Biden’s Debt Ceiling Gaffe?

The President flubbed a softball question. Oh noes!

The ‘Crime of the Century’ Didn’t Happen

Three-and-a-half years and almost 6 million tax dollars have produced nothing.

Clinton Lawyer Acquitted in RussiaGate Case

What does it all mean? It depends on who you ask.

The Least Dangerous Branch?

The apparently eminent demise of abortion rights has reignited an old debate.

Red Lights on the Dashboard

Some recent news items that add to concern about American democracy.

Quick Hits

Gotta clear those tabs.

Wuhan Lab Leak Moves from Hoax to Theory

The fact-checkers blew this one and blew it big.

The Filibuster Needs to Go

It is not a tool to foster compromise. It is tool of obstruction, plain and simple.

Assessing the Party Fringes

AOC v. MTG: one of these things is not like the other.

President Donald J. Trump disembarks Marine One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, and is escorted to Air Force One by U.S. Air Force personnel. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) President Donald J. Trump disembarks Marine One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, and is escorted to Air Force One by U.S. Air Force personnel. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

Trump On ‘Peaceful Transition’

Whether the delusions of a madman or a deliberate scheme to poison the waters, there’s cause for concern.

Foreign Interference in the 2020 Elections

The Russians are at it again, with the cooperation of the Trump administration and its enablers.

Coronavirus Could Kill Trump Presidency

We may be seeing the beginning of the end.

Joe Biden Makes it a Two-Man Race

The 78-year-old is the Comeback Kid. And the only chance of preventing a Bernie Sanders nomination.

President of Twitter?

Is social media making it harder for Democrats to nominate a winning candidate?

Trump Says He’d Accept ‘Dirt’ About Opponents From Foreign Sources

President Trump says in a new interview that he would be willing to break the law to get “oppo research” on an opponent.

Donald Trump And The Triumph Of The Conservative Grifters

At least some conservatives appear to finally be recognizing that their movement has been taken over by grifters and frauds. The only question is, what took them so long?

Trump to Nominate Herman Cain to Fed

Nein. Nein. Nein.

More on Moore

John Fund thinks I am afraid of Stephen Moore (and that I am an economist). He is wrong on both counts.

Stephen Moore is a Terrible Choice for the Fed

Only the best people, dontcha know.

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Outrage Over Minority Rule

There is a frustration and a growing sense that the American political system is illegitimate.

Trump Is Achieving Putin’s Goal Of Driving A Wedge Between The U.S. And Its Allies

Thanks to Donald Trump, the happiest man in the world right now is Vladimir Putin.

Ben Carson’s Sham Campaign Has Him Tied With Hillary Clinton

The juxtaposition of two headlines at memeorandum is amusing.

Clintons Most Successful, Most Controversial ‘Power Couple’

A series of mini-scandals point to the conflicts of interest around the Clintons.

Is 2016 a 50-50 Proposition?

Pundits and political scientists agree that, if the 2016 presidential election were today, we’d have a much better idea who would win.

Obama’s Missed Opportunity

My latest for The National Interest, “Obama’s Paris Blunder: Part of a Much Bigger Problem,” has posted.

Hyperpartisanship Harms American Politics, And American Life

There’s more to life than politics. Unfortunately, there are many Americans who don’t seem to recognize that fact.

House Republicans Are Dooming Their 2016 Nominee With Latino Voters

Republicans in the House seem determined to make life difficult for whomever wins the GOP nomination in 2016

The Myth Of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 Inevitability And The 2016 Election

One of the most repeated comments about the 2016 race is based on something that just isn’t true.

Chris Christie And The George Washington Bridge: Politics As Usual, Scandal, Or Much Ado About Very Little?

Will a couple closed lanes on the George Washington Bridge end up being a problem for New Jersey’s Chris Christie going forward?

Harry Reid Backs Away From The Nuclear Option, Filibuster Alive And Well

Once again, the threat of the “nuclear option” appears to have had less megatonnage than some expected and others hoped.

Gun Control and Public Opinion

90 percent of Americans support background checks for gun purchases. They are unlikely to be enacted into law.

Does Rand Paul Have A Future In The GOP?

Rand Paul’s filibuster has made him a darling among conservatives but it may not last.

Fiscal Cliff Compromise

A outline of a deal both sides could live with.

Undecided Voters Aren’t Stupid and Have Opinions

John Sides argues that, contrary to popular conception, undecided voters are neither morons nor non-partisan.

Tonight’s “Town Hall” Debate Unlikely To Be A Game Changer

For all the hype, it’s unlikely that tonight’s debate will have the same impact as the October 3rd Debate.

How Much Are Romney’s “47 Percent” Remarks Hurting Him?

Mitt Romney’s “47 Percent” remarks seem to be hurting him.

Mitt Romney’s Path To Victory: Incredibly Narrow, And Perhaps Impossible To Navigate

As the final stretch of the campaign begins in earnest, Mitt Romney faces a very difficult task.

Romney Wimp Factor: Newsweek’s Tired Trope

Mitt Romney is no more of a wimp than George H.W. Bush or John Kerry.

Journalists As Opposition Researchers

Jonathan Chait makes an astute observation about the media’s role in meme generation.

No, Republicans Wouldn’t Eliminate The Filibuster

Worried the GOP might eliminate the filibuster if they gain control of the Senate? Don’t be.

Time Running Out For GOP?

2012 may be the last chance for the current Republican Party to win the White House.

Chris Christie And Other Weighty Issues

Chris Christie’s weight has become a political concern, apparently.

Tribal Politics

Much of politics is visceral rather than intellectual.

Pawlenty and the Pundit’s Fallacy

America’s pundits have never met anyone who didn’t think Tim Pawlenty would be a good nominee.

Obama’s 2012 Re-Election Strategy: The Politics Of Personal Destruction?

The Obama re-election campaign is preparing an extraordinarily negative campaign against Mitt Romney.