Trump Hemmorhaging Donors and Backers

The ship is abandoning the sinking rat.

Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Survives Initial Legal Challenges

Opponents lose at the district and SCOTUS level in opening salvos.

Today’s Reverse Freedom Rides

A shameful stunt reminiscent of an even darker era.

Abortion Laws State by State

Abortion is now illegal or heavily restricted in at least 11 states.

Queer Couples, Divorce, and Custody Rights

An ugly divorce exposes a gap in our legal structure.

Professional Politicians Poor Prognosticators

Mitch McConnell and other senior Republican Senators foolishly believed their colleagues would do the right thing.

US Acknowledges Providing ISR Support to Ukraine

The Defense Department shares the worst-kept secret about the war effort.

Madeleine Albright, 1937-2022

A trailblazing diplomat has died at 84.

Washington Commanders

DC’s NFL franchise finally has a new name.

Alabama Beats Georgia, Back to Playoff

An epic but improbable win.

Buttigieg and Critical Road Theory

Mayor Pete is being mocked for telling obvious truths.

Yes, Florida’s Numbers are Better; No, that is not a Vindication of DeSantis’ Policies

Let’s look at the numbers and the clear effects of policy choices.

Women Likely to be Included in Draft

A long-overdue change appears to be happening.

Over 700,000 Americans Dead due to Covid-19

The number continues to rise.

COVID Overwhelming ICU Beds

It’s happening again. This time, it was easily preventable.

Covid Quick Links

Stories from the ongoing pandemic.

DeSantis’ Gall, Obfuscation, and Dishonesty

As the pandemic’s effects continue to worsen in Florida, DeSantis continues to play the worst kind of politics.

Timeline Ripped Out of Arkansas Yearbook

When “the news” isn’t just “the news.”

COVID Breakthrough Data

Compared to what?

Elite Behavior Matters

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

Delta Variant

More reminders that the pandemic is not over.

The Tragedy of Politicized Vaccines

Public health shouldn’t be made into a partisan issue.

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People Are Crazy

A lottery brings out the worst in a small town.

Start the Steal?

Cries that American democracy is in jeopardy are not hyperbole.

Manchin Opposes Tanden for OMB

The Senate’s last conservative Democrat is taking President Biden’s call for unity seriously.

More on the Evolution of US Party Politics

Specifically: the former confederacy and Democratic dominance.

Ousting Trump Early Incredibly Unlikely

The President of the United States is a national security threat. Can we get rid of him now?

Are “Liberal” States Shrinking?

Thinking about unsupported narratives and a little bit about data usage.

The Republican Party’s Shame

The Party of Lincoln went over the cliff like lemmings in support. It’s tough to see how they recover.

Alabama Reaches #1 for 13th Year in a Row

A mind-boggling statistic.

House Democrats and Dashed Expectations

Who’s to blame for the Blue Wave not materializing?

The Senate’s Rural Skew

Injecting data into the conversation.

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Trump’s Free Fall Over?

The President has hit rock bottom.

Coronavirus Has Been Politicized to Dangerous Effect

Republicans are half as likely to take the outbreak seriously.

Super Tuesday Creates Joementum

A bad night for Bloomberg and Warren has radically reshaped the race.

Front-Loaded Primary Schedule

The primary season has just started. It is almost over.

Our Constitutional Crisis

To defang impeachment is an invitation for presidents to ignore the rule of law.

Democratic Primary Reset?

The 2016 frontrunners at this stage won their nominations easily. But that’s often not the case.

Regarding Hunter Biden

Seeking to have a US citizen investigated by a foreign government based on innuendo is a major problem.

Mike Bloomberg Is Running For President.

After flirting with the idea many times over the past decade and a half, Mike Bloomberg is officially running for President.

Mike Bloomberg Takes Another Step Toward Officially Running

Mike Bloomberg isn’t officially a candidate for President yet, but he’s getting closer.

Mike Bloomberg Apparently Running For President For Some Reason

Mike Bloomberg is apparently entering the race for the Democratic nomination.

Federal Court Blocks Alabama Abortion Law

A Federal District court Judge in Alabama has blocked implementation of that state’s latest attempt to challenge Roe v. Wade

Trump May Not Benefit Politically From Al-Baghdadi’s Death

If President Trump expected to get a political bump from the death of the leader of ISIS, he is most likely going to be disappointed.

Fundraising While Black

An incident this week in Arkansas is just the latest example of a depressing and dangerous trend.

Trump To Take ‘Executive Action’ On Citizenship Question On Census

Later today, the President is expected to take some form of ‘Executive Action’ in an effort to get a citizenship question on the 2020 Census.

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$15 Minimum Wage Would Do More Harm Than Good

The Congressional Budget Office assesses several reform proposals.

Stephanie Grisham, Aide To First Lady, Named New White House Press Secretary

Stephanie Grisham, presently a top aide to First Lady Melania Trump, has been named the new White House Press Secretary and Communications Director.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders On The Way Out

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is leaving office at the end of the month.

Federal Judge Blocks Mississippi’s ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Law

A Federal Judge in Mississippi has blocked Mississippi’s law that purports to ban abortions after detection of a fetal heartbeat.