Biden Warns Democracy at Stake

Is the President governing like he means it?

Biden’s Debt Ceiling Gaffe?

The President flubbed a softball question. Oh noes!

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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.

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

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

Feelings Don’t Care About Facts

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

Learning From Joe Manchin

Has the frustrating process of securing his vote taught Democrats anything?

Build Back Better Than Nothing

Joe Manchin has come around on a pared back BBB, surprising just about everyone.

President Joe Biden delivers remarks at a Medal of Valor ceremony, Monday, May 16, 2022, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden delivers remarks at a Medal of Valor ceremony, Monday, May 16, 2022, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

The News is Bad for Biden

The nature of American political reporting distorts our perception of reality.

Democrats Even Madder at Manchin

The West Virginia Senator has pulled away the football yet again.

Judicial Supremacy vs Popular Constitutionalism

Who should have the final say on the law of the land?

Abortion and the Filibuster

Assuming they had the votes, should Democrats carve out yet another exception?

Democrats in Disarray, Abortion Edition

Here we go again . . . .

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

They’re taking their eye off the ball.

No, Congress Won’t Create an Abortion Right

At least not right away. But it’s quite possible by 2040.

Ukraine War Ruining Biden’s Plans

Crises tend to be distracting.

CDC Rescinds Title 42, Democrats Panic

Two April Fool’s Day orders are no joke. And they’re apparently causing confusion.

The World’s Greatest Deliberative Body

A hundred Senators actually didn’t mean to change our clocks.

The Senate is Passing Legislation!

Do you believe in miracles?

A Modest Step on Voting Integrity

It’s Manchin-approved.

Stupid 2024 Fantasies II

Hillary Clinton edition.

Manchin Shoots BBB Dead, Dead, Dead

The West Virginia Senator has taken the football from Charlie Brown and gone home.

The Non-ending Joe Manchin Saga

Is the stalwart of Senate bipartisanship interested in governing?

Democrats Frustrated They Can’t Pass Biden’s Build Back Better Bill

They’re searching for good times. But just wait and see.

Sexist to Focus on Sinema’s Style?

Why oh why won’t people stop commenting on the lady Senator’s outfits?

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Infrastructure Bill Passes! Dems in Array?

Three days late, $1.2 billion long.

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Election Results Validate Everyone’s Priors

Too woke! Not woke enough!

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the passing of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Tuesday, August 10, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the passing of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Tuesday, August 10, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

President Charlie Brown

Joe Biden has bet his presidency on a caucus that may simply be irreconcilable.

President Joe Biden takes notes doing a G7 Leaders’ Virtual Meeting Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in the White House Situation Room. President Joe Biden takes notes doing a G7 Leaders’ Virtual Meeting Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in the White House Situation Room.

Biden: Democrats Have Reached a Deal

$1.75 trillion ain’t $3.5 trillion but it’s something.

More Sinema

Continuing and expanding on thoughts from the previous post.

Kyrsten Sinema: Expert Troll

The enigmatic Senator is a world-class attention seeker.

Today in Asked and Answered (Voting Rights Edition)

The Biden administration is not doing enough.

Sinema and Legislation

Instead of complaining, she should use her leverage.

Dems in Disarray, Deal Doubtful

The internecine fight over the budget is coming to a head.

What’s Kyrsten Sinema’s Game?

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

Manchin’s ‘Strategic Pause’

More machinations from the mischievous mining mouthpiece.

There is No ‘Manchin Dilemma’

He beats the alternative.

Party-Switching and the Senate

Are Sinema and Machin going to jump ship?

Sinema’s Filibuster Defense

It’s no better than Joe Manchin’s.

Sinema’s Misunderstanding of the Senate (and of Basic Politics)

The post really isn’t about Sinema as much as it about a theory of poltiics.

Start the Steal?

Cries that American democracy is in jeopardy are not hyperbole.

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Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Deal-making in Washington is next to impossible.

Another Anti-Filibuster Post

Defense of the filibuster tend to be a combo of mistakes and mythology.

President Joe Biden signs two executive orders on healthcare Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House. President Joe Biden signs two executive orders on healthcare Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House.

Biden’s First 50 Days

A way-too-early assessment of how it’s going.

President Joe Biden takes notes doing a G7 Leaders’ Virtual Meeting Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in the White House Situation Room. President Joe Biden takes notes doing a G7 Leaders’ Virtual Meeting Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in the White House Situation Room.

Biden’s Last Hurrah?

Is the stimulus bill it for this administration?

$15 Minimum Wage Dead for Now

The Senate parliamentarian has ruled against ramming it through in the COVID relief bill.

The Filibuster is Going Away

The writing is on the wall for simple-majority voting in the Senate.

Feinstein and Three Democratic Moderates Leaning Toward Acquittal?

Surprising news from an unsurprising process.

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.

Kyrsten Sinema Facing Blowback For Being The Senator She Said She’d Be

Far-left Democrats in Arizona want to punish Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema for being exactly the kind of Senator she said she’d be when she ran for office a year ago.

Joe Arpaio Running For Sheriff Again

Controversial former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was voted out of office in 2016 after serving six terms in office, is running to get his old job back.