FBI Raids Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Home

The former President and his supporters are crying “weaponization of the justice system.”

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).

Non-Majority Presidents

Are plurality winners less legitimate than popular vote losers?

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.

Resetting Our Politics

Did Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony change anything?

Trump Ordered the Code Red

You’re goddamn right he did.

Replacing Biden in 2024?

From the Cliché File.

January 6 Committee Public Hearings: Day 1

The laying out of the case begins.

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.

Maximal Angst Despite Minimal Cause

Quite often, political fights are about attitudes rather than issues and polices.

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.

Madeleine Albright, 1937-2022

A trailblazing diplomat has died at 84.

P.J. O’Rourke, 1947-2022

The great conservative humorist is gone at 74.

Clarence Thomas’ Continuing Conflict

Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion. Alas.

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)

Breaking: Country Polarized

And Biden approval down.

Stupid 2024 Fantasies II

Hillary Clinton edition.

Bob Dole, 1923-2021

The longtime Senator and Vice Presidential and Presidential nominee is gone at 98.

President Joe Biden delivers remarks before signing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Monday, November 15, 2021, on the South Lawn of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Cameron Smith) President Joe Biden delivers remarks before signing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Monday, November 15, 2021, on the South Lawn of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Cameron Smith)

Biden Preparing for 2024 Run

Will America re-elect an 82-year-old to the White House?

President Joe Biden drives a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon during a clean cars event, Thursday, August 5, 2021, on the South Lawn Driveway of the White House. President Joe Biden drives a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon during a clean cars event, Thursday, August 5, 2021, on the South Lawn Driveway of the White House.

Biden Settling for Smaller Spending Package

The President seems to have persuaded the progressives in his party to settle for half a loaf.

Colin Powell, 1937-2021

The trailblazing soldier-statesman has died at 84.

Debt Ceiling Thoughts

American exceptionalism at its worst. (Plus some history!).

Let’s Go Brandon

An amusing incident highlights how far we’ve fallen.

Norm Macdonald, 1959-2021

The SNL comic has died of cancer at 61.

Is California Recall Unconstitutional?

A novel but flawed legal argument.

Biden’s Plunging Job Approval!

Democrats and Independents are losing their enthusiasm. But some perspective is needed.

The Problem isn’t Breyer, it is one of Constitutional Design

Put the frustration where it belongs.

Biden’s Entirely Normal Vacancies

He has nominated only 304 people out 1,200+ that require Senate confirmation.

Stephen Breyer’s Retirement Timing

Should he be worried about the appearance of partisan gaming?

Carville: Dems Need to Speak Yiddish, Not Hebrew

Bill Clinton’s strategist thinks his party needs a wake-up call.

The Filibuster Isn’t The Problem

It’s undemocratic and we should get rid of it. But doing so isn’t a panacea.

Walter Mondale, 1928-2021

Jimmy Carter’s Vice President and the 1984 Democratic nominee has died at 93.

Did the Boomers Ruin America?

An interesting but uneven debate.

Democrats Have 9 Point Advantage

49 percent of Americans lean Democratic, compared to 40 for Republicans. Yet a plurality identify as Independent.

Biden First Since Reagan to Get All Cabinet Picks Confirmed

The seemingly unremarkable event hadn’t happened in four decades.

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.

Bob Dole Has Lung Cancer

The 97-year-old former Senator and Presidential candidate is ill.

Rush Limbaugh, 1951-2021

The talk radio megastar has died, aged 70.

The Smoothest Transition in Decades

We’re witnessing something not seen since 1989.

All Lies Are Not Created Equal

President Biden told a little fib.

The Return of Dumb Political Stories

Who watches the watch, man?

Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead

Trump’s Final Meltdown

The President of the United States is an existential threat to the Republic.

Biden’s Defense Secretary

My latest for Defense One.

On Faux Analysis of Biden’s Win

Arguments and analyses that are, well, turkeys.

The Flynn Pardon

Perhaps the most normal thing President Trump has done.

Rethinking Flournoy as SECDEF

Women in national security circles love this woman.

Biden SECDEF Pick on Hold?

Maybe it’s not going to be Michèle Flournoy after all.