Impeachment in a System of Checks and Balances

What should be the bar? Can it ever be reached?

Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Survives Initial Legal Challenges

Opponents lose at the district and SCOTUS level in opening salvos.

The Emerging Democratic Majority at 20

How well has the famous thesis fared?

‘Don’t Tread on Me’ License Plates

States are sponsoring an increasingly controversial image.

Democrats Funding MAGA Primary Candidates

Hardball politics or dirty pool?

Hawley Votes Against NATO Expansion

Instead of a clenched fist of support, it was a big middle finger to Sweden and Finland.

Resetting Our Politics

Did Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony change anything?

Abortion Laws State by State

Abortion is now illegal or heavily restricted in at least 11 states.

Senate Passes Bipartisan Gun Bill

The most expansive firearms legislation in decades is likely to become law.

Americans Having More Abortions

A decades-long decline has ended.

Disinformation Governance Board Killed by Disinformation Campaign

The combination of a horrendous rollout and a social media onslaught was disastrous.

Gun-Wielding Lawyers Given Slap on the Wrist

The infamous duo will have to do what they were already supposed to do for a year.

RVA Pro Gun Rally 2020-11 Streets of Richmond, VA RVA Pro Gun Rally 2020-11 Streets of Richmond, VA

Vigilante Politics

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

Where Do the Republicans Go From Here?

This man is the face of the post-Trump party.

Women Likely to be Included in Draft

A long-overdue change appears to be happening.

What’s the 771?

DC’s new area code is causing an identity crisis.

Southernification of Rural America

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

COVID Breakthrough Data

Compared to what?

Who Decides American History?

Legislatures and school boards politicize what our kids are taught.

College Conference Chaos

Texas and Oklahoma have reopened Pandora’s Box.

Half-Mast or Half-Assed?

A powerful symbol has been robbed of its significance.

US Had 9 Mass Shootings This Weekend

A shocking yet unsurprising statistic.

Conservatives and Critical Race Theory

The latest bogey man is likely not well understood.

The Big Lie Has Become a Litmus Test

Republicans who admit Joe Biden won the election fair and square are being driven from the party.

Florida Governor Bans Vaccine Passports

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

Voting Legislation on Parade

HR1 is a national approach to expanding voter access. State legislatures are trying to both expand and restrict the vote as well.

The Pending Electoral Vote Challenge

It will be symbolic, but the symbol will be an anti-democratic one.

(Many?)(Most?) Republicans Acknowledge Biden WIn

Too little, too late.

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.

My 2020 Projection

Predicting a Biden wave.

Nick Saban Tests Positive

Alabama’s head football coach and athletic director have both tested positive for COVID-19.

The Senate’s Rural Skew

Injecting data into the conversation.

Big Ten Football Back October 24

Yet another twist in an ongoing saga.

John Thompson Dead at 78

The legendary Georgetown basketball coach is gone.

President Trump at the Bioprocess Innovation Center at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies President Donald J. Trump listens to a reporter’s question during a press conference Monday, July 27, 2020, at the Bioprocess Innovation Center at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies in Morrisville, N.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) President Trump at the Bioprocess Innovation Center at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies President Donald J. Trump listens to a reporter’s question during a press conference Monday, July 27, 2020, at the Bioprocess Innovation Center at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies in Morrisville, N.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Trump’s Free Fall Over?

The President has hit rock bottom.

10-Term Congressman William Lacy Clay Ousted

Yet another incumbent has lost his primary contest.

Masks Biggest Factor in US Coronavirus Debacle

We were much slower and have higher non-conformity than countries that have it under control.

Sanders Not Quitting Just Yet

The race is over but Bernie’s still running.

Biden All But Wraps it Up

He’s a long way from 1991 delegates but no one can beat him.

Super Tuesday Creates Joementum

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

Front-Loaded Primary Schedule

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

Jim Lehrer, 1934-2020

A legendary newsman has passed.

Nikki Haley’s Revisionist History

With her eyes on her political future in a GOP dominated by Trumpism, Nikki Haley is attempting to rewrite the history of one of the most significant events of her time as Governor of South Carolina.

The Fall Of The Berlin Wall, Thirty Years Later

Thirty years ago today, history took off in a brand new direction.

Federal Court Blocks Alabama Abortion Law

A Federal District court Judge in Alabama has blocked implementation of that state’s latest attempt to challenge Roe v. Wade

Federal Judge Blocks California Law Requiring Disclosure Of Candidate Tax Returns

Late last week, a Federal Judge in California placed on hold a state law requiring candidates to provide copies of their tax returns.

Federal Judge Blocks Law Requiring Candidates To Release Tax Returns

Late last week, a Federal Judge blocked a California law requiring candidates for President and other offices to make copies of their tax returns public.

Missouri Attorney General Refers 12 Catholic Priests For Prosecution For Child Abuse

The effort to bring Catholic Church officials to justice for their decades of criminal conspiracy and child abuse continues to move forward.