Red and Blue States Aren’t Permanent

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

Trump Announces 2024 Run

Covering the coverage.

Why Stacey Abrams Ran Behind Raphael Warnock

Discrimination? Issues? Incumbency?

Marginal Differences Magnify Individual Races

We used to (usually) know the results on Election Night because the outcomes were clearer.

Leo Gallagher, 1946-2022

The stand-up comic is gone at 76.

Crystal Ball Final 2022 Ratings

Describe the sound made when a sheep explodes.

Congressional Control Still Too Close to Call

We likely won’t know on Election Night.

Imagining a Stolen 2024 Election

It’s easy if you try.

Craziness, Disconnectedness, and a Toxic Political Climate Equals Violence

The attack at the Pelosi house should surprise no one.

The Media is Biased Against Us!

Journalists openly root for a good story.

NFL and College Football Going Head to Head

The most popular television product is running out of room to expand.

Fetterman and the Politics of Optics

Will voters overlook the elephant in the room?

Fear and Resentment of a Changing America

A revealing comparison of Republican districts that deny and don’t deny the 2020 outcome.

Letter-Words

They’re just too awful for delicate ears.

Retired Flag Officers Cashing In As Foreign Agents

An unsavory practice that’s mostly legal.

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Russia Resorting to Brutality Because They Lack Precision Weapons

They’re hitting civilian targets partly because they can’t hit military ones.

A Spotify for News

Publishers and consumers want very different business models.

Ukraine Openly Mocking Russia

Things are not going well in the special military operation.

Bill Plante, 1938-2022

The veteran newsman is gone at 84.

National Enquirer Voters

The fading tabloid still has significant influence.

Bernard Shaw, 1940-2022

CNN’s original anchorman is gone at 82.

Queen Elizabeth II, 1926-2022

The UK’s longest-reigning monarch has passed, aged 96.

Fear of a White Scholar

President Biden had a meeting with some historians. The horrors.

Streaming Service Consolidation

There are too many products chasing too few consumers.

Democrats Betting Big on Abortion

They’re spending millions on issue ads in the wake of Dobbs.

‘Don’t Tread on Me’ License Plates

States are sponsoring an increasingly controversial image.

David McCullough, 1933-2022

A great American author is gone at 89.

Democrats Funding MAGA Primary Candidates

Hardball politics or dirty pool?

Bill Russell, 1934-2022

The iconic basketball player, coach, and civil rights leader is gone at 88.

First Capitol Rioter to Go to Trial Gets 7 Years

A loudmouth III%er cried like a baby during his sentencing.

U.S. Kills Ayman al-Zawahiri, al Qaeda Founder and Leader

A precision drone strike on a balcony in Kabul took out a longtime nemesis.

The January 6 Hearings Didn’t Change Entrenched Opinion

Can American democracy survive its information bubbles?

Shinzo Abe Murdered

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

Boris Johnson Resigns as Tory Leader

He plans to hang on as PM through the fall but likely won’t be able to.

White House Rudderless, Aimless, and Hopeless?

Some Democrats are less than pleased.

Myths of American Democracy

Tweaking the message and getting out the vote don’t matter as much as strategists think.

CNN Boss Eschews ‘Big Lie’ Branding

The new honcho at the original 24 hour news network wants to be more subtle and less alarmest.

Takeaways From the Takeaways

It’s not all about Trump.

Observations on Day Two of the Hearings

Basically: Trump is a liar or delusional (perhaps both?).

Fox Tried to Derail the ‘Big Lie’ Before Going All In

Chris Stirewalt takes a victory lap.

Watergate at 50

Half a century have passed since a botched burglary changed history.

The January 6 Committee’s Audience

It was yuuuge! And nobody saw it!

The Anglicization of Spanish Place Names

You-VAL-dee? You-VAHL-day? Oo-VAHL-deh?

Two Republican Parties?

Some GOP governors are taking a stance against Trump.

Star Trek Goes Woke!

Has a franchise that’s always been political gone too far?

Monday Morning Tab Clearing

For your consideration.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, addresses his remarks at a roundtable on donating plasma Thursday, July 30, 2020, at the American Red Cross-National Headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, addresses his remarks at a roundtable on donating plasma Thursday, July 30, 2020, at the American Red Cross-National Headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

Fauci Shocked Americans Think Pandemic Over

We’re mostly back to “normal” while yet another new strain is surging.

Georgia Subpoenas Conservative Group Over Ballot Harvesting Allegations

Why would a group that claims it has evidence of ballot harvesting refuse to turn it over?

Depending on the Kindness of Strangers

Has the Internet made us more selfish?

Mike Lee’s Texts

He was clearly willing to subvert the election.