Why Joe Biden’s decision to pull U.S. troops out of Afghanistan was not a “defeat” or a “surrender.”
As of this writing, the situation in Afghanistan has deteriorated far faster than even most pessimists expected. The Taliban are already in Kabul. Perhaps it was always a pointless mission, a horror for all the Afghans who have suffered and the coalition soldiers who sacrificed so much. Analyses are already pouring in dissecting what went… Read more »
Most of the Beltway narrative around Democratic intraparty infighting pits supposedly beleaguered moderates loyally supporting Democratic priorities and trying to hold onto frontline districts, versus disloyal progressives in safe seats making irresponsible demands that threaten the caucus majority. Per the most self-described savvy insiders, Squad-aligned politicians make noise that hurts the caucus, while the Problem-Solving… Read more »
With the eviction moratorium set to expire, the housing emergency can’t get left behind while legislators work on roads and bridges.
It seems almost obscene to be considering the politics of vaccines given the grave danger posed by the ongoing COVID pandemic to public health. The Delta variant is ripping through the country at an alarming rate, mostly posing severe threat to the unvaccinated but with a disturbingly high breakthrough frequency among the vaccinated as well. Florida… Read more »
Last week reports emerged that an influential group of White House officials were suggesting that Democrats could “out-organize” Republican attempts to suppress votes: In private calls with voting rights groups and civil rights leaders, White House officials and close allies of the president have expressed confidence that it is possible to “out-organize voter suppression,” according… Read more »
The biggest public health crisis in America is increasingly a partisan one: Democratic areas are largely getting vaccinated while Republican areas lag far behind. This is a particularly large problem as the Delta variant sweeps across the country, with the overwhelming majority of hospitalizations and 99% of deaths among the unvaccinated. In terms of persuading… Read more »
Do we all remember this piece in Politico titled “How DeSantis Won the Pandemic?” Ron DeSantis wants you to know how well he has done. “We’ve had tremendous success,” the Republican governor of Florida said recently at a vaccine site in Sumterville in the central part of the state when I caught up with him while reporting… Read more »
Why Matt Yglesias is wrong to urge environmental activists to moderate.
Trump is praising the mob and turning insurrectionist Ashli Babbitt into a martyr. This is not going to help Republicans in the midterm elections.