An Observation or Two on SCOTUS

Well, more than two…

The ‘Outside Agitator’ Trope

It’s been around for a very long time.

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A Return of National Security Republicans?

Several glimmers of hope from the Ukraine funding bill.

Iran Attacks Israel

Some initial thoughts.

If Inflation is Down, Why Are Prices Up?

Shockingly, most people aren’t economists.

Yay! Information Matters!

You can lead a horse to water, but the trick is the drinking.

Putin Wins Again!

He’s on a winning streak not seen since Stalin.

Pence Won’t Endorse Trump

Sic a mob on a guy and this is the thanks Trump gets.

MAGA didn’t come from nowhere

The roots of MAGA run deep, through places like my old home.

GOP “Unity”

Data from the early primaries

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Burn it All Down

The politics of chaos.

About That Cult Thing…

Cults of personality are not the same as cults.

FBI Informant Charged with Lying about Bidens

An unsurprising twist.

This is How Fascists Behave

Force and order.

Trump Would Encourage Russia to Attack NATO Members Who Don’t Pay Up

Yet more evidence the man is unfit to serve as Commander-in-Chief.

The Republican News Bubble

We’re entitled to our own facts.

Our Weird Politics

Taylor Swift, Travis Kelce, and MAGA.

The Border Standoff is Escalating Quickly

Gregg Abbott is now defying the U.S. Supreme Court, forcing a showdown.

Strong Q4 Growth

Plus an observation on news coverage.

Nikki Haley, Racism In America, And Trump

On racism, Republicans, and names

Trump Attorney: If Not Impeached And Convicted, President Has Power To Assasinate Political Rivals

This is the logical result of Trump’s legal arguments & that should give everyone pause

Biden, Harris, and Tha God

A powerful voice in Black media is a thorn in the administration’s side.

On Handcounts

Ignorance, it turns out, isn’t bliss.

The Nikki Haley Comet

The anti-Trump forces are rallying around the former South Carolina governor and UN ambassador.

Liberal Professors Fleeing Florida

The DeSantis crackdown on academic freedom is having its desired effect.

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Americans No Longer Believe in the American Dream

Most no longer believe it’s possible to get ahead through hard work.

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Objective Journalism in an Objectively Uneven Contest

What if one of the candidates is Hitler?

Counting the Right Votes

White Christian nationalism and the fight for control of America.

Anti-Gay Extremism in Nigeria

Where religious zealotry can lead. (So, yes, a digression into American politics).

Mike Johnson is Very Religious

His critics are focused on the wrong problem.

The Faux Haley Boomlet

The press really needs to stop trying to make fetch happen.

Powell Pleads Guilty in GA

She took a plea deal.

Misleading Headline of the Day

Demonstrators once again breached Hill security.

Will Jim Jordan Bullying Backfire?

Will at least four Republicans have a spine?

Jim Jordan Wrestling His Way to Speaker [Updated]

The crazies are this close to a complete takeover.

House Leadership Crisis Continues [Updated]

Jim Jordan is trying to bully his way into office. It almost certainly won’t work.

Stupid Poll Tricks

Or, if you prefer, stupid headline tricks.

Gaetz’ Gambit

What’s behind the sure-to-fail bid to oust his own party’s Speaker?

Should The Press Pick a Side?

The mainstream media isn’t and shouldn’t become a counterpart to the right-wing infotainment complex.

GOP Debate Most-Watched Show on TV

A surpringly large number tuned in to see people who won’t be the nominee.

First Republican Debate of 2024 Season

Vivek Ramaswamy’s national coming out party was, well, interesting.

The Quest for a Non-Trump Republican

The Establishment is desperate for an alternative that’s not coming.

Trump Lawyers: Win Some, Lose Some

They chose the ticket, now they are going for the ride.

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Why America’s News Networks Are So Bad

It’s Nixon’s fault?

Is Trump Protected Because Of “Political Speech”?

Why “the First Amendment protects Trump” defense doesn’t make sense

Public Confidence in Military Lowest in Decades

There has been a steady decline the last five years.

DeSantis Keeps Telling Us Who He Is

Doubling down on state standards on slavery.

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Small Town Justice?

Those who refuse to learn about the past often perpetuate its mistakes.