"Speaker Mike Johnson and I just had a great meeting. We’re committed to meeting our nation’s biggest challenges with strong Republican leadership." - 26 October 2023 "Speaker Mike Johnson and I just had a great meeting. We’re committed to meeting our nation’s biggest challenges with strong Republican leadership." - 26 October 2023

A Return of National Security Republicans?

Several glimmers of hope from the Ukraine funding bill.

TikTok Ban Close. Is it Constitutional?

The courts would likely allow restricting a Chinese data mining operation popular with American teenagers.

Republican Dysfunction

It is a bit of a mess.

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Ukraine Losing and Growing Demoralized

While the West dithers, Russia is doubling down.

Warren: ‘Ample Evidence’ Israel Committing Genocide

When does humanitarian catastrophe become something more?

Age Inversion in American Politics?

Suddenly, old voters are aligning Democrat and young ones Republican.

Will Biden’s Israel Policy Matter in November?

Many Democrats are worried about the fallout.

Nebraska Considers Winner-Take-All Electoral Vote

Partisanship and representation in conflict.

Ronna McDaniel Likely to Sue NBC

There will be lawyers.

Should Sonia Sotomayor Retire?

Of party, duty, age, and political roulette.

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Decision In Fani Willis Conflict Of Interest Hearing

tl;dr: Either he goes or she (and her office) go

Netanyahu Doesn’t Care About World Opinion

Israel’s prime minister is defying red lines and humanitarian concerns.

Sunday Tabs

No Labels a No Go

They’re fast running out of time to find a candidate.

Biden and Trump Cruise Despite Discontent

Reading the tea leaves in Michigan.

Friday Tabs

Biden ‘An Elderly Man with a Poor Memory’

A special counsel has declined to prosecute the President but his rationale was painful.

Trumpy RNC Leaders Ouster for Trumpier Ones

Just when you thought America couldn’t get any greater.

Tuesday Tabs

The tabs, they are a clearing.

Our Weird Politics

Taylor Swift, Travis Kelce, and MAGA.

Iranian Proxies Kill Three American Soldiers

Further escalation is inevitable.

Tab Clearing for the Weekend

So many open tabs, so little time.

Trump and Biden Win New Hampshire!

Shockingly, both “incumbents” are going to win their party’s 2024 nominations.

The Impulse to Want a Strong Man

And the intuition that things aren’t really working.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 19, 2023 Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 19, 2023

The Case of the Missing SECDEF

A truly weird story.

“Just Joking”

Some things shouldn’t be joked about (and they often aren’t jokes anyway).

‘Passive’ Capitol Rioters Still Criminals

An illustration of the justice system working as designed.

Biden, Harris, and Tha God

A powerful voice in Black media is a thorn in the administration’s side.

NYE Tabs

“2023 Lists” Edition

Haley and the Politics of Slavery [Updated with Video]

Why can’t some of us handle the truth?

Former Congressman and Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows Former Congressman and Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows

The Implications of 11th Circuit’s Mark Meadows Decision

The denial of transfer to Federal Court could signal problems for Trump’s Presidential Immunity Claims

I Don’t Think that Means What he Thinks it Means

Trump on peaceful transfers (and Hitler).

Today in Absurd Rationalizations

Blood poisoning edition.

Thursday Evening Tabs

Lie down with dogs you get up with fleas edition.

Senate Approves Back Pay For Delayed Military Promotions

Doing the right thing after doing the wrong thing.

Biden and Netanyahu at Odds Over Gaza War

The inevitable has happened.

Transgender Teachers Suing Florida Over Pronoun Restrictions

The inevitable pushback against the pushback has begun.

New York Gerrymander May Be Back

A never-ending saga of politicians choosing their voters.

Privacy, Politics, and Porn

The theory of the Internet clashes with its reality.

Trump Can Be Sued for Capitol Riots

So says a unanimous DC Circuit Court of Appeals panel.

Geert Wilders ‘Wins’ Dutch Elections

The trend toward hard-right parties continues.