NFL and College Football Going Head to Head

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

Democracy and ZIP Codes

The rules for voting in America vary widely.

SCOTUS Declines to Declare American Samoans Citizens

The court, rightly, punted the issue to Congress and local leaders.

Tuesday Tabs and Takes

Some stories and passing comments.

Monday Morning Tabs

For your consideration.

Dueling Takes on the End of Roe

So, what now?

Senate Passes Bipartisan Gun Bill

The most expansive firearms legislation in decades is likely to become law.

January 6 Committee Public Hearings: Day 1

The laying out of the case begins.

Utah Democrats Back Republican Evan McMullin in Bid to Unseat Trumper Mike Lee

Seeing no way to win under their own label, they’ve called a Hail Mary.

Orrin Hatch, 1934-2022

The longest-serving Republican Senator has died at the age of 88.

Mike Lee’s Texts

He was clearly willing to subvert the election.

A “Fairer” Map for the 2022 House?

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

Coronavirus Relief Funds Diverted to Pet Projects

Because of course it was.

On Respect and SCOTUS

The Court is out of balance–and it is a design flaw.

Romney 2024?

He’s tanned. He’s rested. Is he ready?

America’s Four Parties

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

Dumping Russian Vodka is Stupid

It might feel good but it has zero impact on Putin.

The impact of a record: 46% of unemployed U.S. men have criminal convictions

Why clearing criminal records makes economic sense

Normalizing Political Violence

In their censure of Cheney and Kinzinger the GOP wants to rewrite history.

Covid Triumphalism

Let’s not start celebrating just yet.

Nick Kristof Ineligible to Run for Oregon Governor

Apparently, New York and Oregon are not the same place.

If It Was an Insurrection, Why Hasn’t Anyone Been Charged with ‘Insurrection’?

It doesn’t matter what I believe. It only matters what I can prove.

The End of Snow Days?

The serendipitous day off may soon be a thing of the past.

Gerrymandering State Legislatures

Representatives Choosing Their Voters Rather than Vice Versa, Chapter 412.

President Joe Biden, joined by Vice President Kamala Harris, delivers remarks on the COVID-19 National Month of Action on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden, joined by Vice President Kamala Harris, delivers remarks on the COVID-19 National Month of Action on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Biden Administration Urges Businesses to Comply with Vaccine Mandates Despite Judicial Stay

Resolving the legal issues will take time we don’t have.

Washington Post 6 January Report

A massive investigation into the Capitol riot looks at what came before, during, and after.

10 Million Jobs, 8.4 Million Unemployed

A series of mismatches mean would-be workers can’t find employment despite an abundance of openings.

President Joe Biden participates in a virtual call with the NASA Mars 2020 Perseverance Mission team members Thursday, March 4, 2021, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. President Joe Biden participates in a virtual call with the NASA Mars 2020 Perseverance Mission team members Thursday, March 4, 2021, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

Biden Announces Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

Details are quite scant at the moment.

Competitive Pressures and Party Behavior

Assessing Republican strategic positioning (and the incentives in our system).

The Filibuster Isn’t The Problem

It’s undemocratic and we should get rid of it. But doing so isn’t a panacea.

The Rhetorical Framing of HR1

A truly silly characterization from Senator Mike Lee.

How Much Student Loan Relief?

Now, we’re just haggling over price.

A New Conservative Party?

Some marginal Republican formers are thinking about maybe doing somethingoranother.

6 Senate Republicans Vote Trump Trial Constitutional

As expected, the second impeachment trial of the 45th President will proceed.

Romney’s Child Welfare Plan

An opportunity for unity and a restoration of normal order.

Republican Leadership Face Tests with Cheney and Greene

Mitch McConnell is testing out his spine again.

Ousting Trump Early Incredibly Unlikely

The President of the United States is a national security threat. Can we get rid of him now?

Congress Certifies Biden Win

It’s finally officially official.

Trump Mob Storms Capitol

The predictable, indeed inevitable, has happened.

Are “Liberal” States Shrinking?

Thinking about unsupported narratives and a little bit about data usage.

The Next Attempt to Subvert

January 6th, when the electoral votes are counted.

A GOP Break-Away isn’t Coming

There won’t be a Lincoln Party. It isn’t sustainable.

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.

Republicans Stuck Between Trump and a Hard Place

Explaining the continuing cowardice of GOP Senators.

GOP Fracturing Over Trump

While many are congratulating President-Elect Biden, too many are still following a loser.

Pence to Hit the Campaign Trail

Is that wise?

President Donald J. Trump disembarks Marine One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, and is escorted to Air Force One by U.S. Air Force personnel. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) President Donald J. Trump disembarks Marine One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, and is escorted to Air Force One by U.S. Air Force personnel. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

Trump Infects America

One man’s fecklessness has gotten untold people sick.

President Donald J. Trump disembarks Marine One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, and is escorted to Air Force One by U.S. Air Force personnel. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) President Donald J. Trump disembarks Marine One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, and is escorted to Air Force One by U.S. Air Force personnel. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

Trump On ‘Peaceful Transition’

Whether the delusions of a madman or a deliberate scheme to poison the waters, there’s cause for concern.

A Post-Trump Republican Party

What would a reborn GOP look like and who would vote for it?