Congressional Typologies

Grouping House Members by their voting patterns.

Campus Crackdowns Escalate

Police have been brought at universities across the country.

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.

Working From Everywhere is Getting Harder

The pandemic ruined everything.

Some Luke Warm Takes On NY3

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

Foreign Policy Tops American Priorities!

A misleading survey result.

Senate Approves Back Pay For Delayed Military Promotions

Doing the right thing after doing the wrong thing.

Dozens Quitting Congress

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

[Speaker of the House Mike Johnson] [Speaker of the House Mike Johnson]

House Passes Laddered CR with Democratic Support

A second Republican Speaker has reached across the aisle to avert a government shutdown.

What’s ‘Political Dysfunction’?

I know it when I see it.

Weak Parties With Strong Partisanship

More on an ongoing saga.

Government Shutdown Looms With No Deal in Sight

House Republicans still can’t get out of their own way.

Two GOPs

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

Scalise Drops Out of Speaker Race. What Now?

The clown show still lacks a ringmaster.

Could Kevin McCarthy’s Replacement be . . . Kevin McCarthy?

One of the worst movies in memory may be getting a sequel.

Motion to Vacate McCarthy Speakership Succeeds

A weak leader has been ousted. Now what?

Politics as Sport

The game is the game.

Gaetz’ Gambit

What’s behind the sure-to-fail bid to oust his own party’s Speaker?

House Passes 45-Day Continuing Resolution

It appears a shutdown has been averted after all.

The Coming Government Shutdown

Why it’s inevitable and what it means.

Hollywood Writers Strike Settlement

A short-term win for creatives and a longer-term loss?

Republican Crazies Forcing Government Shutdown

The House is in recess as the exasperated GOP leadership tries to figure a way out.

The Clown Car Has No Brakes

The MAGA wing is driving us over a cliff.

The Biden Impeachment Tantrum

The inmates are running the asylum.

Signs of a Way Forward on Spending?

A shutdown may be averted after all.

Zealots and Pluralists

A moderate Republican almost diagnoses the problem.

Richard Shelby and the Old Senate

“You can’t be against everything.”

Airman 1st Class Thadyn DuPont, an aerospace medical technician with the 137th Special Operations Medical Group, prepares to administer a coronavirus vaccine for an Oklahoma National Guard soldier at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Norman, Okla., on Jan. 15, 2021. (Andrew LaMoreaux/U.S. Air National Guard photo) Airman 1st Class Thadyn DuPont, an aerospace medical technician with the 137th Special Operations Medical Group, prepares to administer a coronavirus vaccine for an Oklahoma National Guard soldier at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Norman, Okla., on Jan. 15, 2021. (Andrew LaMoreaux/U.S. Air National Guard photo)

Congress Overturns Military Vaccine Mandate

A truly bizarre vote.

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Biden and Congress Stop Rail Strike

Washington has imposed a contract that workers rejected.

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Impending Rail Strike Could Derail Economy

An impasse over schedule flexibility could have widespread impact.

Pandemic Crushed Learning

Academic performance has fallen to the lowest level in decades.

The Senate is Passing Legislation!

Do you believe in miracles?

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Putin’s Offramp?

It’s hard to see how this crisis ends.

Getting Back to ‘Normal’

With masks off, political leaders are urging people to get out there and spend money.

‘Freedom Convoy’ Not What it Claims to Be

A protest against vaccine mandates is growing with a little help from our adversaries.

I-95 Snow Nightmare Over

It took more than 24 hours but traffic is moving again.

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Back to $4 Gas

Three dollars and change at the pump. The cost of livin’s high and goin’ up.

Defense Bill Stalled Over Amendments

Every now and again, it’s not Mitch McConnell’s fault.

NYC Shuttering Fire Companies Over Vaccine Refusal

The idiocy continues.

Congress Seeks to Stop Congress From Shutting Down Government

A recurring farce that does real damage.

Democrats to Swerve in Game of Debt Chicken

This is no way to run a railroad.

Republicans Playing Chicken with Debt Ceiling. Again.

They shall not submit to blackmail!

Ransomware Attack Causes Fuel Shortage

The Southeast has been hit especially hard.

President Joe Biden signs two executive orders on healthcare Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House. President Joe Biden signs two executive orders on healthcare Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House.

Biden’s First 50 Days

A way-too-early assessment of how it’s going.

How Much Student Loan Relief?

Now, we’re just haggling over price.

Trump Backs Down, Signs Relief Bill

His tantrum stopped checks over the weekend but Congress called his bluff.

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The Final Weeks of Trump

First whining about losing, now whining about legislation. (And creating chaos along the way).

Wonder Woman 1984

A very low-spoilers review.

Ohio Republicans Trying to Impeach Republican Governor

Another sign of the dissent of the GOP into madness.