Contractor Illegally Funneled $150K to Susan Collins’ Re-election Fund

An over-eager supporter or something more sinister?

The Filibuster Isn’t The Problem

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

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Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Deal-making in Washington is next to impossible.

Manchin Opposes Tanden for OMB

The Senate’s last conservative Democrat is taking President Biden’s call for unity seriously.

Did House Impeachment Managers Make Their Case?

Most agree that it was good theater. But it’s not clear what they’ve proven.

6 Senate Republicans Vote Trump Trial Constitutional

As expected, the second impeachment trial of the 45th President will proceed.

Trying an Impeached Former President

The legal debates are unsettled but we can all agree that Rand Paul is a moron.

The Next Attempt to Subvert

January 6th, when the electoral votes are counted.

Republicans Stuck Between Trump and a Hard Place

Explaining the continuing cowardice of GOP Senators.

Joe Biden’s Cabinet

The transition is on pace despite President Trump’s best efforts.

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The Election Proved I Was Right All Along

The Pundit’s Fallacy meets opportunism.

Sullivan Re-elected to Senate

The slow Alaska count came out as expected.

Fraudsters

A One Act Play

Susan Collins Wins Re-Election

Her Democratic opponent has conceded.

Maine Gives Biden 3, Trump 1

Biden inches closer to 270.

Wisconsin Officially Biden’s

10 more Electoral votes.

Supreme Executive Power Derives from a Mandate from the Masses

Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!

Weird Fundraising Appeals

A FiveThirtyEight-inspired message from the Democrats doesn’t compute.

They Had the Votes

Disconnected representation in action.

Peek Hack

Up is down. Down is up.

Susan Collins’ Meaningless ‘No’ on Barrett

A desperate re-election gambit that has no impact on the outcome.

Ranked Choice Voting Could Determine Maine Winner

The rules for counting votes matter.

President Donald J. Trump disembarks Marine One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, and is escorted to Air Force One by U.S. Air Force personnel. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) President Donald J. Trump disembarks Marine One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, and is escorted to Air Force One by U.S. Air Force personnel. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

Trump On ‘Peaceful Transition’

Whether the delusions of a madman or a deliberate scheme to poison the waters, there’s cause for concern.

Who’ll Control the Senate?

Forecasters give Democrats better than even odds of a majority.

The Senate’s Rural Skew

Injecting data into the conversation.

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Trump’s Free Fall Over?

The President has hit rock bottom.

Democrats Likely to Retake Senate

A hundred days out, a wave election is the best bet.

#NeverTrump Democrats

A movement that has grown beyond recognition.

A Democratic Tsunami?

Even Republicans are wondering if President Trump is at his “Katrina moment.”

Supreme Court Upholds ‘Faithless Elector’ Laws

States can punish Electors who substitute their judgment for those of the voters.

President Trump Travels to Maine President Donald J. Trump walks from the Oval Office to the South Lawn of White House to board Marine One for Joint Base Andrews Md. Friday, June 5, 2020, to begin his trip to Bangor, Maine. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufiour) President Trump Travels to Maine President Donald J. Trump walks from the Oval Office to the South Lawn of White House to board Marine One for Joint Base Andrews Md. Friday, June 5, 2020, to begin his trip to Bangor, Maine. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufiour)

Trump’s “Joke” about Testing

The gaslighting will continue until morale improves.

Cancel Cancel Culture

The state of American debate is not strong.

President Trump Travels to Maine President Donald J. Trump walks from the Oval Office to the South Lawn of White House to board Marine One for Joint Base Andrews Md. Friday, June 5, 2020, to begin his trip to Bangor, Maine. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufiour) President Trump Travels to Maine President Donald J. Trump walks from the Oval Office to the South Lawn of White House to board Marine One for Joint Base Andrews Md. Friday, June 5, 2020, to begin his trip to Bangor, Maine. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufiour)

Republicans Losing Fear of Trump

As the President becomes less popular, there are signs he’s losing support from his co-partisans in Congress.

What if the Electoral Vote was Proportional?

What if instead of the unit rule, states doled out electoral voter based on the proportion of votes each slate of electors received?

Are Electors Free to Choose?

SCOTUS and “faithless electors.”

Bernie won’t go

Ego trumps all?

Joementum Kills Brokered Convention Dream

Nate Silver now gives Biden an 87% chance of winning the nomination outright.

Money Could Decide Super Tuesday

Competing in fourteen states plus overseas territories in one day is expensive.

Front-Loaded Primary Schedule

The primary season has just started. It is almost over.

Feinstein and Three Democratic Moderates Leaning Toward Acquittal?

Surprising news from an unsurprising process.

New Jersey Congressman Makes Party Switch Official

New Jersey Congressman Jeff van Drew, elected just last year as a Democrat, is now a Republican.

Susan Collins Announces Reelection Bid

After months of silence, Maine Senator Susan Collins has announced that she is running for a fifth term in office.

Further Evidence That The Fix Is In For Trump’s Senate Trial

Lindsey Graham is the latest Senator to make clear that he’s already made up his mind on impeachment.

You Bet Republicans Would Break The “Garland Rule” To Fill A SCOTUS Seat

Anyone who doubts that Republicans would fill a Supreme Court vacancy in 2020 is being incredibly naive.

Democratic Candidates Criticize Caucuses

Many of the 2020 Democratic candidates for President are arguing that the caucus process itself is unfair and undemocratic. They’re right.

New York City Voters Approve Ranked-Choice Voting

A big win for ranked-choice voting in the Big Apple as voters approve a referendum that will bring ranked-choice voting to the nation’s most populous city.

The Next Steps Forward On Impeachment

The next steps in the impeachment process are relatively easy to predict.

Donald Trump, Joseph McCarthy, And Profiles In Republican Cowardice

Much like it did during the McCarthy Era, the Republican Party has to decide what side of history it wishes to be on. The right side, or the wrong side.

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.