Congressional Typologies

Grouping House Members by their voting patterns.

Monday Morning Tabs

Gotta clear ’em all!

Third Parties and Ballot Access for 2024

And back to thoughts on section 3.

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Making It Worse

Cost cutting and the decline of venerable brands.

The (American) Politics of Israel-Palestine

Pick a side. No nuance allowed.

Far Right Politics Spreading Across the West

The trend shows no sign of abating.

(Last) Sunday’s Discussion Question Revisited

Wherein I finally reveal my answer (spoiler: it is hardly surprising). And, also, wherein despite the goal of brevity, I fail at that goal.

Fear of a Third Party

The Electoral College is holding a nation of millions back.

How Serious of a Threat is a No Labels Candidate?

The panic continues. Is it warranted?

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What happens when you lose [Insert Name]?

When a go-to “nonpartisan” defender breaks rank does that change your opinion?

Scalia Law School is Conservative!

The New York Times looks into ties between a DC area law school and the Supreme Court.

A “No Labels” Candidate?

A hypothetical spoiler for 2024? (Stress on “hypothetical”).

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SVC, Bank Contagion, and Government Action

The Biden administration had little choice but to act.

Of Motes and Beams

The left and right are attacking basic rights. But not equally.

Spying on Ourselves

Should we expect privacy from our own cameras?

Dilbert Canceled

Newspapers across the country are dropping the popular strip over a racist rant.

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Re-Regulating the Airlines?

Constant flight delays and other frustrations require a solution.

‘Don’t Tread on Me’ License Plates

States are sponsoring an increasingly controversial image.

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What’s Politics For, Anyway?

Capitol Hill Republicans are turning the concept on its head.

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The Coming Democratic Majority Isn’t Guaranteed

Ruy Teixeira finds that Hispanics aren’t yet woke.

Judicial Supremacy vs Popular Constitutionalism

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

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Doves Split Over Ukraine

Foreign policy makes strange bedfellows.

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Why America Can’t Build

Are we too regulated for our own good?

Two Republican Parties?

Some GOP governors are taking a stance against Trump.

Content Moderation, Free Speech, and Community

Unlimited dialog makes conversations harder.

Santa’s a Socialist

And other tales from the AK special election.

America’s Four Parties

Neither the Democrats nor the Republicans truly represent most Americans. Fixing that is exceedingly unlikely.

P.J. O’Rourke, 1947-2022

The great conservative humorist is gone at 74.

More Rogan (but not Just Rogan)

Musings about US politics and culture.

SCOTUS Mythology Exposed

We deserve better.

On the Number of Parties 1: Basic Counting, Part 1

Counting is not necessarily as straightforward as it may seem.

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Tribal Lenses and Criminal Justice

Our reactions to recent murder trials tells us a lot about our divided country.

Women Likely to be Included in Draft

A long-overdue change appears to be happening.

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More Covidiot Schadenfreude

Stop me if you’ve heard this one . . .

Doug Mataconis, 1968-2021

The longtime OTB front-pager has passed far too soon.

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Ranked Choice Voting for Everyone?

It’s not perfect but it beats our usual approach to picking winners and losers.

Start the Steal?

Cries that American democracy is in jeopardy are not hyperbole.

Florida Governor Bans Vaccine Passports

He probably lacks the legal authority. And business interests in is state will fight hard against him.

Some Thoughts on Representation

How well do single-seat districts lead to representation? (And of what?)

COVID Passports Redux

Competing analogies and externalities.

CPAC as a Leading Indicator

The annual gathering showed us what the Republican Party would become years ago.

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.

Two Different Americas

The degree to which the country is divided is truly shocking.

New PA Poll

Monmuth’s latest.

Another Double-Digit Poll for Biden

Trump continues to lag.

Models Trending Bidenward

A look at several models.

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America’s Exceptional Failure

Our response to Covid-19 has been exceptional in all the wrong ways.