No Labels a No Go

They’re fast running out of time to find a candidate.

California’s Weird Election Laws

The Top Two system has created perverse incentives.

The Impulse to Want a Strong Man

And the intuition that things aren’t really working.

Where The Gays Are

A breakdown of new survey data.

Dozens Quitting Congress

Take this job and shove it. I ain’t workin’ here no more.

Objectively Pro-Trump!

Can’t a pundit fantasize about an alternative to the two major parties?

Joe Manchin Won’t Seek Re-Election

A likely lost seat for Democrats in 2024.

When Does A University Stop Being a University?

West Virginia University may be the canary in the coal mine.

SCOTUS Lets Stand Transgender ADA Inclusion

The justices declined to review a bizarre 4th Circuit decision.

Compelled Speech and Public Accommodation

The Supreme Court sided with an anti-gay website designer.

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States, the Feds, and Revenue Transfers

All states but one receive more in federal money than they pay out in taxes.

Manchin Won the Debt Ceiling Fight

Neither Republicans nor Democrats are happy. But one man is.

Supreme Court Guts Clean Water Act

A 5-4 ruling overturns a unanimous decision from 1985.

Education Department Issues Regulations on Transgender Sports Competition

A sensible compromise on a controversial issue.

Looking to the 2024 Senate Map

A tough map for the Democrats.

Manchin 2024? Hogan 2024?

The market for competent centrists.

Richard Shelby and the Old Senate

“You can’t be against everything.”

America’s Unique Medical Debt Problem

We charge patients way more than other counties.

The Centrist Fantasy

Can moderate Republicans take back their party?

Manchin’s Reward

A MAGA challenger has already emerged for 2024.

Democrats Keep Senate Control

With a win in Nevada, the party will retain at least 50 seats.

The Emerging Democratic Majority at 20

How well has the famous thesis fared?

American Civil War II is Unlikely but Not Impossible

A repeat of 1860 can’t happen. But something even worse could.

Build Back Better Than Nothing

Joe Manchin has come around on a pared back BBB, surprising just about everyone.

Public Manchin, Private Manchin

One of these things is not like the other.

Democrats in Disarray, Abortion Edition

Here we go again . . . .

Abortion Laws State by State

Abortion is now illegal or heavily restricted in at least 11 states.

Senate Passes Bipartisan Gun Bill

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

America’s Gun Problem is Here to Stay

The obstacles to fixing the problem are many.

Proud Boys Leader Turns Rat

A key planner of the Capitol riot has agreed to testify against others in exchange for a lighter sentence.

Joe Manchin’s Conflict of Interest

The most important man in the Senate got rich the old fashioned way.

A Modest Step on Voting Integrity

It’s Manchin-approved.

Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks to the National Congress of American Indians Annual Conference, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks to the National Congress of American Indians Annual Conference, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Kamala Harris is Frustrated

Apparently, getting her elected President is not a high enough priority in the Biden White House.

Manchin Shoots BBB Dead, Dead, Dead

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

The Non-ending Joe Manchin Saga

Is the stalwart of Senate bipartisanship interested in governing?

Democrats Frustrated They Can’t Pass Biden’s Build Back Better Bill

They’re searching for good times. But just wait and see.

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The Middle Ain’t Woke

The average American is neither progressive nor all that interested in politics.

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Election Results Validate Everyone’s Priors

Too woke! Not woke enough!

Kyrsten Sinema: Expert Troll

The enigmatic Senator is a world-class attention seeker.

Manchin in a Nutshell

The West Virginia Senator is the epicenter of contemporary American politics.

Today in Asked and Answered (Voting Rights Edition)

The Biden administration is not doing enough.

What’s Kyrsten Sinema’s Game?

The political calculus of Arizona’s senior Senator is unclear.

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Selling the ‘Build Back Better’ Plan

The Catch-22 of passing a massive spending bill in an undemocratic system.

Manchin’s ‘Strategic Pause’

More machinations from the mischievous mining mouthpiece.

There is No ‘Manchin Dilemma’

He beats the alternative.

COVID Overwhelming ICU Beds

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

SCOTUS Upholds Arizona Voting Rules

A completely unsurprising 6-3 decision.

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Biden Announces Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

Details are quite scant at the moment.