Wallace Grills Joe Manchin

The piling on continues.

Senator Joe Manchin Is A Stupid Ape

We’re all apes. And some are willfully stupid about their public duties.

Manchin Opposes Democracy

Or, at least, he’s willing to kill democracy in order to save it.

Sinema’s Misunderstanding of the Senate (and of Basic Politics)

The post really isn’t about Sinema as much as it about a theory of poltiics.

Start the Steal?

Cries that American democracy is in jeopardy are not hyperbole.

Who’s to Blame for the War Dead?

The answer seems simple but it isn’t.

Texas Democrats Deny Quorum, Delay Elections Bill

A special session looms. (And how this is not like the filibuster in the US Senate).

54-35

A damning number.

My Two Cents on a 1/6 Commission

We need what we aren’t going to get.

Bipartisan Commission Dies From Lack of Bipartisanship

The country is in peril.

Wuhan Lab Leak Moves from Hoax to Theory

The fact-checkers blew this one and blew it big.

Infrastructure Negotiations Stall

A bipartisan compromise appears unlikely.

Once Again to Madison and Republics

The saga continues.

Hamilton on Super-Majorities

Looking to Federalist 22.

Counterpoint: The 6 January Commission and the Filibuster

I think this underscores the problem with the 60-vote requirement.

The Importance of Time Horizons in Politics

And general considerations on mid-term elections.

The GOP: Not a Civil War, Not a Purge

The GOP is actually pretty healthy at the moment, despite some public rhetoric to the contrary.

Liz Cheney and the GOP

A quick lesson about American parties.

The Arizona Audit

The latest front on the war on truth.

More on Social Policy and Comparisons

Mostly about how not to do it.

The Big Lie Has Become a Litmus Test

Republicans who admit Joe Biden won the election fair and square are being driven from the party.

Social Policy and Freedom

Increases in social benefits can increase freedom.

Competitive Pressures and Party Behavior

Assessing Republican strategic positioning (and the incentives in our system).

Voter Suppression in Texas

Let’s call it what it is.

DC Statehood and Power Politics

More voice, more votes, more representation.

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 Declares Armenian Genocide a Genocide

The President has overturned decades of US foreign policy and alienated a NATO ally for, well, reasons.

Weak Parties and the CA Recall

With an appearance by Caitlyn Jenner’s choice of party.