Republican Governors Don’t Like Trump

Alas, it probably doesn’t matter.

Biden Getting Little Credit for Infrastructure Bill

Most don’t even know it passed!

Loretta Lynn, 1932-2022

A country music icon is gone at 90.

American Civil War II is Unlikely but Not Impossible

A repeat of 1860 can’t happen. But something even worse could.

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Reshoring American Jobs?

After decades of exporting American jobs, corporations are bringing them home.

Minority Rule in a Winner-Take-All System

How long can the unsustainable be sustained?

America’s Gun Problem is Here to Stay

The obstacles to fixing the problem are many.

Pamela Moses [Center] attending a May Day Gathering, May 1st 2019. Credit: Joe Rondone/The Commerical Appeal Pamela Moses [Center] attending a May Day Gathering, May 1st 2019. Credit: Joe Rondone/The Commerical Appeal

Prosecutor Drops All Charges Against Pamela Moses

And yet the state still extracted their pound of flesh

A “Fairer” Map for the 2022 House?

A potentially more representative map that still underscores deep flaws in our system.

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CRT? Tired. Groomers? Wired!

The latest strategic moral panic from the far right

Pamela Moses [Center] attending a May Day Gathering, May 1st 2019. Credit: Joe Rondone/The Commerical Appeal Pamela Moses [Center] attending a May Day Gathering, May 1st 2019. Credit: Joe Rondone/The Commerical Appeal

An Update On Pamela Moses, Plea Bargains, & The Trial Tax

A new trial that might not have happened with a plea

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An example of the “trial tax”

With choices like these it’s easy to understand why people take plea deals

People Moving for Politics?

It seems that some Americans are relocating to be with people who share their social and cultural views.

Tabs

The Children Must Be Protected!

But from what? Comparing two stories from Tennessee that show our society’s contradictory impulses when it comes to “protecting the children.”

Alabama Beats Georgia, Back to Playoff

An epic but improbable win.

Line of the Day

Get vaccinated edition

COVID Overwhelming ICU Beds

It’s happening again. This time, it was easily preventable.

More on Standing

Tom T. Hall, 1936-2021

The legendary country music singer-songwriter known as “The Storyteller” is gone at 85.

Who Pays for COVID Tests?

As workplaces require proof of health status, a new debate has started.

Conservatives and Children’s Rights

COVID vaccine hesitancy is just the tip of the iceberg.

The Stupid, Evil Party

It’s not getting any better, folks.

Allen West Announces Gubernatorial Bid

He will challenge Greg Abbott for the GOP nomination.

Gorsuch and Alito Want to Revisit Religious Accomodations

Is a de minimus standard too small?

Socialize Music?

A really weird proposal to solve a problem that probably doesn’t exist.

More on the Evolution of US Party Politics

Specifically: the former confederacy and Democratic dominance.

McConnell Backtracks

Maybe his title should be “Minority Follower.”

Alabama Wins 6th Championship in Saban Era

The Crimson Tide’s best season is one that shouldn’t have been played.

Another Alabama Coordinator Hired During Playoffs

Steve Sarkisian joins a frustrating trend.

Alabama-Ohio State National Championship

The best two teams in college football play for it all amid some controversy.

Police Warned About Nashville Bomber 16 Months Ago

In hindsight, there were more than a few clues.

Nashville Christmas Bombing

An exploding RV did substantial property damage but caused only minor injuries to bystanders.

(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.

Weird Fundraising Appeals

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

Final 2020 Debate Less Awful Than Worst Debate Ever

Less Trumpy Trump still Trump.

NY Post Agitprop

Rudy Giuliani and a hack tabloid are trying to revive the Burisma story.

Covid-19 Deaths Rising

The trend line shifted this week.

Protests, Riots, and Looting

Outside agitators, including white supremacist groups, are shaping public perception of the George Floyd protests.

President Donald J. Trump displays his signature on a proclamation making the month of May Older Americans Month, during the America’s Seniors event Thursday, April 30, 2020, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) President Donald J. Trump displays his signature on a proclamation making the month of May Older Americans Month, during the America’s Seniors event Thursday, April 30, 2020, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

Trump Pushing to Open Economy Soon

“Will some people be affected badly? Yes.”

Some States Reopening Too Soon

We’re putting people in an impossible position.

Bloomberg Spent Half a Billion for Little ROE

Not a great night for the former New York major. But he still has $54.5 billion to comfort him.

Super Tuesday Creates Joementum

A bad night for Bloomberg and Warren has radically reshaped the race.

Sanders Trying to Beat Warren in Massachusetts Isn’t Disrespectful

He’s campaigning in her home state and Amy Klobuchar’s, too. And may win both.

Cars

Which ones have you owned?

Front-Loaded Primary Schedule

The primary season has just started. It is almost over.

Rudy is in Conspiracy Nut Land

America’s mayor talks like a snake oil salesman/conman.