Loretta Lynn, 1932-2022

A country music icon is gone at 90.

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

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

Myths of American Democracy

Tweaking the message and getting out the vote don’t matter as much as strategists think.

Time for a New Generation to Lead?

The Silents and Boomers have been in charge too long.

The Least Dangerous Branch?

The apparently eminent demise of abortion rights has reignited an old debate.

Orrin Hatch, 1934-2022

The longest-serving Republican Senator has died at the age of 88.

Biden Fighting the Last War

Is the administration governing like it’s 2009?

Capitol Riot: One Year Later

A roundup of reflection on a somber anniversary.

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Back to $4 Gas

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

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)

President Charlie Brown

Joe Biden has bet his presidency on a caucus that may simply be irreconcilable.

Culture Wars the Liberals’ Fault?

Some people claim there’s a woman to blame.

Growing Up Too Slowly?

If the younger generation seems to be maturing later, there are good reasons.

President Joe Biden participates in a virtual call with the NASA Mars 2020 Perseverance Mission team members Thursday, March 4, 2021, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. President Joe Biden participates in a virtual call with the NASA Mars 2020 Perseverance Mission team members Thursday, March 4, 2021, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

Biden’s $3 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

We’re about to spend a whole lot more money.

President Joe Biden signs two executive orders on healthcare Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House. President Joe Biden signs two executive orders on healthcare Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House.

Biden’s First 50 Days

A way-too-early assessment of how it’s going.

How Much Student Loan Relief?

Now, we’re just haggling over price.

Partisan Control in the Congress

Some political history,

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America’s Slow Presidential Transitions

Why isn’t Joe Biden President already?

Majority of Under-30 Adults Live with Parents

Already-high rates have been exacerbated by the pandemic.

Protests, Riots, and Looting

Outside agitators, including white supremacist groups, are shaping public perception of the George Floyd protests.

Steady Joe?

Biden’s polling lead over Trump is historically stable.

US Unemployment at Record Highs

More Americans are out of work than at any time since the Great Depression.

The End of China’s Growth?

Or just a bump in the road?

Joe Biden as the Next George H.W. Bush?

Dan Drezner makes an interesting comparison.

President Donald J. Trump listens to a reporter’s question during the coronavirus (COVID-19) update briefing Sunday, March 22, 2020, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks) President Donald J. Trump listens to a reporter’s question during the coronavirus (COVID-19) update briefing Sunday, March 22, 2020, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

Trump Torn on COVID-19 Measures

The President tweeted, “We cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself.”

Stocks Plummet Amid Coronavirus and Oil Fears

Trading has resumed after an early plunge triggered automatic suspension.

Presidential Generations

We’re going to make history one way or another in November.

Farm Bailouts

The costs of irresponsible policy.

October Jobs Report Beats Expectations, But Still Comes In As Anemic

October’s jobs report came back better than expected but hardly something to cheer.

Signs Of Economic Slowdown Tied To Trump’s Trade Policies

From manufacturing to trade, the negative impact of Trump’s tariffs is becoming quite apparent.

Smashing the Republican Party

Let’s not kid ourselves about what’s possible in the next election.

Trump’s Newest China Tariffs Are Going To Hurt Americans

The new round of tariffs on Chinese made goods that the President announced late last week will have a particularly severe impact on consumers and retailers.

Trump Condemned ‘The Squad’ For Doing Exactly What He Does

President Trump attacked four Democratic Congresswomen for engaging in exactly the same rhetoric that the President himself has over the years.

Donald Trump’s Ninety Minutes Hate

Donald Trump returned to the campaign trail last night with another one of his red meat speeches. The analogies it causes one to draw are chilling to say the least.

Lee Iacocca, Who Headed Two Of The Big Three Automakers, Dies At 94

One of America’s fist celebrity CEO’s has passed away at the age of 94.

The Economic Recovery Is Ten Years Old, How Much Longer Can It Last?

The current economic recovery turns ten years old this month, but it can’t last forever.

Trump Administration Punts Yet Again On Putting Harriet Tubman On The $20 Bill

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin punted once again on the question of replacing Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, making clear that any change that does occur won’t happen until after Donald Trump is out of office.

Keep Politics Out Of The Federal Reserve

President Trump is trying to politicize monetary policy. He should be resisted on this front.

Taxing the Very Rich

It’s a lot harder than it looks.

The Demise of Local News and the Rise of National Partisanship

Scholars argue that the shifting media landscape is largely to blame for our political crisis.

Despite Donald Trump, America’s Institutions Are Prevailing

It’s been a rough two years under Trump, but America’s institutions are surviving.

Economic Growth Slows In Final Quarter Of 2018

Economic growth slowed significantly in the fourth quarter of 2018 from where it had been earlier in the year. And it’s likely to slow down even more.

Trump’s ‘National Emergency’ And The Law

President Trump’s impending decision to declare a national emergency to get funding for his border wall will quickly face serious legal challenges. It may be more vulnerable than the White House suspects.

Using A ‘National Emergency’ To Build A Border Wall Would Be Illegal

President Trump is claiming that he could use authority to declare a “national emergency” to build his wall even if Congress doesn’t authorize it.

December Jobs Report Blows Past Expectations

December’s Jobs Report blew past expectations to show more than 300,000 jobs created.

After 20-Year Delay, Works from 1923 Lose Copyright Protection

The damage done for Mickey Mouse in the name of Sony Bono is finally coming to an end.

Trump Takes Aim At The Federal Reserve Board

President Trump is now apparently on the warpath against the Federal Reserve Board Chairman he appointed only a year ago.

Sooner Or Later, We Will Have A Recession

The current economic recovery is nearly ten years old. It isn’t going to last forever, though, and that could pose a problem for the GOP in 2020.

Jeff Flake 2020? He Seems Open To The Idea.

It would be a rather quixotic effort, but Jeff Flake isn’t ruling out challenging the President for the Republican nomination in 2020.

All Politics Is National

Tip O’Neill was famous for once having advised his fellow Democrats that “all politics is local.” That’s not true anymore, and that’s unfortunate.

Could Losing Congress Actually Help Trump?

The GOP is likely to lose control of the House of Representatives tomorrow, but could this actually help Trump?