Hakeem Jeffries, Fox News, and the Dangers of Sloppy Rhetoric

It would be nice if politicians and cable news outlets were more responsible.

Trump’s Run Exasperates GOP Elite, Thrills Dems

Some of the early reactions to the inevitable announcement tell the tale.

Murdoch Gunning for Trump

The New York Post and Wall Street Journal are blasting the losing loser.

Calcified Democracy

A deep dive into why our politics are so broken.

The ‘Crime of the Century’ Didn’t Happen

Three-and-a-half years and almost 6 million tax dollars have produced nothing.

An Observation on Geography-Based Representation

A thought inspired by the PA Senate race.

Italy Expected to Elect Post-Fascist Premier

Democratic backsliding appears to be spreading to another European country.

The Polls Are Essentially Meaningless But They’re Here to Stay

They could be overstating support for Democrats. Or understating it. Or be more or less right.

Sarah Palin, Ranked Choice Voting, and the Perils of N=1 Analysis

More details from the Alaska special election.

Democrats and Meh Voters

For the first time in a long time, Presidential approval numbers and voter preferences aren’t’ aligned.

Fear of a White Scholar

President Biden had a meeting with some historians. The horrors.

CNN’s Centrist Gambit

What does objectivity mean in the Trump era?

The Media Rage Machine

Shockingly, when the most-watched news outlet is built on divisiveness, the country becomes divided.

Mar A Lago Mar A Lago

Politics, Law, and the Mar-a-Lago Search

That’s some catch, that Catch-22.

Prosecuting Trump for Mishandling Classified Materials

It’s complicated, hard to prove, and politically fraught.

FBI Raids Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Home

The former President and his supporters are crying “weaponization of the justice system.”

Democrats Funding MAGA Primary Candidates

Hardball politics or dirty pool?

Biden Continuing Trump Foreign Policy?

Normalcy is not a bad thing.

Defending the Constitution Against All Enemies, Foreign and Domestic

What should conservatives who can’t support the party of Trump do?

January 6 and the Collusion Trap

What is the right measure of success for the Committee investigating the Capitol riot?

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on Earth Day prior to signing an executive order strengthening the nation’s forests, resilience to extreme weather events, and local economies, Friday, April 22, 2022, at Seward Park in Seattle. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden delivers remarks on Earth Day prior to signing an executive order strengthening the nation’s forests, resilience to extreme weather events, and local economies, Friday, April 22, 2022, at Seward Park in Seattle. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

The Messaging is Medium

The Democrats have lots of problems. Salesmanship is pretty far down the list.

Clinton Lawyer Acquitted in RussiaGate Case

What does it all mean? It depends on who you ask.

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Why America Can’t Build

Are we too regulated for our own good?

Professional Politicians Poor Prognosticators

Mitch McConnell and other senior Republican Senators foolishly believed their colleagues would do the right thing.

Macron Wins Re-Election

The boring moderate beat the neo-Nazi with 58% of the vote.

Has Trump Finally Gone Too Far?

Republicans are aghast that he’s abandoned his principles.

Garland Under Pressure to Indict Trump

Democrats want the DOJ to act more quickly.

Madeleine Albright, 1937-2022

A trailblazing diplomat has died at 84.

Did Mark Meadows Break Electoral Laws?

It would appear to be the case.

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Trump Had Classified Docs at Mar-a-Lago

Because of course he did.

P.J. O’Rourke, 1947-2022

The great conservative humorist is gone at 74.

But His Documents!

Former President Trump routinely broke the law with respect to protecting public records.

Stupid 2024 Fantasies II

Hillary Clinton edition.

January 6th Yeah But-ism

Yes the riots were a disgrace but the Democrats . . . .

Nick Kristof Ineligible to Run for Oregon Governor

Apparently, New York and Oregon are not the same place.

If It Was an Insurrection, Why Hasn’t Anyone Been Charged with ‘Insurrection’?

It doesn’t matter what I believe. It only matters what I can prove.

Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks to the National Congress of American Indians Annual Conference, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks to the National Congress of American Indians Annual Conference, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Kamala Harris is Frustrated

Apparently, getting her elected President is not a high enough priority in the Biden White House.

Youngkin, GOP Sweep Virginia

It’s usually more effective to run for something rather than against someone.

Mort Sahl, 1927-2021

The first modern stand-up comedian has died at 94.

Seen on the Beltway

The 1st Amendment on four wheels.

Elite Behavior Matters

The College Republican National Committee Chairman elections shows the lessons taught by the national party.

Biden’s Entirely Normal Vacancies

He has nominated only 304 people out 1,200+ that require Senate confirmation.

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.

Andrew Yang, Mayor of New York City?

Would a woman with his credentials be taken seriously?

Trump Campaign-Russian Intelligence Link Definitively Established

RussiaGate is back in the news but the story is unlikely to move the needle.

Performative Leadership

The downfall of Andrew Cuomo shines a light on toxic workplaces and governance styles.

Arguments Over Definitions

The lack of common understandings and shared assumptions makes political conversations challenging.

Stop Blaming the Framers for Everything

America’s institutions are undemocratic but only some of them are a product of the Constitution.

Trump Trial Fallout: Who Knows?

Early analysis merely confirms analysts’ priors.