The Polls Are Essentially Meaningless But They’re Here to Stay

They could be overstating support for Democrats. Or understating it. Or be more or less right.

Looking to the Senate Elections

It’s early, but here are some key numbers as they exist now.

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.

White House Rudderless, Aimless, and Hopeless?

Some Democrats are less than pleased.

Takeaways From the Takeaways

It’s not all about Trump.

Monday Tab Clearing

Stories of note sans write-ups.

Democrats Killing Iowa Caucuses?

Momentum for ending an undemocratic anachronism is building.

If It Was an Insurrection, Why Hasn’t Anyone Been Charged with ‘Insurrection’?

It doesn’t matter what I believe. It only matters what I can prove.

Harry Reid, 1939-2021

The longtime Senate leader is gone at 82.

Gerrymandering State Legislatures

Representatives Choosing Their Voters Rather than Vice Versa, Chapter 412.

Waukesha Christmas Parade Massacre

A serial criminal murdered five and injured dozens.

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The Middle Ain’t Woke

The average American is neither progressive nor all that interested in politics.

10 Million Jobs, 8.4 Million Unemployed

A series of mismatches mean would-be workers can’t find employment despite an abundance of openings.

The Size of the US House of Representatives

It hasn’t changed in over 100 years (but the population sure has).

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America Getting Less White

The long demographic trend continues.

Start the Steal?

Cries that American democracy is in jeopardy are not hyperbole.

The Broadband Gap

Huge swaths of the country are underserved.

Beverly Cleary, 1916-2021

The beloved author of children’s books had died days short of her 105th birthday.

Will Iowa and New Hampshire Lose Their Special Place?

Nevada is mounting a challenge to the rural, lily-white states that always go first in the presidential primary gauntlet.

Congress Certifies Biden Win

It’s finally officially official.

Expect at Least Three Objections Tomorrow

AZ, GA, and Pa are on the table.

The Politics of Vaccination

The science and ethics are not the hardest part of determining who should go first.

The Next Attempt to Subvert

January 6th, when the electoral votes are counted.

The Court Failures Continue to Mount

Almost 50 losses in four weeks,. Impressive.

More Nonsense About the Election

A shadowy flight into the realm of evidence that does not exist.

SCOTUS Strikes Down New York Church Closures

The right to worship trumps the public’s health.

Less Than Meets the Eye

The utter smallness of Trump’s legal challenges to the election.

Recount Blues

The numbers behind recounts.

Joe Biden the 46th President of the United States

All the major outlets are finally acknowledging the obvious.

Biden Wins Pennsylvania and the Presidency

We have a President-Elect.

Biden Ahead in Georgia

Hopefully, we can finally declare a President-Elect today.

President Donald J. Trump greets guests on the South Lawn of the White House Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, prior to boarding Marine One en route to Joint Base Andrews, Md. to begin his trip to Michigan, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Nevada. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian) President Donald J. Trump greets guests on the South Lawn of the White House Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, prior to boarding Marine One en route to Joint Base Andrews, Md. to begin his trip to Michigan, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Nevada. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

A Repudiation After All?

The early reaction was premature.

‘They’re Trying to Rig an Election’

The lies aren’t working anymore.

Where the Presidential Race Stands

Why it’s all over but the crying.

Biden Wins Michigan’s 16 Electors

He needs one more state to hit the magic 270.

Maine Gives Biden 3, Trump 1

Biden inches closer to 270.

Wisconsin Officially Biden’s

10 more Electoral votes.

Biden Win Looking Closer

The picture is becoming clearer.

Election Thoughts

A lot to think about, not a lot of conclusions.

Could Trump Shock the World Again?

Fear of a reprise of 2016 is still with us.

27 Million Americans Have Already Voted

Election Day is increasingly a myth.

Election Night Scenarios

Thinking about what we might know on the night of the election.

Biden’s Lead is Historic

He has the largest lead of any challenger since modern polling began in 1936.

Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Debate

A national nightmare that may not have changed many minds.

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 On ‘Peaceful Transition’

Whether the delusions of a madman or a deliberate scheme to poison the waters, there’s cause for concern.

The Senate’s Rural Skew

Injecting data into the conversation.

Truly Disturbing

Statements by an HHS official underscore the rot of this administration.

President Donald J. Trump boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, July 10, 2020, en route to Miami International Airport in Miami President Donald J. Trump boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, July 10, 2020, en route to Miami International Airport in Miami

More on Trump and the Fires

Trump appears to have been shamed into doing part of his job.

Some Swing State Polls

More good news for Biden.