Recount Blues

The numbers behind recounts.

Joe Biden the 46th President of the United States

All the major outlets are finally acknowledging the obvious.

Meanwhile, in the Pandemic

It’s getting worse, not better.

Where the Presidential Race Stands

Why it’s all over but the crying.

Wisconsin Officially Biden’s

10 more Electoral votes.

Biden Win Looking Closer

The picture is becoming clearer.

Election Thoughts

A lot to think about, not a lot of conclusions.

Blue Wave Crashes

It’ll be days before we know the final 2020 results but a resounding repudiation is unlikely.

Two Different Americas

The degree to which the country is divided is truly shocking.

President Donald J. Trump boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, July 10, 2020, en route to Miami International Airport in Miami President Donald J. Trump boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, July 10, 2020, en route to Miami International Airport in Miami

Trump Likely to Claim Victory

The expectations game will be especially tricky this year.

Supreme Executive Power Derives from a Mandate from the Masses

Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!

AZ and PA

Trump needs them both.

Voting From the Grave

When early voting meets tragedy.

Could Trump Shock the World Again?

Fear of a reprise of 2016 is still with us.

SCOTUS’ Consistent Inconsistency on Voting Cases

A defensible distinction could give way to a Constitutional crisis.

How Confident Should We Be in the Polls?

Two prominent media pollsters are hedging their bets.

Could Biden Win Texas and Lose Ohio?

The state polling is not lining up along usual patterns.

The Pandemic Continues

Reminders from a perusal of the news.

Election Night Scenarios

Thinking about what we might know on the night of the election.

What’s a Republic?

What meanings might the Founders have had? How should we understand the term?

Michigan Coup Averted

A right-wing militia’s hairbrained scheme to kidnap Gretchen Whitmer has been foiled.

Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Debate

A national nightmare that may not have changed many minds.

Majority Rule, Plurality Rule, and Minority Rule

Definitions are fun, right?

Big Ten Football Back October 24

Yet another twist in an ongoing saga.

Do the Polls Matter?

President Trump is historically unpopular and has consistently trailed Joe Biden. He could still win.

Presidential Campaign Down to Six States

The Electoral College is once again having the opposite effect of what its defenders claim.

Wisconsin Supremes Block Green Party Ballot Access

A potentially catastrophic delay has been averted.

Some Swing State Polls

More good news for Biden.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Delays Absentee Ballots

A party-line vote may scuttle mail-in voting in a crucial swing state.

More on the Absurdity of the Electoral College

A game wherein one team has to score more points to win than does the other.

Majority Think Trump and Biden Mentally Unfit

The two oldest major party nominees in American history are not inspiring great confidence.

Slow and Steady Wins the Race?

Biden is polling well, and consistently so.

Another Poll

The latest FNC poll has more good news for Biden.

Andrew Sullivan’s Complicated Legacy

The one-time wunderkind, blogging pioneer, and same-sex marriage champion is now on the outs.

Urban Unrest and Presidential Politics

The politics of protests.

Post-Convention Reality Check

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

The Mundanity of Authoritarianism

Some recommended reading.

Pro Athletes Boycotting Games

The NBA playoffs have been hit with a work stoppage.

Democrats Kick Off Virtual Convention

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

Biden Gains Ground in Battleground Polls

The latest Morning Consult numbers are more bad news for Trump.

Biden Well Ahead of Clinton at This Stage

Comparisons with 2016 all work against Trump’s re-election.

PAC-12 Goes Conference-Only

Another small step toward canceling the fall sports calendar.

Big Ten and ACC Change Fall Sports Schedules

More dominoes are falling. They won’t be the last.

A Democratic Tsunami?

Even Republicans are wondering if President Trump is at his “Katrina moment.”

Supreme Court Blocks Judge-Imposed Drive-up Voting in Alabama Runoff

Those who wish to vote for Tommy Tuberville or Jeff Sessions will have to walk to the mailbox.

The Coming Election Nightmare

We’re unlikely to know who wins the November elections right away.

A Note on 2016 Polling

Because sometimes a comment starts to become a post.

Biden Leads By Electoral College-Proof Margins

The vagaries of our Presidential election mechanism gave us a surprising result in 2016. That’s unlikely this year.

Protests, Riots, and Looting

Outside agitators, including white supremacist groups, are shaping public perception of the George Floyd protests.