Democrats Overwhelmingly Want Biden Off Ticket

Efforts to oust him from the race have picked up steam.

Jamaal Bowman Defeated in Primary

The Gaza conflict has ousted a member of “the Squad.”

The Outrage Machine

Punditry, complexity, and democracy.

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Objective Journalism in an Objectively Uneven Contest

What if one of the candidates is Hitler?

The (American) Politics of Israel-Palestine

Pick a side. No nuance allowed.

Politics as Sport

The game is the game.

Democrats for Christie

A perennial fantasy has a new standard bearer.

President Donald J. Trump participates in a FOX News Channel virtual town hall entitled America Together: Returning to Work, with co-moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum live from the Lincoln Memorial Sunday, May 3, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) President Donald J. Trump participates in a FOX News Channel virtual town hall entitled America Together: Returning to Work, with co-moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum live from the Lincoln Memorial Sunday, May 3, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Why America’s News Networks Are So Bad

It’s Nixon’s fault?

Democratic Majority Emerging After All?

Today’s youth cohort might actually vote.

The Depressing State of House Republicans

We all suffer if the the unserious have power.

Is Twitter DeSantis’ Problem?

A columnist argues his failed launch was emblematic of a larger problem.

CNN Loses to Newsmax?!

Did the Trump stunt backfire? Or just an anomaly?

Tucker Carlson’s Depressing Realization

The fired propagandist has had an epiphany about bullshit.

Fox News Finally Finds A Bridge (Or Three) Too Far

Turns out that costing your employer nearly a billion dollars isn’t good for your career.

Fox News Settles Suit, Will Carry on As Before

A $787.5 million flesh wound.

The Trump Show

The real media bias.

Trump Could Be Indicted Next Week

The Manhattan DA could move as early as next week.

Republicans Divided on Foreign Policy

As memory of the Cold War fades, so does support for American primacy.

Chinese Balloon Mania

Tales of threat assessment and media reactions.

Tabby Thursday

A little debt ceiling, a little higher ed, and other misc delights.

Matt Yglesias’ Return to His Roots

The one-time Juiceboxer is still annoying the mainstream media.

Zealots and Pluralists

A moderate Republican almost diagnoses the problem.

More Tabs and Quick Takes

The no electoral politics, no Trump edition.

Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded

Michael Barone on out-migration from some Blue states.

Richard Shelby and the Old Senate

“You can’t be against everything.”

The Deterioration and Death of Old Media

Headline News Network is shuttering after four decades.

Were the Election Outcomes Truly Unexpected?

Thinking about what was likely and what wasn’t.

Bernard Shaw, 1940-2022

CNN’s original anchorman is gone at 82.

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.

The Capitol Riot and Fox News

A large plurality of the network’s viewers think left wingers trying to make Trump look bad are to blame.

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.