Thomas Knapp: Third Party? America Doesn’t Even Have a Second Party.
A June 29 Associated Press/NORC finds that 85% of Americans — including 92% of self-identified Republicans and 78% of self-identified Democrats — say “thi... Read more.
Thomas Knapp: John Carney and Delaware’s Law Enforcement Lobby Versus ‘The Children’
On May 24, Delaware governor John Carney vetoed a bill — passed by super-majorities of both houses of the state’s legislature — which would have legaliz... Read more.
Thomas Knapp: Think Words Aren’t Magic? Think Again
“Word choices by politicians and activists matter,” writes Matt Yglesias. “wing voters tend to self-identify as moderate, and as a result, people who wan... Read more.
Thomas Knapp: Crime Begets Crime, ICE Edition
On May 10, Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy & Technology released a report — “American Dragnet: Data-Driven Deportation in the 21st Century” —... Read more.
Thomas Knapp: Some Animals are More Equal Than Others When it Comes to ‘Privacy’
On May 9, The Hill reports, the US Senate passed — with unanimous consent! — a bill to “formally allow the Supreme Court of the United States Police to ... Read more.
Thomas Knapp: ‘Democracy’ Doesn’t Work as Argument Against Overturning Roe v. Wade
In the wake of a leaked draft Supreme Court opinion which, if it represents a final vote, would overturn Roe v. Wade, pro-choice advocates are marshaling their... Read more.
Thomas Knapp: Election Years are Particularly Bad Times for Democrats to Call Black Voters Stupid
A year ago, the Washington Post reported that the Biden administration was poised to propose a ban on menthol cigarettes. On April 28 the US Food and Drug Ad... Read more.
Thomas Knapp: Will Ron DeSantis’ Latest Mickey Mouse Political Tantrum Cost Him His Career?
On April 22, Florida governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill dissolving the Reedy Creek Improvement District. Put that way, it sounds rather routine, but it isn’t... Read more.
Thomas Knapp: Republicans Abandon America’s ‘Bi-Partisan’ Infomercial Provider. Will We Get Real Debates Now?
On April 14, the Republican National Committee announced its withdrawal from the Commission on Presidential Debates, which has monopolized “major party” deb... Read more.
Thomas Knapp: War is the Crime and Perpetrators Seldom Face Justice
“Genocide.” That’s the announced verdict of Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy as images of hundreds of civilian dead — some with their hands boun... Read more.