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.

President Joe Biden delivers remarks at a Medal of Valor ceremony, Monday, May 16, 2022, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden delivers remarks at a Medal of Valor ceremony, Monday, May 16, 2022, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

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.

Judge Declares Waters’ Comments ‘Abhorrent’

They were “disrespectful to the rule of law.”

Walter Mondale, 1928-2021

Jimmy Carter’s Vice President and the 1984 Democratic nominee has died at 93.

Maxine Waters Under Fire

The latest variant of the “No Justice, No Peace” threat is unhelpful.

Governor McConaughey?

A new poll from Texas give us a chance to think about parties and nominations in the US.

‘Justice’ Difficult in Chauvin Trial

A criminal trial is a poor venue for solving society’s problems.

Biden at Odds with Pelosi and Schumer and SALT Repeal

A Trump-era policy designed to screw over blue states may actually be a good one.

Vaccine Eligibility Floodgates Open Before Supply

Many states are moving to a first come, first served basis for COVID shots.

Why Was Capitol Security Inadequate?

A large, well-trained police force was unprepared for a foreseeable crisis.

The Republican Party’s Shame

The Party of Lincoln went over the cliff like lemmings in support. It’s tough to see how they recover.

The Court Failures Continue to Mount

Almost 50 losses in four weeks,. Impressive.

Recount Blues

The numbers behind recounts.

There Is No Fraud

The President’s claims have no merit.

Could Trump Shock the World Again?

Fear of a reprise of 2016 is still with us.

Could Biden Win Texas and Lose Ohio?

The state polling is not lining up along usual patterns.

The Pandemic Continues

Reminders from a perusal of the news.

President Donald J. Trump disembarks Marine One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, and is escorted to Air Force One by U.S. Air Force personnel. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) President Donald J. Trump disembarks Marine One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, and is escorted to Air Force One by U.S. Air Force personnel. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

Trump Infects America

One man’s fecklessness has gotten untold people sick.

The Proud Boys Heard Trump Loud and Clear

They are standing by as ordered.

Who’ll Control the Senate?

Forecasters give Democrats better than even odds of a majority.

The Senate’s Rural Skew

Injecting data into the conversation.

Some Swing State Polls

More good news for Biden.

More on the Absurdity of the Electoral College

A game wherein one team has to score more points to win than does the other.

President Donald J. Trump participates in a FOX News Channel virtual town hall entitled America Together: Returning to Work, with co-moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum live from the Lincoln Memorial Sunday, May 3, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) President Donald J. Trump participates in a FOX News Channel virtual town hall entitled America Together: Returning to Work, with co-moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum live from the Lincoln Memorial Sunday, May 3, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Fox News is Leading Prime Time Network

Preying on the fears of old white people is good business.