Vastly more people died than needed to and the economy still crashed.
Defense Secretary James Mattis has announced that the deployment of U.S. troops to the Mexican border will be extended through the end of this year.
President Trump wants to send more troops than we have in Syria and Iraq combined to the border to deal with a non-existent threat.
Two more potential explosive devices, addressed to New Jersey Senator Cory Booker and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, have been discovered by law enforcement.
A really weird detail buried in a New York Times story about President Trump’s efforts to get the Justice to retire.
President Trump wants to send the military to the Mexican border. This is both unnecessary and a bad idea.
Could the tide be turning in the Alabama Senate race against Roy Moore? At least some polling indicates the answer could be yes.
Donald Trump’s first overseas trip went about as badly as you’d expect it would.
Judge Gorsuch isn’t much of a fan of Donald Trump’s comments about the judiciary.
Distinguishing between anti-elite populism and coded anti-Semitism is next to impossible.
With time running out, the top three candidates for the Republican nomination picked up right where they left off last week.
Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz landed some punches on Donald Trump last night, but it’s doubtful that they changed the nature of the race.
The worst-moderated debate thus far may have reordered the field.
Despite his remarks about John McCain, Donald Trump is likely to be around for some time to come.
The debate over whether kids need to be vaccinated against communicable diseases baffles me.
Yesterday’s events are likely to be a game changer, but how the game plays out depends largely on how Europe reacts.
A committee of journalists who work in the “traditional” media has once again denied press credentials to SCOTUSBlog.
Sooner or later, the Supreme Court will have to rule on a challenge to state laws banning same-sex marriage.
Middle East peace talks are apparently in such bad shape that the U.S. is thinking of releasing Jonathan Pollard as an incentive to Israel.
The President’s sixth State Of The Union Address was fairly low-key.
Wonkblog’s founder is leaving the Washington Post to start a new media outlet of his own.
Can differences in media coverage of two unrelated filibusters be explained solely by media bias?
Josh Marshall explains what it’s like to be a non-gun person in a very pro-gun culture.
The world’s most prolific blogger is leaving corporate media and opening the tip jar.
A pointillist look at the 2012 election results, which does a fairer job of illustrating where, how many, and how people voted in the election
President Obama is likely to win re-election while overwhelmingly losing the white vote. Does it matter?
President Obama had some prominent liberal journalists over for coffee.
Two words spoken by a Romney aide have led to a ridiculous firestorm on the right, while the rest of their comments are being ignored.
Within an hour last evening, I passed along and retracted two breaking news stories on Twitter.
Talking Points Memo’s Josh Marshall confirms that his site has been down since 5 pm owing to a distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack.
That a popular two-term governor of Utah is being rejected by likely Republican primary voters as insufficiently conservative shows just how extreme American politics has gotten.
Jon Huntsman just tweeted, “To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy.”
The map of states which allow collective bargaining for public sector employees doesn’t match up well with the map of right-to-work states.
State and AID budgets are a rounding error in the Defense budget.