Trump’s Increasingly Fascistic Speeches

A disturbing dissection in the NYT Magazine.

Election Violence

It’s no longer just a Third World problem.

Britt’s Response

Well, that was something.

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Food Prices Under Biden and Trump

We shouldn’t be surprised that Americans have noticed their grocery bill.

Biden Is Old and Feeble, Says Old, Feeble Man

Trump is making verbal gaffes while making fun of Biden’s verbal gaffes.

Who The Hell is Dean Phillips?

It’s quite the week for politicians with generic names nobody has ever heard of.

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson Suddenly a Republican

Another illustration of the weakness of the American party system.

Should The Press Pick a Side?

The mainstream media isn’t and shouldn’t become a counterpart to the right-wing infotainment complex.

Biden’s Reverse Midas Touch

His message isn’t getting through. Is it the messenger?

What Would It Take to Beat Trump for the Republican Nomination?

The former President has a 50 point lead. Is he unstoppable?

Compelled Speech and Public Accommodation

The Supreme Court sided with an anti-gay website designer.

What If Trump is Convicted But Re-Elected?

An extremely unlikely scenario.

Americans Think Neither Biden Nor Trump Mentally Sound to be President

Shockingly, the current President’s numbers are worse than his predecessor’s.

Tucker Carlson In Private: “I Hate [Trump] Passionately.”

Tucker is one of those “elites” he saying hates his audience.

Bolsonaro Supporters Storm Brazil’s Presidential Palace, Congress, and Supreme Court

Latin America’s answer to Donald Trump has his own insurrection attempt.

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Oath Keeper Founder Guilty of ‘Seditious Conspiracy’

A watershed moment in the prosecutions of the Capitol Rioters.

Trump Announces 2024 Run

Covering the coverage.

Biden: MAGA Republicans Threaten Republic

The President delivered a rousing stump speech from Independence Hall.

January 6 and the Collusion Trap

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

January 6 Committee Closing in On Trump

New evidence gets us a wee bit closer to a smoking gun.

January 6 Committee Divided on Which Non-Starter Recommendations to Make

They’re taking their eye off the ball.

Proud Boys Leader Turns Rat

A key planner of the Capitol riot has agreed to testify against others in exchange for a lighter sentence.

American Excess Deaths from COVID

We did much better in 2020 and worse since 2021 than we thought.

America’s Four Parties

Neither the Democrats nor the Republicans truly represent most Americans. Fixing that is exceedingly unlikely.

January 6th Yeah But-ism

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

2022 is a Midterm Year

In case anyone was wondering (and the GOP’s prospects are good).

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Vigilante Politics

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

Sexist to Focus on Sinema’s Style?

Why oh why won’t people stop commenting on the lady Senator’s outfits?

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Trump, the GOP, and Stochastic Terrorism

A conversation in two parts.

Biden’s Polls and Magical Thinking

The President’s approval has plummeted, largely because of factors outside his control.

US-France Submarine Contretemps

American cheese will henceforth be known as liberté cheese. And not because of the metric system.

Our Victory in Iraq

The wonders of hindsight.

Quick Hits

Gotta clear those tabs.

DOJ Will Defend Trump’s Rape Denial

A typical case of American blind justice.

President Donald J. Trump participates in a FOX News Channel virtual town hall entitled America Together: Returning to Work, with co-moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum live from the Lincoln Memorial Sunday, May 3, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) President Donald J. Trump participates in a FOX News Channel virtual town hall entitled America Together: Returning to Work, with co-moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum live from the Lincoln Memorial Sunday, May 3, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

The Fox News Effect?

Republicans are more partisan—and distrustful of government—than Democrats.

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.

Defining ‘Extremism’ in the Military

It’s harder than a looks, especially given the limited size of the problem.

Did the Boomers Ruin America?

An interesting but uneven debate.

President Joe Biden signs two executive orders on healthcare Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House. President Joe Biden signs two executive orders on healthcare Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House.

Biden’s Slow Appointment Process

Key posts across the government remain unfilled.

Taking Moot to a Whole Moot Level

Overruling every case President Trump was involved in is getting silly.

United States Less Democratic Than it Used to Be

Multiple indicators point to a decline in the representativeness of the American system.

Biden’s Immigration Crisis

Immigration policy is harder than it looks.

On Coups, Insurrections, and Security Theater

Reflections on the events of 6 January two months later.

The Smoothest Transition in Decades

We’re witnessing something not seen since 1989.

The Return of Dumb Political Stories

Who watches the watch, man?

National Guard Sleeping in a Garage!

What we have here is failure to communicate.

Biden’s Executive Order Frenzy

The 46th President has been busy signing proclamations signaling a new direction.

Dignity And Efficiency On Inauguration Day

Yesterday showed that Biden understands the “dignified” part of politics.

Patriotism Re-ennobled

President Biden masterfully used the pageantry of the day to shatter the self-asserted Trumpian monopoly on patriotism.