Nope Labels

Who could have seen this coming?

No Labels a No Go

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

Do Democrats Have a Better Option Than Biden?

Ezra Klein makes a compelling case.

The Impulse to Want a Strong Man

And the intuition that things aren’t really working.

Piling on George Will

A bad column is worse than expected.

Biden, Harris, and Tha God

A powerful voice in Black media is a thorn in the administration’s side.

Senate Approves Back Pay For Delayed Military Promotions

Doing the right thing after doing the wrong thing.

Dozens Quitting Congress

Take this job and shove it. I ain’t workin’ here no more.

On the Median Voter

A David Brooks column inspires some thoughts.

Objectively Pro-Trump!

Can’t a pundit fantasize about an alternative to the two major parties?

Tabs/Takes

Weak Parties With Strong Partisanship

More on an ongoing saga.

Joe Manchin Won’t Seek Re-Election

A likely lost seat for Democrats in 2024.

President Joe Biden meets with leaders of his federal emergency preparedness and response team, cabinet and staff members for a briefing on hurricane, wildfire and extreme weather preparedness, Wednesday, May 31, 2023, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. President Joe Biden meets with leaders of his federal emergency preparedness and response team, cabinet and staff members for a briefing on hurricane, wildfire and extreme weather preparedness, Wednesday, May 31, 2023, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

Why Doesn’t Biden Get More Credit?

Some people say there’s a reporter to blame.

Should The Press Pick a Side?

The mainstream media isn’t and shouldn’t become a counterpart to the right-wing infotainment complex.

Whither Centrism?

What to call non-crazies who aren’t Democrats?

Vice President Kamala Harris participates in a meeting on Native American Voting Rights Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in the Vice President’s Ceremonial Office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. Vice President Kamala Harris participates in a meeting on Native American Voting Rights Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in the Vice President’s Ceremonial Office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House.

Kamala Harris Taking Leading Role in 2024 Campaign

A counterintuitive move.

Biden Energy Subsidies More Popular Than Projected

The projections were way off—in a good way.

Fear of a Third Party

The Electoral College is holding a nation of millions back.

Manchin Won the Debt Ceiling Fight

Neither Republicans nor Democrats are happy. But one man is.

A “No Labels” Candidate?

A hypothetical spoiler for 2024? (Stress on “hypothetical”).

Biden Not Vetoing Popular Bill!

Some Democrats are angry!

Manchin 2024? Hogan 2024?

The market for competent centrists.

Mitt Romney’s Future

The anti-Trump Republican could find re-election difficult.

Primaries and Party Evolution

Open access to party labels has consequences.

Matt Yglesias’ Return to His Roots

The one-time Juiceboxer is still annoying the mainstream media.

Election Reform Through the Back Door

Electoral Count Act reforms are “hidden” in the bipartisan budget bill.

Policies in Conflict

The Biden Administration wants clean energy but only for some.

Voters Don’t Want Biden or Trump to Run in 2024

Americans want some new choices.

Kyrsten Sinema Leaving Democratic Party

Because of course she is.

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.