Biden Getting Little Credit for Infrastructure Bill

Most don’t even know it passed!

Midterm Polls Shifting Republican

The race is returning to expectation.

2022 Won’t Be Another 1866

Hope is not a COA.

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Gas Prices and Pay Raises

The most consumer-visible commodity is down for the 67th consecutive day.

[I'm shocked, shocked I tell you!] [I'm shocked, shocked I tell you!]

Inflation Reduction Act Doesn’t Reduce Inflation?!

A bill that was never about the thing it’s called doesn’t do that thing.

Dems in Midterms: You’re Saying There’s a Chance?

A 2020 blowout has long been presumed. But maybe it won’t happen.

Gas Prices Falling Rapidly

The U.S. average is under $4 for the first time in months.

Feelings Don’t Care About Facts

“America can survive the demagogues themselves, it’s their audience that will kill us.”

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the passing of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Tuesday, August 10, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the passing of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Tuesday, August 10, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

How Low Can Joe Go?

Approval is down (again).

President Joe Biden delivers remarks at a Medal of Valor ceremony, Monday, May 16, 2022, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden delivers remarks at a Medal of Valor ceremony, Monday, May 16, 2022, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

The News is Bad for Biden

The nature of American political reporting distorts our perception of reality.

Biden and bin Salman

An embarrassing photo demonstrates the perils of leading the free world.

64 Percent of Democrats Want Biden Replaced in 2024

With record-low poll numbers, the grass roots wants someone new on the ticket next time.

Biden Lowers Gas Prices

They went down 3 cents a gallon yesterday and have dropped 24 days straight.

A Quick Comment on Presidential Power

The pressure and expectations of a king, but with considerably less power.

White House Rudderless, Aimless, and Hopeless?

Some Democrats are less than pleased.

Comparative Gas Prices

It’s a global commodity.

Dems Lose One Million Voters!

They should panic, right?

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.