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).

RVA Pro Gun Rally 2020-11 Streets of Richmond, VA RVA Pro Gun Rally 2020-11 Streets of Richmond, VA

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?

RVA Pro Gun Rally 2020-11 Streets of Richmond, VA RVA Pro Gun Rally 2020-11 Streets of Richmond, VA

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.

American Grief And Denial

Freedom, Security, and Insurrection

The aftermath of the January 6 Capitol riots runs into the First Amendment,

Turley on Impeachment, Redux

Outliers are bad places to look for solid support of your argument.

The Insurrection May Not Be Over

There are multiple ongoing plots and reasonable fear of infiltration of security forces.

‘Stop the Steal’ Founder ‘in Hiding’

A one-time denizen of Blogger’s Row at CPAC has come a long way.

Parler Loses Web Host

Amazon is using its dominant position to shut down a right-wing social platform.

Trump Banned from Twitter

Hashtag: You’re Fired.

Why Was Capitol Security Inadequate?

A large, well-trained police force was unprepared for a foreseeable crisis.

The Faceless Pandemic

It’s easy to mismanage what we don’t have to see.

Violence after DC ‘Stop the Steal’ Rally

Peaceful protests were once again followed by nighttime clashes.

Emily Murphy’s Plight

Why is making the obvious call so hard for the GSA Administrator?

Million MAGA March Sparks Violence

The inevitable happened, as extremist organizations descended on DC.

GSA Head Refuses to Sign Transition Order

A nonpartisan official is refusing to do her duty.

A President Who’s Sick and Can’t Be Trusted

A truly chaotic combination.

Ginsburg, Garland, and Court Packing

Two related discussions.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 1933-2020

The iconic Supreme Court justice has died at the age of 87.

Truly Disturbing

Statements by an HHS official underscore the rot of this administration.