Supreme Court to Hear Abortion Pill Case Tomorrow

The ruling could be more impactful than Dobbs. Or render Dobbs less impactful.

Biden Delivers ‘Fiery’ Campaign Speech

The state of the union is apparently fiery.

Sandra Day O’Connor, 1930-2023

The first woman to serve on the Supreme Court is gone at 93.

Democrats Win Key Off-Year Elections

Abortion, an unrepresentative electorate, and candidate idiosyncracy ruled the off-off-year election.

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The Corruption of Justice Thomas

We need reform.

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. delivers remarks during a transition ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Aug. 14, 2020. (U.S. Air Force/Eric Dietrich) Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. delivers remarks during a transition ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Aug. 14, 2020. (U.S. Air Force/Eric Dietrich)

Charles “CQ” Brown Confirmed as Joint Chiefs Chairman

The Senate is voting one-by-one in the face of the Tuberville hold on top nominees.

Rank-Ordered Preferences

More thinking about the 2024 GOP primary.

(Last) Sunday’s Discussion Question Revisited

Wherein I finally reveal my answer (spoiler: it is hardly surprising). And, also, wherein despite the goal of brevity, I fail at that goal.

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Kamala Harris Taking Leading Role in 2024 Campaign

A counterintuitive move.

Joint Chiefs Stymied by One Idiot Senator

Tommy Tuberville’s stunt is now impacting the highest levels of the military.

Supreme Court Guts Clean Water Act

A 5-4 ruling overturns a unanimous decision from 1985.

Age, Illness, and American Politics

The controversies over our geriatric Congress continue.

Dianne Feinstein is MIA

It’s time for her to step down.

Dobbs Leaker Still Unidentified

The Supreme Court’s internal investigation was inconclusive.

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Bipartisan Bill Protects Same-Sex and Interracial Marriages

Congress is poised to legislate protections previously mandated by the courts.

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.