9 /11 was, for those who remember it vividly, terrifying. It’s right there in the world “terrorism.” On that day, and in the days and weeks after, it was hard … Continue Reading After two decades, Congress is repealing the president’s nearly unlimited war power
On September 4, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an order temporarily halting residential evictions in the United States. The order, made under the Public Health Service … Continue Reading Some Americans don’t want the pandemic to end. They have good reasons.
Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader and close relative of Grimace, has his big pitch for why voters should support Republicans in the 2022 midterm elections. If you think that pitch … Continue Reading Surprise, Mitch McConnell’s big pitch for the midterms is “I won’t confirm a Supreme Court justice”
George W. Bush, a fan of famed British politician Winston Churchill, was inspired by Churchill’s essay “Painting as a Pastime” to take up the art of painting himself. Painting has … Continue Reading It’s been a while since we checked in on former president Donald – oh, no
Two-hundred and nineteen of the current members of the U.S. House of Representatives are members of the Democratic Party. Two-hundred and eleven are members of the Republican Party. In many … Continue Reading We already have a multiparty system. We should act like it.
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
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
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
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
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.
President Trump signed, late Sunday, an omnibus appropriations bill in which he did not get a single thing he wanted. He demanded changes to the bill – upping stimulus payments … Continue Reading The World’s Greatest Negotiator has obtained nothing
Congress has this fondness for consolidated bills. If Senator Armsmoney (R-US) going to vote for some Democratic priority like expanding school lunches, it’s a lot easier to stomach that vote … Continue Reading No, that’s not in the COVID bill
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?
Experts warn proposed Trump health rules are “perfectly designed” to bring Biden admin to “a standstill”
The Trump administration wants to require the Department of Health and Human Services to review most of its regulations by 2023 — and automatically void those not assessed in time. … Continue Reading Experts warn proposed Trump health rules are “perfectly designed” to bring Biden admin to “a standstill”