January 6th Yeah But-ism

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

Still no evidence of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election

After more than a year and countless investigations into election fraud, the big lie continues to be a big lie

Sean Hannity’s TXT Messages To Mark Meadows [Updated]

How the host’s off-camera views contradict what he was telling his audience

Pandemic, Trauma, and Identity

There’s something happening here. But what it is ain’t exactly clear.

Abbott and the Border Wall

The governor of Texas vows to finish what Trump started.

Manchin Shoots BBB Dead, Dead, Dead

The West Virginia Senator has taken the football from Charlie Brown and gone home.

January 6 vs BLM Riots

Shockingly, they’re not remotely equivalent.

The Divide Within Our Parties is Almost as Wide as that Between Them

Pew’s new typology shows the diversity of both US political parties.

Chris Wallace Leaving Fox News

He is heading to CNN+

Nobody Watches Cable News

A media critic argues we pay outsized attention to the goings-on at Fox, MSNBC, and CNN.

Tuesday MorningTabs

Gotta clear them all.

Gun Control is Jim Crow protester Gun Control is Jim Crow protester

Tribal Lenses and Criminal Justice

Our reactions to recent murder trials tells us a lot about our divided country.

Disparate Sentencing of Capitol Rioters

A pattern is emerging.

Patriots Leave Fox After Patriot Purge

Two NeverTrump Republicans have had enough.

Rittenhouse, Competence, and Crusade

A contrast in styles.

The Narrative of the ‘MSM Narrative’

Journalism is terrible except when compared to the alternatives.

No, the Flu Shot Hasn’t Become Partisan

Reading disparate polling numbers critically.

Changing CDC Guidance, Communication, and Conspiracy

Science and insanity don’t mix.

Most Politics Is National

Tip O’Neil’s famous saying hasn’t been true in a long, long time.

Evangelical Politics in the Time of Polarization and Covid

A piece in The Atlantic inspires thoughts.

Battle for the Suburbs

There is a lot of anger out there.

Election Polling When There’s No Election Day

Late-breaking news may not matter that much anymore.

More Tabs to Clear

President Joe Biden, joined by Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky and Merck CEO Ken Frazier, delivers remarks on COVID-19 vaccine production Wednesday, March 10, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden, joined by Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky and Merck CEO Ken Frazier, delivers remarks on COVID-19 vaccine production Wednesday, March 10, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Biden Orders Feds, Firms to Vaccinate

The President has lost his patience with the unvaccinated.

Keeping the Voter Fraud Flames Burning

This time in the CA recall.

DeSantis’ Gall, Obfuscation, and Dishonesty

As the pandemic’s effects continue to worsen in Florida, DeSantis continues to play the worst kind of politics.

Ivermectin and Irresponsible Infotainment

Sound decisions require sound reporting.

Trump and Pompeo Set Afghanistan Fiasco in Motion

They’ve got a lot of gall blaming Biden for this mess.

“Why do Liberals Hate Orban?” is not the Right Question

The right questions are: 1) why do some some on the right like him, and 2) should this concern us all?

Scapegoating Immigrants

Whataboutism about a visit to Whataburger (and other tales of obfuscation).

Red Lights on the Dashboard

Some recent news items that add to concern about American democracy.

President Joe Biden, joined by Vice President Kamala Harris, delivers remarks on the COVID-19 National Month of Action on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden, joined by Vice President Kamala Harris, delivers remarks on the COVID-19 National Month of Action on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Biden’s Vaccination Speech

The President hit all the right notes.

Capitol Riots Day 1 Analysis

An emotional day set the tone for the investigation.

The Reality Show Party?

Another R/D cleavage?

Money and Intra-Party Competition

More in a series of ongoing observations about the GOP primaries.

The Stupid, Evil Party

It’s not getting any better, folks.

Hunter Biden’s Art

A new career and a pending art sale.

Has America Reached Peak Vaccination?

The rate at which Americans are getting COVID shots is slowing rapidly.

Ohio, Trump, and the Primaries

Thinking about party evolution and behavior going into 2022.

Culture Wars the Liberals’ Fault?

Some people claim there’s a woman to blame.

Trump Organization and its CFO Indicted

A big shoe has dropped.

The Tragedy of Politicized Vaccines

Public health shouldn’t be made into a partisan issue.

Educational Diversity and Structural Racism

Critical race theory rears its ugly head yet again.

Florida’s Campus Speech Law

Ron DeSantis and friends are afraid of higher education.

How Critical Race Theory Suddenly Hit the Mainstream

A pandemic and the rise of Zoom meetings unleashed an academic theory into the wild.

COVID Bullying at West Point?

Vaccination is voluntary but refusal is not without consequence.

The Ivies=NK?

Or, you know, not.

SBC Picks a New Leader

And linkages to broader US politics.

What Does the Fed Have Against the Founding Fathers?

Well, nothing of course.

Chris Wallace Grills Joe Manchin

The piling on continues.