An Observation or Two on SCOTUS

Well, more than two…

House Approves $61 Billion Ukraine Aid Package

A win for the good guys and a loss for Trump and Putin.

Republican Dysfunction

It is a bit of a mess.

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Taxing ‘The Rich’

It’s a relative thing.

Will Biden’s Israel Policy Matter in November?

Many Democrats are worried about the fallout.

Biden Wargaming Stolen Election Contingencies

He may be fighting the last war.

Sunday Tab Clearing

So many intentions to write, so little time.

President Joe Biden takes his mask off to deliver remarks on COVID-19 and the economy, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden takes his mask off to deliver remarks on COVID-19 and the economy, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Biden’s Covid Malaise?

A pandemic hangover may be clouding American politics.

Congress Passes Budget, Averts Government Shutdown

Five months too late, we’re back to the Biden-McCarthy deal.

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MTG Files Motion To Vacate The Speakership

Its like déjà vu all over again.

Trump’s Routine Outrages

When being despicable is normal, is it still news?

Stupid Poll Tricks

Two data points are not a trend.

MAGA didn’t come from nowhere

The roots of MAGA run deep, through places like my old home.

Trump Guts RNC

A purge of the professional staff for, well, reasons.

Fixing the Schiff-Garvey Problem

The mess in California hides a more pressing issue.

Mitch McConnell’s Legacy

There is no denying that he was consequential.

McConnell to Step Down in November

The longest serving Republican Leader is passing the torch.

GOP “Unity”

Data from the early primaries

Some Luke Warm Takes On NY3

Yes, every special election is a very special snowflake, but trends do emerge

Trumpy RNC Leaders Ouster for Trumpier Ones

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

House Passes Bipartisan Tax Bill

Will wonders never cease?

The Raft of the Medusa

The Washington Post proves that, no matter how hard you try, you can’t cover some stories neutrally.

Germany Considering Ban of Far-Right AfD

Apparently, Making Germany Great Again is controversial.

Trump Dominates Iowa, Ramaswamy Drops Out

No big surprises from the dumbest recurring contest in American politics.

Trump and the Silent Majority

Republicans want him but do they really, really want him?

Mid-Week Tabs

Donald Trump Removed From Maine Ballot

Another state has declared him an insurrectionist.

Why Trump Will Almost Certainly Stay On The Colorado Primary Ballot

A few predictions that are going to disappoint just about everyone.

The Limits of Ideology

John Fetterman says he’s not a progressive.

New York Gerrymander May Be Back

A never-ending saga of politicians choosing their voters.

Lesser-Known Candidates for President

Vermin Supreme and Paperboy Love Prince have as good a chance as Vivek Ramaswamy.

The Nikki Haley Comet

The anti-Trump forces are rallying around the former South Carolina governor and UN ambassador.

George Santos Expelled

The serial fabulist becomes an ignominious footnote.

Henry Kissinger, 1923-2023

The most important and controversial American diplomat of the postwar era is gone at 100.

Dozens Quitting Congress

Take this job and shove it. I ain’t workin’ here no more.

Geert Wilders ‘Wins’ Dutch Elections

The trend toward hard-right parties continues.

President Joe Biden boards Marine One at the Wall Street Landing Zone in Manhattan, Wednesday, September 20, 2023 en route to JFK International Airport in Queens, New York. The Statue of Liberty can be seen in the background. President Joe Biden boards Marine One at the Wall Street Landing Zone in Manhattan, Wednesday, September 20, 2023 en route to JFK International Airport in Queens, New York. The Statue of Liberty can be seen in the background.

Old Man Biden and Young Would-Be Voters

The President has tepid support in the 18-29 demographic.

What’s ‘Political Dysfunction’?

I know it when I see it.

Weak Parties With Strong Partisanship

More on an ongoing saga.

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.

Mike Pence Drops Out of Non-Race

The fourth place candidate for second place in the Republican primaries has taken his ball and gone home to Mother.

Mike Johnson is Very Religious

His critics are focused on the wrong problem.

Romney and the Decline of the GOP

The party’s 2012 nominee is an indicator of how fall it has fallen.

An Observation about American Democracy

The ongoing Republican debacle and what it says about representative democracy in the US.

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.

Two GOPs

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