Barr on Trump

Waaaay too little, waaay too late.

Red and Blue States Aren’t Permanent

The margins for 2024 are likely to be slim. But that hides a larger story.

Trump’s Run Exasperates GOP Elite, Thrills Dems

Some of the early reactions to the inevitable announcement tell the tale.

Manchin’s Reward

A MAGA challenger has already emerged for 2024.

Democratic Ratfucking Worked

Boosting weak candidates in the Republican primaries paid off.

Fear and Resentment of a Changing America

A revealing comparison of Republican districts that deny and don’t deny the 2020 outcome.

The High Price of Politicizing COVID

Republicans have died at a far higher rate than Democrats.

The Confederacy and Today’s Military

It goes deeper than base names.

Democrats Punt on Primary Order

They’re going to wait until after the midterms to decide whether Iowa and New Hampshire stay at the front of the line.

Liz Cheney 2024?

She’s almost certainly going to lose her House seat. Can she get a promotion?

Independent State Legislature Theory

A theory floated in Bush v Gore could radically change American elections.

The USA at 246

The Nation is unusually divided and melancholy on its birthday.

SCOTUS Strikes Down NY Gun Law

The 6-3 ruling broke down on predictable lines.

Gas Tax Holiday?

it likely won’t do much.

Kavanaugh Stalker Charged with Attempted Murder

A man who claims he was going to kill the Supreme Court Justice is in jail.

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The Messaging is Medium

The Democrats have lots of problems. Salesmanship is pretty far down the list.

Two Republican Parties?

Some GOP governors are taking a stance against Trump.

Protesting at Officials’ Homes

Is harassing judges, mayors, Senators, and the like in their private lives just free speech?

New York’s Gerrymandering Disarmament

When doing the right thing is the wrong thing.

Protesting the New Superintendent

An odd kerfuffle in local education politics.

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Suspending the Gas Tax is Dumb

Yet another case where good politics yields bad policy.

America’s Four Parties

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

DC Version of Canada Truck Protests a Dud

The plans to replicate the chaos in the Great White North are not coming together.

‘Freedom Convoy’ Coming to DC

Right wing protestors are expected to attempt to create (more) gridlock in the capitol later today.

Why Would Anyone Want to be a Senator?

Two popular Republican governors have declined a chance to join the World’s Greatest Deliberative Body.

Game of Chicken Kiev

The United States and its NATO allies are in a dangerous standoff.

Covid Triumphalism

Let’s not start celebrating just yet.

The Disqualification Clause and January 6

A provision of the 14th Amendment to keep Civil War generals out of office is back in play.

For people living with convictions, the past is always present

Two stories about our culture’s focus on punishment

Capitol Riot: One Year Later

A roundup of reflection on a somber anniversary.

Snow Hits DC, Idiocy Ensues

People failing to treat emergencies as emergencies make matters worse.

Omicron Now 73% of US COVID Cases [Or Not?]

That didn’t take long.

Unilateral Disarmament on Gerrymandering

Democrats and Republicans are playing by different rules.

Is Autocracy Really Winning?

A depressing magazine piece argues it is.

Today in Asked and Answered (Voting Rights Edition)

The Biden administration is not doing enough.

What’s the 771?

DC’s new area code is causing an identity crisis.

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America Getting Less White

The long demographic trend continues.

Delta Essentially a New Coronavirus

Behind the CDC’s messaging debacle.

College Conference Chaos

Texas and Oklahoma have reopened Pandora’s Box.

Everyone Wants 5G; Nobody Wants Towers

NIMBY is still alive and well in the age of the Internet of Things.

Maryland Removes Police Protections over Hogan’s Veto

The Free State may have gotten just a little freer.

The Ethics of International Vaccine Distribution

At least 50 million doses of the AstraZeneca are sitting in American facilities unused.

Amazon Killing Libraries?

The quasi-monopoly power of the world’s largest bookstore is problematic. Maybe.

Witnesses are Coming (UPDATE: Never Mind)

And illustrations of the fact that this isn’t a regular trial.

Supreme Court Rules Trump Emoluments Cases Moot

A legally correct but maddening ruling.

National Guard Sleeping in a Garage!

What we have here is failure to communicate.

Another Alabama Coordinator Hired During Playoffs

Steve Sarkisian joins a frustrating trend.

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Trump’s Final Meltdown

The President of the United States is an existential threat to the Republic.