No Room for Palin in Party She Remade?

What to make of her second straight loss?

Sunday Morning Tabs

In case you need some reading this morning.

Hakeem Jeffries, Fox News, and the Dangers of Sloppy Rhetoric

It would be nice if politicians and cable news outlets were more responsible.

Democrats’ Chaotic Skullduggery

There was some quiet meddling going on.

Murdoch Gunning for Trump

The New York Post and Wall Street Journal are blasting the losing loser.

Trump 2022’s Biggest Loser

The 2020 loser has doubled down on losing.

Fear and Resentment of a Changing America

A revealing comparison of Republican districts that deny and don’t deny the 2020 outcome.

Walker’s Vist to Hugh Hewitt

An example of rationalization.

Line of the Day

Cable news v. court edition.

Air Force Academy Didn’t Ban ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’

The reactionary press is once again misrepresenting diversity training.

National Enquirer Voters

The fading tabloid still has significant influence.

DeSantis’s Martha’s Vineyard Stunt

This is just playing crass political games with human beings.

Thursday Tabs

The Media Rage Machine

Shockingly, when the most-watched news outlet is built on divisiveness, the country becomes divided.

Trump Tipping Point?

As more details emerge about the documents he stole, defenders are falling away.

FBI Raids Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Home

The former President and his supporters are crying “weaponization of the justice system.”

January 6 and the Collusion Trap

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

Trump’s Support is Down

Signs and portents?

President Joe Biden welcomes ASEAN leaders to the White House,Thursday, May 12, 2022, on the South Lawn. (Official White House Photo by Erin Scott) President Joe Biden welcomes ASEAN leaders to the White House,Thursday, May 12, 2022, on the South Lawn. (Official White House Photo by Erin Scott)

Joe Biden is Aging (Developing Story)

The 79-year-old will be 80 on his next birthday.

The Capitol Riot and Fox News

A large plurality of the network’s viewers think left wingers trying to make Trump look bad are to blame.

SCOTUS Upholds High School Coach’s 50-Yard-Line Prayers

The Supreme Court has reversed decades of precedent on church-state separation.

Dueling Takes on the End of Roe

So, what now?

Fixing the Primary Problem

Could Alaska point the way to a solution?

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

Chris Stirewalt takes a victory lap.

Google Builds Blog Troll

The company’s new AI technology looks awfully familiar.

The January 6 Committee’s Audience

It was yuuuge! And nobody saw it!

Unity My Ass

Are you going to believe this index or your own lyin’ eyes?

January 6 Committee Public Hearings: Day 1

The laying out of the case begins.

Clinton Lawyer Acquitted in RussiaGate Case

What does it all mean? It depends on who you ask.

Disinformation Governance Board Killed by Disinformation Campaign

The combination of a horrendous rollout and a social media onslaught was disastrous.

Mass Shootings, Ideology, and Mental Illness

We know a lot less about the motives of spree killers than the public discourse suggests.

Star Trek Goes Woke!

Has a franchise that’s always been political gone too far?

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, addresses his remarks at a roundtable on donating plasma Thursday, July 30, 2020, at the American Red Cross-National Headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, addresses his remarks at a roundtable on donating plasma Thursday, July 30, 2020, at the American Red Cross-National Headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

Fauci Shocked Americans Think Pandemic Over

We’re mostly back to “normal” while yet another new strain is surging.

Tucker Carlson White Supremacist Messaging

The face of Fox News is not the bow-tied buffoon from his “Crossfire” days.

Elon Musk Buys Twitter

It’s happened. What does it mean?

60% of US COVID-19 Deaths Preventable

Some 230,000 Americans have died needlessly since vaccinations became widely available.

Tucker Carlson’s Testicles

The craziest damn thing you’ve ever heard of or a secret message to the crazies?

Has Trump Finally Gone Too Far?

Republicans are aghast that he’s abandoned his principles.

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CRT? Tired. Groomers? Wired!

The latest strategic moral panic from the far right

Is this Cancel Culture?

Two related examples: are they “cancel culture” or not?

A Recurrent Political Fantasy

Magically mobilizing nonvoters isn’t going to happen (but it sounds nice, I suppose).

Chris Wallace Found Fox News’ Relationship with Truth ‘Unsustainable’

The network’s longtime weekend anchor couldn’t take it anymore.

The Propagandists Among Us

Whether dupes or active participants, the damage is real (and points us back to 2016).

America’s Four Parties

Neither the Democrats nor the Republicans truly represent most Americans. Fixing that is exceedingly unlikely.

Biden ‘Leading from Behind’ on Ukraine

The American President is once again leading the free world.

Bob Beckel, 1948-2022

The Democratic strategist and longtime talking head is gone at 73.

Trump Facing Multiple Legal Disasters

The 45th President is unlikely to face Federal prosecution but state and civil suits are not going his way.

Who Decides What’s Disinformation?

What if the “fake news” is really fake news?

Jim Angle, 1946-2022

The veteran journalist and Fox News original is gone at 75.