The ‘Outside Agitator’ Trope

It’s been around for a very long time.

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Real Estate Revolution?

A century-old cartel has been broken.

Should Sonia Sotomayor Retire?

Of party, duty, age, and political roulette.

Appeals Court Ruling Threatens 100+ Capitol Rioter Sentences

The “interference with the administration of justice” enhancement was wrongly applied.

Speaking of Impeachment Threats

There’s one in Maine.

Tit, Meet Tat

The inevitable threats to remove Biden from the ballot emerge.

The Senate Dress Code

Much ado about nothing?

Disinformation and Free Speech

How far should the government be able to go?

Is This Time Different?

America survived a civil war and the turmoil of the 1960s. Can we rebound again?

Unrepresentative Democracy and Child Labor

We’re getting weird policies almost nobody is asking for.

Biden Student Loan Forgiveness in Danger

The Supreme Court’s conservative majority is signaling an unfavorable ruling.

Monday Morning Tabs and Takes

Leftovers from last week and over the weekend.

Tabs for Friday

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.

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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.