• Tick, Tick, Tick, Tick, Tick, Tick, Tick, Tick...
    When I started a clock nearly a month ago counting down the days, hours, minutes and seconds to the close of the polls on Election Day, I didn't expect the Supreme Court to help run it out.
  • 31 Flavors And Frozen Embryo Ain't One
    But Biden's selection of mint chip was an inspired choice, and maybe even a politically-calculated one, based on a Red, White & News analysis of YouGov data.
  • Welcome To The Beginning Of Theocracy
    "Welcome to the end of democracy," right-wing conspiracy promoter Jack Posobiec said during a CPAC-related event, adding: "We didn't overthrow it completely. We didn't get all the way there on January 6th, but we will endeavor to get rid of it and replace it with this, right here [raising his fist in the air brandishing a crucifix], because all glory is not to government -- all glory to God."
  • Chto yest', to yest'*
    Oops, I should translate that into English from the original Putin-wing of the Republican party dialect: "It is what it is."
  • Warning: One In Three Republicans Won't Believe This Week's Analysis
    The campaign news cycle went into overtime following Super Bowl LVIII, including a lingering conspiracy about a government PsyOp involving Taylor Swift. Remarkably, a Monmouth University poll found 32% of Republicans believe it.
  • The Anti-Democratization Of Media
    Since I last updated it, the percentage of the world's population living in a democracy has fallen to 29% in 2022 from 33% in 2020. I suspect it's a bit lower now.
  • It's Strictly Up To You
    The Kennedy Jr. spot taps into elder Kennedy's nostalgic appeal, while Trump tells Putin to do whatever the hell he wants with NATO.
  • Ageism's MeToo Moment
    Politics aside, why is ageism the last form of prejudice tolerated in American society? Instead of celebrating Biden's experience, wisdom, temperament, and decision-making, he has become the butt of political jokes, news media obsession and Justice Department innuendo.
  • Red, White & News
    Are campaign news media outlets standing back or standing by? Either way, Trump-related antics -- and Taylor Swift conspiracies -- continue to dominate the headlines.
  • 277 Days
    That's how long before the final vote is cast in this year's election and we find out who won: Democracy; or something else. Remarkably, many Americans say they plan to vote for something else. I have no delusions about changing many, if any of their minds, because they are, well, a lost cause.
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