Unmasked Stupidity in Congress

Speaker Pelosi and House Republicans are waging separate battles with science.

The GOP: Not a Civil War, Not a Purge

The GOP is actually pretty healthy at the moment, despite some public rhetoric to the contrary.

Conservatives and Critical Race Theory

The latest bogey man is likely not well understood.

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)

The Fox News Effect?

Republicans are more partisan—and distrustful of government—than Democrats.

The Big Lie Has Become a Litmus Test

Republicans who admit Joe Biden won the election fair and square are being driven from the party.

Maxine Waters Under Fire

The latest variant of the “No Justice, No Peace” threat is unhelpful.

A Specious Comparison of Voting Rules

No, Colorado’s voting regulations are not roughly the same as Georgia’s.

Major League False Equivalence

There’s no voting in baseball.

Capitol Police Officer Killed in Attack

A loon wolf terrorist who followed Louis Farrakhan was responsible.

COVID Passports Redux

Competing analogies and externalities.

President Joe Biden takes notes doing a G7 Leaders’ Virtual Meeting Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in the White House Situation Room. President Joe Biden takes notes doing a G7 Leaders’ Virtual Meeting Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in the White House Situation Room.

Judging Presidents and Presidencies

We tend to focus on the wrong qualities in our early assessments.

The Dishonesty is Exhausting

Foolish lies are for foolish liars.

This Week’s Dr. Seuss Nonsense

A story that is both unserious and yet emblematic of our age in a serious way.

Vaccine Hesitancy

A third of Americans are unsure they want the life-saving COVID shots.

Fact-Checking in a Fact-Free World

Debunking urban legends and Internet rumors is harder than it used to be.

Rush Limbaugh is Still Dead

The reflections on the departed right-wing talk host continue.

Manchin Opposes Tanden for OMB

The Senate’s last conservative Democrat is taking President Biden’s call for unity seriously.

Rush Limbaugh, 1951-2021

The talk radio megastar has died, aged 70.

Witnesses are Coming (UPDATE: Never Mind)

And illustrations of the fact that this isn’t a regular trial.

Lou Dobbs Canceled

Fox Business has abruptly sidelined its most popular host.

Fox News Purging ‘Real Journalists’

Losing viewers to fringe networks, the Fair and Balanced team is joining them.

Fantasies of a Post-Trump Republican Party

The GOP will almost certainly survive. But in what form?

Liz Cheney’s Statement on Impeachment

The #3 Republican in the House will vote to impeach.

The Terrorist In The Mirror

There’s a word for people who use outrageous violence to terrorize.

Ousting Trump Early Incredibly Unlikely

The President of the United States is a national security threat. Can we get rid of him now?

The Nasty Politicization of COVID

Our cultural divide over the pandemic is turning us into worse people.

Representative Mitchell Disaffiliates with the GOP

One member of the Grand Old Party has had it.

The Next Attempt to Subvert

January 6th, when the electoral votes are counted.

Violence after DC ‘Stop the Steal’ Rally

Peaceful protests were once again followed by nighttime clashes.

Newsmax Gaining on Fox

The information bubble is getting smaller.

Reforming the EC is not the Same as Overturning it

Wherein I respond to a ridiculous comparison.

Trump is Who We Thought He Was

That which worked for petty business disputes was never going to work on this big of a stage.

Reaping the Whirlwind

That thing that happens when you sow the wind with conspiracy theories.

More Nonsense About the Election

A shadowy flight into the realm of evidence that does not exist.

Trump’s Legal Team Imploding

We won’t have Sidney Powell to kick around any more.

More Kook Than Coup

A shameful farce continues to unfold.

Former Right-Wing Media Star Turns Against Right-Wing Media

So, it turns out that Fox News wasn’t really all that fair or balanced.

Trump Accidentally Concedes

Because he’s an idiot.

Comparative Congratulations

Most leaders ring up Joe.

There Is No Fraud

The President’s claims have no merit.

Not as Bad as We Feared

Revisiting predictions about what would happen if what has happened happened.

GOP Fracturing Over Trump

While many are congratulating President-Elect Biden, too many are still following a loser.

Joe Biden the 46th President of the United States

All the major outlets are finally acknowledging the obvious.

Biden Ahead in Georgia

Hopefully, we can finally declare a President-Elect today.

‘They’re Trying to Rig an Election’

The lies aren’t working anymore.

Where the Presidential Race Stands

Why it’s all over but the crying.

The Two Sides of Fox News

Last night amplifies a long pattern.

Trump Win Claim Not Working

The usual suspects are not playing along.

Blue Wave Crashes

It’ll be days before we know the final 2020 results but a resounding repudiation is unlikely.