President Joe Biden welcomes ASEAN leaders to the White House,Thursday, May 12, 2022, on the South Lawn. (Official White House Photo by Erin Scott) President Joe Biden welcomes ASEAN leaders to the White House,Thursday, May 12, 2022, on the South Lawn. (Official White House Photo by Erin Scott)

Joe Biden is Aging (Developing Story)

The 79-year-old will be 80 on his next birthday.

Ukraine Invasion Sending History in a New Direction?

The ferocity of the global reaction to Putin’s invasion is stunning.

The Beginning of a Response to the Beginning of an Invasion

The first shoe has dropped.

Sarah Palin Defamation (Sort of) Dismissed

The bar for defaming public officials is too high.

Max Cleland, 1942-2021

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

More Sinema

Continuing and expanding on thoughts from the previous post.

Colin Powell, 1937-2021

The trailblazing soldier-statesman has died at 84.

What’s Kyrsten Sinema’s Game?

The political calculus of Arizona’s senior Senator is unclear.

The Reality Show Party?

Another R/D cleavage?

Culture Wars the Liberals’ Fault?

Some people claim there’s a woman to blame.

Who’s to Blame for the War Dead?

The answer seems simple but it isn’t.

Half-Mast or Half-Assed?

A powerful symbol has been robbed of its significance.

The GOP: Not a Civil War, Not a Purge

The GOP is actually pretty healthy at the moment, despite some public rhetoric to the contrary.

Ralph Puckett Gets Medal of Honor 70 Years Too Late

The 94-year-old legend is finally getting his due.

The Filibuster Isn’t The Problem

It’s undemocratic and we should get rid of it. But doing so isn’t a panacea.

Arguments Over Definitions

The lack of common understandings and shared assumptions makes political conversations challenging.

CPAC as a Leading Indicator

The annual gathering showed us what the Republican Party would become years ago.

We Are Not QAnon Nation

Most Americans have never even heard of it.

The Leaderless GOP

The Republican Party is not really a thing.

Fraudsters

A One Act Play

GOP Fracturing Over Trump

While many are congratulating President-Elect Biden, too many are still following a loser.

Joe Biden the 46th President of the United States

All the major outlets are finally acknowledging the obvious.

Two Parties, Not Two Countries

We’ve just had an election, not psychoanalysis.

Hypocrisy on SCOTUS Confirmations?

An unconvincing attack on the Democratic position.

Trump’s Bizarre, Anti-Veteran Rant

The Toddler-in-Chief strikes again.

Kamala Harris or Susan Rice?

Joe Biden has either narrowed down his choice for running mate down to two women or he hasn’t.

Biden’s Veep Search

Every Democratic woman seems to be under consideration.

Joe Biden as the Next George H.W. Bush?

Dan Drezner makes an interesting comparison.

Coronavirus Could Kill Trump Presidency

We may be seeing the beginning of the end.

Getting Over What Happened to Elizabeth Warren

Women didn’t vote for her either. But that doesn’t mean sexism didn’t play a role in her loss.

The Buttigieg-Klobuchar Dustup

It got somewhat ugly at the kids’ table.

Nevada Democratic Debate Roundup

Most national pundits saw it differently than I did.

America Ready for a Gay President?

It’s a reasonable question but not the right one.

The Narrative Abides

Iowa and New Hampshire voters are changing the perception of the race.

lego people crowd lego people crowd

Analysis vs Advocacy

A recurring source of friction in the OTB conversation.

No, Citizens United Didn’t Ruin Our Democracy

Money has increasingly dominated American politics but the court case had little to do with it.

Trump May Be Even Less Popular than it Seems

The 45th President polls worse than other prominent Republicans.

Democratic Primary Reset?

The 2016 frontrunners at this stage won their nominations easily. But that’s often not the case.

Trump Unleashes Disgusting Attack On John Dingell And His Widow

Last night, Trump decided it would be a good idea to attack a dead Congressman and his widow.

Further Evidence That The Fix Is In For Trump’s Senate Trial

Lindsey Graham is the latest Senator to make clear that he’s already made up his mind on impeachment.

Trump Attacks A Teenage Girl

Donald Trump proves once again that there are no boundaries he won’t cross.

No, Joe Biden Should Not Make A Single Term Pledge

Some reports are indicating that Joe Biden’s campaign is considering making a pledge that he would only serve a single term if elected. This would be a mistake.

Obama May Intervene In Democratic Race

Former President Obama has been largely quiet about the race for the Democratic nomination, but that may not last.

Long Day Of Impeachment Hearings Brings More Evidence Against Trump

After a long day of hearings, the case against the President is becoming clearer and Republican defenses becoming more absurd.

Late-Entering Presidential Candidates Rarely Win

History shows us that candidates who enter the race for President late rarely do well, and rarely manage to win.

Democrats Take Control Of Virginia Legislature

Another bad night for Republicans in Virginia, and another warning sign for Republicans nationally.

Bleeding Cash, Kamala Harris Cuts Campaign Staff, And Spending

Facing a cash crunch, Kamala Harris is shedding campaign staff and cutting spending. This seldom ends well.

Mark Kelly Becoming A Strong Challenger To Martha McSally In Arizona

Former Astronaut Mark Kelly is posing a big challenge to Senator Martha McSally in Arizona.

Country First, Or Trump First? Republicans Face A Choice.

Republicans face a choice. Do they put their country first, or do they put their President first?

The Impossibility of Discourse

The liberal notion that people are persuadable through airing of ideas is obsolete.