“November 8, 2016, 4pm. My boss swings by my desk. She’s smiling, putting her coat on, talking of champagne with neighbors. She leaves, I check Facebook. Lots of selfies. One from Liv- white pantsuit, red ‘I voted’ sticker, red lipstick to match. It’s all planned. I close it. I flash back to 2004, downtown Hilton, DNC headquarters. A young democrat plays a hopeful melody on the lobby piano while we all get drunk in the ballroom bracing for victory, which never comes.”
The alt-right counted many victories this year but also exposed itself for what it really is.
Which is why no one likes them.
Acadiana has a better flag than Louisiana does. (So does New Orleans.)
We can probably normalize this.
We’ll never go forward, when we keep fighting the same battles.
Hillary Clinton is not going to be president. Democratic electors need to accept this if they believe that extraordinary measures within the Electoral College are justified.
The holiday season is a time for giving. We take a look at how you can help those less fortunate in besieged Aleppo.
Social security benefits are essential for many people throughout the country. But what will happen with Trump as President?
The Supreme Court hangs in the balance. Will Joe Biden throw away this shot?
What happened – and didn’t happen – in Austria.
Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump via J.G. Ballard.
You can’t win over heretics who aren’t there.
How I learned to stop whining and reform the Electoral College.
It had to happen eventually.
With apologies to Dion
Why an Obama voter made it a point to acquire one of those guns that politicians argue about.
It’s abundantly clear that the Nintendo property is responsible for Trump’s victory, if you just believe everything I say.
It’s not that I mind them being much worse people than we are. What really bugs me is their sense of superiority.
The Democratic Party is collapsing, and has been collapsing for a decade. Having the Presidency just hid all the rot happening elsewhere. Now we face the prospect of one party rule in a way we have not seen before, led by a type of President we have not seen before.
Another breakdown on the election and, in particular, where the Democratic Party goes from here.
An attempt to plant goalposts.
The success of Trump demonstrates just how committed white Americans are to ethnic nationalism.
In which Burt Likko tries to convince you, and himself, that it’s not going to be that bad.
The 2016 US Election, aftermath, & questions of legitimacy.
What do you think is going to happen? Let us all make fools of ourselves.
Ted Cruz’s role was more indirect than that of his rivals. But he could have done more.
We disregard left-wing criticism of the political and economic system at our own peril.
Scott Michael Greene is still alive. Which is odd if we believe what we are told about policing, danger, and fear.
Prediction: Whichever candidate gets 51% of the vote will win.
John Kasich ran a vanity campaign that never really began. He was the last opponent to drop out.
I need to stop watching campaign commercials.
In the wake of Brexit, many Millennials blamed Baby Boomers for ruining their futures. Is the same true in the U.S.?
Jeb gave it the old college try, with $100 million.