Today’s Reverse Freedom Rides

A shameful stunt reminiscent of an even darker era.

DeSantis’s Martha’s Vineyard Stunt

This is just playing crass political games with human beings.

Private vs Public Opinion

What we believe and what we say we believe are often not the same.

Bill Russell, 1934-2022

The iconic basketball player, coach, and civil rights leader is gone at 88.

House Passes Marriage Protection Bill

The symbolic vote attracted a handful of Republican votes.

Housing Trans Inmates

An already awful system on steroids.

White House Rudderless, Aimless, and Hopeless?

Some Democrats are less than pleased.

SCOTUS Strikes Down NY Gun Law

The 6-3 ruling broke down on predictable lines.

Two Republican Parties?

Some GOP governors are taking a stance against Trump.

Just Move If You Don’t Like it Here!

There are many barriers to true freedom.

New York’s Gerrymandering Disarmament

When doing the right thing is the wrong thing.

Orrin Hatch, 1934-2022

The longest-serving Republican Senator has died at the age of 88.

Madeleine Albright, 1937-2022

A trailblazing diplomat has died at 84.

Coronavirus Relief Funds Diverted to Pet Projects

Because of course it was.

Romney 2024?

He’s tanned. He’s rested. Is he ready?

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San Francisco Crime Lab Regularly Searched Victim DNA for Criminal Matches

An example of how lack of regulation leads to practices that damage public faith in policing

Mask Mandates Ending Across America

Even liberal states like California and Massachusetts are moving on.

Covid Triumphalism

Let’s not start celebrating just yet.

Nick Kristof Ineligible to Run for Oregon Governor

Apparently, New York and Oregon are not the same place.

The Big Lie is Working

A majority of Americans are less than sure that Biden won the 2020 election.

Should We All Be in N95 Masks?

Why are we still wearing cloth, which was an emergency measure?

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

That didn’t take long.

Warren’s Argument for Court Packing

It’s not compelling.

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Vigilante Politics

We’re likely to see more instances like the Capitol Riot and the Kyle Rittenhouse shootings.

Unilateral Disarmament on Gerrymandering

Democrats and Republicans are playing by different rules.

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Truck and Bus Driver ‘Shortages’

Working conditions rather than labor supply seems to be the issue.

Most Politics Is National

Tip O’Neil’s famous saying hasn’t been true in a long, long time.

Yes, Florida’s Numbers are Better; No, that is not a Vindication of DeSantis’ Policies

Let’s look at the numbers and the clear effects of policy choices.

Oh, Look, Vaccinations Rates Matter

The evidence is pretty clear: vaccinations are key, not weather (but that won’t stop people from trying to say otherwise).

US-France Submarine Contretemps

American cheese will henceforth be known as liberté cheese. And not because of the metric system.

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America Getting Less White

The long demographic trend continues.

Vaccine Mandates are Popular and (Often) Legal

Despite a rising groundswell of support, the obvious solution to our crisis has not been implemented.

Masking, Science, and Public Health

Guidance from WHO, CDC, and local governments differs widely and for good reason.

Eric Carle, 1929-2021

The author of beloved children’s books is gone at 91.

Hamilton on Super-Majorities

Looking to Federalist 22.

Following the Science Isn’t Our Nature

The reaction to the pandemic has long since been about much more than the pandemic.

Joe Manchin’s Weird Filibuster Defense

It doesn’t work like the movies, Senator.

Florida Governor Bans Vaccine Passports

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

Arguments Over Definitions

The lack of common understandings and shared assumptions makes political conversations challenging.

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Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Deal-making in Washington is next to impossible.

Marvelous Marvin Hagler, 1954-2021

An all-time boxing legend is gone.

Manchin Opposes Tanden for OMB

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

George Shultz, 1920-2021

The longtime public servant has died, aged 100.

Freedom, Security, and Insurrection

The aftermath of the January 6 Capitol riots runs into the First Amendment,

Boxer’s Electoral Rebellion

A look back at the last time there was a challenge to a slate of electors.

No Congressmen in Biden Cabinet?

Competing priorities.

Two Parties, Not Two Countries

We’ve just had an election, not psychoanalysis.

A Weird Re-election Pitch

Usually candidates don’t talk about how bad things are across the country while appealing to be re-elected.

Supreme Court Reform Bill

An interesting but unlikely-to-pass bill is about to be introduced.

The Senate’s Rural Skew

Injecting data into the conversation.