Pro-Trump Rioting Prospects Dim

Calls for violence have been widespread but are unlikely to be heeded.

Biden Reversing Trump on Space Command HQ

It’s taken more than two years to undo a silly, petty decision.

Ron DeSantis’ Mushy Foreign Policy

The would-be President is floundering as he tries to position himself.

Are eBooks Books and eLibraries Libraries?

A pending lawsuit seeks to settle those questions.

Republicans Divided on Foreign Policy

As memory of the Cold War fades, so does support for American primacy.

Reporter Fired for Calling DeSantis Propaganda ‘Propaganda’

Truth is not an absolute defense against termination.

Of Motes and Beams

The left and right are attacking basic rights. But not equally.

Never Trumpers Never Win

Being against something just isn’t enough.

Larry Hogan Not Running for President

The popular former Republican governor of Maryland has correctly assessed his chances.

Biden Not Vetoing Popular Bill!

Some Democrats are angry!

Biden Too Old! Trump Pretty Old Too!

Another poll showing the same thing as the other polls.

Trump Remains Odds-On Favorite for 2024 Republican Nomination

As tired as we may be of him, his nominating electorate appears ready for another round.

GOP Candidates Must Sign Loyalty Pledge

A no-brainer that’s brainless.

Harvard Extension Fraud

How dare people who paid for a cut-rate degree claim they paid for the good one?

DeSantis: The Next Teddy Kennedy?

Looking for historical analogs and looking at some numbers.

Education Politics

Inane, effective, and part of a far broader ideological debate.

Monday Morning Tabs and Takes

Leftovers from last week and over the weekend.

Signs and Portents

Trump is still in the GOP driver’s seat.

Saturday Morning Tab Clearing

Some stories worth noting but not at great length.

Republican Leaders Are Killing Their Voters

Republicans are dying at a much higher rate than Democrats.

Some Pretzel Logic from American Greatness

I went down the rabbit hole a tad…

Trump Committed Four Crimes, Say January 6 Committee

The ball is now in Merrick Garland’s court.

Trump a Laughing Stock

Is this how the cult ends?

Forecasting 2024 Way Too Early

There are at most eight toss-up states for the 2024 Presidential election.

Trump’s Rhetoric and the GOP’s Test

Spoiler alert: the GOP has already failed this test multiple times.

Red and Blue States Aren’t Permanent

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

Trump Hemmorhaging Donors and Backers

The ship is abandoning the sinking rat.

Republican Governors Don’t Like Trump

Alas, it probably doesn’t matter.

Trump’s Run Exasperates GOP Elite, Thrills Dems

Some of the early reactions to the inevitable announcement tell the tale.

Murdoch Gunning for Trump

The New York Post and Wall Street Journal are blasting the losing loser.

Trump 2022’s Biggest Loser

The 2020 loser has doubled down on losing.

Democrats Outperform Expectations

The Needle is Broken

Biden Adopts Trump’s Immigration Policy

He’s using a tool he denounced as cruel to deal with a humanitarian crisis.

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The Parkland Shooter Sentence And The Death Penalty

Another example of the arbitrariness of the death penaly

The Florida Fantasy Meets Hard Reality

How a hideous, diabolical, pestilential, God-abandoned hellhole became our 3rd largest state.

“Illegal” v. “Undocumented”

Wherein I take issue with a charactization made by Tom Nichols and discuss the politics of language.

Today’s Reverse Freedom Rides

A shameful stunt reminiscent of an even darker era.

DeSantis’s Martha’s Vineyard Stunt

This is just playing crass political games with human beings.

Thursday Tabs

Push Poll Hackery

Manipulating public opinion with dubious survey research.

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Reflections On “Voter Fraud” And The Design Of Government Systems

Are 20 arrests worth a $1.2 million dollar investment?

Private vs Public Opinion

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

‘Don’t Tread on Me’ License Plates

States are sponsoring an increasingly controversial image.

Liz Cheney 2024?

She’s almost certainly going to lose her House seat. Can she get a promotion?

White House Rudderless, Aimless, and Hopeless?

Some Democrats are less than pleased.

Racial Equity and America’s Roads

A new initiative aims to right decades-old wrongs.

Takeaways From the Takeaways

It’s not all about Trump.

Two Years After George Floyd

Very little progress has been made towards racial justice.

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).

More on Florida’s Higher Ed “Reform”

Pointless change that will increase costs and create confusion.