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Google Executive Alan Eustace Completes Record Breaking Skydive From 135,890 Feet

Doug Mataconis · 17 Comments
Alan Eustace Skydive

A Google Executive jumps from the edge of space, breaking a record.

Baseball And Cash

Federal Judge Blocks Sports Betting In New Jersey, But It Should Be Legal Everywhere

Doug Mataconis · No Comments

Not surprisingly a Federal Judge has blocked New Jersey’s latest effort to legalize sports gaming. As a matter of policy, though, there’s no reason it shouldn’t be legal to place wagers on sporting events.

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Whatever Happened To That Lawsuit The House Of Representatives Was Filing Against Obama?

Doug Mataconis · 8 Comments

It’s been three months, but there’s been no action on the lawsuit that the House of Representatives said it was filing against President Obama.

Quick Takes

Chris McDaniel

Mississippi Supreme Court Rules Against Chris McDaniel In Dispute Over GOP Senate Primary

Doug Mataconis · 2 Comments

The most bizarre race of 2014 is finally over.

Ebola Virus And Caduceus

New York, New Jersey Order Quarantine For Arrivals From Ebola Stricken Nations

Doug Mataconis · 20 Comments

A surprise move from Governors Christie and Cuomo that sounds like a good idea but may not be as effective, or legal, as it sounds.

Marysville High School

Two Dead, Three Injured In Shooting At Seattle Area High School

Doug Mataconis · 135 Comments

Another school shooting.

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Federal Court Dismisses Tea Party Groups’ Lawsuits Over IRS Targeting

Doug Mataconis

A Federal Judge has dismissed lawsuits filed by Tea Party groups over the IRS targeting scandal.

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Are Book Publishers Useless?

James Joyner

Have digital books rendered the publishing houses obsolete?

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Ebola Virus And Caduceus

New York City Doctor Tests Positive For Ebola

Doug Mataconis

A new outbreak, or hopefully just an isolated case.

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White House Dusk

Time For A Single, Six-Year, Presidential Term?

Doug Mataconis

An idea whose time has come? Not really.

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Baseball And Cash

Sports Leagues File Suit To Stop Sports Gambling In New Jersey

Doug Mataconis

All of the major sports leagues are trying to stop New Jersey’s efforts to legalize sports gambling. They should not be allowed to succeed.

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Protests Continue In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man

Evidence Presented To Michael Brown Grand Jury Appears To Support Officer’s Version Of Events

Doug Mataconis

What if the Grand Jury investigating the Michael Brown shooting fails to indict Officer Darren Wilson? We may find out if newly leaked evidence is accurate.

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British Government Backs N.F.L. Franchise In London, But It Doesn’t Make Sense

Doug Mataconis

The N.F.L. and the British Government are both behind the idea of a franchise in London, but the idea doesn’t really make sense for the league, or the game.

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The Attack On Canada’s Parliament And The Lone Wolf Terrorist

Doug Mataconis

Yesterday’s apparent terrorist shooting in Ottawa reveals again a phenomenon that seems difficult if not impossible to stop in advance.

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Election 2014

Voters Still Not Caring Very Much About The Midterms, And That’s No Surprise

Doug Mataconis

Polls continue to show that most Americans are largely tuning the midterms out.

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Is Early Voting A Bad Idea?

Doug Mataconis

Early voting is a still new idea in the United States, but one that has quickly spread to a majority of states. But, is it a good idea?

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Election 2014

The Midterm Elections Will Be Over In 13 Days. Or Will They?

Doug Mataconis

There’s at least a 50-50 chance we won’t know who controls the Senate until weeks after Election Day.

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Legendary Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee Dies At 93

Doug Mataconis

The passing of a true legend in American journalism.

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Republicans Have Little Incentive To Move Forward On Immigration Reform

Doug Mataconis

Despite conventional wisdom, there remains little incentive for the GOP to change its position on immigration reform.

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Ebola Virus And Caduceus

Fear And Loathing In The Age Of Ebola

Doug Mataconis

As usual, politicians and pundits are helping to create a climate of fear and concern about Ebola that is not justified by the facts.

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Crossfire

Crossfire Canceled Again

Doug Mataconis

CNN’s effort to bring back a show that had outlived its prime years ago has, predictably, failed.

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America’s Disgruntled Civil Servants

James Joyner

America’s federal workforce is increasingly disenchanted.

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Gun Rights, Mental Health, And A Denial Of Due Process

Doug Mataconis

New York State’s gun law takes rights away from nearly 35,000 people without any due process whatsoever.

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Gender Gap Politics

Obama’s Diminished Standing Among Women Is Hurting Democrats In The Midterms

Doug Mataconis

To a large degree, the Democratic Party’s supposed advantage among women voters appears to not exist this year.

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Idaho Ministers Threatened With Jail For Refusing To Perform Same-Sex Wedding Ceremonies

Doug Mataconis

A collision between marriage equality and religious liberty, but it seems clear that religious liberty should win this one.

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Ebola Virus And Caduceus

Good News On The Ebola Front In The U.S., But The Real Battle Is In Africa

Doug Mataconis

America’s “Patient Zero” doesn’t appear to have spread Ebola very far, but continued vigilance is called for. And, we need to focus on the part of the world where there really is an Ebola Crisis.

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OTB Caption Contest

Rodney Dill

Time the Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

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Maine Governor's Debate

Maine Yet Again Likely To Elect A Governor Who Most People Didn’t Vote For, And That’s Okay

Doug Mataconis

For the ninth time since 1974, the next Governor of Maine will likely be elected with less than 50% of the vote.

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Obama and Ebola: Perception and Reality

James Joyner

The president is frustrated.

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