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.

Democrats Kick Off Virtual Convention

The official campaign to oust Donald Trump is off to a good start.

Biden’s Veepstakes

A column is getting negative attention for all the wrong reasons

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Trump’s Free Fall Over?

The President has hit rock bottom.

The Truth Is Paywalled But The Lies Are Free

It’s much easier to fund bad information than good.

The Continued Politicization of Masks

If you are wondering why masks are political, look no further than 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

President Trump Departs for Florida President Donald J. Trump salutes as he boards Marine One on the South Lawn of White House en route to Joint Base Andrews Md. Saturday, May 30, 2020, for his trip to Cape Canaveral, Fla. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian) President Trump Departs for Florida President Donald J. Trump salutes as he boards Marine One on the South Lawn of White House en route to Joint Base Andrews Md. Saturday, May 30, 2020, for his trip to Cape Canaveral, Fla. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

Trump Threatens Troops to ‘Dominate’ and ‘Put Down’ Movement

The President of the United States is on the precipice of fascism.

Some States Reopening Too Soon

We’re putting people in an impossible position.

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When Unemployment Pays More Than Your Job

Unintended consequences of a necessary policy.

I Was Right All Along, Except When I Was Wrong

Looking back at my predictions about the 2020 Democratic race.

No, Biden Shouldn’t Name His Cabinet Now

There’s very little upside.

Biden’s Veep and Cabinet Choices

The former VP is focused on beating Bernie Sanders but his team is looking ahead.

Joementum Kills Brokered Convention Dream

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

Elizabeth Warren Ends Campaign

The inevitable has happened.

Getting Over What Happened to Elizabeth Warren

Women didn’t vote for her either. But that doesn’t mean sexism didn’t play a role in her loss.

Bloomberg Drops Out, Endorses Biden

The wagons have been circled.

Elizabeth Warren Couldn’t Win and Therefore Didn’t

She lost in both of her home states. She shouldn’t be embarrassed.

Super Tuesday Creates Joementum

A bad night for Bloomberg and Warren has radically reshaped the race.

Warren Can’t Win

96 percent of the delegates have yet to be awarded. How can the race be down to two?

Warren Persistent Despite Losing Again

She’s continuing to swing at the candidates beating her at the polls.

Sanders Trying to Beat Warren in Massachusetts Isn’t Disrespectful

He’s campaigning in her home state and Amy Klobuchar’s, too. And may win both.

Super Tuesday Forecast

If the current polls are right, the race will be all but over in five days.

South Carolina Debate Was Terrible

CBS did a lousy job.

Deval Patrick Drops Out

The Democratic nominee will be white.

Iowa Finally Releases Maybe-Final Results

The precise distribution of 41 measly delegates is now known. Unless there’s a recount.

Ratfucking the Democratic Primaries?

There’s a campaign to encourage anti-Trump Republicans and independents to vote in New Hampshire.

Front-Loaded Primary Schedule

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

Iowa Shifting the Narrative?

The media coverage continues on script.

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Newspaper Endorsements At Odds with Polls

The leading papers in Iowa and New Hampshire are backing Klobuchar and Warren, respectively.

Why Democrats Have to Play By Different Rules

The Republicans are playing a different game.

Warren And Biden Report Strong Fourth Quarter Fundraising Numbers

Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden both brought in impressive fundraising numbers for the final quarter of 2019.

Sixth Democratic Debate Draws Lowest Viewer Numbers Yet

Thursday night’s Democratic debate drew the lowest numbers of any of this season’s debates.

Rivals Focus On Buttigieg In Sixth Democratic Debate

A much smaller debate stage led to a much better debate last night.

Previewing The Sixth Democratic Debate

It’s time for the last Democratic debate of 2019, and the stage will be smaller than it has at any time in the past.

Lessons For The U.S. In The British Elections?

What lessons are there for the United States in general, and Democrats in particular, in last weeks British election?

The Framers Aren’t All They’re Cracked up to Be

The men who gathered in Philadelphia to write the Constitution were geniuses. But they couldn’t predict the future.

Obama May Intervene In Democratic Race

Former President Obama has been largely quiet about the race for the Democratic nomination, but that may not last.

Poll Shows Four-Way Battle In New Hampshire

The latest poll out of New Hampshire shows four candidates at the top in a very close race.

Mike Bloomberg Takes Another Step Toward Officially Running

Mike Bloomberg isn’t officially a candidate for President yet, but he’s getting closer.

One Of Deval Patrick’s Appearances Draws Empty Room

Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick isn’t exactly starting out on the right foot.

Democrats Clash In Fifth Debate

The fifth Democratic debate brought some candidate clashes, but hardly the no-holds-barred type of event you might expect for this late in the pre-primary process.

Pete Buttigieg Takes The Lead In Bellwether Iowa Poll

More good news for Mayor Pete.

Deval Patrick Enters Presidential Race

Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has entered the race for the Democratic Presidential nomination

Pete Buttigieg Surges In New Iowa Poll

A new poll shows Pete Buttigieg surging in Iowa, where the Caucuses are 92 days away.

Mark Sanford Drops Challenge For Republican Nomination

After just two months, Mark Sanford is dropping his challenge to the incumbent President.

Deval Patrick Reportedly Considering Late Entry Into Presidential Race

Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is reportedly considering a late entry into the race for the Democratic nomination.

Biden, Warren Lead Race For Democratic Nomination

Two weeks after the most recent debate, Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren are pulling ahead in the polls.