Why Stacey Abrams Ran Behind Raphael Warnock

Discrimination? Issues? Incumbency?

Biden Warns Democracy at Stake

Is the President governing like he means it?

Italy Expected to Elect Post-Fascist Premier

Democratic backsliding appears to be spreading to another European country.

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Americans Pay More in Taxes than We Spend on Food, Clothing, and Medicine

Is that right? If so, is it reasonable?

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Gas Prices and Pay Raises

The most consumer-visible commodity is down for the 67th consecutive day.

Build Back Better Than Nothing

Joe Manchin has come around on a pared back BBB, surprising just about everyone.

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The Poor Upper Middle Class

The economic downturn is hitting groups in different ways.

Shinzo Abe Murdered

Japan’s longest-serving prime minister was killed at a campaign rally. He was 67.

Ukraine War Ruining Biden’s Plans

Crises tend to be distracting.

Biden Fighting the Last War

Is the administration governing like it’s 2009?

Harry Reid, 1939-2021

The longtime Senate leader is gone at 82.

Massive Worker Backlash?

The equivalent of Pennsylvania’s entire labor force is sitting on the sidelines.

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Selling the ‘Build Back Better’ Plan

The Catch-22 of passing a massive spending bill in an undemocratic system.

Vaccines v. Monoclonal Antibodies

The difference is politics, not reason.

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We’re Talking $3.5 Trillion

Is the debate over the cost of the “infrastructure” bill a distraction from its content?

Biden Fires ‘Independent’ Social Security Administrator

President Trump’s destruction of longstanding norms continues under his successor.

Biden Strikes Bipartisan Tone

The President used his first speech to Congress as an attempt to unite the country.

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Biden’s First 100 Days

A laser focus on the pandemic and economic insecurity has him in good shape at the traditional check-in point.

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A Biden Boom?

The economy looks to be in full recovery. But it’s not clear how much credit the President deserves.

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Biden’s $3 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

We’re about to spend a whole lot more money.

The NFL’s $10 Billion TV Deal

Pandemic-induced recession? What pandemic-induced recession?

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Liberals Upset Biden Foreign Policy is Biden’s

Those expecting Bernie Sanders’ agenda are sorely disappointed.

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.

Are Moderate Democrats the New Republicans?

Reacting to the asymmetrical polarization of the electorate.

President Joe Biden takes notes doing a G7 Leaders’ Virtual Meeting Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in the White House Situation Room. President Joe Biden takes notes doing a G7 Leaders’ Virtual Meeting Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in the White House Situation Room.

Biden’s Last Hurrah?

Is the stimulus bill it for this administration?

Biden’s Name Won’t Be on Checks

Is humility the wrong play here?

Joe Manchin and the Art of Legislating

How the West Virginia Democrat came to vote for the stimulus bill.

$15 Minimum Wage Dead for Now

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

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Biden’s Slow Start?

What’s taking him so long?

How Powerful is Kamala Harris?

Could the Vice President end the filibuster herself?

The Return of Dumb Political Stories

Who watches the watch, man?

Biden’s Culture War Aggression?!

The hidden wokeness of our new Critical Theory-loving President.

Biden’s Executive Order Frenzy

The 46th President has been busy signing proclamations signaling a new direction.

Fantasies of a Post-Trump Republican Party

The GOP will almost certainly survive. But in what form?

Democrats Win Georgia Runoff, Likely to Take Senate

Kamala Harris will be very, very busy the next two years.

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The Final Weeks of Trump

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

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The Election Proved I Was Right All Along

The Pundit’s Fallacy meets opportunism.

House Democrats and Dashed Expectations

Who’s to blame for the Blue Wave not materializing?

Speaking of Poor Public Health Policy

Comparing the White House’s approach to that of sports leagues on testing.

Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Debate

A national nightmare that may not have changed many minds.

Three Memos and a Little EO

To mix cultural references: less than meets the eye.

Trump isn’t very Good at Basic Politics

Remember how people used to think he was playing multi-dimensional chess?

Biden’s Veep Search

Every Democratic woman seems to be under consideration.

Another Blow to Accountability in Government

Trump fires another Inspector General.

Some States Reopening Too Soon

We’re putting people in an impossible position.

The End of China’s Growth?

Or just a bump in the road?

Art Laffer has a Plan for the Economy

It would be laughable, but the White House might be interested.

Pelosi Wants SALT Cap Repeal in Next Stimulus

Progressive policy and constituent interests collide.

$2 Trillion Relief Deal Reached

Finally.

Coronavirus Rescue Plan in Limbo

We may be in a national crisis but it’s still politics as usual in Washington.