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The Texas GOP’s War on Public Health

The Texas Republican Party–and Texas is the largest Republican-controlled state (and the world’s ninth largest economy)–has been working hard to come up with a platform, and, Boy Howdy, it’s a terrifying exercise in lunacy. Here’s the draft section on vaccination, … Continue reading

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Ohio House Republicans Believe Certain Laws Won’t Apply to Them

They might find out that’s not true the hard way. Last Friday, the Republican-controlled Ohio House of Representatives passed a bill that will prevent trans people from playing in female sports (it’s not clear if this only applies to high … Continue reading

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After Fifty Years of Ineptitude

While Rebecca Traister is discussing abortion, this sentiment about professional Democrats applies to so many policy issues (boldface mine): None of what is unfolding now is about short-term strategy or single-cycle results. Nor is it about a single presidential administration. … Continue reading

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: Back to Early February, Believe It or Not

Akshually, there’s no NOT involved, them’s the data: Keep in mind, we were doing a lot more testing back then, and since we have no percent positive data, we have no idea what this week’s numbers really mean. Also, we … Continue reading

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Sen. Joe Manchin Is Killing Democrats’ Chances in 2022

All the sloganeering in the world won’t fix this: If Democrats want to run on the slogan of ‘Democrats Deliver’, then Democrats actually need to deliver. And deficit-fetishist Joe Manchin (with an assist from Manic Pixie Dream Senator Sinema) is … Continue reading

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Professional Democrats Do Not Comprehend What They Are Facing

There are two recent stories that actually do tie together, even though they seem distinct from each other. The first is the sliming of Supreme Court Justice nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson as a pedophile-coddler because she didn’t always follow federal … Continue reading

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The Moderate Democratic Con: Always Be Blaming the Nefarious Left

‘Moderate’ Democrat Stephanie Murphy who is retiring doesn’t want to face up to her role in tanking Biden’s agenda (not Bernie’s, but Biden’s)–and how that is killing Democrats in swing-ish districts like Murphy herself (boldface mine): She’s mad about Democrats … Continue reading

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The World’s Greatest (Non)-Deliberative Body

Earlier this week, the august solons of the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill making Daylight Saving Time permanent. Regardless of what one thinks of the policy itself, how it happened is best described using the highly technical political science … Continue reading

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The ‘Biolabs’ Bushwa

In the last week, a conspiracy theory about U.S.-funded Ukrainian ‘biolabs’, first germinated by Q-Anon, has now been incorporated into Russian propaganda (boldface mine): Russia’s early struggles to push disinformation and propaganda about Ukraine have picked up momentum in recent … Continue reading

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Another Way to Piss Off Democratic Leaning Voters

President Biden, no doubt inspired by some polling data, has been calling for workers to return to the office. Leaving aside all of the reasons why many don’t want to do this (e.g., wanting to avoid getting COVID, wasting time … Continue reading

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