The January 6 Committee’s Audience

It was yuuuge! And nobody saw it!

January 6 Committee Public Hearings: Day 1

The laying out of the case begins.

More on Ginni Thomas and the 2020 Election

She advocated that AZ overturn its election.

Tucker Carlson White Supremacist Messaging

The face of Fox News is not the bow-tied buffoon from his “Crossfire” days.

A Key Aspect of the Ginni Thomas Story

Beyond who her spouse is, the texts to Meadows reveal a deeply concerning situation.

Ginni Thomas the Insurrectionist

A Supreme Court Justice’s wife urged the White House and Congressional Republicans to steal the 2020 election.

Bob Beckel, 1948-2022

The Democratic strategist and longtime talking head is gone at 73.

January 6th Yeah But-ism

Yes the riots were a disgrace but the Democrats . . . .

Nobody Watches Cable News

A media critic argues we pay outsized attention to the goings-on at Fox, MSNBC, and CNN.

Patriots Leave Fox After Patriot Purge

Two NeverTrump Republicans have had enough.

Nationalizing the Local

The appetite for content and clicks turns sensationalizes news that isn’t news.

Evangelical Politics in the Time of Polarization and Covid

A piece in The Atlantic inspires thoughts.

Red Lights on the Dashboard

Some recent news items that add to concern about American democracy.

Capitol Riots Day 1 Analysis

An emotional day set the tone for the investigation.

The Reality Show Party?

Another R/D cleavage?

Hunter Biden’s Art

A new career and a pending art sale.

Allen West Announces Gubernatorial Bid

He will challenge Greg Abbott for the GOP nomination.

The Ivies=NK?

Or, you know, not.

The Vaccine Hesitant are Primarily Non-Voters

New polling provides useful insights into the problem.

Rush Limbaugh is Still Dead

The reflections on the departed right-wing talk host continue.

Newsmax Gaining on Fox

The information bubble is getting smaller.

More Nonsense About the Election

A shadowy flight into the realm of evidence that does not exist.

Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Debate

A national nightmare that may not have changed many minds.

The Business of the News is Business

“We are a cancer and there is no cure,”

Cancelations Are Seldom Permanent

The weirdness of Internet outrage culture.

Shepard Smith to Anchor CNBC Newscast

The longtime Fox News host has re-emerged at an unusual spot.

Gun Violence Spiking Across American Cities

A marked rise in shooting deaths is going largely unnoticed.

Biden’s Veep Search

Every Democratic woman seems to be under consideration.

White House Coronavirus Update Briefing President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and members of the White House COVID-19 Coronavirus task force, delivers remarks and answers questions from members of the press during a coronavirus update briefing Thursday, April 16, 2020, in the James S. Brady White House Press Briefing Room. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian) White House Coronavirus Update Briefing President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and members of the White House COVID-19 Coronavirus task force, delivers remarks and answers questions from members of the press during a coronavirus update briefing Thursday, April 16, 2020, in the James S. Brady White House Press Briefing Room. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

Candor on COVID a Firing Offense

President Trump can’t handle the truth.

The TV Doctors and the Problem of Cable “News”

Cable news “experts” frequently aren’t.

President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, takes questions from the press at a coronavirus update briefing Saturday, March 14, 2020, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, takes questions from the press at a coronavirus update briefing Saturday, March 14, 2020, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Trump and the Governors

This isn’t what leadership looks like.

President Donald J. Trump, joined by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, left, and Attorney General William Barr, displays his signature after signing an Executive Order to Prevent Hoarding and Price Gouging, Monday, March 23, 2020, in the Oval Office of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) President Donald J. Trump, joined by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, left, and Attorney General William Barr, displays his signature after signing an Executive Order to Prevent Hoarding and Price Gouging, Monday, March 23, 2020, in the Oval Office of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

The Magical Thinking Presidency

Trump’s approach from the beginning has been reality-denying. It makes it difficult to take anything the administration proposed seriously.

Coronavirus Could Kill Trump Presidency

We may be seeing the beginning of the end.

Chris Matthews Retires

The longtime talking head is the latest poster boy for #MeToo. And mandatory retirement.

Sixth Democratic Debate Draws Lowest Viewer Numbers Yet

Thursday night’s Democratic debate drew the lowest numbers of any of this season’s debates.

Bloomberg Rising In The Polls, But Most Democrats Don’t Want Him

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is in fifth place in national polling, but a new poll suggests that he may not rise much further.

The GOP Is Now The Party Of Putin

Much like the President they obsequiously defend, Republicans have become useful idiots in Russia’s war on Western liberal democracy.

House Judiciary Committee Opens Impeachment Hearings

The impeachment inquiry moves to the House judiciary Committee this morning.

Donald Trump’s Supporters Are Living In #Cult45

The Republican Party is a cult with Donald Trump at the center and his ardent supporters are brainwashed cult members.

While Republicans Push Debunked Ukraine Conspiracy Theory, Putin Takes A Victory Lap

As Republicans and their conservative cohorts spread a discredited conspiracy theory about the 2016 election, Vladimir Putin smiles at yet another victory.

Viewership For Fifth Democratic Debate Drops Significantly

Wednesday night’s debate drew the smallest television audience of any of the debates so far.

Impeachment Hearings Enter Busy Second Week

Today begins another week of impeachment hearings by the House Intelligence Committee. By the time the smoke clears, the ground could have shifted significantly for the President.

Democratic Candidates Criticize Caucuses

Many of the 2020 Democratic candidates for President are arguing that the caucus process itself is unfair and undemocratic. They’re right.

William Barr Is Exactly The Kind Of Attorney General Trump Always Wanted

Late last week, Attorney General William Barr demonstrated quite aptly the extent to which he has become just another Trump loyalist.

Former Ambassador To Testify On Day Two Of Impeachment Hearings

Day two of Congressional impeachment hearings will be marked by the testimony of the former American Ambassador to Ukraine.

Congress Begins Public Impeachment Hearings

In a few short hours, the House Intelligence Committee begins the public phase of its impeachment inquiry.

Does Michael Bloomberg “Radiate Electability”?

One political scientist says yes. A bunch of others say wait, what?

Fourth Democratic Debate Garners 8.3 Million Voters

The fourth Democratic debate saw a viewership dip from September, but there are likely some good reasons for that.

Hugh Hewitt Hackery

An empty column with a seed of one good point buried in a bunch of nothing.