Democrats Must Run Against GOP Extremism

RNP on how the GOP have become a party of lies, hysteria, extremism, and violence.

Leading The Bulwark…

Democrats Must Run Against GOP Extremism

RICHARD NORTH PATTERSON: The Republicans have become a party of lies, hysteria, extremism, and violence. They must be forced to confront that reality.

🎧 On the Pods… 🎧

Erin Gloria Ryan: This Is Not a Simulation

On today’s Bulwark podcast, Erin Gloria Ryan joins Charlie Sykes to talk about about the cult of Trump, why it’s constantly Groundhog Day for the GOP and why that’s not changing any time soon.

For Bulwark+ Members… 🔐

MORNING SHOTS: Trump Doesn't Want a Trial. He Wants a Farce. 🔐

CHARLIE SYKES on why “It is a case no lawyer can lose.”

THE TRIAD: Can Moderate Republicans Survive the Sedition Caucus? 🔐

JONATHAN V. LAST: Should we even want them to?

ACROSS THE MOVIE AISLE: 'The Little Things,' Reviewed. Plus: 'Variety' Betrays Its Critic—and Its Audience 🔓

On this week’s episode, Sonny Bunch (The Bulwark), Alyssa Rosenberg (The Washington Post), and Peter Suderman (Reason) review the new thriller The Little Things

ACROSS THE MOVIE AISLE BONUS: Bonus Episode: How Reddit Saved AMC! 🔐

On this special bonus members-only episode of Across the Movie Aisle, Sonny, Peter, and Alyssa try to figure out if Reddit saving AMC via meme-influenced stock purchases is a good thing or a sign of the apocalypse. Or, as another meme might put it: Why not both?

From The Bulwark Aggregator…

In Today’s Bulwark….

The Ridiculous ‘Free Speech’ Defense of Trump

AMANDA CARPENTER: A lot more went into the January 6 insurrection than a few bad tweets.

Dare Trump to Testify

TIM MILLER: He should be called out as a coward if he refuses to take the stand in his own defense.

Moving the Goalposts in the COVID Blame Game

BRENT ORRELL: As Biden takes over, Trump supporters want to memory-hole the last administration’s failures.


Before we get started, can we talk about the best two minutes of television in 2021? I will admit I don’t have the time to watch a lot of TV, but this is tops:

Life comes at you fast, Brit Hume edition…

Wishes don’t count in horseshoes, Brit.

Secrets of the Capitol. For whatever reason, YouTube suggested this video for me. And yes, it is Matt Lauer. Pretend it isn’t him, because he is bad. But the former staffer in me watched this video, and while I knew all of these things, you might not. It’s a cool tour of, in my view, a sacred place, that was ransacked by seditious assholes roughly a month ago.

As I’ve said. I hope they enjoy Leavenworth.

Matt Lauer can enjoy obscurity, but only because he’s rich.

Have… you met my friend Ted?

The Trumpian legal defense to impeachment is something to behold. Read the whole thing.

Meet “Bullhorn Lady.”

Senator Lindsay Graham wants to get to know Marjorie Taylor Greene. Really? Come on, man.

That’s it for me for today. Questions, comments, thoughts about my podcast hosting abilities? You know how to reach me: