Sunday Tab Clearing

So many intentions to write, so little time.

Tuberville (Mostly) Ends Military Promotion Hold

400-plus general and flag officer promotions went through almost instantaneously.

Congress and Military Promotions

Why is the Senate pretending to do that which it can’t possibly do?

Lisa Franchetti Becomes First Woman to Lead Military Service

We finally have a Chief of Naval Operations but the crisis in the top ranks continues.

Friday Tabs

And this doesn’t even clear them all!

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. delivers remarks during a transition ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Aug. 14, 2020. (U.S. Air Force/Eric Dietrich) Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. delivers remarks during a transition ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Aug. 14, 2020. (U.S. Air Force/Eric Dietrich)

Charles “CQ” Brown Confirmed as Joint Chiefs Chairman

The Senate is voting one-by-one in the face of the Tuberville hold on top nominees.

Electoral Fraud in Alabama

A Republican lawmaker pleads guilty.

Fight Over Military Promotions Intensifies

There’s no end in sight to an absurd standoff.

House and Senate on Defense Bill Collision Course

A standoff over social issues may derail a $900 billion budget bill.

Pentagon Senior Leader Backlog Growing

The standoff with Senator Tuberville is reaching crisis levels.

Lisa Franchetti to be First Woman Military Service Chief

President Biden has again made history.

Joint Chiefs Stymied by One Idiot Senator

Tommy Tuberville’s stunt is now impacting the highest levels of the military.

The Politics of Omnibus Bills

The silliness of singling out tiny measures.

The Education Senator Redux

Tuberville claims he was taken “out of context.”

The Education Senator

A true inspiration

Biden Reversing Trump on Space Command HQ

It’s taken more than two years to undo a silly, petty decision.

Richard Shelby and the Old Senate

“You can’t be against everything.”

Why Stacey Abrams Ran Behind Raphael Warnock

Discrimination? Issues? Incumbency?

An Observation on Geography-Based Representation

A thought inspired by the PA Senate race.

Mike Lee’s Texts

He was clearly willing to subvert the election.

Congressional Insider Trading Still Widespread

At least 40 Members violated the law on reporting stock transactions.

Did House Impeachment Managers Make Their Case?

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

Trump Deserves to be Impeached, Plain and Simple

As we assess Trump’s role in all of this, it is important to think through what he did (and did not) do.

Is Rand Paul Going to Object to Electors?

The junior Senator from Kentucky is drawing a lot of attention to himself on “fraud.”

Gridlock is not a Feature, it is a Bug

Gridlock doesn’t mean government stops. It just shifts who is governing.

The Corruption of Justice

The AG is Trump’s lawyer, not ours.

Tuberville Beats Sessions for AL GOP Senate Nomination

Tommy Tuberville is likely the next Senator from the state of Alabama.

Tuberville and Sharia Law

Speaking of xenophobia.

Jeff Sessions Running For His Old Senate Seat

Jeff Sessions is running to win back his old Senate seat, putting into play the possibility of a clash with President Trump.

Jeff Sessions For Senate Again?

Former Senator and Attorney General Jeff Sessions is reportedly considering running for his old Senate seat.

Roy Moore’s Senate Bid Not Going So Well

Roy Moore’s second bid for the Senate isn’t going so well.

Roy Moore Trails In First Post-Announcement Poll

In the first poll since he entered the race, Roy Moore finds himself in third place in the race for the 2020 Republican Nomination for Senate in Alabama.

Roy Moore Is Running For Senate Again

Much to the chagrin of Republicans hoping to win back a Senate seat they never should have lost, Roy Moore is running for Senate again in Alabama.

Roy Moore Hits Back At Trump’s Call For Him To Stay Out Of Senate Race

Republicans nationwide are trying to discourage Roy Moore from running for Senate again. Roy Moore doesn’t care.

Roy Moore Leads GOP Field To Challenge Doug Jones In 2020

Roy Moore has not said that he’s running for Senate again in Alabama, but he’s already threatening to up-end the race for the GOP nomination.