Trump likes to talk about mining and manufacturing as quintessential American jobs.

In reality, job growth in those sectors is flat or dropping this year while Trump's economy is instead heavily service-based, continuing a long trend.


Thursday

Thu, 5:50 pm

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Come with me, readers, as we explore the 24 invented or cherry-picked polls Trump has tweeted about over the past three months.


Thu, 2:44 pm

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To Trump, impeaching him is the legislative branch doing nothing. The legislative branch rubber-stamping his judicial nominees? Now, that's doing something.


Thu, 12:23 pm

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Lots of discussion about how quickly impeachment is moving. So let's compare it to the tiny pool of prior examples.


Thu, 10:24 am

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The recurring dismissal of Democratic opinions as being the invalid views of coastal elites is now part of the impeachment rhetoric.


Wednesday

Wed, 5:25 pm

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With the release of the House impeachment report on Tuesday, I decided to walk through the full timeline of the pressure campaign applied to Ukraine. Came out a bit later than I expected but: Please review.


Wed, 10:39 am

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Decided to break out the evidence suggesting that "-1" in Giuliani's call records is Trump.


Tuesday

Tue, 10:28 pm

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I walked through the phone calls mentioned in the impeachment report, showing Giuliani engaging with OMB (Mulvaney?), Nunes, Parnasâ€"and a certain Individual "-1".


Tue, 4:06 pm

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As of now, the historically diverse Democratic field will be represented in the December debate by six white candidates.


Tue, 1:46 pm

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The Times' report about a senior Ukrainian official being aware of the aid halt in late July reinforces that Ukraine 1) knew aid was stopped, 2) didn't want Russia to know and 3) understood what was expected.


Tue, 12:38 pm

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In all sincerity, it's not actually clear that Trump understands what climate change is or how it works.


Tue, 10:22 am

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Barr's skepticism about the Russia probe sets aside the weight of what the FBI knew in that moment about Russia and Trump's team.


Monday

Mon, 6:10 pm

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The Republicans came away from the impeachment inquiry with ten findings. Let's assess, shall we?


Mon, 4:15 pm

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"Malarkey" isn't as archaic as you might think, seeing a boom not in the 1940s but instead during the 1980s.


Mon, 1:45 pm

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Republicans keep insisting that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election. Here's what that purported interference consisted of.


Mon, 10:39 am

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Fox and Friends getting to work early lifting up questions about the origins of the Russia probeâ€"and using already debunked arguments to do so.


Thursday

Nov 28, 9:39 am

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Some non-Thanksgiving-related Thanksgiving reading: Walking through what we’ve learned about Giuliani and team’s activities in Ukraine.


Wednesday

Nov 27, 5:38 pm

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It's 5:30 on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, so what better time to share with the world: The Ukraine Impeachment Choose Your Own Adventure.


Nov 27, 11:16 am

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Trump opponents generally see him as faring exceptionally poorly on leadership measurements. According to CNN's new poll, though, on some metrics leading Democrats don't do much better.


Nov 27, 9:51 am

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Trump is asking people to believe that, instead of his directing the activity at the heart of the impeachment inquiry, that he stood by as an outside actor took over U.S.-Ukraine relations with Trump's being able to stop him.


Tuesday

Nov 26, 5:40 pm

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[holds envelope to turban]

"Pete Buttigieg"

[opens envelope]


Nov 26, 4:45 pm

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This ended up being surprisingly interesting: A minute-by-minute look at July 25.


Nov 26, 2:00 pm

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Five years ago this month, Republican support for impeaching and removing Obama was more than five times current Republican support for impeaching and removing Trump.


Nov 26, 12:09 pm

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I was presented with a question: Has Trump ever been right about one of his conspiracy theories? So I catalogued and assessed all of those I could find.


Monday

Nov 25, 1:19 pm

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We're getting a fuller picture of what Giuliani's external advocacy effort looked like.


Nov 25, 10:04 am

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Inside the urgently imaginary world of President Trump's poll numbers.


Friday

Nov 22, 4:12 pm

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Everything important new detail that emerged since the start of the public inquiry hearings.


Nov 22, 12:42 pm

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I pulled the chyrons from Fox, CNN and MSNBC after each night of testimony this week and compared what each network was saying at the same time.


Nov 22, 11:55 am

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It's really, really worth understanding how remarkable it was that Trump reiterated his Ukraine-DNC server conspiracy theory on Fox News this morning.


Thursday

Nov 21, 5:01 pm

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In non-impeachment news, here are the demographic traits which voters say they'd be most enthusiastic to see in a candidate.


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