Two Years After George Floyd

Very little progress has been made towards racial justice.

Tucker Carlson White Supremacist Messaging

The face of Fox News is not the bow-tied buffoon from his “Crossfire” days.

Is this Cancel Culture? (Unicorn Edition)

An irregualr, ongoing series.

Who Decides What’s Disinformation?

What if the “fake news” is really fake news?

Nostalgic for Nostalgia

Is the past still the past?

The Latest Example of the Nonhierarchical Nature of US Parties

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

Kyrsten Sinema: Expert Troll

The enigmatic Senator is a world-class attention seeker.

The Importance of Time Horizons in Politics

And general considerations on mid-term elections.

A Post-Trump Republican Party

What would a reborn GOP look like and who would vote for it?

The End of Consensus

A conservative columnist argues the legitimacy of our system is in question.

Mueller Hearings Draw 13 Million Viewers

Wednesday’s Congressional testimony by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller wasn’t exactly a ratings blockbuster.

Progressives In The Democratic Party May Have Misread The Signals For 2020

Based on the early stages of the campaign for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination, it appears as though the party’s progressive wing has misread the signals being sent by the party’s voters.

Denver Votes To Decriminalize Psychadelic Mushrooms

In a first of its kind move, voters in Denver have voted to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms.

Is America “Ready” For A Gay President?

Despite poll numbers suggesting otherwise, one political analyst suggests that the United States may not be “ready” for a gay President.

Fed Nominee Stephen Moore Has History of Controversial Remarks About Women

Stephen Moore, who has been nominated to a seat on the Federal Reserve Board by President Trump. has a history of controversial remarks about women.

Biden’s Indeciveness Costing Him

The peril of not yet running for President include not yet having a campaign staff in place.

Brett Kavanaugh Takes Refuge In The Friendly Confines Of Fox News Channel

In what appears to be a first, Judge Brett Kavanaugh took to the media to defend his nomination. Not surprisingly, he chose a friendly venue.

The Trump Reality Show

The Donald Trump presidency has some eerie parallels with his run on “The Apprentice.”

Fox News Host Shepard Smith Debunks His Own Network’s Favorite Clinton Conspiracy Theory

A Fox News host has debunked the Uranium One conspiracy theory being pushed by his own network.

Trump Lies 1,628 Times. The Truth Dies.

Since taking office, President Trump has made an average of 5.5 false claims per day.

Infighting at the National Security Council

H.R. McMaster is fighting a losing battle for control of the National Security Council staff.

Kids these Days! (Feats of Strength Edition)

Who knew Tim “The Toolman” Taylor was a columinist at NRO? (Will kids these days get that reference?).

Roger Ailes Is Out At Fox News Channel

Big change at America’s most-watched cable news network.

Awful Presidential Cycle Likely to Get Much Worse

If you think this campaign has been awful, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

The Trump Hurricane Hits The First GOP Debate

It’s a Donald Trump debate, where the facts are made up and the truth doesn’t matter.

Trump as Perot 2.0

In 1992, an eccentric billionaire ran an independent campaign against a Bush and a Clinton. It could happen again.

Donald Trump, Immigration, And The Republican Party

Once again, Donald Trump is succeeding because he is saying things many Republicans agree with.

The 2016 Campaign Probably Doesn’t Matter, Except That it Does

While “fundamentals” will have more impact on choosing our next president than what happens on the campaign trail, the race itself is important.

Rand Paul Dodges Questions About Changes In His Foreign Policy Positions

Rand Paul has changed position on several foreign policy issues, but he doesn’t seem to want to talk about it.

Mitt Romney Touts Anti-Poverty Platform

Mitt Romney certainly seems to be running for president again. And he’s now on at least his third reinvention.

Was The American Civil War Avoidable?

Rather than asking whether it was “worth it,” the important historical question regarding the Civil War is whether it could have been avoided.

Why Rand Paul’s Filibuster Mattered

Rand Paul’s filibuster is one that all American’s should thank him for that.

“Shocking” Obama Video Turns Out To Be Not So Shocking

A five year old “shocking” video of President Obama speaking to a group of African-American ministers proves to be not very shocking at all.

Star Trek: The Next Generation Turns 25

So, it’s been a quarter of a century since “Star Trek: The Next Generation” made its debut. As if I didn’t feel old already.

Two Brief Observations about OWS Critiques

Well, maybe not so brief…

Rick Perry: The Candidate of Hope and Change?

Ricky Perry is running on “hope and change” (but what else is new?)

2012 isn’t 1992

Some think that 2012 will be like 1992. However, that analogy is problematic.

Are we Living in the Nightmare that Rand Predicted?

Is our current economic situation the result of massive government intervention? The Randians certainly think so.

The World Hates Fatties

Prejudice and negative attitudes towards obese individuals is becoming a global norm, not just an American phenomenon.

Obama’s India Trip Costing $ 200 Million A Day? Don’t Believe It

The latest story being repeated by the conservative talking heads is the claim that President Obama will be spending $ 200 million per day on his upcoming overseas trip. The problem is that it’s not true.

Universities vs. Education

The skyrocketing cost of tuition makes it harder for students to justify getting a liberal arts education rather than training for a high paying job.

Will A Republican Congress Impeach President Obama ?

Will a Republican-controlled Congress bring about the third Presidential Impeachment in American history? Jonathan Chait thinks it’s virtually certain that it will, I’m not so sure.

White Self-Pity

White America is within thinkable distance of a moment when it will no longer be the majority.