The Centrist Fantasy

Can moderate Republicans take back their party?

Manchin’s Reward

A MAGA challenger has already emerged for 2024.

Democrats Keep Senate Control

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

Biden Warns Democracy at Stake

Is the President governing like he means it?

Biden’s Debt Ceiling Gaffe?

The President flubbed a softball question. Oh noes!

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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.

Feelings Don’t Care About Facts

“America can survive the demagogues themselves, it’s their audience that will kill us.”

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Coming IRS Crackdown?

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

Learning From Joe Manchin

Has the frustrating process of securing his vote taught Democrats anything?

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What’s Politics For, Anyway?

Capitol Hill Republicans are turning the concept on its head.

Build Back Better Than Nothing

Joe Manchin has come around on a pared back BBB, surprising just about everyone.

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.

Democracy Dies in Dumbness

Paywalls are not our problem.

Public Manchin, Private Manchin

One of these things is not like the other.

Democrats Even Madder at Manchin

The West Virginia Senator has pulled away the football yet again.

Judicial Supremacy vs Popular Constitutionalism

Who should have the final say on the law of the land?

Abortion and the Filibuster

Assuming they had the votes, should Democrats carve out yet another exception?

White House Rudderless, Aimless, and Hopeless?

Some Democrats are less than pleased.

Democrats in Disarray, Abortion Edition

Here we go again . . . .

Call Her Senator Misled

Concerned no more, Senator Collins is now dismayed that she was misled.

Senate Passes Bipartisan Gun Bill

The most expansive firearms legislation in decades is likely to become law.

President Joe Biden prepares to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, June 25, 2021, en route to Camp David in Thurmont, Maryland. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden prepares to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, June 25, 2021, en route to Camp David in Thurmont, Maryland. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

White House Staff Turnover!

Much ado about a perfectly normal phenomenon.

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.

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

They’re taking their eye off the ball.

America’s Gun Problem is Here to Stay

The obstacles to fixing the problem are many.

Democrats Don’t Control the Senate

Another day, another disappointment for the party’s legislative agenda.

On American Parties

More on primaries with a foray into Madison and the general politics of power-seekers and incentives.

No, Congress Won’t Create an Abortion Right

At least not right away. But it’s quite possible by 2040.

Professional Politicians Poor Prognosticators

Mitch McConnell and other senior Republican Senators foolishly believed their colleagues would do the right thing.

Utah Democrats Back Republican Evan McMullin in Bid to Unseat Trumper Mike Lee

Seeing no way to win under their own label, they’ve called a Hail Mary.

Ukraine War Ruining Biden’s Plans

Crises tend to be distracting.

CDC Rescinds Title 42, Democrats Panic

Two April Fool’s Day orders are no joke. And they’re apparently causing confusion.

Joe Manchin’s Conflict of Interest

The most important man in the Senate got rich the old fashioned way.

President Joe Biden takes notes doing a G7 Leaders’ Virtual Meeting Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in the White House Situation Room. President Joe Biden takes notes doing a G7 Leaders’ Virtual Meeting Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in the White House Situation Room.

Biden Wants Billionaire Tax (Rounding Up from Tenth of a Billion)

The President is taking a page out of Elizabeth Warren’s playbook.

The Senate is Passing Legislation!

Do you believe in miracles?

A Modest Step on Voting Integrity

It’s Manchin-approved.

Why isn’t Biden Magical?

Some pundits have high standards.

Stupid 2024 Fantasies II

Hillary Clinton edition.

Christmas Eve Tabs

Gotta make space for all the new tabs that we are going to get for Christmas!

Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks to the National Congress of American Indians Annual Conference, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks to the National Congress of American Indians Annual Conference, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Kamala Harris is Frustrated

Apparently, getting her elected President is not a high enough priority in the Biden White House.

Manchin Shoots BBB Dead, Dead, Dead

The West Virginia Senator has taken the football from Charlie Brown and gone home.

The Non-ending Joe Manchin Saga

Is the stalwart of Senate bipartisanship interested in governing?

Democrats Frustrated They Can’t Pass Biden’s Build Back Better Bill

They’re searching for good times. But just wait and see.

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Infrastructure Bill Passes! Dems in Array?

Three days late, $1.2 billion long.

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Election Results Validate Everyone’s Priors

Too woke! Not woke enough!

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)

President Charlie Brown

Joe Biden has bet his presidency on a caucus that may simply be irreconcilable.

President Joe Biden takes notes doing a G7 Leaders’ Virtual Meeting Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in the White House Situation Room. President Joe Biden takes notes doing a G7 Leaders’ Virtual Meeting Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in the White House Situation Room.

Biden: Democrats Have Reached a Deal

$1.75 trillion ain’t $3.5 trillion but it’s something.

Kyrsten Sinema: Expert Troll

The enigmatic Senator is a world-class attention seeker.