Insuring Against the Inevitable

Hurricane Ian renews some perennial questions about recovering from natural disasters.

Trump’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Makin’ his way the only way he knows how, that’s just a little bit more than the law will allow.

It’s Good to Be King

Apparently, Charles III is quite well off.

Just Move If You Don’t Like it Here!

There are many barriers to true freedom.

Orrin Hatch, 1934-2022

The longest-serving Republican Senator has died at the age of 88.

Saudis Give Jared Kusher $2 Billion

The real crime is what’s legal.

Ginni Thomas: Boomer with Internet?

Does it matter whether she’s a rube or a mastermind?

Joe Manchin’s Conflict of Interest

The most important man in the Senate got rich the old fashioned way.

Getting Back to ‘Normal’

With masks off, political leaders are urging people to get out there and spend money.

People Moving for Politics?

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

Norm Macdonald, 1959-2021

The SNL comic has died of cancer at 61.

Trump Organization and its CFO Indicted

A big shoe has dropped.

DOJ Will Defend Trump’s Rape Denial

A typical case of American blind justice.

Court Leaves Eviction Ban in Place

An unfunded mandate remains in place.

DC Statehood and Power Politics

More voice, more votes, more representation.

Some Thoughts on Representation

How well do single-seat districts lead to representation? (And of what?)

Trump Refused to Call Off Capitol Rioters

Details of a heated phone discussion with the top House Republican have emerged.

A Poster Child for White Privilege

You can’t make this stuff up.

Trump Banned from Twitter

Hashtag: You’re Fired.

Are “Liberal” States Shrinking?

Thinking about unsupported narratives and a little bit about data usage.

GSA Head Refuses to Sign Transition Order

A nonpartisan official is refusing to do her duty.

NYT Publishes Trump Tax Returns

Should we question the timing?

Is Federalism the Real Problem?

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

President Donald J. Trump participates in a FOX News Channel virtual town hall entitled America Together: Returning to Work, with co-moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum live from the Lincoln Memorial Sunday, May 3, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) President Donald J. Trump participates in a FOX News Channel virtual town hall entitled America Together: Returning to Work, with co-moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum live from the Lincoln Memorial Sunday, May 3, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Fox News is Leading Prime Time Network

Preying on the fears of old white people is good business.

Nursing Homes Ground Zero for COVID-19

The pandemic is highlighting an international shame.

New York Times and the Outrage Mob

The newspaper of record radically altered a column and then misrepresented it.

As Impeachment Gets Closer, Trump Becomes Even More Unhinged

Despite denials and dismissals, it is clear that being an impeached President is getting under Trump’s skin.

October Jobs Report Beats Expectations, But Still Comes In As Anemic

October’s jobs report came back better than expected but hardly something to cheer.

Elizabeth Warren’s Troubling Relationship with the Truth

She’s been fibbing about how she left a teaching job nearly half a century ago.

Donald Trump, Joseph McCarthy, And Profiles In Republican Cowardice

Much like it did during the McCarthy Era, the Republican Party has to decide what side of history it wishes to be on. The right side, or the wrong side.

Joseph Kennedy III Enters Race Against Ed Markey For Senate

A familiar name has entered the race for the Democratic Senate nomination in Massachusetts.

Mark Sanford Enters GOP Race Against Trump

Former Republican Congressman and Governor Mark Sanford is running for President.

Trump Cancels Visit To Denmark Because Danes Won’t Sell Greenland

Another day, another Trump temper tantrum.

Trump Administration Reportedly Still Looking At Buying Greenland

On the Sunday shows today, one of the President’s top aides insisted that the Administration is seriously looking at the idea of buying Greenland even though it isn’t for sale.

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This timeline is just so weird.

Donald Trump Is A Congenital Liar, But Will That Matter To Voters?

Donald Trump lies with the ease that the rest of us tie our shoes. Will that fact have an impact on voters?

Once Again, Trump Tries To Insert Himself Into Other People’s Heroism

Once again, President Trump can’t help but make something meant to recognize real American heroes all about himself.

Parents Giving Up Custody of Kids to Scam Financial Aid

Dozens of well-off students from the Chicago area are getting college subsidies.

Democrats Clash In First Night Of First Debate

Democrats clashed, to some degree, in last night’s inaugural debate of the 2020 season but they clearly agreed far more than they disagreed.

Trumpian Ignorance

It burns.

Writer Accuses Trump Of Sexual Assault in the 1990s.

Another woman has accused President Trump of sexually assaulting her some 20 years ago.

Trump Kicks Off 2020 Campaign With Return To 2016’s Rants And Red Meat

President Trump’s opening rally of the 2020 campaign sounded an awful lot like a rally from 2016

Pete Buttigieg Lays Out An Encouraging Foreign Policy Platform

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg laid out his foreign policy platform in a speech this week. It’s certainly an improvement over the current President.

Texas Bans Red-Light Cameras

Texas has become the latest state to eliminate red-light cameras amid increasing evidence that they are largely counterproductive.

Trump Continues To Lie, The Truth Continues To Die. Does Anyone Care?

Donald Trump continues to lie at a record pace. Does anyone care?

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More Hackery: This Time from Hugh Hewitt

His colum in WaPo isn’t very good.

Bernie Sanders the Millionaire

There are many things to dislike about the Democratic socialist from Vermont. Hypocrisy isn’t among them.

John Walker Lindh Released From Prison

John Walker Lindh, the so-called “American Taliban,” has been released from prison but the war in which he was captured goes merrily along.

Federal Judge Deals Trump Stonewalling Strategy Another Loss

President Trump’s stonewalling strategy suffered another legal setback in New York City yesterday.

Is San Francisco’s Gentrification Such a Bad Thing?

The city by the Bay is rapidly transforming. Should we lament that?