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Past articles by Dana:

Speaker Matt Gaetz has big plans for the House

The House is currently being run not by Speaker Kevin McCarthy but by backbenchers Matt Gaetz of Florida and Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia. → Read More

How I learned to love toxic chemicals

Herbicides might be the difference between whether or not there will even be a forest in Shenandoah National Park in the future. → Read More

The U.S. House of Recriminations begins Biden’s impeachment

As usual, Speaker Kevin McCarthy has only himself to blame. → Read More

As Trump is arrested, Republicans honor the insurrectionists

Donald Trump could not have asked for a nicer arraignment-day celebration. → Read More

In the House, a spectacular flameout

The imaginary war on gas stoves follows a classic culture-war script: Conjure up a crisis and then force votes on legislation to counter the nonexistent threat. → Read More

Republicans find an antidote to the madness. Will they take it?

Kevin McCarthy proved that the Trumpian forces within his party can be sidelined, if sensible Republicans would only show some courage. → Read More

Save the world economy or his own job? McCarthy can’t decide.

A willingness to shoot the hostage gives Republicans a ton of leverage. → Read More

The day free-market Republicans became Soviet economic planners

Can you remember when Republicans still believed in the free market? → Read More

Will somebody please turn down the lights?

Night skies have been doubling in brightness every eight years. And our lights are doing a whole lot of harm to other living things. → Read More

House Republicans walk the plank

The House GOP's debt plan has put 217 House Republicans on record in favor of demolishing popular government services enjoyed by their constituents. → Read More

I’m no genius with genuses, but your garden is killing the Earth

Your lawn and garden are helping to doom the Earth. If you want to save the planet, all you really need to do is plant a single oak tree. → Read More

Kevin McCarthy joins the insurrection

It doesn’t seem to matter what you ask the speaker of the House. He hasn’t read it, seen it or heard about it. → Read More

George Santos speaks the truth!

Nothing succeeds like secession. → Read More

George Santos is exactly where he belongs

The House Republican majority is perfect for people like Santos who just sit around and make things up. → Read More

To save himself, McCarthy just destroyed the House

McCarthy becomes speaker on the 15th vote — but he's already irrelevant. → Read More

As Pelosi bows out, chaos enters (stage right)

Pelosi is leaving in a burst of productivity before the House becomes a lawmaking dead zone. → Read More

I’m losing the battle against the brush. I’m not alone.

Noxious Weeds: 1; Me: 0. → Read More

Biggest loser of the midterm elections? The media.

The news media took the faulty assumption that Republicans would enjoy a red wave and plugged in explanations for the imagined outcome. → Read More

In Arizona, a MAGA victory party takes a sour turn

If MAGA Republicans can’t quit the rage and the lies even during their election night “celebration,” how would they handle power for the next two years? → Read More

American Jews start to think the unthinkable

The fear of exile has become common as Jews see the unraveling rule of law. → Read More