That’s Quite a Defense

Only the best attorneys.

Could Trump Really Be President Again?

It’s not nearly as far-fetched as most of us would like to believe.

Some Electoral College Thoughts

It really is rife with problems.

Fear of a Third Party

The Electoral College is holding a nation of millions back.

Neither Trump Nor DeSantis?

An unconvincing column from an old pro.

How Serious of a Threat is a No Labels Candidate?

The panic continues. Is it warranted?

Pence Subpoenaed by Trump Special Counsel

An aggressive but expected move.

Election Reform Through the Back Door

Electoral Count Act reforms are “hidden” in the bipartisan budget bill.

Trump Facing Multiple Criminal Charges

The January 6 Committee is expected to make a minimum of three referrals.

What Now for Stacey Abrams’ Model?

Her emphasis on turnout has helped other Democrats but she’s a two-time loser.

Forecasting 2024 Way Too Early

There are at most eight toss-up states for the 2024 Presidential election.

Election Denialism did Poorly at the Polls

The “America First” slate of candidates lost all but one contest.

Republican Losers Conceding, Not Rioting

A low bar has been cleared.

Abrams Loses Suit Over 2018 Election

Georgia Republicans didn’t violate the Constitution or the Voting Rights Act.

Being Known by the Company you Keep

Meeting with people who are essentially couplotters should be disqualifying.

January 6 and the Collusion Trap

What is the right measure of success for the Committee investigating the Capitol riot?

Resetting Our Politics

Did Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony change anything?

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.

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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).