Butterfly Center Closed Over Fears of Conspiracy Nuts

A ginned up controversy regarding a border nature reserve has escalated.

Scapegoating Immigrants

Whataboutism about a visit to Whataburger (and other tales of obfuscation).

Quick Hits

Gotta clear those tabs.

The NYC Primary Mess

Eric Adams appears to have won a confusing race that isn’t quite over.

The Consolidation of Journalism

The Internet killed the newspaper without really replacing it.

President Donald J. Trump disembarks Marine One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, and is escorted to Air Force One by U.S. Air Force personnel. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) President Donald J. Trump disembarks Marine One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, and is escorted to Air Force One by U.S. Air Force personnel. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

The Final Weeks of Trump

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

Justin Amash Doubles Down On His Charges Against Attorney General Barr

Michigan Congressman Justin Amash doubled down on his assertion that the Attorney General was deliberately misleading Congress and the American public.

Supreme Court Issues Split Ruling On Indiana Abortion Law But Sends A Signal

The Supreme Court sent a signal yesterday that seems to indicate how it might deal with future abortion law challenges and it doesn’t bode well for pro-lifers.

The Biden Backlash

The early frontrunner for the Democratic nomination is drawing fire from multiple fronts. It may destroy his candidacy before it begins.

Military Deployment To Southern Border Extended Through End Of Year

Defense Secretary James Mattis has announced that the deployment of U.S. troops to the Mexican border will be extended through the end of this year.

Trump Sending 5,200 Troops To Border In Response To Non-Existent ‘Caravan’ Threat

President Trump wants to send more troops than we have in Syria and Iraq combined to the border to deal with a non-existent threat.

Michael Cohen Sends A Shot Across Trump’s Bow

In a new interview, former Trump attorney and ‘fixer’ Michael Cohen gives the strongest signal yet that he’s ready to cooperate with investigators.

Anthony Kennedy’s Son Loaned Trump One Billlllllion Dollars

A really weird detail buried in a New York Times story about President Trump’s efforts to get the Justice to retire.

Republicans Fighting Against Efforts To Limit Gerrymandering

Republicans are trying to fight back against efforts to limit their ability to gerrymander Congressional and State Legislative Districts. It’s a fight they deserve to lose.

Clinton and Trump Move Closer to Nomination; Brokered Convention Last Hope

The alternatives to Trump vs Clinton are getting into the realm of fantasy.

Trump’s Offensive Defense

Trump is doing the opposite of trying to calm things down.

Trump Continues To Control The Race For The GOP Nomination

Notwithstanding the hopes of many Republicans, Donald Trump continues to be the person to beat in the race for the party’s 2016 Presidential nomination.

Syrian Refugees: Separating The Truth And The Facts From Myth, Paranoia, Fear, And Xenophobia

A collection of material that tries to separate the facts of the U.S. Syrian refugee screen process from the fear, myth, paranoia, and xenophobia.

Of Course the Pope is Political

When did “politics” become a dirty word?

Can Hillary Expand The Electoral College Map In 2016? In An Important Sense, It Doesn’t Matter

An adviser close to Hillary Clinton is talking about expanding the Electoral College map in 2016, but even without such an expansion the GOP faces an uphill battle.

Many Of The 2014 Polls Were Wrong, Which Is Why We Should Be Skeptical Of Individual Polls

The results of the 2014 midterms should teach us some lessons about how to handle and evaluate polling.

Stop Trying To Intimidate People Into Voting

There’s nothing wrong with choosing not to vote.

Democratic Incumbents In Trouble In Hawaii Primary

Trouble in paradise for two of Hawaii’s top Democrats?

The GOP Establishment Won The Primary Battles, But They Let The Tea Party Win The War

Tea Party backed candidates may have lost most of the GOP primary battles, but they’ve won the war for control of the Republican agenda.

Obama To Take New Executive Action On Immigration?

According to some reports, President Obama may be about to make an end run around Congressional inaction on immigration reform.

Todd Akin Has No Regrets About His Comments About ‘Legitimate Rape’

Just in time for the midterms, Todd Akin is back to remind voters of the GOP’s problems with female voters.

Wisconsin GOPer Facing Voter Fraud Charges Claims Amnesia

Well this is a unique defense.

Who Cares Who Edits The New York Times?

The editors of our great newspapers are interchangeable.

The Bundy Video

President Joe Scarborough?!

Was there ever a more tepid endorsement than “Joe Scarborough for President? Sure, Why Not?”

Mitt Romney 2016

A certain wealthy man with good hair is doing very well in a meaningless poll.

AZ GOP Censures McCain

A slap on the wrist underscores the bottom-up nature of US parties.

Ezra Klein Going Solo

Wonkblog’s founder is leaving the Washington Post to start a new media outlet of his own.

Senator Joe Manchin Working On Bill To Delay Obamacare Mandate Due To Website Woes

The bad roll out of the Affordable Care Act is starting to lead to calls for delays in enforcement of the law.