Electoral Integrity Concerns, Real and Imagined

What is more concerning, speculation and war games, or the words of POTUS?

A Lame Defense (Really, a Self Own)

Trump basically confirmed all but one aspect of the Atlantic story.

Trump’s Bizarre, Anti-Veteran Rant

The Toddler-in-Chief strikes again.

Another Poll

The latest FNC poll has more good news for Biden.

Nancy Pelosi’s Haircut

An uncharacteristic misstep by a seasoned pro.

A Bizarre Convention

The Republicans are putting on quite a show.

Pronouncing ‘Kamala’

I’ve been thinking it wrong for years.

President Donald J. Trump participates in a FOX News Channel virtual town hall entitled America Together: Returning to Work, with co-moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum live from the Lincoln Memorial Sunday, May 3, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) President Donald J. Trump participates in a FOX News Channel virtual town hall entitled America Together: Returning to Work, with co-moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum live from the Lincoln Memorial Sunday, May 3, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Fox News is Leading Prime Time Network

Preying on the fears of old white people is good business.

The Truth Is Paywalled But The Lies Are Free

It’s much easier to fund bad information than good.

Reporting on Portland

Framing matters.

Biden Well Ahead of Clinton at This Stage

Comparisons with 2016 all work against Trump’s re-election.

A Timeline of Denial and Incompetence

A non-exhaustive tour of Trump’s utterances on the pandemic since January.

The Continued Politicization of Masks

If you are wondering why masks are political, look no further than 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Shepard Smith to Anchor CNBC Newscast

The longtime Fox News host has re-emerged at an unusual spot.

Famous People Got Loans!

The Paycheck Protection Program protected some interesting paychecks.

Gun Violence Spiking Across American Cities

A marked rise in shooting deaths is going largely unnoticed.

A Diminished, Surreal July 4th

The crowd for DC’s fireworks celebration was small but weird.

Racist Narratives about Covid-19

Racial and xenophobic rhetoric and Covid-19.

Biden’s Massive Lead

President Trump is behind 14 points in the latest NYT poll.

Cancel Cancel Culture

The state of American debate is not strong.

Biden Leads By Electoral College-Proof Margins

The vagaries of our Presidential election mechanism gave us a surprising result in 2016. That’s unlikely this year.

President Trump Arrives on Capitol Hill President Donald J. Trump arrives on Capitol Hill to attend a Senate Republican policy luncheon Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) President Trump Arrives on Capitol Hill President Donald J. Trump arrives on Capitol Hill to attend a Senate Republican policy luncheon Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

Trump’s Purging Pentagon of Perceived Enemies?

Presidents have appointed loyalists since time immemorial. Has this one gone too far?

COVID-19 Myths

Wrongheaded thinking about the pandemic won’t go away.

President Donald J. Trump participates in a FOX News Channel virtual town hall entitled America Together: Returning to Work, with co-moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum live from the Lincoln Memorial Sunday, May 3, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) President Donald J. Trump participates in a FOX News Channel virtual town hall entitled America Together: Returning to Work, with co-moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum live from the Lincoln Memorial Sunday, May 3, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

There is No Plan

A sober assessment of President Trump’s plan to get the country running again.

The Eva Murry Allegation

Another allegation of Biden misbehavior that is another category altogether.

Joe Biden Denies Tara Reade Allegations

The presumptive Democratic nominee says, “They aren’t true. This never happened.”

Only the Best People, Part ???

Who can keep count?

The TV Doctors and the Problem of Cable “News”

Cable news “experts” frequently aren’t.

White House Coronavirus Update Briefing President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and members of the White House COVID-19 Coronavirus task force, delivers remarks and answers questions from members of the press during a coronavirus update briefing Thursday, April 16, 2020, in the James S. Brady White House Press Briefing Room. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian) White House Coronavirus Update Briefing President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and members of the White House COVID-19 Coronavirus task force, delivers remarks and answers questions from members of the press during a coronavirus update briefing Thursday, April 16, 2020, in the James S. Brady White House Press Briefing Room. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

“LIBERATE” Minnesota, Michigan and Virginia

The President is issuing dangerous statements.

Data Collection/Analysis and Covid-19

Critics of the modeling and of the data analysis are being too simplistic.

Art Laffer has a Plan for the Economy

It would be laughable, but the White House might be interested.

President Donald J. Trump, joined by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, left, and Attorney General William Barr, displays his signature after signing an Executive Order to Prevent Hoarding and Price Gouging, Monday, March 23, 2020, in the Oval Office of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) President Donald J. Trump, joined by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, left, and Attorney General William Barr, displays his signature after signing an Executive Order to Prevent Hoarding and Price Gouging, Monday, March 23, 2020, in the Oval Office of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

The Magical Thinking Presidency

Trump’s approach from the beginning has been reality-denying. It makes it difficult to take anything the administration proposed seriously.

G-7 Statement Scuttled Because the US Insisted on Using Term “Wuhan Virus”

We are governed by the petty and myopic.

USA Most Prepared Country for Pandemics

Despite our poor showing against COVID-19, we have the best infrastructure in place.

The Inequality of Coronavirus

Social distancing is a lot easier when you’re affluent.

Liberty U. Sticking with Face-to-Face Instruction

It is hard not to see this as a politically driven move.

Coronavirus Could Kill Trump Presidency

We may be seeing the beginning of the end.

Coronavirus Has Been Politicized to Dangerous Effect

Republicans are half as likely to take the outbreak seriously.

Elizabeth Warren Couldn’t Win and Therefore Didn’t

She lost in both of her home states. She shouldn’t be embarrassed.

Chris Matthews Retires

The longtime talking head is the latest poster boy for #MeToo. And mandatory retirement.

No, Mr. President, COVID-19 isn’t a Democratic Hoax

Donald Trump is once again trying to deflect reality.

The Problematic Acting DNI

Only the best people.

Russians Actively Working to Re-Elect Trump

Our intelligence professionals are issuing a familiar warning.

My Buttigieg Theory

How is the mayor of a modest-sized Midwestern city doing as well as he has?

Trump Cutting NSC Back for Wrong Reasons

A smaller staff is arguably a good idea. But not this way.

Rush Limbaugh Has Advanced Lung Cancer

Sad news from the conservative talk icon.

Feinstein and Three Democratic Moderates Leaning Toward Acquittal?

Surprising news from an unsurprising process.

What does “Sole” Mean?

The House decides what is impeachable.

Joe Rogan, Bernie Sanders, and the Intellectual Dark Web

Politics makes strange bedfellows.