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Progress Pond · 1d ago

Movement Conservatism Protects Itself With Racism

Ed Gillespie and the Republican Party in Virginia are so bent on using racism as a political weapon that they’re campaigning against sanctuary cities even though Virginia doesn’t have any sa...
Progress Pond · 5d ago

Is the GOP in the Best Place It Has Even Been?

I can’t imagine saying this even though I suppose that there are a few ways in which it is actually true: Republican National Committee (RNC) chair Ronna Romney McDaniel says the GOP is “in ...
Progress Pond · 1W ago

Trump’s Approval is Down in All 50 States

Looking at the Morning Consult state-by-state poll numbers, there are a few interesting things to observe from the perspective of the Electoral College. Here are some of them: Trump has a lo...
Progress Pond · 1W ago

The Left’s Pavlovian Response to Trump

We have a unique opportunity to understand something today. For once, the president started a tweetstorm that isn’t about identity politics. In fact, he didn’t even start it on Twitter, but ...
Progress Pond · 1W ago

Trump’s Rural Base is Drifting Away

There is evidence in the Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll that the bloom is off Trump’s rose with a lot of rural voters. On a host of issues, folks are expressing much less confidence in th...
Progress Pond · 1W ago

Does Trump Know How Much Power Sen. Corker Has?

One thing to remember about the Senate Budget Committee is that, as presently constituted, it has twelve Republicans and eleven Democrats. What this means is that every Republican on the com...
Progress Pond · 2W ago

Why Don’t Democrats Want Susan Collins to Leave?

I don’t know if Senator Susan Collins of Maine is going to give up her seat to for governor in Maine. I don’t know because she doesn’t seem to know. But here’s what I do know. The Democrats ...
Progress Pond · 2W ago

Why the Republicans Won’t Do Anything About Gun Violence

Charles C.W. Cooke of the National Review provides us with an interesting exercise in logic. He notes in somewhat of a relieved tone that the suspect in the Las Vegas shooting “wasn’t a felo...
Progress Pond · 2W ago

When Populism Means Corporate Tax Cuts

Here’s is something worth pondering for a few minutes: On Tuesday, [Freedom] caucus chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) said he would not vote for a final tax bill if the corporate rate rise...
Progress Pond · 3W ago

Will Obamacare Ever Be Safe?

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch of Utah held a hearing on the Graham-Cassidy health care bill yesterday despite declaring “Everybody knows that’s going to fail.” So, why did he...