Joe Biden isn't known for his austerity, except when it comes to the nation's defense.
As part of his welcome emphasis on competition with China, the president cajoled reluctant European countries at the G-7 summit into releasing a statement critical of China, on top of the announcement of an infrastructure program meant to counter China's Belt...Read more
HR 1 has achieved sacrosanct status on the center-left, such that the nation's democratic future is said to depend on it.
If so, it is time to weep for the republic.
HR 1 (or S. 1 in the Senate), which is known as a voting bill but wanders into all sorts of other areas, is objectively terrible legislation.
It is unfocused, highhanded in its ...Read more
Joe Manchin is being pilloried for the offense of being consistent on the filibuster.
Back in 2017, when Senate Democrats were desperate to stop Donald Trump's agenda, 33 of them, including Manchin, signed a bipartisan letter backing the filibuster in ringing terms.
"We are mindful of the unique role the Senate plays in the legislative process...Read more
It's finally dawned on President Joe Biden that he barely controls the House and the Senate.
His remarks on Tuesday taking a swipe at Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona were notable less for how they publicly aired an intraparty dispute than for their utter banality.
"I hear all the folks on TV saying, 'Why doesn'...Read more
On the anniversary of the death of George Floyd, dozens of gunshots rang out in the middle of the day at George Floyd Square in Minneapolis, forcing reporters and bystanders to duck and cover.
The symbolism was unmistakable -- the yearlong bout of protest after Floyd's killing has coincided with a surge of urban crime that has made gunplay ...Read more
There was a "scientific consensus," they told us.
According to the media and assorted experts, there couldn't be any questioning of the idea that the coronavirus (or SARS-CoV-2) emerged naturally, and anyone suspecting it might have come from a Chinese lab was an ignoramus, conspiracy theorist or hater.
These enforcers believed in the power of...Read more
Republicans have had a brutal news cycle over the past month, between the ouster of Liz Cheney from leadership and the intraparty jousting over a January 6 commission.
The overwhelming sense of the coverage is that the party is descending into madness and civil war and is a husk of its former self.
There's no denying that much of the party has...Read more