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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: 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, RIP

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.

62% of Americans Afraid to Share Political Views

An interesting if frustrating new survey from Cato.

Why are Masks Political?

Leadership matters (as does culture).

Our Awful Criminal Justice System

A stroll down memory lane.

Justin Amash Not Running for President After All

We won’t have whatshisname to kick around any more.

Steady Joe?

Biden’s polling lead over Trump is historically stable.

There is no Switch, Redux

The status quo ante is not just waiting for us around the corner.

Justin Amash Running for Libertarian Nomination

The erstwhile Tea Party Republican is making a run for President.

On the Act of Voting

A discussion of what #NeverTrump means, on Sanders v. Trump, and some about the philosophy of voting.

Joe Rogan, Bernie Sanders, and the Intellectual Dark Web

Politics makes strange bedfellows.

Centrist Democrats Line Up In Favor Of Impeachment

Democrats who could prove to be vulnerable in 2020 are largely lining up in favor of impeaching the President.

Another Top Republican Abandons The Sinking Ship Of Trump’s GOP

Greg Mankiw, an economist who served as a top adviser to Mitt Romney and George W. Bush, is officially no longer a Republican

RealClear Reveals Whistleblower Name, Foments Conspiracy Theory

The man who sparked the investigation into the President’s illegal conduct has been outed in a futile attempt to discredit it.

Democrats and Republican Converts

It’s not the responsibility of the opposition party to make up for Donald Trump.

Commission On Presidential Debates Sets Schedule For General Election Debates

The Commission on Presidential Debates has released the schedule and criteria for the General Election debates. As usual, the criteria are heavily biased in favor of the major party candidates.

The Post-Trump GOP Will Not Go Back To ‘Normal’

Contrary to the hopes of some, getting rid of Trump isn’t going to purge the GOP of Trumpism.

Mark Sanford Enters GOP Race Against Trump

Former Republican Congressman and Governor Mark Sanford is running for President.

Former Congressman Joe Walsh Launches Primary Challenge Against Trump

Joe Walsh, a former Tea Party stalwart who served in Congress nine years ago, has thrown his hat in the ring against President Trump for the 2020 GOP Presidential Nomination.