Dems in Disarray, Deal Doubtful

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

Canada and Single-Seat Plurality Elections

Canada has more parties than the US, but still suffers representation problems due to FPTP elections.

President Joe Biden, joined by Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky and Merck CEO Ken Frazier, delivers remarks on COVID-19 vaccine production Wednesday, March 10, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden, joined by Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky and Merck CEO Ken Frazier, delivers remarks on COVID-19 vaccine production Wednesday, March 10, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Biden Orders Feds, Firms to Vaccinate

The President has lost his patience with the unvaccinated.

Biden Feared Political Backlash Over Bringing Afghans to America

A humanitarian crisis made worse by shameful delays.

“Why do Liberals Hate Orban?” is not the Right Question

The right questions are: 1) why do some some on the right like him, and 2) should this concern us all?

Douthat Misses the Point on Hungary

Hungary is part of a broader global trend, but the real issue isn’t Hungary, it is the Americans who praise Hungary.

Who Decides American History?

Legislatures and school boards politicize what our kids are taught.

The Radicalization of Ross Douthat

An interesting podcast conversation.

One Child, One Vote

J.D. Vance’s cynical suggestion.

The Reality Show Party?

Another R/D cleavage?

The Problem isn’t Breyer, it is one of Constitutional Design

Put the frustration where it belongs.

The Stupid, Evil Party

It’s not getting any better, folks.

Biden Fires ‘Independent’ Social Security Administrator

President Trump’s destruction of longstanding norms continues under his successor.

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Culture Wars are a Long Game

Conservatives have lost it one generation at a time.

Ohio, Trump, and the Primaries

Thinking about party evolution and behavior going into 2022.

Culture Wars the Liberals’ Fault?

Some people claim there’s a woman to blame.

SCOTUS Upholds Arizona Voting Rules

A completely unsurprising 6-3 decision.

Kavanaugh’s Bizarre Rationale

Things that make you go Hmmm.

Biden Reverses Himself on Infrastructure Linkage

When he said he wouldn’t sign it if it wasn’t accompanied by a second bill, he wasn’t implying that he would veto it if it wasn’t.

Democrats Increasingly Frustrated with Congress

It turns out a 51-50 Senate majority isn’t enough.

Senator Joe Manchin Is A Stupid Ape

We’re all apes. And some are willfully stupid about their public duties.

President Donald J. Trump participates in a FOX News Channel virtual town hall entitled America Together: Returning to Work, with co-moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum live from the Lincoln Memorial Sunday, May 3, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) President Donald J. Trump participates in a FOX News Channel virtual town hall entitled America Together: Returning to Work, with co-moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum live from the Lincoln Memorial Sunday, May 3, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

The Fox News Effect?

Republicans are more partisan—and distrustful of government—than Democrats.

Vaccine Patent Rights

Should live-saving drugs be protected intellectual property?

The Politicization of Math Class

The least controversial subject in school is suddenly controversial.

Following the Science Isn’t Our Nature

The reaction to the pandemic has long since been about much more than the pandemic.

The Filibuster Isn’t The Problem

It’s undemocratic and we should get rid of it. But doing so isn’t a panacea.

Trump Judges Will Hit Their Peak in 2040

A quirk in our system combined with shrewd gamesmanship will give them unprecedented power.

Did the Boomers Ruin America?

An interesting but uneven debate.

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris participate in a virtual bilateral meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris participate in a virtual bilateral meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Liberals Upset Biden Foreign Policy is Biden’s

Those expecting Bernie Sanders’ agenda are sorely disappointed.

The Rise of Negative Partisanship

Yes, partisanship is real. And it influences more than just voting behavior.

On Coups, Insurrections, and Security Theater

Reflections on the events of 6 January two months later.

$15 Minimum Wage Dead for Now

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

Rush Limbaugh is Still Dead

The reflections on the departed right-wing talk host continue.

Rush Limbaugh, 1951-2021

The talk radio megastar has died, aged 70.

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SCOTUS Lifts California Worship Ban

How should we balance public health and fundamental rights?

Fantasies of a Post-Trump Republican Party

The GOP will almost certainly survive. But in what form?

Radicalism and Internet Culture

Does online performance logically devolve into rage and violence?

The end of the line

We’ve shouldn’t be surprised we’ve arrived at this destination.

The Nasty Politicization of COVID

Our cultural divide over the pandemic is turning us into worse people.

Wonder Woman 1984

A very low-spoilers review.

Party of Grievance

Not of governance.

SCOTUS Strikes Down New York Church Closures

The right to worship trumps the public’s health.

Former Right-Wing Media Star Turns Against Right-Wing Media

So, it turns out that Fox News wasn’t really all that fair or balanced.

Donald Trump v. Stacey Abrams

Gracious concessions are the norm except when they’re not.

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The Election Proved I Was Right All Along

The Pundit’s Fallacy meets opportunism.

Will This Be The End Of False Equivalency?

The press’ abandonment of Bothsiderism is decades overdue.

The Great Disappointment

Competing Visions For a Biden Presidency

Will he be a uniter or a divider?