Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The Story: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a frequent and eloquent dissenter from many of the decisions of the Supreme Court in recent years, and the...

Gianforte versus Cooney for Montana’s Governor’s Office

The Story: The major party candidates for Governor of Montana are: Mike Cooney (D), the incumbent's lieutenant governor, and Greg Gianforte (R), the co-founder of...
Bob Woodward: It's Trump against the facts

New Woodward Book Chronicles Pandemic Politics

The Story:  Bob Woodward, a reporter who has covered politics at the highest levels in the United States since the 1970s, has a new book...
Sen. Thom Tillis on upcoming Kavanaugh vote

Senator Tillis Trails in Polls in North Carolina

The Story: One of the handful of races that will help determine whether the Republican or the Democratic Party controls the US Senate next year...

Strange Goings-On in Eastern Connecticut

The Story: It is not yet clear against whom the incumbent US Congressman for Connecticut's 2d Congressional district, Joe Courtney (D), will be campaigning this...

Health: Constitutionality, Obamacare, and Severability

NOTE: This post inaugurates a new feature of The Thing to Know. We begin a series of regular pieces highlighting issues affecting Americans' health,...
Shep Smith: Journalists are not the enemy of the people

An Anchor’s Journey From Fox to CNBC

The Story: In a development that may epitomize the increasing political polarization of broadcast news reporting as a business, Shepard Smith, a reporter who worked...

The Supreme Court on the workings of the Electoral College

The Story: The US Supreme Court, on Monday, July 6, resolved uncertainty about the mechanics of the electoral college system by which Presidential contests are...
Businesses in Seattle revolt over homeless 'head tax'

A Surprisingly Quick and Easy End to CHAZ/CHOP

The Story: On July 1, the Mayor of Seattle, Jenny Durkin, ordered that city's police department to clear the East Precinct and Carl Anderson Park...

Oklahoma Reporter Nominated for US Senate: Abby Broyles

The Story: On Tuesday, June 30, the Democratic Party in Oklahoma voted to nominate Abby Broyles for the US Senate. This pits her against the...