Haven’t done one of these in a while haha. Grad school man, it does eat up one’s time and mental energy. Relatedly, I kind of meant to write this story a week ago. Oh well.

So when Joe Biden unveiled his “framework” for the Build Back Better Act some number…

The very least that someone who persists in belonging to the Republican Party, and not just to the Party but to the Senate Republican caucus, as the Party as a whole rapidly consolidates around Trumpist fascism, could do, it seems to me, is acknowledge that their own Party is making…

So it looks like the House Republican caucus is about to/in the process of purging Liz Cheney (R-WY) from her position as conference chair. Her sin is continuing to talk about how Donald Trump is attacking the foundations of American democracy and how bad this is. …

Yesterday, somewhat unexpectedly, a group of congressional Democrats led by Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey and New York Rep. Jerry Nadler introduced a bill to expand the size of the Supreme Court from nine Justices to thirteen. (The text of the bill, available on Markey’s website, is supremely simple. It changes…

A few days ago it came out that the 2020 Trump campaign had been grifting its own supporters. Surprise, surprise! The basic scheme here was that when people donated money to the campaign through WinRed (the supposed answer to the Democrats’ ActBlue), there was a box toward the bottom that…

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