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.

Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead

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.

Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead

America’s Slow Presidential Transitions

Why isn’t Joe Biden President already?

More on Alternative Electors

More on why it isn’t going to happen.

MI and GA Continue to Thwart Trump

Some Republicans are doing their jobs.

More Kook Than Coup

A shameful farce continues to unfold.

Good News on the EC Front

GOP leaders in key states signal no EC shenanigans.

306

All the states have been called.

Joe Biden the 46th President of the United States

All the major outlets are finally acknowledging the obvious.

Where the Presidential Race Stands

Why it’s all over but the crying.

Biden Wins Michigan’s 16 Electors

He needs one more state to hit the magic 270.

Maine Gives Biden 3, Trump 1

Biden inches closer to 270.

Wisconsin Officially Biden’s

10 more Electoral votes.

Colorado Passes National Popular Vote Compact

We may be a little closer to ending the tyranny of the Electoral College.

AZ and PA

Trump needs them both.

Is the Race Narrowing?

Trump has pulled ahead in some individual polls but Biden continues to have a commanding lead.

How Confident Should We Be in the Polls?

Two prominent media pollsters are hedging their bets.

Peek Hack

Up is down. Down is up.

Models Trending Bidenward

A look at several models.

Majority Rule, Plurality Rule, and Minority Rule

Definitions are fun, right?

Is the American Government Legitimate?

A long-winded and esoteric discussion about an elusive idea.

President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks prior to signing H.R. 1957- The Great American Outdoors Act Tuesday, August 4, 2020, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks prior to signing H.R. 1957- The Great American Outdoors Act Tuesday, August 4, 2020, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

Woodward Revelations Hurting Trump

A new poll shows meaningful shifts in public attitudes.

More on the Absurdity of the Electoral College

A game wherein one team has to score more points to win than does the other.

Thinking About an EC/Popular Vote Inversion

Our screwy electoral system requires thinking about screwy scenarios.