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.

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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?

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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.

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House Passes Laddered CR with Democratic Support

A second Republican Speaker has reached across the aisle to avert a government shutdown.

Tabo Tuesday

Weak Parties With Strong Partisanship

More on an ongoing saga.

Dueling Election Takes

Let the punditry begin.

Democrats Win Key Off-Year Elections

Abortion, an unrepresentative electorate, and candidate idiosyncracy ruled the off-off-year election.

The (American) Politics of Israel-Palestine

Pick a side. No nuance allowed.

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Stop Trying to Make French Happen

Paris is fighting a losing battle over the prominence of their language.

Who The Hell is Dean Phillips?

It’s quite the week for politicians with generic names nobody has ever heard of.

Former Trump Attorney Chesebro Pleads Guilty & Is Cooperating

Yesterday the Kraken. Today the Cheese. Whose flipping tomorrow?

Mitt Romey with pained look on face as he has dinner with President-Elect Trump. Mitt Romey with pained look on face as he has dinner with President-Elect Trump.

Mitt Romney Confirms What We’ve Suspected For Years!

The rare case where a clickbait headline is actually appropriate.

A Foreign Policy Election?

A competent leader versus a lunatic would seem an easy choice. Alas.

House GOP Drowning [UPDATED]

In a bathtub?

Two GOPs

A policy-leaning wing and a political-leaning wing make for an unworkable coalition.

Will Jim Jordan Bullying Backfire?

Will at least four Republicans have a spine?

Jim Jordan Wrestling His Way to Speaker [Updated]

The crazies are this close to a complete takeover.

Governance Matters

Sober lessons from Israel.

“David Duke Without the Baggage”

Some thoughts on the Speaker contest.

Kari Lake Inevitable Republican Nominee

The Arizona gubernatorial loser is back to lose the Senate.

Could Kevin McCarthy’s Replacement be . . . Kevin McCarthy?

One of the worst movies in memory may be getting a sequel.

Israel at War: It’s a Reckoning

A roundup of news and opinon.

McCarthy Won’t Run For Speaker. Now What?

We won’t have Kevin to kick around anymore.

Gaetz’ Gambit

What’s behind the sure-to-fail bid to oust his own party’s Speaker?

The Coming Government Shutdown

Why it’s inevitable and what it means.

UAW Strikes Widen as Biden Signals Support

The President and his predecessor are heading to Detroit.

The Menendez Indictment (Updated)

Also: calls for his resignation.

Republican Crazies Forcing Government Shutdown

The House is in recess as the exasperated GOP leadership tries to figure a way out.

Senate Confirms Army, Marine Chiefs

Congress is doing something, at least.