Riot (or Worse) Thwarted in Idaho

A group of extremists are stopped from instigating a riot.

Two Republican Parties?

Some GOP governors are taking a stance against Trump.

People Moving for Politics?

It seems that some Americans are relocating to be with people who share their social and cultural views.

CDC Lessens Quarantine Recommendations Despite Omicron’s Spread

The flurry of news around the new variant is dizzying.

Gerrymandering State Legislatures

Representatives Choosing Their Voters Rather than Vice Versa, Chapter 412.

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Trump, the GOP, and Stochastic Terrorism

A conversation in two parts.

Changing CDC Guidance, Communication, and Conspiracy

Science and insanity don’t mix.

Vaccine Insanity

A series of reports show just how extreme the vaccination issue has become.

Line of the Day

Get vaccinated edition

COVID Overwhelming ICU Beds

It’s happening again. This time, it was easily preventable.

10 Million Jobs, 8.4 Million Unemployed

A series of mismatches mean would-be workers can’t find employment despite an abundance of openings.

Ivermectin and Irresponsible Infotainment

Sound decisions require sound reporting.

Two Americas?

Yet more evidence that we’re a nation divided.

G-7 Approves Corporate Tax Floor

A major first step to solving a longstanding global issue.

Are “Liberal” States Shrinking?

Thinking about unsupported narratives and a little bit about data usage.

Charley Pride Dead at 87

A country music legend is yet another victim of COVID.

The Republican Party’s Shame

The Party of Lincoln went over the cliff like lemmings in support. It’s tough to see how they recover.

Weird Fundraising Appeals

A FiveThirtyEight-inspired message from the Democrats doesn’t compute.

The Senate’s Rural Skew

Injecting data into the conversation.

A Defense of Expanding the US Supreme Court

It is about finding ways to combat minority rule.

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Trump’s Free Fall Over?

The President has hit rock bottom.

The Filibuster is Going Away

The writing is on the wall for simple-majority voting in the Senate.

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The Magical Thinking Presidency

Trump’s approach from the beginning has been reality-denying. It makes it difficult to take anything the administration proposed seriously.

Sanders Not Quitting Just Yet

The race is over but Bernie’s still running.

Super Tuesday Creates Joementum

A bad night for Bloomberg and Warren has radically reshaped the race.

Front-Loaded Primary Schedule

The primary season has just started. It is almost over.

A Rebirth For The Equal Rights Amendment? Maybe, Maybe Not.

The Democratic victory in Virginia’s legislative elections has revived hopes for advocates of the Equal Rights Amendment, Even if Virginia does become the 38th state to ratify the measure, though, the actual status of the Amendment is exceedingly unclear.

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Gorsuch Confounding Expectations

President Trump’s first Supreme Court appointment has joined the liberal bloc on several cases.

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Medicare-for-All Requires Squeezing Hospitals

Bernie Sanders and other advocates focus on insurance companies and drug companies. But that’s not where the money is.

Our Shrinking Cities

The New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago metro areas are all losing people.

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Lying With Statistics

Are people fleeing blue states to avoid repressive taxes? It depends who you’re asking.

On Personal Liberty And Vaccination

Mandatory vaccination laws raise personal liberty issues that ought to be taken seriously, but in the end, public health concerns weigh heavily in favor of laws mandating vaccination.

The GOP’s Blind Loyalty To Trump Is Likely To End Up Costing Them

Republicans are blindly loyal to this President in a way we have not seen before. They are likely to end up paying a price for that.

House Passes Bill To Block Trump’s Emergency, With Minimal GOP Support

The House of Representatives voted yesterday to block the President’s declaration of an “emergency” at the southern border. Now the matter goes to the Senate.

Trump Backs Away From ‘National Emergency’ Option As Shutdown Enters Record Territory

President Trump appears to be backing away from the idea of declaring a national emergency to get his wall built. But the other options he’s considering aren’t much better.

Some States Are (Finally) Getting Rid Of Caucuses

Several states are getting rid of caucuses in favor of primaries, a move that could be to the disadvantage of candidates like Bernie Sanders.

Andrew Cuomo Says He’ll Push For Pot Legalization In 2019

New York State seems likely to join the list of states where marijuana has been legalized sometime next year.

Marijuana Legalization Takes Effect In Canada

Marijuana is now legal in Canada, and many people are watching the country to see how it adjusts to this change.

Support For Marijuana Legalization Continues To Be High

One month before voters in several states head to the polls to vote on legalization referendums, a new poll shows that public support for legalization remains at record high levels.

The Year Of The Political Women By The Numbers

A look at the numbers behind the influx of women into electoral politics this year.

Canada Is One Step Closer To Marijuana Legalization

Pending the mere formality of approval by the Governor-General, Canada will soon become the largest nation in the world where recreational use of marijuana is legal.

Is The E.R.A. Really Just One State Away From Ratification? Maybe, Maybe Not.

Earlier this week, the Illinois legislature ratified the Equal Rights Amendment. What’s unclear is if this act has any meaning at all.

Census Bureau Announces Plan To “Cross-Check” Responses To Citizenship Question

Yet more troubling news about the proposed citizenship question on the 2020 Census.

Congress Passes Spending Bill, But Trump Threatens Veto

Congress passed a funding bill to avert a shutdown with time to spare early this morning, but now the President is threatening a veto.

Walmart Joins Dick’s To Raise Minimum Age To Buy Any Gun To 21

Following yesterday’s move by Dick’s Sporting Goods, Walmart has raised the age for all gun sales to 21.

Maine Voters Vote To Expand Medicaid, Making An End Run Around Governor LePage

Voters in Maine hand their conservative Governor a setback.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Pleads Guilty To Desertion And Other Charges

The Bergdahl case comes to an end.

Video Of Police Arresting Utah Nurse Over Blood Test Leads To National Controversy

A Nurse in Utah stood up for her patient’s rights, and was harassed by the police for her efforts.

Supreme Court To Hear Appeal Of Baker Who Refused To Bake Cake For Same-Sex Wedding

The Supreme Court has accepted the appeal of a Colorado baker in a case that will determine if claims of religious liberty and free expression outweigh the application of generally applicable laws against discrimination.