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.

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.

The Smoothest Transition in Decades

We’re witnessing something not seen since 1989.

Return of the Technocrats? Or Sinking in the Swamp?

Policy wonks are seeing a refreshing return to the normal order. Some believe that’s a bad thing.

Wonder Woman 1984

A very low-spoilers review.

Grifter-in-Chief

The Trump Presidency has been a long con.

Biden’s Team Shaping Up

Some square pegs are being forced into some round holes for the sake of inclusion.

Terry McAuliffe Running for Virginia Governor

The popular former governor wants another crack at it.

More Nonsense About the Election

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

On Faux Analysis of Biden’s Win

Arguments and analyses that are, well, turkeys.

Cracks in America’s Election System?

Was Trump’s attempt to overturn the outcome a one-off or a sign of things to come?

Biden SECDEF Pick on Hold?

Maybe it’s not going to be Michèle Flournoy after all.

Biden to Name Blinken for State and Sullivan for NSC

The 46th President’s foreign policy team is taking shape.

Million MAGA March Sparks Violence

The inevitable happened, as extremist organizations descended on DC.

Joe Biden’s Cabinet

The transition is on pace despite President Trump’s best efforts.

306

All the states have been called.

70 Percent of Republicans Believe Election Unfair

The President’s message is getting through.

Not as Bad as We Feared

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

Jill Biden Plans to be First First Lady with Outside Job

A rather remarkable milestone in that it’s coming so late.

Joe Biden the 46th President of the United States

All the major outlets are finally acknowledging the obvious.

President Donald J. Trump greets guests on the South Lawn of the White House Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, prior to boarding Marine One en route to Joint Base Andrews, Md. to begin his trip to Michigan, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Nevada. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian) President Donald J. Trump greets guests on the South Lawn of the White House Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, prior to boarding Marine One en route to Joint Base Andrews, Md. to begin his trip to Michigan, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Nevada. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

A Repudiation After All?

The early reaction was premature.