Aaron Blake, Washington Post

Aaron Blake

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Recent articles by Aaron:

Biden Supreme Court commission takes sting out of court-packing idea

The commission warns of the negative consequences of court-packing, months after the idea had lost steam anyway. → Read More

Katie Couric says she withheld quote to 'protect' Ruth Bader Ginsburg

And all the self-defeating efforts to do the same that came along with it. → Read More

How Republicans seek to make it easier to challenge — and even overturn — election results

A look at the various ways in which the failed plot to overturn the 2020 election could bear more fruit next time around, thanks to the actions of GOP legislators. → Read More

The slippery slope of the GOP’s anti-vaccine-mandate push

For the second YouGov poll in a row, fewer than half of Republicans say they support mandating childhood vaccines for infectious diseases. In 2015, two-thirds did. → Read More

How close were we to an actual stolen election — stolen by Trump?

Disclosures in recent weeks about John Eastman's memo and Trump's Justice Department plot lead to a question: What if Pence and the Justice Department had gone along with it? → Read More

3 stats showing how much the deck is stacked against Democrats

And for all three levers of power. → Read More

Tucker Carlson makes a great point about Fox News’s vaccination policy

Carlson clarified that Fox News doesn't actually mandate vaccines. And that's true. It's also true of the Biden policy that he and other Fox hosts often deride as a tyrannical vaccine mandate. → Read More

Americans aren’t that tired of war, it seems

Just *those* wars, it seems. A new poll shows Americans are actually remarkably — and increasingly — willing to go to war again to defend an ally. → Read More

John Eastman’s employer tries to whitewash his road map for overturning Trump’s loss

The conservative group on Monday finally responded to a weeks-old controversy — by laying waste to the straw man it had propped up. → Read More

The amazingly bad voter-fraud theories behind Trump’s DOJ scheme

The Trump team wanted the Justice Department to help overturn the election — using some of the worst evidence imaginable. → Read More

The biggest question on Trump’s DOJ scheme

We know Trump tried to use the Justice Department to overturn the election. But we need to know more about just how extensively he coordinated that with Jeffrey Clark. → Read More

The GOP’s fanciful defense of Trump’s DOJ plot

The chief GOP talking point is that Trump didn’t ultimately follow through with the plot. But Trump didn’t pull back for moral reasons; according to testimony, it was because he knew the jig was up. → Read More

3 takeaways from the Senate report on Trump’s brazen efforts to overturn the 2020 election

New details on Jeffrey Clark and Trump's own words reinforce what this was: an effort to use baseless claims to overturn an election. → Read More

Bernie Sanders’s curious talking point on Manchin and Sinema

Sanders maintains that Sens. Joe Manchin III and Kyrsten Sinema should not be able to thwart a bill that 48 of 50 Democratic and independent senators support. → Read More

Nikki Haley and the biggest GOP flip-flops on Trump post-Jan. 6, ranked

What they said before vs. what they said when that became inconvenient. → Read More

Janice McGeachin brings Trump-style stunts to Idaho

Twice now, Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin has used fellow Republican Gov. Brad Little's absences to enact policies that he opposes. → Read More

The Evan McMullin impact on the 2022 Senate battle

The independent former Republican who gave Donald Trump a headache in Utah in 2016 will be back on the ballot against Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah). And there's a compelling argument for Democrats to line up behind him. → Read More

A troubling poll reinforces why Supreme Court justices are targeting critics

The poll shows Americans increasingly entertaining drastic measures to rein in the court — and on a surprisingly bipartisan basis. → Read More

Ron Johnson takes 2 covid conspiracy theories from fever swamps to Fox News prime time

How coroanvirus misinformation and conspiracy theories get laundered upward, with the help of some willing participants. → Read More

Kyrsten Sinema's confrontation in bathroom re-ignites civility debate

Media critics suggest these are the tactics of the political left. They ignore plenty of recent history. → Read More