Trump’s Run Exasperates GOP Elite, Thrills Dems

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

Democracy and ZIP Codes

The rules for voting in America vary widely.

Republican-led States Testing Abortion Limits

Oklahoma’s near-total ban is part of a larger trend.

Dumping Russian Vodka is Stupid

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

On Moderate Legislative Power and Other Political Dreams

A bloc of moderates is not coming to a Senate near you.

January 6th Yeah But-ism

Yes the riots were a disgrace but the Democrats . . . .

SCOTUS Denies Emergency Injunction Against Maine Vaccine Mandate

There will be no religious exemptions. For now, at least.

Peter Scolari, 1955-2021

The veteran character actor has died of cancer at 66.

Oh, Look, Vaccinations Rates Matter

The evidence is pretty clear: vaccinations are key, not weather (but that won’t stop people from trying to say otherwise).

The Collegiate Gender Gap

Women are increasingly dominating American higher education.

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Ranked Choice Voting for Everyone?

It’s not perfect but it beats our usual approach to picking winners and losers.

DC Statehood and Power Politics

More voice, more votes, more representation.

Some Thoughts on Representation

How well do single-seat districts lead to representation? (And of what?)

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris participate in a virtual bilateral meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris participate in a virtual bilateral meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Liberals Upset Biden Foreign Policy is Biden’s

Those expecting Bernie Sanders’ agenda are sorely disappointed.

$15 Minimum Wage Dead for Now

The Senate parliamentarian has ruled against ramming it through in the COVID relief bill.

Democrats Kick Off Virtual Convention

The official campaign to oust Donald Trump is off to a good start.

Obama the Elder Statesman

The 58-year-old may have a post-presidency unmatched in history.

Sanders Endorses Biden

A much-needed call for unity.

Sanders Starting to Accept Reality?

Some internal cracks in terms of continuing?

Bernie Sanders Won’t Drop Out

Even amidst a national crisis, he refuses to do the right thing.

Biden All But Wraps it Up

He’s a long way from 1991 delegates but no one can beat him.

No, Biden Shouldn’t Name His Cabinet Now

There’s very little upside.

Bernie Sanders’ Soviet Sister City

There’s nothing to see here, folks.

Bloomberg Drops Out, Endorses Biden

The wagons have been circled.

Super Tuesday Creates Joementum

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

Warren Persistent Despite Losing Again

She’s continuing to swing at the candidates beating her at the polls.

South Carolina Debate Was Terrible

CBS did a lousy job.

Should We Blame Bernie for His Trolls?

There’s a disturbing pattern of misogyny from his supporters.

Nevada Caucuses Go as Expected

Media overreacts to the Sanders victory all the polls predicted.

Russia Backing Sanders Again

In 2016, they were backing an extreme long-shot. Now, he’s the frontrunner.

Post-New Hampshire Polling

We now have five candidates in double-digits.

Young Pete Buttigieg’s Ode to Bernie Sanders

An amusing discovery.

Iowa Finally Releases Maybe-Final Results

The precise distribution of 41 measly delegates is now known. Unless there’s a recount.

Front-Loaded Primary Schedule

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

Sanders Benefitting from Low Expectations

The Vermont Senator is a better politician than most give him credit for.

Explaining the Sanders-Warren Flap

Two progressives enter. One progressive leaves.

Democratic Primary Reset?

The 2016 frontrunners at this stage won their nominations easily. But that’s often not the case.

Bernie Sanders Raises Nearly $35 Million In Last Quarter Of 2019

A big fundraising quarter for the Senator from Vermont.

Sixth Democratic Debate Draws Lowest Viewer Numbers Yet

Thursday night’s Democratic debate drew the lowest numbers of any of this season’s debates.

Rivals Focus On Buttigieg In Sixth Democratic Debate

A much smaller debate stage led to a much better debate last night.

Previewing The Sixth Democratic Debate

It’s time for the last Democratic debate of 2019, and the stage will be smaller than it has at any time in the past.

Lessons For The U.S. In The British Elections?

What lessons are there for the United States in general, and Democrats in particular, in last weeks British election?

Obama May Intervene In Democratic Race

Former President Obama has been largely quiet about the race for the Democratic nomination, but that may not last.

Poll Shows Four-Way Battle In New Hampshire

The latest poll out of New Hampshire shows four candidates at the top in a very close race.

One Of Deval Patrick’s Appearances Draws Empty Room

Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick isn’t exactly starting out on the right foot.

Pete Buttigieg Takes The Lead In Bellwether Iowa Poll

More good news for Mayor Pete.

Pete Buttigieg Surges In New Iowa Poll

A new poll shows Pete Buttigieg surging in Iowa, where the Caucuses are 92 days away.

Biden, Warren Lead Race For Democratic Nomination

Two weeks after the most recent debate, Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren are pulling ahead in the polls.

Post-Debate National Polls Show Biden Rebounding

The first round of polls after last week’s debate has good news for the former Vice-President.