Senator Joe Lieberman, 1942-2024

The 2000 Democratic Vice Presidential nominee turned maverick is gone at 82.

Trump’s Routine Outrages

When being despicable is normal, is it still news?

Trump Ballot Eligibility Ruling Could Come Today

If so, he’ll almost surely win bigly.

Biden and Trump Are Apparently Old

Stop me if you’ve heard this one . . .

Nick Saban Retires

The greatest coach in college football history is hanging it up.

Where The Gays Are

A breakdown of new survey data.

Mickey Mouse Entering Public Domain (Sort Of)

Steamboat Willie is about to be ripe for exploitation.

Liberal Professors Fleeing Florida

The DeSantis crackdown on academic freedom is having its desired effect.

Home Schooling Exploding if You Were Taught Math at Home

The innumeracy hurts.

One Foreign Policy Crisis at a Time, Please

Our limited attention spans.

Dick Butkus, 1942-2023

The legendary football player and pitchman is gone at 80.

Trump Indicted in Georgia

This makes four.

The Injustice of Place

A new book looks at the confluence of geography and disadvantage.

US to Cooperate with Hague on Russia War Crimes

President Biden has ended a months-long impasse.

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States, the Feds, and Revenue Transfers

All states but one receive more in federal money than they pay out in taxes.

Hump Day Tabs

Comity in the Senate

Every once in a blue moon, a glimpse of humanity can be seen.

Age, Illness, and American Politics

The controversies over our geriatric Congress continue.

Raquel Welch, 1940-2023

A Hollywood star is gone at 82.

There’s No Whisky in this Mouthwash?!

It turns out that the candy flavored booze at the grocery store isn’t even bourbon.

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Biden’s Classified Documents!

Just like Trump’s except for every important detail.

Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded

Michael Barone on out-migration from some Blue states.

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Farm Veterinarian Shortage

We can’t find enough people to treat cows, pigs, and horses.

Red and Blue States Aren’t Permanent

The margins for 2024 are likely to be slim. But that hides a larger story.

Democratic Ratfucking Worked

Boosting weak candidates in the Republican primaries paid off.

Why Not Direct Democracy?

Would bypassing politicians altogether make the system more just?

Bernard Shaw, 1940-2022

CNN’s original anchorman is gone at 82.

Anti-Zionism Isn’t Anti-Semitism

Many young, progressive Jews are feeling unwelcome in young, progressive circles.

Democrats Punt on Primary Order

They’re going to wait until after the midterms to decide whether Iowa and New Hampshire stay at the front of the line.

Monkeypox ‘Emergency of International Concern’

A disease spreading mostly among gay men is now infecting small children.

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Joe Biden is Aging (Developing Story)

The 79-year-old will be 80 on his next birthday.

White House Rudderless, Aimless, and Hopeless?

Some Democrats are less than pleased.

Antiquated Laws Restored in Wake of Roe Reversal

Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion ban may or may not be back in effect.

Americans Having More Abortions

A decades-long decline has ended.

A Modest Step on Voting Integrity

It’s Manchin-approved.

Kyle Rittenhouse Wants His Gun Back

The Kenosha Police Department is still holding his weapon, clothing, and other property for no apparent reason.

Biden’s January 6 Anniversary Speech

A necessary but likely irrelevant gesture.

Abbott and the Border Wall

The governor of Texas vows to finish what Trump started.

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Vigilante Politics

We’re likely to see more instances like the Capitol Riot and the Kyle Rittenhouse shootings.

Unilateral Disarmament on Gerrymandering

Democrats and Republicans are playing by different rules.

Democrats Frustrated They Can’t Pass Biden’s Build Back Better Bill

They’re searching for good times. But just wait and see.

Gerrymandering State Legislatures

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

The House of “Representatives”

The erosion of representativeness continues.

Rittenhouse, Competence, and Crusade

A contrast in styles.

Kyle Rittenhouse Acquitted on All Counts

The expected has occurred.

Kyle Rittenhouse Judge Allows Those He Killed to be Called ‘Rioters’ Not ‘Victims’

Pretrial rulings strengthen his self-defense claims.

Backwards: When Politicians Choose Their Voters

Voters are suppose to choose elected officials, not the other way around.

McCarthy’s Continued 1/6 Investigation Obstruction

Short-term politics and long-term harm.