Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Survives Initial Legal Challenges

Opponents lose at the district and SCOTUS level in opening salvos.

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.

‘Don’t Tread on Me’ License Plates

States are sponsoring an increasingly controversial image.

Democrats Punt on Primary Order

They’re going to wait until after the midterms to decide whether Iowa and New Hampshire stay at the front of the line.

South Carolina Outlaws Speech Related to Abortion

States emboldened by Dobbs are testing just how far the Supreme Court will let them go.

The ‘Figure it Out Yourself’ Phase of COVID

With the government throwing its hands up, it’s now up to the citizenry.

Senate Passes Bipartisan Gun Bill

The most expansive firearms legislation in decades is likely to become law.

Takeaways From the Takeaways

It’s not all about Trump.

Two Republican Parties?

Some GOP governors are taking a stance against Trump.

Mass Shootings, Ideology, and Mental Illness

We know a lot less about the motives of spree killers than the public discourse suggests.

Trump Losing Sway with Republican Voters?

We can only hope.

Did Mark Meadows Break Electoral Laws?

It would appear to be the case.

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President Biden Nominates Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson For The Supreme Court

The front-runner was indeed the pick

Republican Vote Needed to Confirm Biden Justice?

New Mexico Senator Ben Ray Luján is hospitalized with a stroke.

Supreme Court Wikiality

Did you know that the elephant population has tripled over the last six months?

Democrats Killing Iowa Caucuses?

Momentum for ending an undemocratic anachronism is building.

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On Narratives and Covid Restrictions

Are we really being blocked from getting back to normal? And if so, what is the real barrier?

Dan Reeves, 1944-2022

The legendary football player and coach is gone at 77.

The Phony-Tough and Crazy-Brave

Violence, masculinity, and American politics.

President Joe Biden, joined by Vice President Kamala Harris, delivers remarks on the COVID-19 National Month of Action on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden, joined by Vice President Kamala Harris, delivers remarks on the COVID-19 National Month of Action on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Biden Administration Urges Businesses to Comply with Vaccine Mandates Despite Judicial Stay

Resolving the legal issues will take time we don’t have.

Police, Money, and Perverse Incentives

Officers are under enormous pressure–including from the Federal government–to write tickets.

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‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Isn’t Going Away

A sign of our times.

College Conference Chaos

Texas and Oklahoma have reopened Pandora’s Box.

The Reality Show Party?

Another R/D cleavage?

Ransomware Attack Causes Fuel Shortage

The Southeast has been hit especially hard.

Major League False Equivalence

There’s no voting in baseball.

Vaccine Eligibility Floodgates Open Before Supply

Many states are moving to a first come, first served basis for COVID shots.

The GOP’s Trump Primary Problem

Nonhierarchical parties strike again.

Elite Private Schools, Race, and Fear of the Woke

Also some ironic positions on capitalism.

$15 Minimum Wage Dead for Now

The Senate parliamentarian has ruled against ramming it through in the COVID relief bill.

First Black Woman Supreme Court Justice

Democrats are already jockeying to influence President Biden’s pick should a vacancy arise.

Manchin Opposes Tanden for OMB

The Senate’s last conservative Democrat is taking President Biden’s call for unity seriously.

Will Iowa and New Hampshire Lose Their Special Place?

Nevada is mounting a challenge to the rural, lily-white states that always go first in the presidential primary gauntlet.

Did House Impeachment Managers Make Their Case?

Most agree that it was good theater. But it’s not clear what they’ve proven.

More on the Evolution of US Party Politics

Specifically: the former confederacy and Democratic dominance.

Trump Wants to Push ‘Stolen Election’ Claim in Senate Trial

The man still can’t get out of his own way.

Are “Liberal” States Shrinking?

Thinking about unsupported narratives and a little bit about data usage.

(Many?)(Most?) Republicans Acknowledge Biden WIn

Too little, too late.

The Republican Party’s Shame

The Party of Lincoln went over the cliff like lemmings in support. It’s tough to see how they recover.

Biden’s Team Shaping Up

Some square pegs are being forced into some round holes for the sake of inclusion.

Why the Polls Were Wrong

A myriad of possible explanations.

My 2020 Projection

Predicting a Biden wave.

Weird Fundraising Appeals

A FiveThirtyEight-inspired message from the Democrats doesn’t compute.

Could Biden Win Texas and Lose Ohio?

The state polling is not lining up along usual patterns.

Who’ll Control the Senate?

Forecasters give Democrats better than even odds of a majority.

Chadwick Boseman Dead at 43

The actor best known for his roles as Jackie Robinson and Black Panther has been lost to cancer.

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Perspective on the Current Contentiousness

This is not even close to the worst it’s ever been.

Biden’s Veepstakes

A column is getting negative attention for all the wrong reasons

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Trump’s Free Fall Over?

The President has hit rock bottom.