Republican Efforts to Steal Election Were Widespread

Did we not already know this?

Mike Lee’s Texts

He was clearly willing to subvert the election.

Rolling Stone Implies Congressmen Abetted 6 January Violence

A vague but inflammatory report sheds little light on the situation.

Some Thoughts on Representation

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

Turley on Impeachment, Redux

Outliers are bad places to look for solid support of your argument.

The Pence Gambit

The absurd notion that the President of Senate is the arbiter and judge of the electoral vote.

The Republican Party’s Shame

The Party of Lincoln went over the cliff like lemmings in support. It’s tough to see how they recover.

Impeachment Hearings Go To Law School

Yesterday’s hearing before the House Judiciary Committee did a good job of explaining how the facts of the Ukraine scandal meet the Constitution’s definition of impeachable offenses.

House Judiciary Committee Opens Impeachment Hearings

The impeachment inquiry moves to the House judiciary Committee this morning.

Congress And The Country Prepare For Mueller Time

On Wednesday, much of official Washington, and likely a good part of the country itself, will pause to watch what are likely to biggest hearings since the late 1980s.

Republicans Face A Choice: Do They Support The Constitution, Or Trump?

Republicans face a choice in the coming days. Do they support the Constitution, or do they support Donald Trump? You can count on them making the wrong choice.

Racist Congressman Steve King Wonders What’s So Bad About Being A Racist

Iowa’s Steve King has long expressed anti-immigrant and racist views, now he’s asking why that’s a bad thing.

Republican Obamacare Replacement Bill Pulled From House Floor

A major legislative defeat for Paul Ryan, the House GOP, and President Trump.

Some Texas Republicans Are Freaking Out Over A Military Exercise Called ‘Jade Helm 15’

There must be something odd in the water in the Lone Star State, because a bizarre conspiracy theory seems to have taken root there.

Ted Cruz And Steve King Are Attacking The Rule Of Law In Defense Of “Traditional Marriage”

Ted Cruz and Steve King think the Court should be prevented from hearing any case involving same-sex marriage. Because they know they’re losing.

Missouri Republican Wants To Ban Food Stamp Recipients From Buying “Luxury” Food

One Missouri legislator is going on a crusade against a “problem” that may not actually exist.

John Boehner Fends Off Yet Another Quixotic Tea Party Challenge

In the end, the Tea Party challenge to John Boehner was a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

Tea Party Crowd Launching Another Phony “Challenge” To John Boehner

Several Tea Party backed Members of Congress claim to be challenging John Boehner in tomorrow’s vote for Speaker. They are, of course, delusional.

Tide Of Unaccompanied Minors Crossing Border Down Significantly

Remember the border crisis? Yea, it’s not much of a crisis these days.

House Border Bill In Doubt In Face of Tea Party Opposition

The usual suspects are blocking any action at all on the border crisis.

The Tea Party’s Candidate Selection Problem

From the beginning, the Tea Party has shown itself to be just plain bad at picking candidates. This year, they finally seem to be on the verge of paying for it in the GOP primaries

A Texas-Sized Primary Challenge, Or Much Ado About Nothing?

Congressman Steve Stockman’s primary challenge of Senator John Cornyn could be a big deal, or, more likely, it could be a dud.

The Dumbest Argument for Restoring the Draft Yet

Dana Milbank offers a nonsensical reason for denying our youth the freedom to choose their own path.

GOP Plan Would Address Debt Ceiling, But Keep Government Shutdown Going

Republicans appear to be uniting behind a short-term plan to deal with the debt ceiling, but seem okay with keeping the government shutdown going forward.

The GOP And The Conspiratorial Mindset

The wacko fringe of the GOP is increasingly finding room in the mainstream of the party.

Guns to Protect us from Sharia

Silly things members of Congress say (plus musings on authoritarianism).

Governing Requires Compromise

There are factions of the American right that really need to understand this.

The State of the GOP

There is much to critique in Washington, but the nexus of the governance problem at the moment is the GOP.

On Politicizing Tragedy

Once again, the usual suspects are exploiting tragedy for political purposes.

Michele Bachmann’s McCarthyite Crusade Against Huma Abedin And Other Muslims

Michele Bachmann and several other Members of Congress are engaging in the despicable tactics of Joe McCarthy.

House Republicans Gut Defense Sequestration Cuts

Another example of Republican foreign policy taking precedence over fiscal conservatism.

Republicans Backing Away From Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage?

The GOP seems to be backing away from a position on same-sex marriage that was a prominent part of its message only a short time ago.

President Obama’s Jobs Bill Would Make It Illegal To Refuse To Hire The Unemployed

One provision of the President’s jobs bill would give an ill-advised right to the unemployed.

Boehner Bill To Be Amended To Please Tea Party, Thus Making It Totally Irrelevant

John Boehner’s debt ceiling plan is being amended. And not in a good way.

House Republicans Have Forgotten How A Bill Becomes A Law

House Republicans engaged in a publicity stunt on Friday that displayed a profound misunderstanding of how government actually works in the United States.

Repeal the 17th Amendment?

Why would returning to the system of allowing state legislatures to choose Senators improve representation?