Democratic Candidates Criticize Caucuses

Many of the 2020 Democratic candidates for President are arguing that the caucus process itself is unfair and undemocratic. They’re right.

Supreme Court Issues Split Ruling On Indiana Abortion Law But Sends A Signal

The Supreme Court sent a signal yesterday that seems to indicate how it might deal with future abortion law challenges and it doesn’t bode well for pro-lifers.

Pope Francis Defrocks Cardinal Theodore McCarrick After Decades Of Abuse

Pope Francis defrocked former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after decades of allegations of abuse of young boys and seminarians.

Some States Are (Finally) Getting Rid Of Caucuses

Several states are getting rid of caucuses in favor of primaries, a move that could be to the disadvantage of candidates like Bernie Sanders.

Defeated Congresswoman Mia Love Has Some Parting Words For The GOP

Mia Love, recently narrowly defeated in her bid for re-election, has some parting words for her party. They probably won’t listen, but they should.

Keith Ellison Falling Behind In Race For Minnesota Attorney General

Congressman Keith Ellison appears to be falling behind in the race to be Minnesota’s next Attorney General.

Midterms Looking Good For Democrats

New Generic Congressional Ballot polls have good news for Democrats.

Pope Francis Declares Capital Punishment Unacceptable In All Circumstances

In what amounts to a significant, albeit not surprising, change in Catholic doctrine, Pope Francis has declared that the death penalty is unacceptable in all circumstances.

Wife Of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Indicted, And He Could Be Next

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces what could be a scandal that will quickly push him out of office.

N.F.L. To Fine Teams If Players Fail To “Stand And Show Respect” During National Anthem

The N.F.L. has come up with a dumb “solution” to a non-existent problem.

Red State Democrat Doug Jones To Vote Against Haspel Nomination

At least one red state Democrat will be voting against Gina Haspel.

Republican Wins Arizona Special Election, But Still Sends A Warning To The GOP

As expected, a Republican won the Special Election in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District, but it’s not a win Republicans should really be celebrating.

Minnesota Governor Names Lt. Governor Tina Smith To Replace Al Franken.

As expected, Minnesota’s Governor has named his Lt. Governor to replace Al Franken in the Senate.

A Mediocre May Jobs Report

May’s Jobs Report was mediocre, suggesting that the economy may be stagnating.

First Quarter Economic Growth Better Than Initially Forecast, But Further Slowing Is Forecast

Economic growth in the first quarter wasn’t as bad as first estimated, but it still wasn’t very good. And the future is unclear at best.

Another Supreme Court Vacancy This Summer?

The Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is hinting at a new Supreme Court vacancy this summer.

A Disappointing March Jobs Report

After starting the year with two good months, the jobs report for March was quite disappointing.

Republicans Looking At Plans To Break Up The Ninth Circuit

Independent of the current controversy surrounding President Trump’s immigration order, Republicans in Congress are looking at a plan to break up the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Anti-Trump Republicans Get Behind Campaign Of Some Guy Nobody’s Ever Heard Of

The latest desperation bid from anti-Trump Republicans is guaranteed to make a GOP civil war more likely.

Americans Really, Really, Really Don’t Like Donald Trump

A new poll shows that public opinion about Donald Trump is at the lowest point its been since he entered the race. That bodes poorly for Trump, and for the the political party that has chosen to nominate him for President.

Bill Kristol Reportedly Floating National Review Writer As Independent Candidate For President

Bill Kristol’s plan to stop Donald Trump involves a long shot independent bid for the White House by someone most Americans have never heard of before.

Voters Don’t Seem To Care About The Political Fight Over Vacant Supreme Court Seat

It may be the talk of Washington, but the political fight over Justice Scalia’s vacant Supreme Court seat does not seem to be something voters care very much about.

Another Chaotic Nevada Caucus Helps Make The Case For Eliminating Caucuses Altogether

This year’s Nevada Caucuses are a good argument for why there should not be any more caucuses.

DHS Official Argues Against Using No-Fly List To Bar People From Buying Guns

At least one DHS official seems to be against the idea of using no-fly list to stop people from buying firearms.

Ben Carson Threatens To Bolt The GOP As He Slips Even Further Into Irrelevance

Ben Carson threatens to leave the GOP over recent reports about plans for a brokered convention, but with his poll numbers collapsing one wonders why anyone would care if he did.

Donald Trump Unleashes Another Insult That His Supporters Most Likely Won’t Care About

Donald Trump is back to hurling insults at his opponents, but it’s unlikely his supporters are going to care.

Minnesota Archbishop Resigns In Wake Of Criminal Charges Over Sex Abuse

The head of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has resigned in the wake of criminal charges for covering up sexual abuse of children.

Tea Party Crowd Launching Another Phony “Challenge” To John Boehner

Several Tea Party backed Members of Congress claim to be challenging John Boehner in tomorrow’s vote for Speaker. They are, of course, delusional.

More Americans Support Gun Rights Than Gun Control, New Poll Finds

As the second anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School approaches, a new poll finds that more Americans support gun rights than gun control.

Mike Huckabee Leads In Iowa, And That Shows What’s Wrong With The Iowa Caucuses

The fact that a candidate like Mike Huckabee could win the Iowa Caucuses is the reason to end the Iowa Caucuses.

A Partisan Divide Over Israel? Not Really.

Recent polls notwithstanding, Republicans and Democrats remain largely in lockstep when it comes to U.S. policy toward Israel.

Rupert Murdoch Rebuffed In Initial Bid To Buy Time Warner, But It’s Not Over Yet

Big news, and potentially a big merger, in the entertainment industry.

Louisiana May Jail A Catholic Priest For Refusing To Break The Seal Of Confession

A case out of Louisiana raises serious First Amendment issues.

Conservatives Attack Hillary Clinton For Being A Criminal Defense Attorney 40 Years Ago

Once again, Republicans are attacking someone for doing a job the Bill of Rights itself makes necessary and important.

Can Someone Without A Filter Be A Viable Presidential Candidate?

Brian Schweitzer has a reputation for saying things that most politicians wouldn’t, but that may be just what he needs to get attention if he runs in 2016.

Retiring Congressman: Members Of Congress Are Underpaid

Time to have some sympathy for those poor penny-pinching Congressmen and Senators? Hardly.

December Jobs Report Comes In Way Off Estimates, 300,000+ Leave Labor Force

A surprisingly disappointing jobs report for December.

New York Times: Time To Grant Clemency to Edward Snowden

The “paper of record” joins the call for some kind of deal with Edward Snowden.

‘We Thought He Was Going To Be The Next Messiah’

The President is neither messiah nor devil, and the media does the public no favors when it treats him as either.

Time To Welcome Our Amazon Delivery Drone Overlords?

Jeff Bezos’s latest idea may never get off the ground, but it sure is interesting.

No, We Don’t Need To Allow People To Make Cellphone Calls On Airplanes

Imagine all these people talking on the cellphones during a long flight, or even a short one.

Our Fate Apparently Lies In The Hands Of McConnell, Reid, Boehner, and Biden

Are these four men our last, best hope for a deal that will end the shutdown and avoid breaching the debt ceiling?

Proposed Media Shield Law Leads To Debate Over Who Is A “Journalist”

Who should qualify as a “journalist” for purposes of a “Shield Law?”

Obama Handing Out Ambassadorships To Top Donors And Friends, Just Like His Predecessors

President Obama has appointed a lot of donor’s and supporters to plumb Ambassadorial slots. That’s not at all unusual.