Trump Hemmorhaging Donors and Backers

The ship is abandoning the sinking rat.

Biden Running But Not Running

The re-election campaign is quietly forming but don’t expect an announcement any time soon.

Making Sense of the Election

Parsing the results thus far.

Pelosi Attack a Turning Point?

What will it take to end the cycle of violence?

The January 6 Hearings Didn’t Change Entrenched Opinion

Can American democracy survive its information bubbles?

Even the NY Post

The truth is pretty obvious.

Being Known by the Company you Keep

Meeting with people who are essentially couplotters should be disqualifying.

Cheney Way Behind

See is paying the price for her defense of democracy.

January 6 and the Collusion Trap

What is the right measure of success for the Committee investigating the Capitol riot?

Resetting Our Politics

Did Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony change anything?

Taking Notes on a Criminal Conspiracy

The Proud Boys, Trump family, and Alex Jones all filmed documentaries of their actions leading up to January 6.

January 6 Committee Public Hearings: Day 1

The laying out of the case begins.

January 6 Committee Divided on Which Non-Starter Recommendations to Make

They’re taking their eye off the ball.

Vice President Kamala Harris participates in a Build Back Better virtual event with mayors from across the country Thursday, October 28, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) Vice President Kamala Harris participates in a Build Back Better virtual event with mayors from across the country Thursday, October 28, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Unequal Medical Treatment

Vice President Harris gets better care than the average American. Cue the outrage!

Republican Efforts to Steal Election Were Widespread

Did we not already know this?

Least Shocking Headline of the Day

Ethics, schmethics.

A 457 Minute Gap

The is a 7 hour gap in the phone logs at the White House from January 6, 2021.

Jan 6 Committee Alleges Trump Criminal Conspiracy

The former President should have known that his claims of election fraud were baseless.

Trump Facing Multiple Legal Disasters

The 45th President is unlikely to face Federal prosecution but state and civil suits are not going his way.

A Modest Step on Voting Integrity

It’s Manchin-approved.

Trump Wanted to Seize Voting Machines

Drip. Drip. Drip.

January 6th Yeah But-ism

Yes the riots were a disgrace but the Democrats . . . .

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Vigilante Politics

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

Trump Leads Biden in Meaningless Poll

We’re three short years from the next election.

Jacob Chansley Sentenced to 41 Months for Capitol Riot

The erstwhile QAnon Shaman will spend another three-and-a-half years in jail.

Vice President Kamala Harris talks on the phone with French President Emmanuel Macron Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, at the Blair House in Washington, D.C. Vice President Kamala Harris talks on the phone with French President Emmanuel Macron Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, at the Blair House in Washington, D.C.

Kamala Harris’ Frustrating Start?

A weird new narrative has emerged.

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Trump, the GOP, and Stochastic Terrorism

A conversation in two parts.

Chappelle’s Last Netflix Special

“The Closer” delivers more of what people love and hate about the GOAT.

Senators Graham and Lee Owe us an Explanation

Really, they owed (and still owe) us better behavior.

Shaman Formerly Known as QAnon Pleads Guilty

Jacob Chansley has agreed to spend 41 to 51 months in prison for his role in the 6 January riots.

The GOP’s Trump Primary Problem

Nonhierarchical parties strike again.

On Coups, Insurrections, and Security Theater

Reflections on the events of 6 January two months later.

Trump Refused to Call Off Capitol Rioters

Details of a heated phone discussion with the top House Republican have emerged.

Counterpoint: The House Managers Made Their Case

Of course, it depends on what case one thinks needs to have been made.

Did House Impeachment Managers Make Their Case?

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

The Key Number: Two Hours

The pivot point in the impeachment charges: two hours of silence.

The Biden-Harris Administration

A curious bit of branding.

Did Q Shaman Intend to ‘Capture and Assassinate’ Government Officials?

Some of the Capitol rioters were much more dangerous than others.

Another Signal from Trump

Not ordering the flags at executive buildings to half-staff.

Capitol Riot Could Have Been Much Worse

The live coverage of Wednesday’s assault on American democracy underplayed its seriousness.

Trump Deserves to be Impeached, Plain and Simple

As we assess Trump’s role in all of this, it is important to think through what he did (and did not) do.

The Terrorist In The Mirror

There’s a word for people who use outrageous violence to terrorize.

Ousting Trump Early Incredibly Unlikely

The President of the United States is a national security threat. Can we get rid of him now?

Trump Mob Storms Capitol

The predictable, indeed inevitable, has happened.

Trump and His Party Doing Permanent Damage to America

The President who promised to “Make America Great Again” has made her a laughingstock. And worse.

Republican Election Subversion Coming to Bitter End

They’re actually going to go through with it.

The 25th Amendment Fantasy

The zombie idea for ousting an erratic and dangerous President.