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.

Fort Liberty and Other New Monikers for Confederate-Named Bases

Some great suggestions, same lame ones, and some missed opportunities.

The Identity Politics of Identity Politics

Who gets to claim Latino heritage?

Coronavirus Relief Funds Diverted to Pet Projects

Because of course it was.

People Moving for Politics?

It seems that some Americans are relocating to be with people who share their social and cultural views.

Heir’s Property and FEMA Relief

Another example of structural racism.

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A startling number than may understate the problem.

The Senate’s Rural Skew

Injecting data into the conversation.

Is the American Government Legitimate?

A long-winded and esoteric discussion about an elusive idea.

Is Federalism the Real Problem?

A fundamental building block of our system makes it nearly impossible to fix.

Puerto Rican Statehood Possibilities

Statehood is on the ballot this November.

Why I am Where I am on Reform

More on SCOTUS expansion and other issues.

SXSW Latest Victim of Coronavirus

Conferences, sporting events, and even school has been canceled to avoid spreading the pandemic.

Bloomberg’s Billions Buying Ground Game

An unprecedented spending blitz is upending the campaign.

Why Democrats Have to Play By Different Rules

The Republicans are playing a different game.

Julian Castro Ends Presidential Bid

Another one bites the dust.

Trump Reverses Decision To Hold G-7 Summit At His Miami Golf Resort

After coming under fire for a decision designed primarily to benefit himself and his family, President Trump has decided to walk back the decision to hold the next G-7 Summit at one of his properties.

Trump Seeks To Enrich Himself By Scheduling G-7 Summit At Trump Property

In what seems to be clear violations of the Foreign and Domestic Emoluments Clauses, the President is seeking to enrich himself and his family,

Are We Headed For Another Shutdown Over Trump’s Border Wall?

Once again, a fight is set to brew over funding for the President’s border wall. Will he force another shutdown in an election year?

Trump Diverts Money From Military Families To Pay For Border Wall

The Trump Administration from projects to build on-base schools and daycare facilities to spend on his border wall.

DT and the Cat5’s

So weird.

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This timeline is just so weird.

Puerto Rico Gets Its Third Governor In A Week

Thanks to a ruling by the Puerto Rican Supreme Court, the island Commonwealth has its third Governor in less than a week.

Puerto Rico Has A New Governor. Maybe.

Embattled Governor Ricardo A. Rosselló has stepped down but succession issues surround the man who took the oath of office late yesterday.

Who Wants To Be Governor Of Puerto Rico?

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló is set to leave office on Friday, but his designated successor doesn’t want the job.

After Weeks Of Protests, Puerto Rico’s Governor Will Resign

After weeks of protests and years of frustrations, Ricardo Rosselló, the Governor of Puerto Rico, announced last night that he will be resigning from office.

American Public Strongly Supports Statehood For Puerto Rico

In contrast to the idea of granting statehood to the District of Columbia, the American public appears to strongly support statehood for Puerto RIco.

New York Law Makes It Easier For Congress To Get Trump’s Tax Returns

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a bill that will make it easier for Congress to get President Trump’s tax returns.

Trump Administration Caves On Census Question On 2020 Census

In the wake of an adverse Supreme Court ruling, the Trump Administration has decided not to include a citizenship question on the 2020 Census.

Congress And White House Headed For Another Shutdown Showdown?

There are several months to go before a budget must be passed but there are already signs that the White House and Congress could be headed for an impasse.

Trump Won’t Rebuild Military Bases if He Has to Rebuild Puerto Rico, Too

A months-long standoff is stopping hurricane relief.

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Lying With Statistics

Are people fleeing blue states to avoid repressive taxes? It depends who you’re asking.

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On Democratic Responsiveness

A lesson from Puerto Rico and further reasons why the EC is a problem.

Trump and Aid to Puerto Rico

A reminder that over 3 million citizens have no effective influence over the federal government.

Spring Forward? Fall Back? Let’s Just Pick A Time And Stay There

It’s that time of year again, and once again people are asking if it isn’t time to drop the whole ritual of changing time every six months altogether.

Elizabeth Warren Pledges [Something, Something] Wealthy Donors

The populist Democrat won’t be hosting fundraising dinners. Until the general election campaign, at least.

New York Democrats Looking At Potential Challengers To Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has managed to become a media star, but she has a lot to learn about politics.

Does Tulsi Gabbard Have A “Natural Born Citizen” Problem? No, She Doesn’t

Tulsi Gabbard was born in American Samoa, an American territory whose residents are generally not American citizens from birth. However, she is nonetheless a “natural born citizen.”

Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro Enters Presidential Race

Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro is the latest addition to the growing Democratic Presidential field.

Trump Backs Away From ‘National Emergency’ Option As Shutdown Enters Record Territory

President Trump appears to be backing away from the idea of declaring a national emergency to get his wall built. But the other options he’s considering aren’t much better.

As Shutdown Continues, Trump Inches Closer To Declaring ‘National Emergency’

The government shutdown has now entered historic territory, and the Trump Administration is moving closer to a “national emergency” or other extra-legal means to get money for his wall.

The #TrumpShutdown Could Last For Weeks

Christmas is behind us, but don’t expect any progress when it comes to the government shutdown, which is in its fifth day.

Ryan Zinke Out At Interior Department

The scandal-plagued Secretary of the Interior is leaving office at the end of the year.

Trump Administration Dumps Devastating Climate Change Report On Holiday Weekend

Even as its leader continues to deny the reality of Global Climate Change, the Trump Administration has released an utterly devastating report on the impact of such change over the course of the coming decades.

Why Nobody Seems to Care About Trump Scandals

At this point, corruption, dishonesty, and insanity are just baked in.

Trump Spreads Lies And Conspiracy Theories About Deaths From Hurricane Maria

President Trump is apparently a Hurricane Maria Truther.

Trump Still Thinks He Did A ‘Fantastic Job’ In Puerto Rico

Despite the evidence, the President thinks he did a great job handling a disaster in which nearly 3,000 American citizens died.

New Report Estimates 2,975 People Died In Puerto Rico Due To Hurricane Maria

A new study concludes that the total death toll from Hurricane Maria was vastly higher than previously reported.

A Year After Charlottesville, Trump Shows That He Doesn’t Get It Or Doesn’t Care

One year after Charlottesville, it’s clear that President Trump still doesn’t understand what happened there, or that he just doesn’t care.