Anand Giridharadas wrote a piece for The Atlantic asserting that Biden has been moving leftward.  This may only be a short term impression only because the GOP is trying to find its way after the previous guy is gone and before he may be indicted. The real problem lies with...

  • April 16, 2021

There’s been a lot of moaning on this site lately about how Lincoln Project and other GOP groups ads against Trump are great but not very useful in persuading voters, since Trump’s base will never be swayed by them. These ads, they say, are really about getting into Trump’s head...

  • July 24, 2020

100,000 remains a real number even as there will be variations and underreporting what with definitive deaths being a problematic number for overreporting. We’ll know in a couple of weeks about the results of the Memorial Day weekend scofflaws wanting to be mask-free and not socially distant. Because it’s Summer. Not...

  • May 26, 2020

Still early days, even as there will be a pie-fight at the debate tonight. Clarity will arrive on super-Tuesday. The real question will occur when we see whether there are limits to various facts such as who are the real ‘base’ for each primary candidate. One example would be whether Sanders...

  • February 19, 2020

For some Trumpers, not even the spawn is racist enough for some of its followers in 2020. Still early days, but Trumpism may be in the beginning stages of base fracturing among its Christian nationalists and its GOP conservatives primarily on how racist they should be. No Night of the Long Knives...

  • November 12, 2019

You really can’t ask Donald Trump anything about world history — unless it’s which year and month Anna Nicole Smith appeared in Playboy — and expect a coherent answer. I’m guessing he’d be hard-pressed to identify which war he dodged, much less tell us anything about the history of Europe. So this...

  • August 3, 2019
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