John McCain — After the Memorial

In the middle of the memorials and remembrances, in the middle of the public viewings and the televised liturgies, in the middle of the extended media coverage, it was...

Mollie Tibbetts and the Politicization of Her Murder

For five weeks straight, University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts caught the attention of just about everyone. Her bright smile displayed on practically every newscast and newspaper, 20-year-old Tibbetts...

Republicans Favored to Hold Senate in First 2018 Senate Election Rankings

A favorable map this year means that even if Republicans struggle nationally they have better than 50% odds of holding onto the US Senate, as it stands Democrats would...

Democrats on the Cusp of Flipping Gubernatorial Control in First 2018 Governor Election Rankings

With all but three primaries concluded across the country, ahead of the 2018 midterm elections the candidates and their respective standings have started to solidify. With two months until...

Elections in Pakistan: Rigging or Kingmaking?

Another election has been concluded in Pakistan, leaving behind allegations of pre- and post-polls rigging, cries of foul play, and call for widespread agitations from the losers. It has...

MSNBC is a Problem — And Doesn’t Want to be a Solution

I wasn't born yesterday. I know nightly television programs in prized time slots need to get ratings and make money for shareholders and parent companies. I know that's important. I...

American Politics and the Aversion to Self-Criticism

This political column is roughly one month old. One month does not do a lot to advance the relationship between any writer and any group of readers. One month...

Tom Perez Embodies the Democratic Party’s Problems

When Tom Perez and Keith Ellison competed to be the chair of the Democratic National Committee, the constant refrain from the establishment and centrist coalitions of the Democratic Party...

The Tragedy Of American Media In Two Tweets

One of the most difficult and uncomfortable topics to cover in the Trump era with a level head -- such that one can speak to a vast range of...

As The Donald Turns; Unhinged

The staff at As The Donald Turns had hoped to take more of a Summer break but President Unhinged beckoned us back. Spending an entire day in the White...