Toby Keith, 1961-2024

The country music singer was 62.

McCarthy Won’t Run For Speaker. Now What?

We won’t have Kevin to kick around anymore.

Chadwick Boseman Dead at 43

The actor best known for his roles as Jackie Robinson and Black Panther has been lost to cancer.

The Ridiculousness of Life Appointments

Another way in which the Framer’s really didn’t understand what they were creating.

White House Aides Asked Navy To ‘Hide’ USS John McCain During Trump Visit

White House aides asked the Navy to keep the USS John McCain “out of sight” while the President visited a Navy base in Japan earlier this week.

Robert Caro on Writing

The esteemed biographer on his process.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Cancerous Nodules Removed From Lung

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent surgery to remove cancerous nodes from a lung, but reports seem to point to a quick recovery.

Senator John McCain Dies At 81

Senator John McCain has died at the age of 81,

John McCain Ceasing Medical Treatment

Sad news about a Senate stalwart who has been fighting an aggressive form of cancer for more than a year.

Harry Reid Undergoes Surgery For Pancreatic Cancer

The former Senate Majority Leader had surgery in Maryland after an apparently early diagnosis.

White House Aide Jokes About McCain Dying

When it comes to the Trump White House, the fish rots from the head down.

McCain Doesn’t Want Trump At His Funeral

John McCain continues to bravely battle an aggressive form of brain cancer, but he’s already made clear that he doesn’t want the 45th President of the United States at his funeral.

Democrat Leads All Potential Republican Challengers In Arizona Senate Race

Kyrsten Sinema, the likely Democratic nominee for the Senate in Arizona, is leading all three of her potential Republican challengers. This could spell trouble for the GOP.

Trump Administration Reverses Obama Era Policy On State Marijuana Legalization

The Trump Administration is reversing policy on an Obama Era policy that allowed states to choose their own course on marijuana laws.

2018 Is Looking A Lot Tougher For Senate Republicans

With the results from Alabama. the GOP faces a hard road ahead defending its majority in the Senate.

John McCain Says His Cancer Prognosis Is Poor

Speaking about his cancer treatment for the first time, Senator John McCain paints a grim picture.

Americans Want Congress To Move On From Trying To ‘Repeal And Replace’ Obamacare

A new poll shows that most Americans want Republicans want to move on from their failed effort to ‘repeal and replace’ the Affordable Care Act.

John McCain Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

Sad news about a Washington stalwart.

Kevin Drum Has Cancer

Rush Limbaugh Is Madder Than Hell And He’s Not Gonna Take It Anymore

Rush Limbaugh is still really, really angry about subsidized birth control. And lots of other stuff.

Social Class and Higher Education

A rich child is 45 percent more likely to earn a four-year college degree than a poor one.

Mitt Romney Vows To Continue The Same Failed War On Drugs Obama Is Fighting

When it comes to issues like medical marijuana, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are reading from the same playbook.

Arlen Spcter Hospitalized with ‘Serious Illness’

Former US Senator Arlen Specter is reportedly hospitalized with “a serious illness.”

Christopher Hitchens Dead at 62


Mississippi ‘Personhood’ Amendment Trounced

Mississippi voters easily defeated an amendment to the state constitution that declared life begins at conception.

Michele Bachmann’s “Stress-Related” “Incapacitating” Headaches Are Fair Game

A Presidential candidate’s medical condition is entirely relevant to their fitness for office.

Not Every Soldier Is A “Hero”

Contrary to what you read on bumper stickers, retired Lt. Col William Astore argues that not every soldier is a hero. He’s right.

Christopher Hitchens Has Cancer

Christopher Hitchens has esophageal cancer.

Bob Novak Retires

Chilling and Sad