Biden Doubles Down on Defending Taiwan

What once seemed to be ‘saying the quiet part out loud’ is now administration policy.

Mikhail Gorbachev, 1931-2022

The last Soviet leader is gone at 91.

Anti-Zionism Isn’t Anti-Semitism

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

FBI Raids Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Home

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

Pelosi’s Ill-Advised Taiwan Visit

The Speaker’s trip was reckless, needlessly escalating an already tense situation.

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the passing of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Tuesday, August 10, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the passing of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Tuesday, August 10, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

How Low Can Joe Go?

Approval is down (again).

President Joe Biden delivers remarks at a Medal of Valor ceremony, Monday, May 16, 2022, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden delivers remarks at a Medal of Valor ceremony, Monday, May 16, 2022, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

The News is Bad for Biden

The nature of American political reporting distorts our perception of reality.

Boris Johnson Resigns as Tory Leader

He plans to hang on as PM through the fall but likely won’t be able to.

White House Rudderless, Aimless, and Hopeless?

Some Democrats are less than pleased.

Resetting Our Politics

Did Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony change anything?

Minority Rule in a Winner-Take-All System

How long can the unsustainable be sustained?

Watergate at 50

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

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on Earth Day prior to signing an executive order strengthening the nation’s forests, resilience to extreme weather events, and local economies, Friday, April 22, 2022, at Seward Park in Seattle. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden delivers remarks on Earth Day prior to signing an executive order strengthening the nation’s forests, resilience to extreme weather events, and local economies, Friday, April 22, 2022, at Seward Park in Seattle. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

The Messaging is Medium

The Democrats have lots of problems. Salesmanship is pretty far down the list.

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on lowering the cost for American families Friday, April 22, 2022, at Green River College in Auburn, Washington. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden delivers remarks on lowering the cost for American families Friday, April 22, 2022, at Green River College in Auburn, Washington. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Biden Less Popular Than Worst President Ever

He’s underwater and not going to take it anymore.

US Negotiating Saudi-Egypt-Israel Accord

Another potential deal that doesn’t address the central issue.

Star Trek Goes Woke!

Has a franchise that’s always been political gone too far?

Orrin Hatch, 1934-2022

The longest-serving Republican Senator has died at the age of 88.

Madeleine Albright, 1937-2022

A trailblazing diplomat has died at 84.

Walter Mears, 1935-2022

The legendary AP politics reporter is gone at 87.

The Olympic Spirit and Authoritarian Regimes

There’s no keeping politics out of these Games.

Democrats Killing Iowa Caucuses?

Momentum for ending an undemocratic anachronism is building.

Stupid 2024 Fantasies II

Hillary Clinton edition.

Capitol Riot: One Year Later

A roundup of reflection on a somber anniversary.

2022 is a Midterm Year

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

President Joe Biden delivers remarks before signing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Monday, November 15, 2021, on the South Lawn of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Cameron Smith) President Joe Biden delivers remarks before signing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Monday, November 15, 2021, on the South Lawn of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Cameron Smith)

Biden Preparing for 2024 Run

Will America re-elect an 82-year-old to the White House?

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Truck and Bus Driver ‘Shortages’

Working conditions rather than labor supply seems to be the issue.

Max Cleland, 1942-2021

The Vietnam War hero and one-term Georgia Senator has died at 79.

Evangelical Politics in the Time of Polarization and Covid

A piece in The Atlantic inspires thoughts.

Women Likely to be Included in Draft

A long-overdue change appears to be happening.

Ryan Says GOP Must Move Past Trump

“If the conservative cause depends on the populist appeal of one personality, or on second-rate imitations, then we’re not going anywhere.”

Israel’s Wanton Aggression

A reckless campaign of violence has now targeted American journalists.

Walter Mondale, 1928-2021

Jimmy Carter’s Vice President and the 1984 Democratic nominee has died at 93.

G. Gordon Liddy, 1930-2021

The Watergate conspirator, author, and talk show host was 90.

Congress Pushing to ‘Ratify’ ERA by Fiat

Amending the Constitutional through unconstitutional means is a very bad idea.

Could Trump Shock the World Again?

Fear of a reprise of 2016 is still with us.

A Weird Re-election Pitch

Usually candidates don’t talk about how bad things are across the country while appealing to be re-elected.

Biden’s Lead is Historic

He has the largest lead of any challenger since modern polling began in 1936.

SNL Does Trump-Biden Debate

A parody of a joke.

Trump Taxes: Corruption and Foreign Influence

The Times investigation sheds more light on what most of us already knew.

Supreme Court Reform Bill

An interesting but unlikely-to-pass bill is about to be introduced.

Against Packing the Supreme Court

Legitimacy hangs in the balance.

Do the Polls Matter?

President Trump is historically unpopular and has consistently trailed Joe Biden. He could still win.

Brent Scowcroft, 1925-2020

The National Security Advisor to Presidents Ford and GHW Bush has died.

Biden’s Veep Search

Every Democratic woman seems to be under consideration.

US Unemployment at Record Highs

More Americans are out of work than at any time since the Great Depression.

Obama the Elder Statesman

The 58-year-old may have a post-presidency unmatched in history.

Iowa was a Waste?

Who knew?

Chris Matthews Retires

The longtime talking head is the latest poster boy for #MeToo. And mandatory retirement.

Pete Buttigieg Drops Out

The Iowa winner and New Hampshire runner-up has acknowledged the inevitable.