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Day's End and Holiday Watch

Tomorrow is the Independence Day Federal Holiday, so we'll be on a Major Holiday Mini-Blogging Schedule. Hope most of you have the day off. After commemorating the imaginary revolutions of...

Should Women Have as Much Protection Against Activist Meddling Than States Trying to Execute Prisoners?

Largely lost in the glare of publicity over last week's two big landmark decisions--and some others like the congressional redistricting case that got a lot of attention--was an Eight Amendment...

Yes, Americans Approve of King v. Burwell

For the second time this week, we have polling confirmation that about 3 out of 5 Americans approve of the Supreme Court's decision in King v. Burwell last week. In...

Webb Jumps From Frying Pan to Fire

In a pretty clear indication that he doesn't care much for the advice of people like me, former Senator Jim Webb leapt into the 2016 presidential race without further clarifying...

Lunch Buffet

Listening to Thunderclap Newman this morning reminded me of something younger generations of Americans may not know, despite the recurrence of 60s nostalgia: there was a brief moment in the...

The Deadhead Demographic

In conjunction with the "Fare Thee Well" 50th anniversary tour of the surviving members of the Grateful Dead, an actual Mellman Group poll has been released looking at the band's...

Germany's Morality Play

If you want to understand the meta-politics of the Greek financial crisis, and why that country's European creditors are probably winning the spin war over responsibility for it, you need...

What If Bernie-Mania Spreads?

So there are two new data points today validating the idea that Bernie Sanders is becoming a credible threat to Hillary Clinton's presidential nomination. The first is that upwards of...

Teamwork on the Supreme Court

Now that the current term is over for the Supreme Court, analysts are digging into the record to draw conclusions about what happened. In a fascinating analysis, Adam Liptak writes:...

Episcopalians Approve Same-Sex Marriage

One of the standard narratives of the contemporary culture wars is that "Christians" oppose same-sex marriage and fear that their churches will be forced somehow to perform or recognize them....

June Jobs Report: Good Headlines, Meh Beneath Them

Kudos to you if you were alert enough to remember that the official Jobs Report for June would come out today because of tomorrow's federal holiday. The top-line numbers, which...

Daylight Video

On this day in 1969, Thunderclap Newman began a long run at the top of the UK charts with the catchiest song about violent revolution ever recorded: "Something in the...

Day's End and Night Watch

I've gotten a little spoiled the last week, but man, the news just dried up instantly this afternoon. That's why I found myself staring at a fiery defense of Bristol...

Did You "Melt Down" Over Bristol Palin's Pregnancy? I Didn't.

Every political writer occasionally gets lazy and fails to identify specific examples of a phenomenon she or he is noting, praising, excoriating, or distinguishing from some other phenomena. But sometimes...

U.S.-Cuba Relations Normalized

It's official (per NBC's Halimah Abdullah): President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the United States and Cuba have struck a deal to open embassies in each other's capitals and re-establish...

Liberal Democrats Smiling Through the Insults

I can't believe I didn't offer this particular argument in my earlier post criticizing Brent Budowski's column arguing that Obama's "insults" to liberals might doom the Democratic Party in 2016--just...

Lunch Buffet

I vaguely remember Delaney & Bonnie & Friends from the radio back in their heyday, and was aware of Bonnie Bramlett's subsequent career. But it's only recently that I became...

Museum of Christian Right Passive-Aggression

If you want to read something off the news cycle but politically relevant, I highly recommend Sarah Posner's take at TPM on the Bible Museum being built near the National...

I Hope Jim Webb Doesn't Court Humiliation

Probably like a lot of progressives, I mentally wrote off Jim Webb as a 2016 Democratic presidential candidate when in the midst of Republicans abandoning the display of the Confederate...

The Bush/Trump Surge

A new national survey from CNN/ORC is the third recent national poll of Republicans to show a significant rise in support for Jeb Bush, and the second to show a...

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