Two Years After George Floyd

Very little progress has been made towards racial justice.

Macron Wins Re-Election

The boring moderate beat the neo-Nazi with 58% of the vote.

Voting Underway in French Presidential Runoff

The incumbent should win easily but turnout is low and the consequences dire.

Projecting China’s Future

Can it overcome demographics and decoupling to sustain its current unprecedented growth?

Manchin Shoots BBB Dead, Dead, Dead

The West Virginia Senator has taken the football from Charlie Brown and gone home.

Changing CDC Guidance, Communication, and Conspiracy

Science and insanity don’t mix.

Biden’s Immigration Crisis

Immigration policy is harder than it looks.

Fox News Purging ‘Real Journalists’

Losing viewers to fringe networks, the Fair and Balanced team is joining them.

GSA’s Certification Decision

Why did Emily Murphy finally do her job?

GSA Head Refuses to Sign Transition Order

A nonpartisan official is refusing to do her duty.

Sabotaging the Post Office

We’ve removing mail sorting machines just in time for mail-in voting.

Will Trump Quit?

I don’t see it.

What are we Comparing?

More on Covid-19 and the flu.

Where is Joe? (Revisited)

Thoughts on Biden’s low profile and Trump’s daily exposure.

COVID-19 Has Killed More Americans than 9/11

We’re passing grim milestones on a daily basis.

Coronavirus Has Been Politicized to Dangerous Effect

Republicans are half as likely to take the outbreak seriously.

Getting Over What Happened to Elizabeth Warren

Women didn’t vote for her either. But that doesn’t mean sexism didn’t play a role in her loss.

Warren Can’t Win

96 percent of the delegates have yet to be awarded. How can the race be down to two?

Is Sanders Inevitable?

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

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No, The Republican Tax Cuts Aren’t ‘Paying For Themselves’

Contrary to the promises of December 2017, the Republican tax cuts are not paying for themselves. Instead, they are helping lead us to trillion-dollar deficits.

Trudeau Holds On To Power In Minority Government

Justin Trudeau lost his majority but will still hold on to power in Canada, the question is how long it will last.

Signs Of Economic Slowdown Tied To Trump’s Trade Policies

From manufacturing to trade, the negative impact of Trump’s tariffs is becoming quite apparent.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Faces Blackface Controversy

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, already facing a rough re-election battle is now dealing with a blackface controversy.

Israeli Election Too Close To Call

As many expected, the initial returns from the Israeli elections are too close to call.

Budget Deficit Growing Faster Than Expected, CBO Reports

Thanks for nothing, Republicans.

Climate Change Science is Biased

Scientists have been vastly understating the degree of global warming for decades.

Polling Shows Justin Trudeau In Political Trouble Amid Still-Unfolding Scandal

Canada must have a Federal Election by late October, and the polls are showing that Prime Minister Trudeau could be in political trouble.

China To Surpass U.S. In Box Office Revenue In 2020

A new report suggests that the Chinese movie-going market will surpass the American market in 2020.

NASA And SpaceX To Offer Civilian Rides To International Space Station

For the first time in more than thirty years, NASA is preparing to unveil a program to allow civilians to travel to the International Space Station.

Avengers: Endgame Passes $1 Billion In Gross Receipts

Avengers: Endgame earned $1 billion worldwide in its first weekend, but it will take a lot more to become the biggest grossing movie of all time.

Trump’s Intellectuals?

A WaPo writer takes a round-about path to demonstrate the obvious.

Electoral Vote Map

A new tool for looking at possible Presidential election outcomes.

Economic Growth Slows In Final Quarter Of 2018

Economic growth slowed significantly in the fourth quarter of 2018 from where it had been earlier in the year. And it’s likely to slow down even more.

National Debt Tops $22 Trillion, Up $2 Trillion Since 2017

The National Debt officially topped $22 trillion, marking a $2 trillion increase since President Trump took office.

Cory Booker Enters Democratic Presidential Field

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker is the latest entrant into the race for the 2020 Democratic Nomination.

As Shutdown Continues, Concern Turns To Its Economic Impact

As the shutdown drags on, it’s beginning to have an impact on the economy.

Growing Our Way Out Of Debt? Not Very Likely

The Trump Administration appears to think that the Budget Deficit and National Debt aren’t a big deal because we can just grow our way out of the problem. This is highly unlikely to happen.

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Midterm Voter Turnout Was Much Higher Than Expected

Preliminary figures indicate that voter turnout in the 2018 midterms was higher than it has been for any midterm election in fifty-two years.

Trump Getting Ready To Blame Others For Anticipated GOP Losses

Faced with the probability of losses today, President Trump is already getting ready to blame everyone but himself.

2018 Midterm Projections

For better or worse, here are my projections for the midterm elections.

Kirsten Gillibrand Says She Won’t Run For President In 2020

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says she has no intention of running for President in 2020.

Federal Budget Deficit Heads Back Up Under Republican Rule

Nearly two years into Republican control of Washington, the budget deficit is headed back up.

Veteran Democratic Congressman Defeated By Boston ‘Progressive” Ayanna Pressley

Another “progressive” victory over a longtime Democratic incumbent, but this one is a bit different.

Midterms Looking Good For Democrats

New Generic Congressional Ballot polls have good news for Democrats.

Democrats Continue To Lead In Generic Congressional Ballot

New polling shows that the ground looks fertile for Democrats in the fall.

Initiative To Split California Into Three States Blocked From Appearing On Ballot

An initiative that would have purported to split California into three separate states has been barred by the California Supreme Court from appearing on the November ballot.

Trump Administration Hands Democrats A Gift On Pre-Existing Condition Coverage

The Trump Administration’s new legal position on coverage for people with pre-existing conditions could pose political problems in the fall.

Puerto Rico Death Toll From Hurricane Maria Much Higher Than Officially Reported

A new study suggests that the death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria was much higher than previously reported.

It’s Not ‘Misleading,’ It’s A Lie

When a President lies with the ease and regularity of Donald Trump, it’s the responsibility of all of us to call it what it is and not hide behind weasel words like “misleading.”