The ‘Crime of the Century’ Didn’t Happen

Three-and-a-half years and almost 6 million tax dollars have produced nothing.

Supreme Court Poised to Upend Everything

The term that kicks off today could undermine our entire system of government.

Italy Expected to Elect Post-Fascist Premier

Democratic backsliding appears to be spreading to another European country.

The Emerging Democratic Majority at 20

How well has the famous thesis fared?

Obama’s Top Economist Opposes Biden Debt Relief Plan

An unlikely source argues that it’s too big and poorly targeted.

Democrats Even Madder at Manchin

The West Virginia Senator has pulled away the football yet again.

Judicial Supremacy vs Popular Constitutionalism

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

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on Earth Day prior to signing an executive order strengthening the nation’s forests, resilience to extreme weather events, and local economies, Friday, April 22, 2022, at Seward Park in Seattle. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden delivers remarks on Earth Day prior to signing an executive order strengthening the nation’s forests, resilience to extreme weather events, and local economies, Friday, April 22, 2022, at Seward Park in Seattle. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

The Messaging is Medium

The Democrats have lots of problems. Salesmanship is pretty far down the list.

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Why America Can’t Build

Are we too regulated for our own good?

1+1=3 1+1=3

Pence Likens Election Reform to Capitol Riots

It doesn’t add up.

Peak Fact-Checking?

Not every argument can be tested on a Pinocchio scale.

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Infrastructure Bill Passes! Dems in Array?

Three days late, $1.2 billion long.

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Election Results Validate Everyone’s Priors

Too woke! Not woke enough!

President Joe Biden drives a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon during a clean cars event, Thursday, August 5, 2021, on the South Lawn Driveway of the White House. President Joe Biden drives a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon during a clean cars event, Thursday, August 5, 2021, on the South Lawn Driveway of the White House.

Biden Settling for Smaller Spending Package

The President seems to have persuaded the progressives in his party to settle for half a loaf.

Stu Scheller’s Sideshow

The convicted criminal has taken his shenanigans to court.

COVID Overwhelming ICU Beds

It’s happening again. This time, it was easily preventable.

President Joe Biden, joined by Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky and Merck CEO Ken Frazier, delivers remarks on COVID-19 vaccine production Wednesday, March 10, 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 Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky and Merck CEO Ken Frazier, delivers remarks on COVID-19 vaccine production Wednesday, March 10, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Biden Urges Others to Impose Vaccine Mandates

The President is looking for any leverage he can to get refuseniks vaccinated.

A U.S. Marine opens the door as President Joe Biden prepares to disembark Marine One, Saturday, July 3, 2021, at Antrim County Airport in Bellaire, Michigan. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) A U.S. Marine opens the door as President Joe Biden prepares to disembark Marine One, Saturday, July 3, 2021, at Antrim County Airport in Bellaire, Michigan. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Biden Blamed for Afghan Fiasco

The collapse is not his doing. But he’s accountable for the poor planning.

Court Leaves Eviction Ban in Place

An unfunded mandate remains in place.

US Births Drop Sixth Year Straight

We’re at the lowest rate in generations.

More on Social Policy and Comparisons

Mostly about how not to do it.

President Joe Biden poses with the Biden family dogs Champ and Major Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House. President Joe Biden poses with the Biden family dogs Champ and Major Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House.

Biden’s American Families Plan

The President is about to roll out another massive spending plan.

What is Infrastructure, Anyway?

We can all agree that it’s important but not what it is.

COVID Passports Redux

Competing analogies and externalities.

HR1: Good, but Not Enough

And what GOP opposition says about the party.

Our Unrepresentative Government (Yet Again)

Yet another reminder about pathologies of US democracy.

The Equality Act

What was mere signaling under a Republican Senate and President could now become law.

Romney’s Child Welfare Plan

An opportunity for unity and a restoration of normal order.

Four Seasons Total Landscaping

A tale so bizarre it is hard to believe it is real.

Nursing Homes Ground Zero for COVID-19

The pandemic is highlighting an international shame.

Trump Floats National Quarantine, Backs Off

The Constitution in times of extreme crisis.

President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, takes questions from the press at a coronavirus update briefing Saturday, March 14, 2020, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, takes questions from the press at a coronavirus update briefing Saturday, March 14, 2020, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Trump and the Governors

This isn’t what leadership looks like.

Coronavirus Bailout Both Reparations and Stimulus

This is no ordinary recession.

There’s No Generational War Brewing Over Coronavirus

Young people acting selfishly is a fact of life.

American Gerontocracy

Is being ruled by the elderly a bad thing?

Paperwork and the Poor

Our measures for preventing abuse of our social welfare system are preventing those who need it most go without.

The Hidden Left-Liberal Divide

One side is arguing over rules while the other is focused on consequences.

Fifth Circuit Strikes Down PPACA Individual Mandate

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the PPACA”s individual mandate unconstitutional but left the fate of the rest of the law unresolved.

Lindsey Graham Faces A Challenge In 2020

Lindsey Graham faces a potentially interesting challenge in his 2020 re-election bid.

Brexit And Scottish Independence

If the United Kingdom does go through with Brexit, it could lead to an existential crisis for the United Kingdom itself.

Deval Patrick Reportedly Considering Late Entry Into Presidential Race

Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is reportedly considering a late entry into the race for the Democratic nomination.

Fort Worth Police Officer Charged With Murder In Death Of Atatiana Jefferson

The officer involved in the shooting death of a woman in Fort Worth, Texas has been charged with murder.

Fort Worth Police Shooting Leaves Innocent Woman Dead

Another police shooting of an innocent African-American. This time in Fort Worth, Texas.

Justices Divided On Extending Civil Rights Laws To LGBT Employees

Yesterday, the Supreme Court held oral argument in a series of cases asking it to decide if existing civil rights laws cover discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

In A Turn Away From Federalism, Trump Will Revoke California’s Clean Air Act Waiver

In a rebuke to traditional conservative views of Federalism, the Trump Administration intends to revoke California’s authority to set its own clean air standards,

Trump Diverts Money From Military Families To Pay For Border Wall

The Trump Administration from projects to build on-base schools and daycare facilities to spend on his border wall.

David Koch, Businessman, Political Activist, and Philanthropist, Dead At 79

David Koch, one-half of the Koch Brothers and the head of a wide-ranging business empire who also went on to have a huge impact on politics and cultural philanthropy, has died at the age of 79.

Trump Wants To Buy Greenland

President Trump wants to make a deal.

Jeffrey Epstein Dead In Apparent Suicide

Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire financier who was arrested earlier this summer on sex trafficking and abuse charges, has died of what appears to be a suicide in his jail cell.