Gas Tax Holiday?

it likely won’t do much.

Replacing Biden in 2024?

From the Cliché File.

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on lowering the cost for American families Friday, April 22, 2022, at Green River College in Auburn, Washington. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden delivers remarks on lowering the cost for American families Friday, April 22, 2022, at Green River College in Auburn, Washington. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Biden Less Popular Than Worst President Ever

He’s underwater and not going to take it anymore.

Speaking of Bad Political Analysis

A recurring genre about presidents.

An Example of Utterly Awful Elections Analysis

The NYT and CA41 and yet another example of telling the wrong story.

Summer Travel Blues

Four dollars and change at the pump.
The cost of livin’s high and goin’ up.

Ukraine War Ruining Biden’s Plans

Crises tend to be distracting.

Voters in Sour Mood Ahead of Midterms

The polls do not bode well for Democrats.

A “Fairer” Map for the 2022 House?

A potentially more representative map that still underscores deep flaws in our system.

Democratic Backsliding and the American Right

The only way to save our freedom is to destroy it.

Palin Attempting Political Comeback

She is running to finish out Don Young’s term in Congress.

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Suspending the Gas Tax is Dumb

Yet another case where good politics yields bad policy.

Romney 2024?

He’s tanned. He’s rested. Is he ready?

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Back to $4 Gas

Three dollars and change at the pump. The cost of livin’s high and goin’ up.

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Americans Feel Economy Much Worse Than it Is

It turns out “the economy” isn’t just one thing.

Biden’s Polls and Magical Thinking

The President’s approval has plummeted, largely because of factors outside his control.

Biden’s Plunging Job Approval!

Democrats and Independents are losing their enthusiasm. But some perspective is needed.

Ransomware Attack Causes Fuel Shortage

The Southeast has been hit especially hard.

Kim Jong-Un Extends Olive Branch To The South

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is extending an olive branch of sorts to South Korea while simultaneously claiming success in achieving a nuclear deterrent.

August Jobs Report Disappoints As It Fails To Meet Expectations

August’s Jobs Report came in below expectations.

There’s a Criminal Defense Crisis In New Mexico, And Nobody Seems To Care

Public defenders in New Mexico are overworked, underfunded, and outmatched, but then that’s true pretty much everywhere in the country.

The Coal Industry Is Dying, And It Isn’t Coming Back

Canada is phasing out coal as a source of electricity production by 2030. The same thing will happen in the United States no matter how much politicians try to stop it.

Solid Jobs Growth For February, But Shadows Remain Hovering Over The Economy

February’s Jobs Report was relatively positive, but there are still shadows hovering over the economy as we head further into the year.

An ‘Ambitious’ Yet Pointless State Of The Union, And An Utterly Pointless Response

The State Of The Union Address was more of the same, and the same will be true of Washington going forward.

A Strong Jobs Report To Go With A Strong Economy

Strong jobs growth in November means that 2014 is already the best year for jobs growth since 1999.

Oil Prices Have Been Falling For Months, And That’s Likely To Have Wide Repercussions

Quietly, oil prices have been falling for months now. That’s potentially a very big deal.

Economy Shrank Nearly 3% In First Quarter

The first three months of the year were worse for the economy than first thought.

George W. Bush Rebounds In The Polls, Still Below Other Ex-Presidents

A George W. Bush renaissance? Not exactly.

Still A Steady State Election?

The Presidential race seems to be returning to the state it was in before the political conventions.

The Obama Campaign’s Absurd ‘Big Bird’ Ad

This campaign has gone to the birds.

Obama’s Gas Prices

A sign at a local Exxon station seemingly blames high gasoline prices on Barack Obama.

Jimmy Carter Longest Serving Ex-President

Jimmy Carter’s ex-presidency has lasted the equivalent of 26 Iranian hostage crises.

Isaac Could Rival Hurricane Katrina

Though still just a Tropical Storm, Isaac has the potential to be as dangerous as Hurricane Katrina.

Romney Falling Behind In New National Polls

The most recent round of national polling seems to show that the negative attacks on Romney are having an impact.

U.S. Carbon Emissions Down Thanks Largely To Natural Gas

Carbon emissions in the U.S. have declined just as use of natural gas in electricity production has increased. That’s no coincidence.

Gas Prices Set To Fall Below $3.00/Gallon, GOP Not So Suprisingly Silent

As gas prices fall, the politics of fuel prices are changing.

Gas Prices Are Falling, But That’s Not Necessarily Good News

Gas prices are falling nationwide but that’s mostly because the economy kind of stinks.

How Economic Doldrums Are Impacting The Election

A spate of bad economic news foretells a shift in the campaign for President.

China’s Economy Cooling Down?

China’s economic engine may be sputtering.

Is Mitt Romney Running Against Barack Obama, Or Jimmy Carter?

He may be running against Barack Obama, but Mitt Romney seems to mention Jimmy Carter a lot.

Parties Play to Win the Game

Parties are in politics primarily to win the vote of the median voter, not to join together and sing Kumbaya.

This Campaign Has Gone To The Dogs

Last week, an absurd campaign became even more absurd.

Analysts Say Gas Prices May Have Peaked

Once again, those predictions of $5.00 gas may have been much ado about nothing.