Impeachment in a System of Checks and Balances

What should be the bar? Can it ever be reached?

NFL and College Football Going Head to Head

The most popular television product is running out of room to expand.

Fetterman and the Politics of Optics

Will voters overlook the elephant in the room?

Mar A Lago Mar A Lago

The Latest on the Mar-A-Lago Document Case

Both sides have had their say and now we wait for a ruling.

Non-Majority Presidents

Are plurality winners less legitimate than popular vote losers?

January 6 and the Collusion Trap

What is the right measure of success for the Committee investigating the Capitol riot?

Boris Johnson Resigns as Tory Leader

He plans to hang on as PM through the fall but likely won’t be able to.

Minority Rule in a Winner-Take-All System

How long can the unsustainable be sustained?

Watergate at 50

Half a century have passed since a botched burglary changed history.

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on lowering the cost for American families Friday, April 22, 2022, at Green River College in Auburn, Washington. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden delivers remarks on lowering the cost for American families Friday, April 22, 2022, at Green River College in Auburn, Washington. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Biden Less Popular Than Worst President Ever

He’s underwater and not going to take it anymore.

Defending the F-Word

It’s the Swiss army knife of profanity.

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Trump Had Classified Docs at Mar-a-Lago

Because of course he did.

Stupid 2024 Fantasies II

Hillary Clinton edition.

Capitol Riot: One Year Later

A roundup of reflection on a somber anniversary.

Bob Dole, 1923-2021

The longtime Senator and Vice Presidential and Presidential nominee is gone at 98.

SCOTUS Could Overturn Roe

Oral arguments on the biggest abortion case in decades will be heard today.

Vice President Kamala Harris talks on the phone with French President Emmanuel Macron Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, at the Blair House in Washington, D.C. Vice President Kamala Harris talks on the phone with French President Emmanuel Macron Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, at the Blair House in Washington, D.C.

Kamala Harris’ Frustrating Start?

A weird new narrative has emerged.

What’s Kyrsten Sinema’s Game?

The political calculus of Arizona’s senior Senator is unclear.

Congress May Repeal Iraq AUMF

A meaningless gesture that’s long overdue.

G. Gordon Liddy, 1930-2021

The Watergate conspirator, author, and talk show host was 90.

George Shultz, 1920-2021

The longtime public servant has died, aged 100.

The GOP Isn’t Dead. It’s Resting.

The GOP, alas, is not going anywhere.

All Lies Are Not Created Equal

President Biden told a little fib.

On the Way Out: 143 Pardons

143 at the 11th hour.

Republicans Stuck Between Trump and a Hard Place

Explaining the continuing cowardice of GOP Senators.

President-Elect Biden’s Victory Speech

“Now this campaign is over, what is the will of the people? What is our mandate?”

Two Parties, Not Two Countries

We’ve just had an election, not psychoanalysis.

Against Packing the Supreme Court

Legitimacy hangs in the balance.

Trump Commutes Roger Stone’s Sentence

A shocking and yet completely unsurprising development.

Biden’s Record Gender Gap

If the Democrats win back the White House in November, it’ll be no thanks to men.

Obama the Elder Statesman

The 58-year-old may have a post-presidency unmatched in history.

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.

Senate Republicans Think Trump Guilty, Shouldn’t Be Removed

A binary choice will produce a worse outcome than necessary.

Lawsuit Seeks To Preempt Efforts To Declare Equal Rights Amendment Ratified

A newly filed lawsuit seeks to blunt expected efforts in 2020 to “ratify” the Equal Rights Amendment even though it effectively died nearly 40 years ago.

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.

Impeachment Hearings Go To Law School

Yesterday’s hearing before the House Judiciary Committee did a good job of explaining how the facts of the Ukraine scandal meet the Constitution’s definition of impeachable offenses.

Poll Finds Republicans Think Trump Is A Better President Than Lincoln

Further evidence that the Republican Party has turned into a cult of personalty built around Donald Trump.

William Ruckelshaus, Who Balked At ‘Saturday Night Massacre,” Dies at 87

A Justice Department official who had the courage to stand up to the President has died at the age of 87.

William Barr Is Exactly The Kind Of Attorney General Trump Always Wanted

Late last week, Attorney General William Barr demonstrated quite aptly the extent to which he has become just another Trump loyalist.

Congress Begins Public Impeachment Hearings

In a few short hours, the House Intelligence Committee begins the public phase of its impeachment inquiry.

A Rebirth For The Equal Rights Amendment? Maybe, Maybe Not.

The Democratic victory in Virginia’s legislative elections has revived hopes for advocates of the Equal Rights Amendment, Even if Virginia does become the 38th state to ratify the measure, though, the actual status of the Amendment is exceedingly unclear.

Late-Entering Presidential Candidates Rarely Win

History shows us that candidates who enter the race for President late rarely do well, and rarely manage to win.

Second Circuit Rejects Trump Effort To Block Tax Return Subpoena

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals handed President Trump a loss in his effort to prevent prosecutors in New York from getting copies of his tax returns.

White House Doubles Down On Stonewalling

The White House is doubling down on its illegitimate stonewalling of valid Congressional document requests.

The Impossibility of Discourse

The liberal notion that people are persuadable through airing of ideas is obsolete.

Whistleblower’s Complaint Has Been Corroborated

The evidence piles up.

Mike Pompeo For National Security Adviser (And Secretary Of State)?

Some reports are suggesting that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo might take on the additional role of National Security Adviser.

No, John Bolton Didn’t Break the National Security Council

Yes, he was terrible at his job. But one can’t break that which is already broken.

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Conservatives, Reactionaries, and Backlash

Is the left unwittingly fueling a reactionary moment?