Red and Blue States Aren’t Permanent

The margins for 2024 are likely to be slim. But that hides a larger story.

Why Stacey Abrams Ran Behind Raphael Warnock

Discrimination? Issues? Incumbency?

Calcified Democracy

A deep dive into why our politics are so broken.

Baseball’s New Playoff Structure

One League went according to chalk. The other, very much not.

Walker’s Vist to Hugh Hewitt

An example of rationalization.

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The Declining Market for News

Reading habits continue to evolve, not necessarily for the better.

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“Peekaboo”

An Example of Poor Messaging

Sometimes politicians definitely say the wrong thing.

Georgia Subpoenas Conservative Group Over Ballot Harvesting Allegations

Why would a group that claims it has evidence of ballot harvesting refuse to turn it over?

Elon Musk Buys Twitter

It’s happened. What does it mean?

Yes, it is Voter Suppression

When procedures lead to more rejected ballots and fewer voters, what else is there to call it?

What exactly is ballot harvesting? And what happened in Georgia?

While there is an investigation, it doesn’t appear ballots were sold for “$10 a piece”

Dan Reeves, 1944-2022

The legendary football player and coach is gone at 77.

Racial Impacts of the Interstate in Montgomery, AL

Another example for the conversation.

Buttigieg and Critical Road Theory

Mayor Pete is being mocked for telling obvious truths.

Max Cleland, 1942-2021

The Vietnam War hero and one-term Georgia Senator has died at 79.

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Americans Feel Economy Much Worse Than it Is

It turns out “the economy” isn’t just one thing.

Atlanta Braves Win World Series

The city’s second major championship was among the most improbable.

Democrats Have Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Running against Trump didn’t work this year.

Was the ‘Rust’ Tragedy Inevitable?

Insiders argue that the era of Peak TV has contributed to shoddy practices on set.

How Old is ‘Elderly’?

Apparently, it’s higher than 67.

What’s the 771?

DC’s new area code is causing an identity crisis.

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“Contemplation”

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America Getting Less White

The long demographic trend continues.

Cleveland Indians Now Cleveland Guardians

It goes into effect next season.

Start the Steal?

Cries that American democracy is in jeopardy are not hyperbole.

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.

Voter Suppression in Texas

Let’s call it what it is.

Republican Split with Big Business Greatly Exaggerated

Look at who’s lined up against H.R. 1.

Gorsuch and Alito Want to Revisit Religious Accomodations

Is a de minimus standard too small?

A Specious Comparison of Voting Rules

No, Colorado’s voting regulations are not roughly the same as Georgia’s.

The Consolidation of Journalism

The Internet killed the newspaper without really replacing it.

Major League False Equivalence

There’s no voting in baseball.

Corporate Politics in Georgia

The GA GOP is butting heads with corporations over HB202

How to Defend Rules Designed to Make Voting Harder

An example from Dan McLaughlin of NR

Georgia Passes New Election Law

It makes voting harder.

List Of School Shootings In The United States By Death Toll

Our current forms of collective action on guns have failed us.

Atlanta Shooting Not a Hate Crime?

The U.S. Senators and a U.S. Representative beg to differ.

Anti-Asian Hate in America

A mass shooting in Atlanta draws attention to a problem of which I was only tangentially aware.

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Merrick Garland Ready to Take on Domestic Extremists

The man most famous for getting screwed out of a Supreme Court seat has a more interesting backstory.

US Life Expectancy Declines

Another empirical indication of the toll of the pandemic.

Georgia Republicans Stayed Home

Weeks of claims of rigged elections may well have cost the GOP the Senate.

Trump Wants to Push ‘Stolen Election’ Claim in Senate Trial

The man still can’t get out of his own way.

Henry Aaron, 1934-2021

Hammerin’ Hank is gone.

Add Another Phone Call to the Pile

Trump tried to interfere in GA earlier than we knew.

Trump Likely Broke the Law in GA Call

Although prosecution and conviction are unlikely.

Another Alabama Coordinator Hired During Playoffs

Steve Sarkisian joins a frustrating trend.

Cleveland Indians Changing Name

The inevitable only took 105 years.

Reaping the Whirlwind

That thing that happens when you sow the wind with conspiracy theories.

On Faux Analysis of Biden’s Win

Arguments and analyses that are, well, turkeys.