Why Stacey Abrams Ran Behind Raphael Warnock

Discrimination? Issues? Incumbency?

Craziness, Disconnectedness, and a Toxic Political Climate Equals Violence

The attack at the Pelosi house should surprise no one.

Fetterman and the Politics of Optics

Will voters overlook the elephant in the room?

Democrats’ Messaging Challenges

Touting the accomplishments of the last two years isn’t working.

Fear of a White Scholar

President Biden had a meeting with some historians. The horrors.

CNN’s Centrist Gambit

What does objectivity mean in the Trump era?

The Capitol Riot and Fox News

A large plurality of the network’s viewers think left wingers trying to make Trump look bad are to blame.

CNN Boss Eschews ‘Big Lie’ Branding

The new honcho at the original 24 hour news network wants to be more subtle and less alarmest.

The January 6 Committee’s Audience

It was yuuuge! And nobody saw it!

Unity My Ass

Are you going to believe this index or your own lyin’ eyes?

On American Parties

More on primaries with a foray into Madison and the general politics of power-seekers and incentives.

Tucker Carlson White Supremacist Messaging

The face of Fox News is not the bow-tied buffoon from his “Crossfire” days.

Feinstein is Declining But What About Tuberville

A twist on an evergreen debate.

America’s Four Parties

Neither the Democrats nor the Republicans truly represent most Americans. Fixing that is exceedingly unlikely.

[Pamela Moses at sentencing] [Pamela Moses at sentencing]

An example of the “trial tax”

With choices like these it’s easy to understand why people take plea deals

Stupid 2024 Fantasies II

Hillary Clinton edition.

Nobody Watches Cable News

A media critic argues we pay outsized attention to the goings-on at Fox, MSNBC, and CNN.

The Politics of Abortion

What happens if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade?

President Joe Biden observes trainers and apprentices at work at the final assembly station during a tour of Plumbers & Gasfitters Local 5 Training Facility, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, in Lanham, Maryland. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden observes trainers and apprentices at work at the final assembly station during a tour of Plumbers & Gasfitters Local 5 Training Facility, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, in Lanham, Maryland. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Selling the ‘Build Back Better’ Plan

The Catch-22 of passing a massive spending bill in an undemocratic system.

Mike Richards Out as Jeopardy Host

Well, this escalated quickly.

Red Lights on the Dashboard

Some recent news items that add to concern about American democracy.

The Reality Show Party?

Another R/D cleavage?

Trump, the Rule of Law, and Normalization

Even incredibly abnormal Presidents are Presidents.

Andrew Yang, Mayor of New York City?

Would a woman with his credentials be taken seriously?

Taking Moot to a Whole Moot Level

Overruling every case President Trump was involved in is getting silly.

Did House Impeachment Managers Make Their Case?

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

How Powerful is Kamala Harris?

Could the Vice President end the filibuster herself?

Lou Dobbs Canceled

Fox Business has abruptly sidelined its most popular host.

Capitol Riot Could Have Been Much Worse

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

McConnell Congratulates Biden and Harris

Our long national farce is over.

Not as Bad as We Feared

Revisiting predictions about what would happen if what has happened happened.

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.

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.

The Business of the News is Business

“We are a cancer and there is no cure,”

Shepard Smith to Anchor CNBC Newscast

The longtime Fox News host has re-emerged at an unusual spot.

Will Trump Quit?

I don’t see it.

Amy Klobuchar Withdraws from Race She Wasn’t In

The Senator from Minnesota is no longer a candidate for Vice President.

Cancel Cancel Culture

The state of American debate is not strong.

Klobuchar May Be Casualty of Minneapolis

Former prosecutors are suddenly “out.”

WSJ Chastises Trump’s Slander

The President’s unhinged Twitter rants have drawn a rebuke from an unlikely source.

Wisconsin Courts Overturn Governor’s Closure Order

Pandemonium during a pandemic.

75 Percent of Democrats Happy with Biden

The Tara Reade allegations haven’t hurt the presumptive nominee with the party.

Biden v. Kavanaugh

And a broader discussion of the ongoing Tara Reade story.

Joe Biden Denies Tara Reade Allegations

The presumptive Democratic nominee says, “They aren’t true. This never happened.”

White House Coronavirus Update Briefing President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and members of the White House COVID-19 Coronavirus task force, delivers remarks and answers questions from members of the press during a coronavirus update briefing Thursday, April 16, 2020, in the James S. Brady White House Press Briefing Room. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian) White House Coronavirus Update Briefing President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and members of the White House COVID-19 Coronavirus task force, delivers remarks and answers questions from members of the press during a coronavirus update briefing Thursday, April 16, 2020, in the James S. Brady White House Press Briefing Room. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

“LIBERATE” Minnesota, Michigan and Virginia

The President is issuing dangerous statements.

Bernie Sanders is Toast

He’s repelling the people he needs to mount a comeback.

Warren Blames Sanders for Dangerous Harassment

It doesn’t look like the Progressive wing is uniting any time soon.

Sanders Says He’ll Drop Out if Biden Has Plurality

Playing nice? Or setting up a fight?

Chris Matthews Retires

The longtime talking head is the latest poster boy for #MeToo. And mandatory retirement.

Is Sanders Inevitable?

There’s no way to catch him in a six-candidate field.