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
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
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
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
The internet got a little jolt of joy when the news broke late Friday that the National Rifle Association is filing for bankruptcy. Liberals celebrated what appeared to be the … Continue Reading The NRA isn’t out of money, it’s using bankruptcy to escape accountability
Congressional Republicans are trying to stop the body from certifying Joe Biden as the winner of the presidential election. Congress makes this certification on January 6 and by all accounts … Continue Reading Here are all the times previously that Congress has gotten involved in a presidential election
After months of kicking the ball aimlessly around the field, Congress finally scored a goal late Sunday when it reached a compromise $900 billion COVID-19 relief deal. That same day, … Continue Reading The end-of-the-year COVID relief bill, explained
On Patreon, we ask supporters to occasionally toss questions over to us that they want answered that are a little bit harder to get an answer to than something you … Continue Reading You Asked: Why are red states red and blue states blue?
Surprise: Trump supporters are threatening acts of terrorism to overthrow American democracy, who saw that coming?
On Friday, the Supreme Court soundly rejected an attempt by the State of Texas to challenge the election results in four states. The whole thing was blatantly unconstitutional, as the … Continue Reading Surprise: Trump supporters are threatening acts of terrorism to overthrow American democracy, who saw that coming?
The Trump administration has made some slight changes to the citizenship test administered as part of the naturalization process. In the original test, there are 100 possible questions and you, … Continue Reading Let’s see how the new citizenship test looks
Faced with rising COVID-19 cases, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted at the end of November to prohibit outdoor dining countywide. The ban goes much further than nearly … Continue Reading Why do Democratic leaders keep ignoring their own COVID-19 rules?
On Patreon, we ask supporters to occasionally toss questions over to us that they want answered that are a little bit harder to get an answer to than something you … Continue Reading You Asked: How hard is it to commit voter fraud?