Democrats Outperform Expectations

The Needle is Broken

Trump Special Counsel Likely

The Justice Department is looking to inoculate itself against charges of partisanship.

Pelosi Attack a Turning Point?

What will it take to end the cycle of violence?

Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Survives Initial Legal Challenges

Opponents lose at the district and SCOTUS level in opening salvos.

Kobach Quits “We Build the Wall” Board

And a reminder about Bannon’s wall grift.

Dems in Midterms: You’re Saying There’s a Chance?

A 2020 blowout has long been presumed. But maybe it won’t happen.

‘Don’t Tread on Me’ License Plates

States are sponsoring an increasingly controversial image.

Feelings Don’t Care About Facts

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

Tony Dow, 1945-2022

The man most famous for his turn on “Leave it to Beaver” has passed from liver cancer aged 77.

Monday Morning Tabs

For your consideration.

Minority Rule in a Winner-Take-All System

How long can the unsustainable be sustained?

Police Have No Duty to Protect You

“Protect and Serve” is just a slogan, not a guarantee.

Permanent Daylight Saving Time?

We may be on the verge half a century after our last experiment.

Gun-Wielding Lawyers Given Slap on the Wrist

The infamous duo will have to do what they were already supposed to do for a year.

Monday Morning Clearing of the Tab

Items for your consideration.

Bob Dole, 1923-2021

The longtime Senator and Vice Presidential and Presidential nominee is gone at 98.

Buttigieg and Critical Road Theory

Mayor Pete is being mocked for telling obvious truths.

COVID Overwhelming ICU Beds

It’s happening again. This time, it was easily preventable.

One Child, One Vote

J.D. Vance’s cynical suggestion.

Cleveland Indians Now Cleveland Guardians

It goes into effect next season.

Vaccine Eligibility Floodgates Open Before Supply

Many states are moving to a first come, first served basis for COVID shots.

Are “Liberal” States Shrinking?

Thinking about unsupported narratives and a little bit about data usage.

Cleveland Indians Changing Name

The inevitable only took 105 years.

The Republican Party’s Shame

The Party of Lincoln went over the cliff like lemmings in support. It’s tough to see how they recover.

More Nonsense About the Election

A shadowy flight into the realm of evidence that does not exist.

There Is No Fraud

The President’s claims have no merit.

Not as Bad as We Feared

Revisiting predictions about what would happen if what has happened happened.

Meanwhile, in the Pandemic

It’s getting worse, not better.

Weird Fundraising Appeals

A FiveThirtyEight-inspired message from the Democrats doesn’t compute.

Who’ll Control the Senate?

Forecasters give Democrats better than even odds of a majority.

The Senate’s Rural Skew

Injecting data into the conversation.

President Trump at the Bioprocess Innovation Center at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies President Donald J. Trump listens to a reporter’s question during a press conference Monday, July 27, 2020, at the Bioprocess Innovation Center at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies in Morrisville, N.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) President Trump at the Bioprocess Innovation Center at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies President Donald J. Trump listens to a reporter’s question during a press conference Monday, July 27, 2020, at the Bioprocess Innovation Center at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies in Morrisville, N.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Trump’s Free Fall Over?

The President has hit rock bottom.

Kansas Republicans Reject Kobach

An open Senate race is now much more likely to stay Republican.

Democrats Likely to Retake Senate

A hundred days out, a wave election is the best bet.

Trump Commutes Roger Stone’s Sentence

A shocking and yet completely unsurprising development.

NFL to Play ‘Black National Anthem’ Before Games

“Lift Every Voice and Sing” will reportedly precede the “Star-Spangled Banner” in the opening week.

Pentagon (Maybe) On Alert to Stabilize Minneapolis

The President has reportedly invoked the Insurrection Act.

Trump Floats National Quarantine, Backs Off

The Constitution in times of extreme crisis.

Rand Paul Tests Positive for COVID-19

The man is a moron.

What if November’s Loser Refuses to Concede?

There’s a very real possibility the legitimacy of the 2020 election will be contested.

Mike Pompeo Decides Against Running For Senate

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has decided against running for Senator Kansas, decision that could force the GOP to defend an otherwise safe seat.

Nikki Haley’s Revisionist History

With her eyes on her political future in a GOP dominated by Trumpism, Nikki Haley is attempting to rewrite the history of one of the most significant events of her time as Governor of South Carolina.

Farm Bailouts

The costs of irresponsible policy.

Mike Pompeo Looks For An Exit

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo looks ready to jump ship in favor of a run for Senate,

Democratic Candidates Criticize Caucuses

Many of the 2020 Democratic candidates for President are arguing that the caucus process itself is unfair and undemocratic. They’re right.

Trump Clears American Soldiers Involved In War Crimes

Against the advice of his top military advisers, President Trump has cleared three American soldiers of war crimes, sending a horrible signal to the world and to the troops in the field.

Washington Nationals Win First World Series

The Washington Nationals won their first World Series in franchise history, and the first for Washington, D.C. since Calvin Coolidge was President.