Manchin’s Reward

A MAGA challenger has already emerged for 2024.

Democrats Outperform Expectations

The Needle is Broken

Crystal Ball Final 2022 Ratings

Describe the sound made when a sheep explodes.

President Joe Biden delivers remarks at a Medal of Valor ceremony, Monday, May 16, 2022, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden delivers remarks at a Medal of Valor ceremony, Monday, May 16, 2022, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Press Corps Demanding Press Conference

President Biden is being pressured to face the music after the midterms.

The Elusive ‘Latino Voter’

They’re a bloc but also not.

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Democratic Local News Network

Fifty-plus “local” news outlets are a front for David Brock and company.

Putin’s Nuclear Gambit

The threat is not idle and the options for responding are not good.

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Russia-Ukraine War: No End in Sight

The bloody conflict could go on for months, if not years.

Looking to the Senate Elections

It’s early, but here are some key numbers as they exist now.

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The Poor Upper Middle Class

The economic downturn is hitting groups in different ways.

Judicial Supremacy vs Popular Constitutionalism

Who should have the final say on the law of the land?

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Joe Biden is Aging (Developing Story)

The 79-year-old will be 80 on his next birthday.

Bye, Felicia

The Washington Post has fired a reporter for her rants against colleagues.

Round One in Colombia

The first round produced two very different candidates.

Is this Cancel Culture? (Unicorn Edition)

An irregualr, ongoing series.

NATO Has Been Training Ukrainian Forces for Years

A fascinating report from the WSJ.

Monday Tab Clearing

Stories of note sans write-ups.

Garland Under Pressure to Indict Trump

Democrats want the DOJ to act more quickly.

Ginni Thomas: Boomer with Internet?

Does it matter whether she’s a rube or a mastermind?

Ukraine Invasion Sending History in a New Direction?

The ferocity of the global reaction to Putin’s invasion is stunning.

Biden’s State of the Union Speech

Most people liked it more than I did.

West Accelerates Pressure on Russia

NATO has stepped up in a pleasantly surprising way to resist the Ukraine invasion.

More Rogan (but not Just Rogan)

Musings about US politics and culture.

Manchin Shoots BBB Dead, Dead, Dead

The West Virginia Senator has taken the football from Charlie Brown and gone home.

Election 2021 in Context: Looking at Electorates

The electoral calendar affects who the electorate is.

FDA Approves Pfizer for Kids 5-11

Good news with mixed messaging.

Peter Scolari, 1955-2021

The veteran character actor has died of cancer at 66.

Biden Staffers Fired for Marijuana Use?

Credulous reports notwithstanding, there’s more to the story.

Biden’s Culture War Aggression?!

The hidden wokeness of our new Critical Theory-loving President.

Post Office Can’t Satisfy Christmas Demand

More packages are being mailed than ever and USPS can’t keep up.

UPS ate my Propaganda

The ongoing pathetic attempt to create a scandal around Hunter Biden.

Peek Hack

Up is down. Down is up.

Election 2020 Snapshot

A Blue Wave still looks quite likely.

Nadal’s 20th Grand Slam

The Spaniard continues his quest to be the Greatest of All Time.

Five Weeks Out

Joe Biden’s chances remain extraordinarily good.

Trump Taxes: Corruption and Foreign Influence

The Times investigation sheds more light on what most of us already knew.

Post-Convention Reality Check

We’re winding down to Election Day. Where do we stand?

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Trump Donor Destroying Post Office

The President may be right on voting by mail.

Is Email That Bad?

A new company has reinvented the communication tool that people love to hate.

Podcast Recommendation

“Oh, Hello: the P’dcast”

Anti-Hoarding Measures

A well-intentioned idea that may be out of hand.

Pressuring Venezuela?

In recent weeks the US has ramped-up pressure on Maduro.

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Trump Torn on COVID-19 Measures

The President tweeted, “We cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself.”

Bloomberg Tweets Doctored Debate Video

Creepy misinformation? Or just lame?

West Point Why We’re Losing Wars Says West Point Prof

A book out today makes an odd case.

Iowa Shifting the Narrative?

The media coverage continues on script.

Democrats Growing Skeptical Of ‘Medicare For All’

Even as candidates like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders continue to base their campaigns on it, Democrats appear to be growing skeptical of ‘Medicare For All.’