Orrin Hatch, 1934-2022

The longest-serving Republican Senator has died at the age of 88.

Manchin Shoots BBB Dead, Dead, Dead

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

On the Number of Parties: Basic Counting, Part 1

Counting is not necessarily as straightforward as it may seem.

The Divide Within Our Parties is Almost as Wide as that Between Them

Pew’s new typology shows the diversity of both US political parties.

The Reality Show Party?

Another R/D cleavage?

Federal Agents Using Strong-Arm Tactics in America’s Cities

Portland may be a preview of what’s to come.

Sanders as the Democrats’ Trump

The similarities are rather obvious. But the differences matter.

The Hidden Left-Liberal Divide

One side is arguing over rules while the other is focused on consequences.

Conservatives Score Historic Win In British Elections

Boris Johnson and the British Conservative Party scored a huge win in yesterday’s General Election, while Labour walked away with its biggest defeat in a generation.

British Voters Head To The Polls In Vote That Could Finally Decide Brexit’s Fate

British voters are voting today in the third election in four years. This time, the fate of Brexit is on the ballot.

Conservatives Continue To Lead In Pre-Election British Polling

With just days to go before the election, Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party appears headed for a win that should allow him to finish Brexit.

Polls Show Tories Headed For Big Victory In British Elections

Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party are on course for a big win in December 12th’s General Election.

Nigel Farage Gives Boris Johnson A Helping Hand. Sort of.

Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party is helping out Boris Johnson’s Tories. Sort of.

State Legislature On The Line In Virginia, Where Trump Is Very Unpopular

Virginia voters don’t like Donald Trump, or Republicans in general, very much right now, and that could translate into Democrats taking control of the state legislature for the first time in nearly 30 years.

Boris Johnson In Strong Shape As General Election Campaign Begins

With the 2019 United Kingdom General Election campaign just starting, Boris Johnson and the Tories look to be in strong shape. However, anything can happen in the next six weeks.

United Kingdom Sets December 12th Election Date

Brits will head to the polls for the fourth time in four years with the future of Brexit on the ballot.

European Union Agrees To Brexit Deadline Extension

With just days to go before the end of the month, the European Union has agreed to another Brexit extension. Before we get there, though, thee’s likely to be another General Election.

Parliament Hands Boris Johnson Another Brexit Defeat

Rather than getting a final vote on his Brexit deal, Prime Minister Boris johnson suffered another defeat.

U.K. And E.U. Reach New Brexit Deal, But Will It Pass Parliament.

The United Kingdom and European Union have apparently reached a new Brexit deal, but it’s unclear if Boris Johnson can get it through Parliament.

Boris Johnson Could Face No-Confidence Vote Next Week

Next week could be a crucial one for Boris Johnson’s future in power.

Previewing The Third Democratic Debate

This evening ten Democratic candidates for President, including all of the front runners, appear on stage together for the third debate of the 2020 election cycle.

Boris Johnson Loses Key Parliament Votes, But May Still Win In The End

The so-called “rebel alliance’ in the House of Commons continues to stack up wins against British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, but Johnson could still win in the end.

Parliament Defies Boris Johnson On Brexit

The House of Commons handed Prime Minister Boris Johnson a huge loss yesterday, throwing the short-term future of Brexit into doubt.

The 2020 Map

The map shows the flaws of the Electoral College

Boris Johnson Headed For A Snap Election?

It looks as if Boris Johnson’s government could be looking to call for a snap election to he held in the immediate aftermath of Brexit.

Boris Johnson Is Already Facing A Political Crisis

Boris Johnson has been in office for barely a week and he’s already facing an existential political crisis.

RBG Speaks Out Against Court Packing Schemes

Ruth Bader Ginsburg isn’t very impressed by the proposals made by several liberal politicians lately to increase the size of the Supreme Court to counterbalance the conservative tilt created by the Gorsuch and Kavanaugh confirmations.

Boris Johnson Wins Tory Leadership Fight, Will Become Next British Prime Minister

Boris Johnson won the fight for the leadership of Great Britain’s Conservative Party and will soon become the next British Prime Minister. That was the easy part.

House Passes Defense Spending Bill That Seeks To Limit Trump’s War Powers

The House of Representatives passed a defense spending bill that seeks to limit Presidential authority when it comes to striking Iran and aideing the Saudi war on Yemen.

No, 0.3% of UK Voters are not Choosing the Next PM

The NYT provides an incredibly bad take on parliamentary government.

Border Bill Splits Democratic Caucus

Speaker Nancy Pelosi suffered a major defeat on a signature issue.

London Mayor Denounces Trump On Eve Of State Visit

Just a day before he is scheduled to arrive in the city for a State Visit, London’s Mayor is denouncing President Trump.

Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party Scores Big Win In British E.U. Parliament Elections

The pro-Brexit Brexit Party and the anti-Brexit Liberal Democrats both scored big wins in the United Kingdom’s E.U. elections, while the two major parties suffered big losses.

Trump’s Stonewalling Increases Pressure On Democrats To Pursue Impeachment

As the Administration continues to stonewall legitimate requests from Congress for documents and witnesses, pressure is growing on Speaker Pelosi to authorize the opening of an impeachment inquiry.

Progressives In The Democratic Party May Have Misread The Signals For 2020

Based on the early stages of the campaign for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination, it appears as though the party’s progressive wing has misread the signals being sent by the party’s voters.

May Seeks Extension Of Time To Stay In Office As Tory Hold On Power Becomes Precarious

British Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking an extension on her promise to leave office at the same time that the political future of her Conservative Party becomes increasingly doubtful.

Democrats’ Progessive Wing Less Powerful Than Thought?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other firebrands aren’t steering the ship. Yet.

Just Say No To Impeachment (For Now)

In the end, Impeachment is a political act more than a legal one. For that reason, Democrats should not pursue impeachment unless they have a reasonable chance of winning.

Bregrets, They’ve Had A Few

A new poll shows that a majority of the British public believes that the Brexit referendum was a bad idea. What that means for the future of Brexit is not at all clear.

Trump Delivers Bizarre, Incoherent, Red Meat Speech At CPAC

In a two-hour rant before an adoring crowd of CPAC sycophants. President Trump displayed everything wrong with him and his Presidency.

The Argument For a Centrist Democrat In 2020

While much of the attention in the race for the Democratic nomination to date has been on the left, there is a path forward for a more centrist candidate.

Democrats Prepare A New Proposal To End Shutdown

As the shutdown enters its thirty-fourth day and the Senate gets ready to vote on proposals that have no chance of succeeding, Democrats are preparing a new proposal.

Some States Are (Finally) Getting Rid Of Caucuses

Several states are getting rid of caucuses in favor of primaries, a move that could be to the disadvantage of candidates like Bernie Sanders.

What The Gosar Family Tells Us About Our Broken Political Culture

Six siblings of Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar are starring in political ads against him. This is just another unfortunate example of the extent to which our political culture has been ruined by hyperpartisan polarization.

California’s Democratic Party Snubs Dianne Feinstein A Second Time

California’s Democratic Party endorsed “progressive” upstart Kevin de León over Senator Dianne Feinstein, but this is unlikely to stop Feinstein from winning election to a sixth term in office.

Most Americans Oppose Abolishing ICE

A new poll lends credence to the suggestion that Democrats should be careful about rallying behind the call to “Abolish ICE.”

Democrats Annoy Base Running Candidates Who Can Win

The DNC is backing centrist candidates in a bid to win traditionally Republican districts. Party activists are not happy about it.

Senate Democrats Prepared To De-Link Budget Talks From Progress On DACA

Democrats in the Senate appear ready to de-link DACA from the budget. That would remove the threat of a government shutdown, but it could anger their base.

The Growing Partisan Divide Over America’s Relationship With Israel

Americans were once largely united in their opinions about Israel and the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. That’s not the case anymore.

John Anderson, Independent Candidate For President in 1980, Dies At 95

Most Americans are unlikely to remember John Anderson, but he was a harbinger of things to come.