There are now 331 million Americans, the U.S. Census Bureau says. That means big changes are coming for the fifty states, which each receive a slightly different allotment of government … Continue Reading Or we could just add more House seats
As 2020 came to an end, many of us were celebrating what we hoped would be the better year ahead. These were the days before a last-ditch effort to overthrow … Continue Reading More Americans died in 2020 than in any other year ever
D.C. residents have been vocal for decades about how the city has a larger population than several states but limited self-government of its own. In recent years, they’ve gained the … Continue Reading House Republicans propose solution to DC statehood: strip it of its electoral votes
Every year, we add a couple new terms to the zeitgeist. In January 2020, we brought both “awesomesauce” and “weak sauce” into the Oxford English Dictionary, which was probably a … Continue Reading The right wants you to think cancel culture is a bigger problem than it is
Republicans have made it very clear that they are going to be the party of Donald Trump. They are going to put Donald Trump’s name and face on everything. They … Continue Reading The world’s greatest negotiator can’t get his own party to take him seriously
On Patreon (really, go support us on Patreon), we ask supporters to occasionally toss questions over to us that they want answered that are a little bit harder to get … Continue Reading You Asked: How hard is it to defeat an incumbent in a primary?
Prior to the 20th Amendment, the designated day for presidential inaugurations was March 4. This, like much of our Constitutionally-determined election schedule, was based on the realities of travel in … Continue Reading March 4: Corporations, Congress, and Conspiracies
Republican candidates, by and large, did not have a great 2020. Georgia ousted its Republican senators, Trump-backed Republicans struggled in moderate Congressional districts, and Trump himself lost the White House. … Continue Reading GOP efforts to stymie voting demonstrate that they know they lost in 2020
Concerned that Americans might not fully grasp the relationship between Trump and mainstream conservatism, a group of Trumpists deployed a massive golden idol to the Conservative Political Action Conference, which … Continue Reading Republicans deploy heavy-handed metaphor to explain Trump relationship
Joseph R. Biden Jr. became the forty-sixth President of the United States on January 20, 2021. It has been, give or take a day, one month since then, and if … Continue Reading Joe Biden’s lousy first month
The United States Senate, in its infinite wisdom, says Donald Trump is not guilty of inciting a riot in January on the grounds that although he absolutely did do that … Continue Reading Trump probably won’t run in 2024, but that doesn’t mean Senate Republicans were right to acquit him
At the end of January, someone lied to you and you believed it. I could just leave it at that. People lie pretty frequently, usually about mundane things. But I’ve … Continue Reading Oops, you believed the Subway story
Biden wants bipartisan action on student loan debt. But even some moderate Dems say it’s time to be bold.
Charles Schumer, New York’s senior senator and the current Majority Leader, is not exactly what you would call a leftist agitator. Not in good faith, anyway. Schumer is a liberal, … Continue Reading Biden wants bipartisan action on student loan debt. But even some moderate Dems say it’s time to be bold.
There have been a lot of memes circulating since the WallStreetBets reddit began its Wall Street rampage last week. Most of those memes focus on how redditors are some kind … Continue Reading No one is scared of reddit investors
In the aftermath of World War II, the victorious Allies faced a daunting task. Not only had the war had a devastating impact on Germany’s industrial and economic might – … Continue Reading Deqification
If you were to make a list of the accomplishments of the Trump administration, although it might not be long, it would include many of the things that Donald Trump … Continue Reading Nearly every Trump accomplishment collapsed in the first day of the Biden administration