Politics, Memory, and Reality

Americans look back more fondly on the Trump economy than they did in 2020.

[Speaker of the House Mike Johnson] [Speaker of the House Mike Johnson]

MTG Files Motion To Vacate The Speakership

Its like déjà vu all over again.

Biden Delivers ‘Fiery’ Campaign Speech

The state of the union is apparently fiery.

Protecting Privacy in a World Without Privacy

A well-intentioned but likely doomed effort.

U.S. Strikes Against Iranian Targets Coming

The Secretary of Defense has outlined the parameters.

US Warned Iran Ahead of ISIL Attack

The enemy of my enemy is still my enemy.

Trump and the Silent Majority

Republicans want him but do they really, really want him?

This Just In: The NFL Exists to Make Money

Also: the media landscape is currently evolving.

Fake Nikki Haley Boomlet Continues

The media’s favorite Republican is doing better in some polls than the other candidates losing to Trump.

Norman Lear, 1922-2023

A television icon is gone at 101.

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Objective Journalism in an Objectively Uneven Contest

What if one of the candidates is Hitler?

House Leadership Crisis Continues [Updated]

Jim Jordan is trying to bully his way into office. It almost certainly won’t work.

Dick Butkus, 1942-2023

The legendary football player and pitchman is gone at 80.

Jimmy Buffett, 1946-2023

The Gulf and Western singer, songwriter, and mogul has died at 76.

GOP Debate Most-Watched Show on TV

A surpringly large number tuned in to see people who won’t be the nominee.

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?

Righting Past Wrongs

Thousands of LGBTQ veterans are seeking to have their discharges upgraded.

Tales of Florida Governance

Fun in the sunshine state.

Barr’s Too Little, Too Late Tour

In truth, not close to enough.

Trumpy Tabs

[Documents taken in August Mar-A-Lago search] [Documents taken in August Mar-A-Lago search]

A Shameful Editorial

The Wall Street Journal failed a key test.

PGA, LIV, and World Tour Merging

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em?

Creative Class on Strike

Hollywood and the news media are roiled in labor disputes.

The Trump Show

The real media bias.

’60 Minutes’ Past its Prime

A format unchanged since the Ford Administration* doesn’t suit the modern era.

Larry Hogan Not Running for President

The popular former Republican governor of Maryland has correctly assessed his chances.

What the Hell Are We Shooting Out of the Sky?

It’s probably not strange visitors from outer space but we can’t rule it out.

Tom Brady Retiring Again

The Greatest of All Time is hanging up his cleats a year too late.

Biden’s Documents vs Trump’s

One of these is not like the other.

Biden Document Probe Gets Serious

A second stash has led to a special counsel and political embarrassment.

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Biden’s Classified Documents!

Just like Trump’s except for every important detail.

Bernard Kalb, 1922-2023

The longtime journalist is gone at 100.

On Polling and Media Narratives

Some thoughts on polling and the news since 2016.

Barbara Walters, 1929-2022

The trailblazing television interviewer is gone at 93.

The NFL is Taking Over

The biggest entertainment product in America is getting bigger.

Britney Griner Freed in Prisoner Swap

Breaking News

The Colorado Club Shooter [UPDATED]

New details are emerging about possible motivations.

Laptop News

One of these laptops is more important than the other.

Nevada ‘Blue Shift’ Expected to Keep Senate Democratic

Adam Laxalt’s big lead is slowly erodiing.

Were the Election Outcomes Truly Unexpected?

Thinking about what was likely and what wasn’t.

NFL and College Football Going Head to Head

The most popular television product is running out of room to expand.

Midterm Polls Shifting Republican

The race is returning to expectation.

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The Parkland Shooter Sentence And The Death Penalty

Another example of the arbitrariness of the death penaly

Ukraine Openly Mocking Russia

Things are not going well in the special military operation.

Putin’s Nuclear Gambit

The threat is not idle and the options for responding are not good.

Bill Plante, 1938-2022

The veteran newsman is gone at 84.