NFL and College Football Going Head to Head

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

Cheney in ’24?

Thoughts on the scenarios.

Private vs Public Opinion

What we believe and what we say we believe are often not the same.

Liz Cheney Walloped in Primary

The Trumper consolidation of their control of the GOP continues.

Liz Cheney 2024?

She’s almost certainly going to lose her House seat. Can she get a promotion?

Defending the Constitution Against All Enemies, Foreign and Domestic

What should conservatives who can’t support the party of Trump do?

Cheney Way Behind

See is paying the price for her defense of democracy.

January 6 Committee Public Hearings: Day 1

The laying out of the case begins.

January 6 Committee Divided on Which Non-Starter Recommendations to Make

They’re taking their eye off the ball.

January 6 Committee Subpoenas Republican Leaders

An unprecedented manuever in response to unprecedented obstruction.

Supreme Court Overturning Roe (Probably)

POLITICO has obtained what purports to be the 1st draft of the opinion.

Judge: Trump Committed Crimes

His conversations with lawyers about stealing the election are not protected by privilege.

Did Mark Meadows Break Electoral Laws?

It would appear to be the case.

Nick Kristof Ineligible to Run for Oregon Governor

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

The Latest Example of the Nonhierarchical Nature of US Parties

A minor story that illustrates a far bigger problem in our politics.

Where Do the Republicans Go From Here?

This man is the face of the post-Trump party.

SCOTUS Denies Emergency Injunction Against Maine Vaccine Mandate

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

Women Likely to be Included in Draft

A long-overdue change appears to be happening.

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).

$4 Trillion for Dignity?

The Democrats are apparently selling their omnibus spending package the wrong way.

COVID Overwhelming ICU Beds

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

The Size of the US House of Representatives

It hasn’t changed in over 100 years (but the population sure has).

Vaccine Mandates are Popular and (Often) Legal

Despite a rising groundswell of support, the obvious solution to our crisis has not been implemented.

Kinzinger to Serve on 1/6 Committee

Another GOP member is added to the investigation.

Money and Intra-Party Competition

More in a series of ongoing observations about the GOP primaries.

McCarthy’s Continued 1/6 Investigation Obstruction

Short-term politics and long-term harm.

The Ivies=NK?

Or, you know, not.

The Big Lie Has Become a Litmus Test

Republicans who admit Joe Biden won the election fair and square are being driven from the party.

DC Statehood and Power Politics

More voice, more votes, more representation.

Marjorie Taylor Greene Stripped of Committee Assignments

House Democrats have done what their Republican colleagues refused to do.

Republican Leadership Face Tests with Cheney and Greene

Mitch McConnell is testing out his spine again.

The Leaderless GOP

The Republican Party is not really a thing.

Liz Cheney’s Statement on Impeachment

The #3 Republican in the House will vote to impeach.

Ousting Trump Early Incredibly Unlikely

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


A startling number than may understate the problem.

(Many?)(Most?) Republicans Acknowledge Biden WIn

Too little, too late.

Gridlock is not a Feature, it is a Bug

Gridlock doesn’t mean government stops. It just shifts who is governing.

Two Parties, Not Two Countries

We’ve just had an election, not psychoanalysis.

The Pandemic Continues

Reminders from a perusal of the news.

A Defense of Expanding the US Supreme Court

It is about finding ways to combat minority rule.

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Demography is Destiny

It’s just not immediate.

Covid-19 Deaths Rising

The trend line shifted this week.

The Filibuster is Going Away

The writing is on the wall for simple-majority voting in the Senate.

What if the Electoral Vote was Proportional?

What if instead of the unit rule, states doled out electoral voter based on the proportion of votes each slate of electors received?

Are Electors Free to Choose?

SCOTUS and “faithless electors.”

The Framers Aren’t All They’re Cracked up to Be

The men who gathered in Philadelphia to write the Constitution were geniuses. But they couldn’t predict the future.

Liz Cheney For Senate?

It’s not clear if Congresswoman Liz Cheney wants to run for the open Senate seat in Wyoming. If she did, though, she’d be the prohibitive favorite.

Beto O’Rourke Hands Republicans A Gift On Guns

At last week’s debate, Beto O’Rourke handed Republicans and gun rights advocates a nicely wrapped gift with his claim that he would seize guns from otherwise law-abiding Americans.