Supreme Court blues

With the end of the Supreme Court term, there is a bit in the news about decisions being handed down and the part that new Associate Justice Gorsuch might have played in them. This seemed a good time to ask, What has our polarized partisanship done to the Court, and what has our polarization about the Court done to us? Continue reading


Donald Trump’s base is shrinking?

I have been wondering for some time how the Republicans who won Donald Trump their party’s nomination might be perceiving the first months of Trump’s Presidency.  As it turns out, the 538 blog is tracking approval polls much as it formerly tracked election polls.  An article by Nate Silver starts by noting that Continue reading