A Consensus Speaker of the House!

More centrist fantasies.

Red and Blue States Aren’t Permanent

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

Trump Announces 2024 Run

Covering the coverage.

Manchin’s Reward

A MAGA challenger has already emerged for 2024.

Why Stacey Abrams Ran Behind Raphael Warnock

Discrimination? Issues? Incumbency?

Democrats Keep Senate Control

With a win in Nevada, the party will retain at least 50 seats.

Murdoch Gunning for Trump

The New York Post and Wall Street Journal are blasting the losing loser.

Beware The Exit Polls

The numbers aren’t real. Not yet, anyway.

Democratic Ratfucking Worked

Boosting weak candidates in the Republican primaries paid off.

Biden Getting Little Credit for Infrastructure Bill

Most don’t even know it passed!

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Press Corps Demanding Press Conference

President Biden is being pressured to face the music after the midterms.

Netanyahu Returns as Israel’s Premier

The corrupt leader is back for a sixth term.

Trump Special Counsel Likely

The Justice Department is looking to inoculate itself against charges of partisanship.

Biden Warns Democracy at Stake

Is the President governing like he means it?

The Nationalization of American Politics

Local issues barely matter in Congressional races anymore.

Junk Fees and People of Color

Not everything is racially-motivated but most things have a disparate impact.

Congressional Control Still Too Close to Call

We likely won’t know on Election Night.

Pelosi Attack a Turning Point?

What will it take to end the cycle of violence?

Democrats’ Messaging Challenges

Touting the accomplishments of the last two years isn’t working.

Liz Truss Resigns

She is the shortest-tenured Prime Minister in British history.

The Depth of US Support to Ukraine

The collaboration has been even more robust than advertised.

Biden Adopts Trump’s Immigration Policy

He’s using a tool he denounced as cruel to deal with a humanitarian crisis.

The January 6 Hearings Are Over. Now What?

The investigation produced mounds of evidence. Will it matter?

Escalating the China Trade War

Biden is following Trump’s lead but doing it more competently.

Regime Change in Russia?

Can the unsustainable be sustained?

Abrams Loses Suit Over 2018 Election

Georgia Republicans didn’t violate the Constitution or the Voting Rights Act.

Biden: The Pandemic Is Over

The President is getting hammered from all sides for stating the obvious.

Biden Doubles Down on Defending Taiwan

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

National Enquirer Voters

The fading tabloid still has significant influence.

Push Poll Hackery

Manipulating public opinion with dubious survey research.

The Polls Are Essentially Meaningless But They’re Here to Stay

They could be overstating support for Democrats. Or understating it. Or be more or less right.

Queen Elizabeth II, 1926-2022

The UK’s longest-reigning monarch has passed, aged 96.

Democrats and Meh Voters

For the first time in a long time, Presidential approval numbers and voter preferences aren’t’ aligned.

Fear of a White Scholar

President Biden had a meeting with some historians. The horrors.

Biden: MAGA Republicans Threaten Republic

The President delivered a rousing stump speech from Independence Hall.

Mikhail Gorbachev, 1931-2022

The last Soviet leader is gone at 91.

American Civil War II is Unlikely but Not Impossible

A repeat of 1860 can’t happen. But something even worse could.

Obama’s Top Economist Opposes Biden Debt Relief Plan

An unlikely source argues that it’s too big and poorly targeted.

Biden Approval Up

Gallup has him at his highest point in a year.

American Ideological Self-Identification

“Moderate” is up, “Liberal” is down, and “Conservative” is static. What does it mean?

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Commentary On Presidential (De)Classification Powers

“Declassification, even by the President, must follow established procedures.” (Trump Administration 2018)

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Inflation Reduction Act Doesn’t Reduce Inflation?!

A bill that was never about the thing it’s called doesn’t do that thing.

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

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

Prosecuting Trump for Mishandling Classified Materials

It’s complicated, hard to prove, and politically fraught.

Gas Prices Falling Rapidly

The U.S. average is under $4 for the first time in months.

Pelosi’s Ill-Advised Taiwan Visit

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

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Coming IRS Crackdown?

The Schumer-Manchin compromise includes a massive increase in the tax collection budget.

U.S. Kills Ayman al-Zawahiri, al Qaeda Founder and Leader

A precision drone strike on a balcony in Kabul took out a longtime nemesis.