Biden Has Lowest Approval in History, Should Still Win

A famed political forecaster doesn’t believe the polls.

SCOTUS and Presidential Immunity

A republic if you can keep it, indeed.

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A Return of National Security Republicans?

Several glimmers of hope from the Ukraine funding bill.

The Two Speakers

MAGA Republicans have owned themselves whilst trying to own the libs.

Election Violence

It’s no longer just a Third World problem.

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The Great Wealth Transfer!

As the Silents and Boomers die off, their assets will be redistributed.

Trump and Biden Skipped Opening Day Pitches

A century-old tradition has gone by the wayside.

Senator Joe Lieberman, 1942-2024

The 2000 Democratic Vice Presidential nominee turned maverick is gone at 82.

Congress Contemplating Counter-Insurrection

A truly insane proposition.

The Non-Emergent Democratic Majority?

The realignment of America’s political parties wasn’t quite what was hoped.

Some Luke Warm Takes On NY3

Yes, every special election is a very special snowflake, but trends do emerge

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Old Man Biden

The problem that won’t go away.

Thursday Tabs

Biden and Trump Are Apparently Old

Stop me if you’ve heard this one . . .

Trump and the Constitution

When checks and balances aren’t enough.

Supreme Court to Hear Trump Immunity Case

The highest court has agreed to expedite a ruling on a novel question.

President Joe Biden boards Marine One at the Wall Street Landing Zone in Manhattan, Wednesday, September 20, 2023 en route to JFK International Airport in Queens, New York. The Statue of Liberty can be seen in the background. President Joe Biden boards Marine One at the Wall Street Landing Zone in Manhattan, Wednesday, September 20, 2023 en route to JFK International Airport in Queens, New York. The Statue of Liberty can be seen in the background.

Old Man Biden and Young Would-Be Voters

The President has tepid support in the 18-29 demographic.

Romney and the Decline of the GOP

The party’s 2012 nominee is an indicator of how fall it has fallen.

A Foreign Policy Election?

A competent leader versus a lunatic would seem an easy choice. Alas.

Dianne Feinstein, 1933-2023

A trailblazer is gone at 90.

Impeachment Toothlessness

A political trial for political crimes always yields a political result.

Bill Richardson, 1947-2023

The longtime politician and statesman is gone at 75.

When Allies Become Heretics

Call-out culture has become a circular firing squad.

Federalist Society’s Leonard Leo Under Investigation

The DC district attorney’s office is looking into allegations of masssive tax fraud.

Fear of a Third Party

The Electoral College is holding a nation of millions back.

Bidenomics?

The President is trying to change perceptions ahead of the election.

On Primary Candidacies

Thinking about what is predictive as well as the usefulness of historical case studies.

Trump’s Town Hall

CNN gave the former Liar in Chief a huuuge platform.

It’s Good to Be Clarence Thomas

The questionable ethics of living a lavish lifestyle based on high office.

Pentagon Opposes Helping Prosecute Russian War Crimes

A wrongheaded if longstanding position.

Dilbert Canceled

Newspapers across the country are dropping the popular strip over a racist rant.

Risk, Reward, and Statecraft

President Biden’s dangerous gambit seems to have succeeded.

Maybe Calling People “White Trash” is Unnecessary?

Carville, MTG, and hierarchy in America.

Lackadaisical Handling of Secrets by Top Officials

It’s becoming a sad joke.

Barbara Walters, 1929-2022

The trailblazing television interviewer is gone at 93.

Richard Shelby and the Old Senate

“You can’t be against everything.”

China Trade Wars the New Normal

The elite consensus that free trade would bring them around is gone.

Forecasting 2024 Way Too Early

There are at most eight toss-up states for the 2024 Presidential election.

What’s a “Normal” First Term Seat Loss?

Looking at some historical data.

Calcified Democracy

A deep dive into why our politics are so broken.

Impeachment in a System of Checks and Balances

What should be the bar? Can it ever be reached?

Ash Carter, 1954-2022

A brilliant national security leader is gone too soon.

Trump Perjured Himself

The former President knowingly signed a false affidavit in support of the Big Lie.

Biden Adopts Trump’s Immigration Policy

He’s using a tool he denounced as cruel to deal with a humanitarian crisis.

Bill Plante, 1938-2022

The veteran newsman is gone at 84.

The Emerging Democratic Majority at 20

How well has the famous thesis fared?

Sarah Palin, Ranked Choice Voting, and the Perils of N=1 Analysis

More details from the Alaska special election.

Biden Approval Up

Gallup has him at his highest point in a year.