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OTB Caption Contest

Rodney Dill · 2 Comments
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Time for the Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

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Should We Eliminate “Hate” Crimes?

Doug Mataconis · 32 Comments

Does it really matter why Fraizer Glenn Miller murdered three people in Kansas?

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Hollywood’s Changing Male Ideal

James Joyner · 23 Comments

On screen body objectification is now equal opportunity.

Quick Takes

Solar Panels

Oklahoma To Charge Homeowners Who Install Solar Panels

Doug Mataconis · 51 Comments

Crony capitalism in The Sooner State.

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Whatever Happened To The Captain Going Down With The Ship?

Doug Mataconis · 17 Comments

Cowardice. There really isn’t any other word for it.

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Even With Paywalls, Newspapers Are Still Bleeding Cash

Doug Mataconis · 22 Comments

Adding paywalls isn’t stopping the decline of the newspaper industry.

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OTB Caption Contest Winners

Rodney Dill

The Reviewing the Situation Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

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Democrats’ Recovery Dilemma

James Joyner

The economy may be recovering but voters don’t want to hear that, Democratic strategists warn.

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Keystone XL Map

President Obama Delays Decision On Keystone XL Yet Again

Doug Mataconis

Once again, the Obama Administration punts on the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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Hillary Clinton Addresses Recycling Industries Trade Conference In Las Vegas

Hillary Clinton’s Favorability No Longer At Unsustainably High Levels

Doug Mataconis

Hillary Clinton’s numbers aren’t at the incredibly high levels they used to be, but they were never going to stay that high anyway.

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Michigan Mayor Permits ‘Prayer Stations’ At City Hall, Bans Atheists, Violates Constitution

Doug Mataconis

Someone needs to give the Mayor of Warren, Michigan a lesson on what the First Amendment means.

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Why Is Revenge Porn Legal?

James Joyner

Wisconsin recently became the third state to criminalize revenge porn. Why is it still legal in the other 47?

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Chelsea Clinton Pregnancy Reveals Everything Bad About Political Media

Doug Mataconis

Chelsea Clinton is pregnant, and once again America’s political pundits are making fools of themselves.

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New York Becomes 11th ‘State’ To Pass National Popular Vote Law

James Joyner

New York has joined nine other states and the District of Columbia to vote to for an Electoral College bypass.

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Facebook Like

‘Like’ A Brand Online And Lose The Right To Sue

Doug Mataconis

Interactions between consumers and businesses online are starting to have an impact on the legal system.

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North Korea Military Parade

North Korea On The Verge Of Collapse? Don’t Count On It

Doug Mataconis

Predicting the end of the DPRK is a fool’s errand.

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SCOTUSBlog Losing Press Access To The Supreme Court

Doug Mataconis

If a decision by the Senate Press Gallery stands, SCOTUSBlog’s ability to cover the Supreme Court will be significantly restricted.

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Carney Kitchen

When Did Posters From A Defeated Murderous Dictatorship Become Pop Art?

Doug Mataconis

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney’s choices in home decor raise an interesting question.

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NATO Plans New Deployments In Response To Russia

Doug Mataconis

NATO seems intent on sending a signal to Vladmir Putin that there are limits to his patience.

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Donald Rumsfeld Has ‘Absolutely No Idea’ if His Tax Returns Are Accurate

James Joyner

Our tax system is so complicated that whether we’re filing our returns correctly is a known unknown.

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Filibuster

Absurd, Pointless Lawsuit Against Filibuster Dismissed By Federal Appeals Court

Doug Mataconis

An unsurprising result in a lawsuit that never should have been filed

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Supreme Court To Decide If Politicians Can Be Sued For Lying During A Campaign

Doug Mataconis

The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments next week in an important First Amendment case.

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Federal Judge Rules Ohio Must Recognize Out Of State Gay Marriages

Doug Mataconis

A partial victory, but a victory nonetheless.

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Edward Snowden Leaks Earn Pulitzer Prize For Washington Post, Guardian

Doug Mataconis

Thanks to Edward Snowden, the Washington Post and the Guardian are Pulitzer Prize winners.

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No Justice Stevens, We Don’t Need To “Fix” The Second Amendment

Doug Mataconis

The Second Amendment isn’t broken, and you don’t fix things that aren’t broken.

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Is George H.W. Bush America’s Greatest Living President?

Doug Mataconis

In retrospect, and in comparison with other recent Presidents, George Herbert Walker Bush’s four years in office were pretty darn good.

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New York Times Discovers Adjunct Professors

James Joyner

The editorial board of the nation’s newspaper of record laments a quarter century-old trend.

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OTB Caption Contest

Rodney Dill

Time for the Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

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VETERAN'S ALERT:

In addition to uncertain healthcare services, economic disadvantages, and finding a place to call home, veterans certainly do not need any more challenges. Unfortunately, the wounds of war can be less obvious than those that we can see. Psychological disorders and sicknesses caused by toxic exposure can be the most damaging aspects of war that veterans bring home. Toxin exposure in particular is of particular concern as previous exposure to asbestos among veterans is causing incidence of the aggressive cancer mesothelioma to rise among former members of the armed services. We must not leave those who risked their lives for our nation in the cold. Our veterans have never questioned the right or wrong of war when it mattered most. They simply did as they were trained. We must now show the same unwavering determination, in all ways we are able, by affording those opportunities to which they are entitled, including financial, medical and emotional support to all veterans.



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