An Observation or Two on SCOTUS

Well, more than two…

The ‘Outside Agitator’ Trope

It’s been around for a very long time.

Worry Polarization

Americans are concerned about very different things.

Trump’s Second Term

The NYT is going all-in painting it as “far more radical, vindictive and unchecked” than the first.

Politics, Memory, and Reality

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

Sunday Afternoon Tabs

The number of open tabs is just getting silly.

Trump’s Increasingly Fascistic Speeches

A disturbing dissection in the NYT Magazine.

Biden Has Lowest Approval in History, Should Still Win

A famed political forecaster doesn’t believe the polls.

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A Return of National Security Republicans?

Several glimmers of hope from the Ukraine funding bill.

House Approves $61 Billion Ukraine Aid Package

A win for the good guys and a loss for Trump and Putin.

Johnson Risks Speakership for Foreign Aid

A set of bills would fund Ukraine, Israel, and other bipartisan priorities while ticking of the MAGA crowd.

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Ukraine Losing and Growing Demoralized

While the West dithers, Russia is doubling down.

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Taxing ‘The Rich’

It’s a relative thing.

Him and 51 Percent of America

An anti-Trump Republican endorses Trump.

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The Great Wealth Transfer!

As the Silents and Boomers die off, their assets will be redistributed.

Age Inversion in American Politics?

Suddenly, old voters are aligning Democrat and young ones Republican.

It’s Not Rage, It’s Resentment?

Rural Americans are misunderstood!

Nope Labels

Who could have seen this coming?

Nebraska Considers Winner-Take-All Electoral Vote

Partisanship and representation in conflict.

Truth Social Stock Collapses

Easy Come, Easy Go.

Trump and Biden Skipped Opening Day Pitches

A century-old tradition has gone by the wayside.

Trump Truths Tied-Up Truck Taunt

A truckload of deplorables.

Senator Joe Lieberman, 1942-2024

The 2000 Democratic Vice Presidential nominee turned maverick is gone at 82.

Ronna McDaniel Likely to Sue NBC

There will be lawyers.

Trump’s Massive Truth Social Windfall

He’s suddenly a billionaire after all.

NY Appeals Court Hands Trump Lifeline

An unexpected 11th hour reprieve.

Biden Wargaming Stolen Election Contingencies

He may be fighting the last war.

Yay! Information Matters!

You can lead a horse to water, but the trick is the drinking.

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Biden’s Covid Malaise?

A pandemic hangover may be clouding American politics.

Trump Salutes Insurrection ‘Hostages’

Creeping authoritarianism? Political suicide? Descent into madness?

Seizing Trump Assets Not That Easy

Most of the things with his name on them are not in his name.

Trump’s Fundraising Plan

Millions of fools and their money may soon be parted.

Is Trump Even Running for President?

A familiar question is again a reasonable one.

Afghanistan Blame Game

Congressional Republicans are reminding voters of a dark hour in the Biden presidency.

Should Sonia Sotomayor Retire?

Of party, duty, age, and political roulette.

Trump’s Financial Troubles

What happens if a corrupt man who owes hundreds of millions is President?

Pence Won’t Endorse Trump

Sic a mob on a guy and this is the thanks Trump gets.

No Labels Continues to Have No Clue

An unserious plan by an unserious group.

MAGA didn’t come from nowhere

The roots of MAGA run deep, through places like my old home.

Trump Guts RNC

A purge of the professional staff for, well, reasons.

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Biden and Trump Secure Their Party Nominations

The inevitable is all but official.

Netanyahu Doesn’t Care About World Opinion

Israel’s prime minister is defying red lines and humanitarian concerns.

Biden Delivers ‘Fiery’ Campaign Speech

The state of the union is apparently fiery.

The Outrage Machine

Punditry, complexity, and democracy.

Adam Schiff Wins, Shouted Down By Protestors

California’s next Senator had his night spoiled.

Nikki Haley Drops Out

The last challenger to Donald Trump bows to reality.

Keeping Insurrectionists Out of Office

It’s easy if you try.

No Labels a No Go

They’re fast running out of time to find a candidate.