Republican Judges Condemn Trump’s Intimidation Tactics

The rule of law is under seige.

Sunday Tab Clearing

So many intentions to write, so little time.

About That Cult Thing…

Cults of personality are not the same as cults.

Counting the Right Votes

White Christian nationalism and the fight for control of America.

Who The Hell is Dean Phillips?

It’s quite the week for politicians with generic names nobody has ever heard of.

The MAGA Disconnect

They’re angry and yet having a good time.

Disinformation and Free Speech

How far should the government be able to go?

Political Polarization and Marriage

Young Americans are increasingly ruling out those of the other party.

Chris Christie 2024?!

Can the fat man take down the elephant in the room?

Never Trumpers Never Win

Being against something just isn’t enough.

Weak Parties, Part Gazillion

“The GOP” is not a singular unit.

In Revolutions, The Worst Often Rise To The Top

The Robespierres in the House of Representatives are driving American politics in a predictably horrible direction.

Tabs of Christmas Eve

Trump Hemmorhaging Donors and Backers

The ship is abandoning the sinking rat.

Trump’s Run Exasperates GOP Elite, Thrills Dems

Some of the early reactions to the inevitable announcement tell the tale.

Were the Election Outcomes Truly Unexpected?

Thinking about what was likely and what wasn’t.

Mid-Terms Polling Shows Mid-Term Pattern

The party in the White House is likely to lose seats.

Asking the Wrong Questions

Tudor’s down. No laughing or drinking, just a crippled party.

Democrats and Meh Voters

For the first time in a long time, Presidential approval numbers and voter preferences aren’t’ aligned.

Another Sane Conservative Pushed Aside

Original blogger AllahPundit is leaving Hot Air after 16 years.

American Ideological Self-Identification

“Moderate” is up, “Liberal” is down, and “Conservative” is static. What does it mean?

A Key Role of Parties

Top Four likely makes things worse.

Takeaways From the Takeaways

It’s not all about Trump.

Podcast Recommendation (Plus: More on US Democracy)

Ezra Klein discusses the dynamics of American conservatism in historical perspective. Plus, he helps illustrate a key problem that we have in thinking about American politics (IMHO).

A Key Aspect of the Ginni Thomas Story

Beyond who her spouse is, the texts to Meadows reveal a deeply concerning situation.

America’s Four Parties

Neither the Democrats nor the Republicans truly represent most Americans. Fixing that is exceedingly unlikely.

When Concern Trolling, Always Check For Unintended Uncomfortable Parallelisms

It’s always a good idea to reread a text before referencing it, especially if you’re a history Ph.D. like Newt Gingrich

Abbott and the Border Wall

The governor of Texas vows to finish what Trump started.

The Phony-Tough and Crazy-Brave

Violence, masculinity, and American politics.

Patriots Leave Fox After Patriot Purge

Two NeverTrump Republicans have had enough.

Youngkin, GOP Sweep Virginia

It’s usually more effective to run for something rather than against someone.

Most Politics Is National

Tip O’Neil’s famous saying hasn’t been true in a long, long time.

Newsom Easily Survives Recall

The flake beat the weirdo.

Douthat Misses the Point on Hungary

Hungary is part of a broader global trend, but the real issue isn’t Hungary, it is the Americans who praise Hungary.

The Reality Show Party?

Another R/D cleavage?

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.

Ohio, Trump, and the Primaries

Thinking about party evolution and behavior going into 2022.

Republican Leadership Face Tests with Cheney and Greene

Mitch McConnell is testing out his spine again.

The Pendulum Is Broken, Not Swinging

Historical precedents fall apart when we’re in a truly unprecedented time.

The GOP Isn’t Dead. It’s Resting.

The GOP, alas, is not going anywhere.

The Centrality of Nominations

American political parties are controlled by the primaries.

Patriotism Re-ennobled

President Biden masterfully used the pageantry of the day to shatter the self-asserted Trumpian monopoly on patriotism.

Will the GOP Fracture?

Will there be in-fighting? Yes. A break-up? No.

Republican Leaders Rallying to Impeach Trump

Some key GOP figures are at least testing the waters.

The end of the line

We’ve shouldn’t be surprised we’ve arrived at this destination.

Democrats Win Georgia Runoff, Likely to Take Senate

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