Minority Rule in a Winner-Take-All System

How long can the unsustainable be sustained?

Watergate at 50

Half a century have passed since a botched burglary changed history.

Walter Mears, 1935-2022

The legendary AP politics reporter is gone at 87.

Virginia’s Weird Politics

The Commonwealth is much more diverse than national election returns might indicate.

G. Gordon Liddy, 1930-2021

The Watergate conspirator, author, and talk show host was 90.

Yale Fires Prof for Trump Mental Health ‘Diagnoses’

What at first blush appears a case of hypocrisy and cancel culture is a violation of professional ethics.

The GOP Isn’t Dead. It’s Resting.

The GOP, alas, is not going anywhere.

The end of the line

We’ve shouldn’t be surprised we’ve arrived at this destination.

Party of Grievance

Not of governance.

Shot And Chaser: Barry Goldwater Was Right Edition

Barry Goldwater saw what the so-called “religious right” would become decades ago.

Donald Trump, Joseph McCarthy, And Profiles In Republican Cowardice

Much like it did during the McCarthy Era, the Republican Party has to decide what side of history it wishes to be on. The right side, or the wrong side.

The Politics of Ending Private Insurance

Is the Sanders-Warren position too extreme for the general election?

Justin Amash Doubles Down On His Charges Against Attorney General Barr

Michigan Congressman Justin Amash doubled down on his assertion that the Attorney General was deliberately misleading Congress and the American public.

Republicans Face A Choice: Do They Support The Constitution, Or Trump?

Republicans face a choice in the coming days. Do they support the Constitution, or do they support Donald Trump? You can count on them making the wrong choice.

Martha McSally To Be Appointed To Succeed Jon Kyl (and John McCain) In The Senate

Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema will end up representing Arizona in the Senate together.

Newt Gingrich: Trump Is Right To Call The Press The “Enemy Of The People”

Newt Gingrich has endorsed President Trump’s use of the rhetoric of Josef Stalin to attack the American news media.

John McCain Ceasing Medical Treatment

Sad news about a Senate stalwart who has been fighting an aggressive form of cancer for more than a year.

Paul Laxalt, Former Nevada Senator And Reagan Confidante, Dies At 96

Paul Laxalt, the former Nevada Senator who was one of President Reagan’s closest confidantes outside the White House, has died at 96.

28-Year-Old Socialist Upsets Veteran Democratic Congressman

Joe Crowley, widely considered in line to replace Nancy Pelosi as party leader in the House, has been defeated.

How Conservatives Learned To Discard Their Morality And Love Donald Trump

In the age of Trump, morality is optional for conservatives.

John McCain: This Is My Last Term

In a new book, Senator John McCain makes an announcement that everyone was anticipating.

Republicans Are Failing The Profiles In Courage Test

Profiles in courage? With Republicans in the Trump Era, it’s more like profiles in cowardice.

California Democrats Snub Dianne Feinstein

The octogenarian failed to get her party’s endorsement for a sixth term.

Republicans Are Slavishly Backing Trump At Their Own Risk

Despite mounting evidence and outrageous behavior, Republicans nationwide and on Capitol Hill continue to do the Administration’s dirty work. They’ll most likely live to regret it.

John Anderson, Independent Candidate For President in 1980, Dies At 95

Most Americans are unlikely to remember John Anderson, but he was a harbinger of things to come.

Obama Blasts Trump’s ‘Politics Of Division’

President Obama spoke out yesterday against his successor and the America he has created.

John McCain Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

Sad news about a Washington stalwart.

Impeachment Talk Grows, But It’s Not Going To Happen Anytime Soon

Even with the revelations of the last three weeks, impeaching the President is still largely a fantasy.

What Happens To The GOP If Trump Loses?

A Trump loss in November could lead to battles inside the GOP that could take years to resolve.

Clinton Is Crushing Trump Among Younger Voters, And The GOP Is Paying The Price

America’s largest voting bloc is heavily turned off by Donald Trump, and that is posing long-term problems for Republicans in general.

Trump Barely Leading In South Carolina?

A new poll shows Donald Trump barely winning in a state that should be solidly red.

Trump Polling Worse Among African-Americans Than Any Republican Since Barry Goldwater

Donald Trump’s support among African-Americans is at historic lows, and seems unlikely to recover.

Anti-Trump Republicans Get Behind Campaign Of Some Guy Nobody’s Ever Heard Of

The latest desperation bid from anti-Trump Republicans is guaranteed to make a GOP civil war more likely.

Donald Trump’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

It’s been a bad week for Donald Trump, something he can ill-afford with less than 100 days left until Election Day.

Ted Cruz Refuses To Endorse Trump In Convention Speech

Ted Cruz’s convention speech was about what you’d expect, a gamble designed to set up his campaign for President in 2020 or beyond.

Time For Republicans To Choose: Can You Really Support The Bigot At The Top Of Your Ticket?

Republicans have a choice to make and, so far, they’ve been making the wrong one.

Paul Ryan, Donald Trump, And The Future Of The Republican Party

Paul Ryan is declining to back Donald Trump for the time being, but other Republicans are making their own choices.

At Least Some Republicans Are Still Fighting Against Marriage Equality

For most Americans, the debate over same-sex marriage is over and marriage equality has won. This would not, however, include the social conservatives who continue to have a much too vocal role in the Republican Party.

Would Nominating Trump Put The House At Risk For Republicans?

If Donald Trump is the Republican nominee, the GOP may have more to worry about than losing the White House and the Senate.

Nancy Reagan Dead At 94

Nancy Reagan was a crucial part what made Ronald Reagan the man he was, and today she passed away at the age of 94.

Republican Insiders Still Worried About Donald Trump, Still Don’t Know What To Do About Him

For good reason, many Republicans are worried about the prospect that Donald Trump could end up winning the Republican nominee, but they don’t seem to have a plan to stop him.

You Shouldn’t Pay Much Attention To Head-To-Head General Election Polling Right Now

Hillary’s leading potential Republican candidates, but so is Bernie! Rand Paul does better against Hillary than other Republicans! Those are the headlines you get from head-to-head match-up polls, but it’s all largely meaningless.

Is 2016 a 50-50 Proposition?

Pundits and political scientists agree that, if the 2016 presidential election were today, we’d have a much better idea who would win.

Rand Paul Is Right. The GOP’s Brand Sucks, But That’s Only Part Of The Problem

Rebranding alone isn’t going to fix what’s causing the GOP to lose ground among a whole host of demographic groups.

Wendy Davis’s Campaign Takes The Low Road

The nastiest campaign ad of the 2014 cycle is here, and Wendy Davis should be ashamed of it.

Mitt Romney is No Dick Nixon

Emil Henry makes “The Case for Mitt Romney in 2016.”

Could The Civil Rights Act Of 1964 Make It Through Congress Today?

The sad truth is that the bipartisanship that led to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 no longer exists today.

Rand Paul The GOP Frontrunner?

Calling anyone a front-runner in a race where we’re still two years away from anyone casting votes is silly. Nonetheless, Rand Paul is an interesting guy to watch for those wondering if the GOP has actually changed.