TikTok Ban Close. Is it Constitutional?

The courts would likely allow restricting a Chinese data mining operation popular with American teenagers.

Congress Passes Budget, Averts Government Shutdown

Five months too late, we’re back to the Biden-McCarthy deal.

Do Democrats Have a Better Option Than Biden?

Ezra Klein makes a compelling case.

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Biden Approval at Record Low

He’s at 61 percent disapproval in the lastest Monmouth poll.

Weak Parties With Strong Partisanship

More on an ongoing saga.

Lisa Franchetti Becomes First Woman to Lead Military Service

We finally have a Chief of Naval Operations but the crisis in the top ranks continues.

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Mike Johnson (Who?) for Speaker?

Could the fourth time be the charm?

Two GOPs

A policy-leaning wing and a political-leaning wing make for an unworkable coalition.

Israel at War: It’s a Reckoning

A roundup of news and opinon.

The Senate Dress Code

Much ado about nothing?

Senate Confirms Army, Marine Chiefs

Congress is doing something, at least.

The Clown Car Has No Brakes

The MAGA wing is driving us over a cliff.

The Biden Impeachment Tantrum

The inmates are running the asylum.

Fight Over Military Promotions Intensifies

There’s no end in sight to an absurd standoff.

House and Senate on Defense Bill Collision Course

A standoff over social issues may derail a $900 billion budget bill.

Whitewashing Juneteenth

It’s becoming just another day off work!

You Wore What to the White House?

The times, they are a-changin’.

When Does Politics Stop Being Politics?

When we do it, it’s negotiation. When they do it, it’s hostage taking—and terrorism.

Feinstein Steps Down from Judiciary

The inevitable next shoe has dropped.

Dianne Feinstein is MIA

It’s time for her to step down.

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Banning Junk Fees

Some of these things are not like the other.

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.

SOTU 2023: Normal vs Crazy

The state of the union is . . . not good.

NYC Mayor Goes to El Paso to Rail Against Illegal Immigration

Eric Adams is begging for the Federal Government for relief.

Zealots and Pluralists

A moderate Republican almost diagnoses the problem.

Kyrsten Sinema Leaving Democratic Party

Because of course she is.

Democrats’ Chaotic Skullduggery

There was some quiet meddling going on.

Democrats Keep Senate Control

With a win in Nevada, the party will retain at least 50 seats.

Lindsey Graham’s Abortion Stunt

He’s proposed a bill with no chance of passage seemingly timed to hurt his own party in the midterms.

Liz Cheney’s Future

She’ll almost certainly be out of a job in January. Then what?

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Coming IRS Crackdown?

The Schumer-Manchin compromise includes a massive increase in the tax collection budget.

Build Back Better Than Nothing

Joe Manchin has come around on a pared back BBB, surprising just about everyone.

Democrats Even Madder at Manchin

The West Virginia Senator has pulled away the football yet again.

White House Rudderless, Aimless, and Hopeless?

Some Democrats are less than pleased.

Democrats Don’t Control the Senate

Another day, another disappointment for the party’s legislative agenda.

COVID Normalcy and the American Gerontocracy

Speaker Pelosi has it. Is President Biden next?

Republican Congresspeople Can’t Define ‘Woman’ Either

Hoisted by their own petard.

The Senate is Passing Legislation!

Do you believe in miracles?

Which Black Woman Will Biden Appoint to the Supreme Court?

The 46th President will follow the lead of the 40th in making a historic appointment.

Harry Reid, 1939-2021

The longtime Senate leader is gone at 82.

The Non-ending Joe Manchin Saga

Is the stalwart of Senate bipartisanship interested in governing?

Democrats Frustrated They Can’t Pass Biden’s Build Back Better Bill

They’re searching for good times. But just wait and see.

The Politics of Abortion

What happens if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade?

Defense Bill Stalled Over Amendments

Every now and again, it’s not Mitch McConnell’s fault.

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Biden Settling for Smaller Spending Package

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

Today in Asked and Answered (Voting Rights Edition)

The Biden administration is not doing enough.

Congress Seeks to Stop Congress From Shutting Down Government

A recurring farce that does real damage.

Dems in Disarray, Deal Doubtful

The internecine fight over the budget is coming to a head.

Democrats to Swerve in Game of Debt Chicken

This is no way to run a railroad.

Manchin’s ‘Strategic Pause’

More machinations from the mischievous mining mouthpiece.