Treating COVID Like the Flu

New CDC guidelines acknowledge the political realities.

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Burn it All Down

The politics of chaos.

Dozens Quitting Congress

Take this job and shove it. I ain’t workin’ here no more.

Dean Phillips to Focus on White House Bid, Will not Seek Re-election to House

More importantly, comments on challenges to incumbent presidents.

Another Judge Rejects 14th Amendment Solution

It’s going to be up to the American people to keep Trump out of the White House.

One Year Out

Looking ahead to November 5, 2024

Who The Hell is Dean Phillips?

It’s quite the week for politicians with generic names nobody has ever heard of.

McCarthy Won’t Run For Speaker. Now What?

We won’t have Kevin to kick around anymore.

Stupid Polling Tricks

Americans don’t want either Trump or Biden! Film at 11.

The Demise of the Cheap, Small Car

The average new vehicle is now $48,000. And huge.

The Injustice of Place

A new book looks at the confluence of geography and disadvantage.

Fear of a Third Party

The Electoral College is holding a nation of millions back.

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States, the Feds, and Revenue Transfers

All states but one receive more in federal money than they pay out in taxes.

Unreasonable Propriety?

Vague terms of use.

Is Twitter DeSantis’ Problem?

A columnist argues his failed launch was emblematic of a larger problem.

Age, Illness, and American Politics

The controversies over our geriatric Congress continue.

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California Revisiting Travel Ban

A symbolic gesture is now highly impractical, if not harmful.

The Experts Were Wrong on COVID

Hubris has set back the cause of science.

Biden Too Old! Trump Pretty Old Too!

Another poll showing the same thing as the other polls.

Rural Hospitals Not Offering Obstetric Care

A growing trend has healthcare professionals and communities concerned.

Forecasting 2024 Way Too Early

There are at most eight toss-up states for the 2024 Presidential election.

The 2024 Democratic Primary Calendar Debate

Democrats meet this week to set the 2024 primary calendar.

University of California TAs and Postdocs on Strike!

A showdown over wages could upend the apprenticeship arrangement that has long characterized graduate education.

“We Used to Know on Election Night!”

Well, kind of, but not really.

Democrats Outperform Expectations

The Needle is Broken

The Florida Fantasy Meets Hard Reality

How a hideous, diabolical, pestilential, God-abandoned hellhole became our 3rd largest state.

Dems in Midterms: You’re Saying There’s a Chance?

A 2020 blowout has long been presumed. But maybe it won’t happen.

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.

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The News is Bad for Biden

The nature of American political reporting distorts our perception of reality.

Trumper Sets Own Camper on Fire to Own the Libs

Oh, and committed insurance fraud to boot.

Racial Equity and America’s Roads

A new initiative aims to right decades-old wrongs.

Antiquated Laws Restored in Wake of Roe Reversal

Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion ban may or may not be back in effect.

Herschel Walker and the Perils of Celebrity Candidates

More ugly revelations about the football hero turned politician.

Two Years After George Floyd

Very little progress has been made towards racial justice.

Madeleine Albright, 1937-2022

A trailblazing diplomat has died at 84.

A Modest Step on Voting Integrity

It’s Manchin-approved.

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On Narratives and Covid Restrictions

Are we really being blocked from getting back to normal? And if so, what is the real barrier?

Violence Inequality

The safety gap between affluent, white and poor, minority communities has grown over the last three decades.

Betty White, 1922-2021

The television star increasingly known for her longevity has passed days shy of her 100th birthday.

CDC Lessens Quarantine Recommendations Despite Omicron’s Spread

The flurry of news around the new variant is dizzying.

Covid Quick-Hits

Airman 1st Class Thadyn DuPont, an aerospace medical technician with the 137th Special Operations Medical Group, prepares to administer a coronavirus vaccine for an Oklahoma National Guard soldier at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Norman, Okla., on Jan. 15, 2021. (Andrew LaMoreaux/U.S. Air National Guard photo) Airman 1st Class Thadyn DuPont, an aerospace medical technician with the 137th Special Operations Medical Group, prepares to administer a coronavirus vaccine for an Oklahoma National Guard soldier at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Norman, Okla., on Jan. 15, 2021. (Andrew LaMoreaux/U.S. Air National Guard photo)

Army to Separate National Guard Vaccine Refusniks

The next boot has dropped.

Southernification of Rural America

Rural-urban is now a bigger divide than North-South.

Conservatives and Children’s Rights

COVID vaccine hesitancy is just the tip of the iceberg.

More Census 2020 Takeaways

The trends over the last half century are really something.

Census Results Likely a Boost for GOP

The long shift of population from the Rust Belt to the Sun Belt continues—with the unusual exception of California.

DC Statehood and Power Politics

More voice, more votes, more representation.

Chauvin’s Life in Prison

Don’t believe everything you see on TV.