Fox Tried to Derail the ‘Big Lie’ Before Going All In

Chris Stirewalt takes a victory lap.

Trump Loses Big in Georgia, Again

Two incumbents roared to victory despite his opposition.

Republican Efforts to Steal Election Were Widespread

Did we not already know this?

Trump Judge Acquits January 6 Non-Rioter

Two hundred-odd people have pled or been found guilty. One has been acquitted.

Judge: Trump Committed Crimes

His conversations with lawyers about stealing the election are not protected by privilege.

Jan 6 Committee Alleges Trump Criminal Conspiracy

The former President should have known that his claims of election fraud were baseless.

A Modest Step on Voting Integrity

It’s Manchin-approved.

Pence and the Whirlwind

Doing the right thing on 1/6/20 doesn’t absolve him of being a key Trump enabler.

Normalizing Political Violence

In their censure of Cheney and Kinzinger the GOP wants to rewrite history.

Stewart Rhodes, Oath Keeper leader, fatass loser POS Stewart Rhodes, Oath Keeper leader, fatass loser POS

Oath Keepers Charged with Seditious Conspiracy

A year after the Capitol riot, DOJ is coming after the most violent perpetrators.

January 6th Yeah But-ism

Yes the riots were a disgrace but the Democrats . . . .

If It Was an Insurrection, Why Hasn’t Anyone Been Charged with ‘Insurrection’?

It doesn’t matter what I believe. It only matters what I can prove.

Revisiting Stacey Abrams’ Nonconcession

Assessing her actions in 2018 in light of 2020 and onward.

Senators Graham and Lee Owe us an Explanation

Really, they owed (and still owe) us better behavior.

What’s Kyrsten Sinema’s Game?

The political calculus of Arizona’s senior Senator is unclear.

Is California Recall Unconstitutional?

A novel but flawed legal argument.

The Size of the US House of Representatives

It hasn’t changed in over 100 years (but the population sure has).

The Radicalization of Ross Douthat

An interesting podcast conversation.

Capitol Riots Day 1 Analysis

An emotional day set the tone for the investigation.

Elite Behavior Matters

The College Republican National Committee Chairman elections shows the lessons taught by the national party.

Could America’s Next Election be Stolen?

Some Democratic election observers think so.

My Two Cents on a 1/6 Commission

We need what we aren’t going to get.

More Census 2020 Takeaways

The trends over the last half century are really something.

Walter Mondale, 1928-2021

Jimmy Carter’s Vice President and the 1984 Democratic nominee has died at 93.

Stop Blaming the Framers for Everything

America’s institutions are undemocratic but only some of them are a product of the Constitution.

Republican Leadership Face Tests with Cheney and Greene

Mitch McConnell is testing out his spine again.

The Key Number: Two Hours

The pivot point in the impeachment charges: two hours of silence.

Will the GOP Fracture?

Will there be in-fighting? Yes. A break-up? No.

Liz Cheney’s Statement on Impeachment

The #3 Republican in the House will vote to impeach.

‘Stop the Steal’ Founder ‘in Hiding’

A one-time denizen of Blogger’s Row at CPAC has come a long way.

Trump Deserves to be Impeached, Plain and Simple

As we assess Trump’s role in all of this, it is important to think through what he did (and did not) do.

The Choose Your Own Adventure Presidency

Trump’s lack of fealty to truth and reality gives supporters an out (if they choose it).

Why Was Capitol Security Inadequate?

A large, well-trained police force was unprepared for a foreseeable crisis.

Ousting Trump Early Incredibly Unlikely

The President of the United States is a national security threat. Can we get rid of him now?

Congress Certifies Biden Win

It’s finally officially official.

Trump Mob Storms Capitol

The predictable, indeed inevitable, has happened.

Trump and His Party Doing Permanent Damage to America

The President who promised to “Make America Great Again” has made her a laughingstock. And worse.

Republican Election Subversion Coming to Bitter End

They’re actually going to go through with it.

The Pence Gambit

The absurd notion that the President of Senate is the arbiter and judge of the electoral vote.

The Pending Electoral Vote Challenge

It will be symbolic, but the symbol will be an anti-democratic one.

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Trump’s Final Meltdown

The President of the United States is an existential threat to the Republic.

Is Rand Paul Going to Object to Electors?

The junior Senator from Kentucky is drawing a lot of attention to himself on “fraud.”

(Many?)(Most?) Republicans Acknowledge Biden WIn

Too little, too late.

The Next Attempt to Subvert

January 6th, when the electoral votes are counted.

Reforming the EC is not the Same as Overturning it

Wherein I respond to a ridiculous comparison.

The Court Failures Continue to Mount

Almost 50 losses in four weeks,. Impressive.

More Nonsense About the Election

A shadowy flight into the realm of evidence that does not exist.