Red and Blue States Aren’t Permanent

The margins for 2024 are likely to be slim. But that hides a larger story.

Democrats Outperform Expectations

The Needle is Broken

Democrats’ Messaging Challenges

Touting the accomplishments of the last two years isn’t working.

Midterm Polls Shifting Republican

The race is returning to expectation.

Supreme Court Poised to Upend Everything

The term that kicks off today could undermine our entire system of government.

Can Reporters Have Friends?

A new book raises fundamental questions about how far journalistic objectivity should extend.

Lindsey Graham’s Abortion Stunt

He’s proposed a bill with no chance of passage seemingly timed to hurt his own party in the midterms.

Private vs Public Opinion

What we believe and what we say we believe are often not the same.

Democrats Betting Big on Abortion

They’re spending millions on issue ads in the wake of Dobbs.

Dems in Midterms: You’re Saying There’s a Chance?

A 2020 blowout has long been presumed. But maybe it won’t happen.

Defending the Constitution Against All Enemies, Foreign and Domestic

What should conservatives who can’t support the party of Trump do?

Can Pregnant Woman Drive in HOV Lane?

An absurd extension of the fight over abortion.

White House Rudderless, Aimless, and Hopeless?

Some Democrats are less than pleased.

Democrats in Disarray, Abortion Edition

Here we go again . . . .

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Cui Bono?

We live in a bizarre timeline.

Abortion Laws State by State

Abortion is now illegal or heavily restricted in at least 11 states.

Dueling Takes on the End of Roe

So, what now?

Antiquated Laws Restored in Wake of Roe Reversal

Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion ban may or may not be back in effect.

Call Her Senator Misled

Concerned no more, Senator Collins is now dismayed that she was misled.

Minority Rule in a Winner-Take-All System

How long can the unsustainable be sustained?

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

The leaked draft is now the law of the land.

Kavanaugh Stalker Charged with Attempted Murder

A man who claims he was going to kill the Supreme Court Justice is in jail.

Podcast Recommendation (Plus: More on US Democracy)

Ezra Klein discusses the dynamics of American conservatism in historical perspective. Plus, he helps illustrate a key problem that we have in thinking about American politics (IMHO).

Justices Didn’t Lie About Abortion in Hearings

Susan Collins and other Senators claiming otherwise are just wrong.

Protesting at Officials’ Homes

Is harassing judges, mayors, Senators, and the like in their private lives just free speech?

Clarence Thomas Worries Respect for Institutions Fading

In other news, there’s gambling going on at Casablanca.

The Road to Here (and the Rocky Road Ahead)

The role of American political institutions.

Just Move If You Don’t Like it Here!

There are many barriers to true freedom.

The Least Dangerous Branch?

The apparently eminent demise of abortion rights has reignited an old debate.

Maybe Susan Collins Isn’t The Best Judge Of Character

The Senator from Maine once against demonstrates that she shouldn’t be prognosticating about people’s future actions.

Supreme Court Overturning Roe (Probably)

POLITICO has obtained what purports to be the 1st draft of the opinion.

Orrin Hatch, 1934-2022

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

Republican-led States Testing Abortion Limits

Oklahoma’s near-total ban is part of a larger trend.

Warren’s Argument for Court Packing

It’s not compelling.

The Politics of Abortion

What happens if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade?

SCOTUS Could Overturn Roe

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

On Civil Enforcement and Bounties

Regardless of one’s views on abortion, the enforcement provision in the new Texas law should be concerning.

Is Texas Undemocratic?

The Lone Star State has enacted some peculiar new laws.

Amy Coney Barrett Nomination Coming Today

Multiple reports have the Notre Dame graduate replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Woodward Revelations Hurting Trump

A new poll shows meaningful shifts in public attitudes.

Why Roberts Sided with Abortion Rights

Is the Chief Justice laying a trap or simply ‘calling balls and strikes’?

Lousiana’s Weak Case for Abortion Regulation

A case that should never have made it to the Supreme Court.

Fifth Circuit Blocks Mississippi Ban On Abortions After 15 Weeks

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has blocked a Mississippi law that banned nearly all abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy.

Louisiana Reelects Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards

In what many are seeing as a rebuke of the President, Louisiana voters re-elected Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards over his Republican opponent.

Federal Court Blocks Alabama Abortion Law

A Federal District court Judge in Alabama has blocked implementation of that state’s latest attempt to challenge Roe v. Wade

Supreme Court Returns With A Politically Volatile Docket

The Supreme Court returns to work today with a significant number of high-profile cases on its docket.

While Democrats Debate, Republicans Push Forward On Judges

While Democrats debated among themselves about health care plans that will likely never become law, Republicans were pushing forward with judicial confirmations.

Another Poll Shows Increased Public Support For Abortion Rights

Increased focus on conservative efforts to overturn Roe v. Wade appears to be rallying public support for abortion rights.

Bernie Sanders Wants to ‘Rotate’ Conservatives Off Supreme Court

The Vermont Senator has a bizarre alternative to court packing.