President Joe Biden talks to reporters as he departs an event with attendees from the U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting, Friday, January 20, 2023, in the East Room of the White House. President Joe Biden talks to reporters as he departs an event with attendees from the U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting, Friday, January 20, 2023, in the East Room of the White House.

Stupid Index Tricks

The United States has less press freedom than 54 countries. Or does it?

President Joe Biden delivers remarks announcing CHIPS and Science Act grants to Intel to expand U.S. semiconductor production, Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at the Intel Ocotillo Campus in Chandler, Arizona. President Joe Biden delivers remarks announcing CHIPS and Science Act grants to Intel to expand U.S. semiconductor production, Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at the Intel Ocotillo Campus in Chandler, Arizona.

Biden: We Welcome Immigrants!

A minor gaffe is overshadowing a more complicated story.

Politics, Memory, and Reality

Americans look back more fondly on the Trump economy than they did in 2020.

Trump’s Increasingly Fascistic Speeches

A disturbing dissection in the NYT Magazine.

Biden Has Lowest Approval in History, Should Still Win

A famed political forecaster doesn’t believe the polls.

Columbia Israel Divestment Protests Turn Ugly

On-campus classes have been suspended and Jewish students told to find safety.

TikTok Ban Close. Is it Constitutional?

The courts would likely allow restricting a Chinese data mining operation popular with American teenagers.

Election Violence

It’s no longer just a Third World problem.

Johnson Risks Speakership for Foreign Aid

A set of bills would fund Ukraine, Israel, and other bipartisan priorities while ticking of the MAGA crowd.

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Ukraine Losing and Growing Demoralized

While the West dithers, Russia is doubling down.

Him and 51 Percent of America

An anti-Trump Republican endorses Trump.

Age Inversion in American Politics?

Suddenly, old voters are aligning Democrat and young ones Republican.

Will Biden’s Israel Policy Matter in November?

Many Democrats are worried about the fallout.

Biden Could Be Left Off Ohio Ballot

But almost certainly won’t be.

Biden Joins the Israel Outrage Bandwagon

The Netanyahu government has few friends.

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden deliver remarks at the White House Easter Egg Roll from the Blue Room Balcony, Monday, April 18, 2022 President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden deliver remarks at the White House Easter Egg Roll from the Blue Room Balcony, Monday, April 18, 2022

Biden Declares Easter Trans

Calendars, How Do They Work?

Trump Truths Tied-Up Truck Taunt

A truckload of deplorables.

Francis Scott Key Bridge Disaster

Some interesting tidbits.

US-Japan Unifying Command Structure

A long overdue strengthening of a key alliance.

Congress Passes Budget, Averts Government Shutdown

Five months too late, we’re back to the Biden-McCarthy deal.

Should Sonia Sotomayor Retire?

Of party, duty, age, and political roulette.

Trump’s Financial Troubles

What happens if a corrupt man who owes hundreds of millions is President?

Deepfakes and Election Disinformation

A long-predicted threat has emerged.

Netanyahu Doesn’t Care About World Opinion

Israel’s prime minister is defying red lines and humanitarian concerns.

Sunday Tabs

Biden Delivers ‘Fiery’ Campaign Speech

The state of the union is apparently fiery.

Super Tuesday Exit Polls

A breakdown of some Republican primaries.

No Labels a No Go

They’re fast running out of time to find a candidate.

Israel-Hamas Ceasefire Imminent?

The war could be ending soon.

SCOTUS Puts Trump Election Interference Case on Ice

The Supreme Court has effectively derailed the main criminal case against the likely Republican nominee.

McConnell to Step Down in November

The longest serving Republican Leader is passing the torch.

Biden and Trump Cruise Despite Discontent

Reading the tea leaves in Michigan.

Biden’s Gaza Dilemma

Some Democrats are threatening to sit November out.

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A Decades-Long Stock Market Bubble?

The S&P and Nikkei are at all-time highs. Economists warn that it won’t last.

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Dems in Array?

A data point or two amid the panic.

The Non-Emergent Democratic Majority?

The realignment of America’s political parties wasn’t quite what was hoped.

FBI Informant Charged with Lying about Bidens

An unsurprising twist.

Do Democrats Have a Better Option Than Biden?

Ezra Klein makes a compelling case.

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Congress Spills the Beans on Russian Capability

The White House is doing damage control.

The Hur Report and Beau Biden

A new report puts the conversation in a different light.

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Old Man Biden

The problem that won’t go away.

Biden ‘An Elderly Man with a Poor Memory’

A special counsel has declined to prosecute the President but his rationale was painful.

Monday Tabs

What I’m reading but don’t have time to write about at length.

Our Weird Politics

Taylor Swift, Travis Kelce, and MAGA.

U.S. Strikes Against Iranian Targets Coming

The Secretary of Defense has outlined the parameters.

Young Blacks Souring on Biden?

A credulous report strings together some anedotes and dubious polling.

Iranian Proxies Kill Three American Soldiers

Further escalation is inevitable.