No Room for Palin in Party She Remade?

What to make of her second straight loss?

Gun Control Around the Anglosphere

Our English-speaking brethren have much less tolerance for massacres than we do.

Red and Blue States Aren’t Permanent

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

President Joe Biden delivers remarks at a Medal of Valor ceremony, Monday, May 16, 2022, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden delivers remarks at a Medal of Valor ceremony, Monday, May 16, 2022, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Press Corps Demanding Press Conference

President Biden is being pressured to face the music after the midterms.

Netanyahu Returns as Israel’s Premier

The corrupt leader is back for a sixth term.

Calcified Democracy

A deep dive into why our politics are so broken.

Ash Carter, 1954-2022

A brilliant national security leader is gone too soon.

Fear and Resentment of a Changing America

A revealing comparison of Republican districts that deny and don’t deny the 2020 outcome.

The ‘Crime of the Century’ Didn’t Happen

Three-and-a-half years and almost 6 million tax dollars have produced nothing.

Retired Flag Officers Cashing In As Foreign Agents

An unsavory practice that’s mostly legal.

The Depth of US Support to Ukraine

The collaboration has been even more robust than advertised.

Loretta Lynn, 1932-2022

A country music icon is gone at 90.

Abrams Loses Suit Over 2018 Election

Georgia Republicans didn’t violate the Constitution or the Voting Rights Act.

Bill Plante, 1938-2022

The veteran newsman is gone at 84.

Today’s Reverse Freedom Rides

A shameful stunt reminiscent of an even darker era.

Fear of a White Scholar

President Biden had a meeting with some historians. The horrors.

Biden Approval Up

Gallup has him at his highest point in a year.

Dems in Midterms: You’re Saying There’s a Chance?

A 2020 blowout has long been presumed. But maybe it won’t happen.

Bill Russell, 1934-2022

The iconic basketball player, coach, and civil rights leader is gone at 88.

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)

How Low Can Joe Go?

Approval is down (again).

Biden Continuing Trump Foreign Policy?

Normalcy is not a bad thing.

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Hard to Say I’m Sorry

Columnists write bad columns apologizing for bad columns.

The Respect for Marriage Act Versus The Filibuster

Another example of why the filibuster needs to go.

House Passes Marriage Protection Bill

The symbolic vote attracted a handful of Republican votes.

President Joe Biden delivers remarks at a Medal of Valor ceremony, Monday, May 16, 2022, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden delivers remarks at a Medal of Valor ceremony, Monday, May 16, 2022, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

The News is Bad for Biden

The nature of American political reporting distorts our perception of reality.

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Doves Split Over Ukraine

Foreign policy makes strange bedfellows.

White House Rudderless, Aimless, and Hopeless?

Some Democrats are less than pleased.

Democrats in Disarray, Abortion Edition

Here we go again . . . .

Unity My Ass

Are you going to believe this index or your own lyin’ eyes?

President Joe Biden prepares to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, June 25, 2021, en route to Camp David in Thurmont, Maryland. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden prepares to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, June 25, 2021, en route to Camp David in Thurmont, Maryland. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

White House Staff Turnover!

Much ado about a perfectly normal phenomenon.

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on Earth Day prior to signing an executive order strengthening the nation’s forests, resilience to extreme weather events, and local economies, Friday, April 22, 2022, at Seward Park in Seattle. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden delivers remarks on Earth Day prior to signing an executive order strengthening the nation’s forests, resilience to extreme weather events, and local economies, Friday, April 22, 2022, at Seward Park in Seattle. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

The Messaging is Medium

The Democrats have lots of problems. Salesmanship is pretty far down the list.

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on lowering the cost for American families Friday, April 22, 2022, at Green River College in Auburn, Washington. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden delivers remarks on lowering the cost for American families Friday, April 22, 2022, at Green River College in Auburn, Washington. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Biden Less Popular Than Worst President Ever

He’s underwater and not going to take it anymore.

Time for a New Generation to Lead?

The Silents and Boomers have been in charge too long.

Clinton Lawyer Acquitted in RussiaGate Case

What does it all mean? It depends on who you ask.

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Why America Can’t Build

Are we too regulated for our own good?

The Least Dangerous Branch?

The apparently eminent demise of abortion rights has reignited an old debate.

Professional Politicians Poor Prognosticators

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

EU Tries to Regulate Social Media

Brussels has gotten ahead of Washington in regulating mostly American-based Internet companies.

Orrin Hatch, 1934-2022

The longest-serving Republican Senator has died at the age of 88.

Democrats Prepared for Impending Doom

Party leaders are treating an electoral defeat as inevitable.

Ukraine War Ruining Biden’s Plans

Crises tend to be distracting.

COVID Normalcy and the American Gerontocracy

Speaker Pelosi has it. Is President Biden next?

Trump and the White House Photographer

Grifting, all the way down.

What If The Bad Guys Win in Ukraine?

The most likely outcome is not a happy one.

Romney 2024?

He’s tanned. He’s rested. Is he ready?

West Shamed Into Action

Actions deemed unthinkable days earlier are suddenly mandatory.

Walter Mears, 1935-2022

The legendary AP politics reporter is gone at 87.

Biden’s State of the Union Speech

Most people liked it more than I did.

The Beginning of a Response to the Beginning of an Invasion

The first shoe has dropped.