It is the nature of their position in our political system.

Two weeks ago, Democrats lost the Virginia gubernatorial race. This magnified off-year election set off waves of analysis and recriminations regarding the current state of the party and its fortunes in 2022. Liberals discussed the worrying effects of President…

His party can’t afford the alternative.

There has been renewed chatter this week over the 2024 election. Over the weekend, Politico published a piece on infighting within the Biden administration. According to sources, Vice President Kamala Harris and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg are locked in a struggle for favor and…

The party in power simply cannot let go of that power.

In 1973, historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. wrote a book that refined the nation’s idea of the powers of the presidency. The Imperial Presidency took a hard look at how the executive branch had engorged itself over the previous four…

Virginia matters to Virginia.

Virginia heads to the polls today in its quadrennial off-year election. Terry McAuliffe and Glenn Youngkin have battled for weeks, bringing in leaders of both parties to stump for them and trading jab after jab in the media. …

Can a president’s party win the midterm elections? And should they even try?

The midterms are a little over a year away, but to some pundits it feels as though they are scheduled for sometime next week. Every action that Joe Biden takes is viewed in the context of next…

I promise.

The United States seems to have temporarily turned a corner on the COVID-19 pandemic. Cases have dropped consistently from their peak in September. Deaths have begun a steady decline as well, falling below 2,000 by the end of September and dropping to around 1,600 by October 15th according…

Vaccine mandates may do the trick.

Joe Biden’s presidency is facing its strongest headwinds so far. His approval ratings cratered in August and September and are just now starting to tick upwards. The Afghanistan failure has drifted away from headlines, but the COVID-19 pandemic remains a burden to the hopes…

They need to get away from this issue.

After several months of relative harmony in early 2021, it seems as though Democrats are once again in disarray. The protracted conflict over infrastructure and reconciliation bills is nothing new. In recent weeks, raising the debt ceiling has been added to this…

We already know what’s going to happen.

The congressional investigation into the Capitol riot on January 6th is intensifying. Last week, Congress announced that former Trump advisor Steve Bannon and former chief of staff Mark Meadows had been subpoenaed. The committee is reviewing thousands of pieces of evidence and collecting…

As with anything vaccine-related, look to Israel.

There has been a considerable amount of news this week surrounding the future of COVID-19 vaccines in the United States. On Monday, Pfizer announced that their vaccine had been shown to be effective for children between the ages of five and eleven. This…

Eric Medlin

I’m a writer interested in the intersections of history, ideas, and politics. I publish every week. www.twitter.com/medlinwrites

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