Category: Politics

Why Republicans Want the 2020 Census to Fail

The writers of Article I Sec. 2 of the Constitution, which mandates a census every ten years, did not have satellite analysis and probabilistic sampling in mind. Neither did they imagine a United States with more…

Congress Members Aim to Restore Dignity to Incarcerated Women

Numerous criminal justice reform proposals are floating around Capitol Hill, but most fail to explicitly take into account women in prison, many of whom get wrapped into charges against male partners. That leaves the nation’s…

Kid Rock’s Politics: Everything You Need to Know

Republican rocker Kid Rock coyly teased a run for the United States Senate on his social media this week. Though his formal candidacy is uncertain, in the age of a Trump presidency, officials – including Senator…

Russiagate and the Magnitsky Affair, Linked Again

When I first read the explosive New York Times story about Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with “Kremlin-linked lawyer” Natalia Veselnitskaya, I had multiple reactions. The first was amazement at Junior’s sheer stupidity (responding affirmatively to…

Mitch McConnell’s Precarious Health Care Balancing Act

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday he was delaying a scheduled congressional recess by two weeks – the legislative equivalent of locking his conference in a room and telling them no one is leaving…

The Larsen C Crack-Up in Antarctica: Why It Matters

So the moment is here. After months of teasing scientists who have been watching a widening crack in the ice of Antarctica via satellite cameras and surveillance aircraft, a 2,200-square-mile ice shelf known as the…

Trump Jr. Learned Everything From His Dad, and It Shows

It was not a hard call. When someone says the Russian government wants to give you secret intelligence on your opponent in a presidential campaign, you don’t take the meeting, at least not without the…

Why an Anti-Pot Lawmaker Is Pushing for Marijuana Research

Rep. Andy Harris, M.D., is a towering, surprisingly skinny 60-year-old, but as he walks the halls of Congress no heads turn. Tourists haven’t heard of him, national reporters mostly ignore him and rarely does a…