Democratic Ratfucking Worked

Boosting weak candidates in the Republican primaries paid off.

Impeachment in a System of Checks and Balances

What should be the bar? Can it ever be reached?

Pelosi Attack a Turning Point?

What will it take to end the cycle of violence?

The Depth of US Support to Ukraine

The collaboration has been even more robust than advertised.

Ben Sasse to Leave Senate to Become Florida President

The Nebraska Republican got an offer he can’t refuse.

Trump’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Makin’ his way the only way he knows how, that’s just a little bit more than the law will allow.

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

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

FBI Raids Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Home

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

The Ongoing Mystery of Sinema

Her price to sign on to the Inflation Reduction Act was, well, odd.

Trump Ordered the Code Red

You’re goddamn right he did.

Takeaways From the Takeaways

It’s not all about Trump.

Watergate at 50

Half a century have passed since a botched burglary changed history.

January 6 Committee Public Hearings: Day 1

The laying out of the case begins.

Two Republican Parties?

Some GOP governors are taking a stance against Trump.

Trump Pondered Mexico Missile Attack, Shooting BLM Protesters

The 45th President was a psychopath.

Maybe Susan Collins Isn’t The Best Judge Of Character

The Senator from Maine once against demonstrates that she shouldn’t be prognosticating about people’s future actions.

Professional Politicians Poor Prognosticators

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

Garland Under Pressure to Indict Trump

Democrats want the DOJ to act more quickly.

Hunter Biden’s Laptop

New evidence changes the story ever so slightly.

Trump Losing Sway with Republican Voters?

We can only hope.

Romney 2024?

He’s tanned. He’s rested. Is he ready?

Of Laws and Men

Our system lacks accountability.

Sean Hannity’s TXT Messages To Mark Meadows [Updated]

How the host’s off-camera views contradict what he was telling his audience

Where Do the Republicans Go From Here?

This man is the face of the post-Trump party.

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Trump, the GOP, and Stochastic Terrorism

A conversation in two parts.

DC Circuit Delays Trump Paper Release

The matter of Executive Privilege and former Presidents is settled law.

Today in Asked and Answered (Voting Rights Edition)

The Biden administration is not doing enough.

Saving American Democracy

The Politician’s Syllogism rears its ugly head.

Republicans Playing Chicken with Debt Ceiling. Again.

They shall not submit to blackmail!

Milley’s Soft Coup

While well-intentioned, the Chairman’s actions were illegal and dangerous.

The CA Recall

The system is not defensible.

Capitol Riots Hearings Start Today with Political Theater

Emotional testimony from police will kick off the event.

Kinzinger to Serve on 1/6 Committee

Another GOP member is added to the investigation.

Trump Company Made $2.5 Billion During Presidency

But compared to what?

Trump, the Rule of Law, and Normalization

Even incredibly abnormal Presidents are Presidents.

The 6 January Commission and the Filibuster

Could this be the straw that broke the camel’s back?

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.

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 First 100 Days

A laser focus on the pandemic and economic insecurity has him in good shape at the traditional check-in point.

Everything That’s Wrong with Policing in America

Rogue cops, racial profiling, tainted cases, and the lack of consequences.

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Merrick Garland Ready to Take on Domestic Extremists

The man most famous for getting screwed out of a Supreme Court seat has a more interesting backstory.

Still the Party of Trump

The disgraced loser remains as popular as ever with his base.

Eighteen Years of Blogging

Some reflections

POTUS Should Be Just A Job

The distance in accountability between the highest and the lowest must be shortened.

Trump Trial Fallout: Who Knows?

Early analysis merely confirms analysts’ priors.

Seven Republican Vote to Convict (Updated)

Historical, but not enough.

Witnesses are Coming (UPDATE: Never Mind)

And illustrations of the fact that this isn’t a regular trial.

Trump Refused to Call Off Capitol Rioters

Details of a heated phone discussion with the top House Republican have emerged.

Counterpoint: The House Managers Made Their Case

Of course, it depends on what case one thinks needs to have been made.

Did House Impeachment Managers Make Their Case?

Most agree that it was good theater. But it’s not clear what they’ve proven.