A Consensus Speaker of the House!

More centrist fantasies.

House Margin Exactly Flipped

There will be 222 Republicans and 213 Democrats in the next Congress.

The Centrist Fantasy

Can moderate Republicans take back their party?

Not Both Sides

One of these things is not like the other.

Trump Hemmorhaging Donors and Backers

The ship is abandoning the sinking rat.

Leadership Battles in the GOP

Losing has a way of creating intraparty strife.

Trump’s Run Exasperates GOP Elite, Thrills Dems

Some of the early reactions to the inevitable announcement tell the tale.

Biden: MAGA Republicans Threaten Republic

The President delivered a rousing stump speech from Independence Hall.

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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.

Is Biden Hiring 87,000 New IRS Agents? Not Exactly.

A new meme started by Republican leaders is mostly false.

FBI Raids Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Home

The former President and his supporters are crying “weaponization of the justice system.”

Democrats Funding MAGA Primary Candidates

Hardball politics or dirty pool?

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What’s Politics For, Anyway?

Capitol Hill Republicans are turning the concept on its head.

Defending the Constitution Against All Enemies, Foreign and Domestic

What should conservatives who can’t support the party of Trump do?

Being Known by the Company you Keep

Meeting with people who are essentially couplotters should be disqualifying.

Cheney Way Behind

See is paying the price for her defense of democracy.

January 6 and the Collusion Trap

What is the right measure of success for the Committee investigating the Capitol riot?

The Weak Case Against the January 6 Committee

Republicans killed their parents and demanding mercy for being orphaned.

Trump Ordered the Code Red

You’re goddamn right he did.

January 6 Committee Public Hearings: Day 1

The laying out of the case begins.

January 6 Committee Divided on Which Non-Starter Recommendations to Make

They’re taking their eye off the ball.

Two Republican Parties?

Some GOP governors are taking a stance against Trump.

January 6 Committee Subpoenas Republican Leaders

An unprecedented manuever in response to unprecedented obstruction.

On American Parties

More on primaries with a foray into Madison and the general politics of power-seekers and incentives.

Professional Politicians Poor Prognosticators

Mitch McConnell and other senior Republican Senators foolishly believed their colleagues would do the right thing.

Will It Matter That Kevin McCarthy Was Caught Lying?

Anyone familiar with Betteridge’s law of headlines knows where this is going.

The Flawed Nature of Representation in the US

Our representation problems are far, far more about structure than they are about the messaging of the parties.

Normalizing Political Violence

In their censure of Cheney and Kinzinger the GOP wants to rewrite history.

SCOTUS Rejects House Republican Challenge to Proxy Voting

The court wisely deferred to Congress in setting its own rules.

A Reminder of the Gutless and Feckless

A number of GOP politicians criticized Trump over 1/6 and some resigned.

Where Do the Republicans Go From Here?

This man is the face of the post-Trump party.

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Infrastructure Bill Passes! Dems in Array?

Three days late, $1.2 billion long.

Washington Post 6 January Report

A massive investigation into the Capitol riot looks at what came before, during, and after.

Irrelevant Republicans Being Ignored!

The liberal media is giving all their attention to the tax and spend Democrats!

The January 6 Commission will be All-Democratic

A chance for a real investigation? Ruined legitimacy?

McCarthy’s Continued 1/6 Investigation Obstruction

Short-term politics and long-term harm.

Counterpoint: The 6 January Commission and the Filibuster

I think this underscores the problem with the 60-vote requirement.

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.

The Big Lie Has Become a Litmus Test

Republicans who admit Joe Biden won the election fair and square are being driven from the party.

HR1: Good, but Not Enough

And what GOP opposition says about the party.

Witnesses are Coming (UPDATE: Never Mind)

And illustrations of the fact that this isn’t a regular trial.

Trump Refused to Call Off Capitol Rioters

Details of a heated phone discussion with the top House Republican have emerged.

Marjorie Taylor Greene Stripped of Committee Assignments

House Democrats have done what their Republican colleagues refused to do.

Republican Leadership Face Tests with Cheney and Greene

Mitch McConnell is testing out his spine again.

Assessing the Party Fringes

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

Will the GOP Fracture?

Will there be in-fighting? Yes. A break-up? No.

Republican Leaders Rallying to Impeach Trump

Some key GOP figures are at least testing the waters.

Liz Cheney’s Statement on Impeachment

The #3 Republican in the House will vote to impeach.

Ousting Trump Early Incredibly Unlikely

The President of the United States is a national security threat. Can we get rid of him now?