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Stop Trying To Intimidate People Into Voting

Doug Mataconis · 8 Comments
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Political parties have taken to trying to intimidate people who haven’t voted regularly into getting to the polls. They should stop doing it because, in the end, it’s creepy, and because there’s nothing wrong with choosing not to vote.

Virgin Galactic Spaceship Two Crash

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Crashes During Test Flight

Doug Mataconis · 13 Comments

Another setback for commercial space ventures, the second this week and this time with tragic consequences.

Ebola Virus And Caduceus

Maine Court Rejects State Request To Quarantine, Restrict Movements, Of Ebola Nurse Kaci Hickcox

Doug Mataconis · 70 Comments

A Maine Judge has largely rejected the efforts of the State of Maine to restrict the movements of Kaci Hickcox

Quick Takes

Halloween Candy

Trick Or Treating Didn’t Always Mean Getting Candy

Doug Mataconis · 17 Comments

Not too long ago, Trick Or Treating didn’t mean getting candy produced by large corporations.

Marijuana Plant

Marijuana Legalization On The Ballot In Oregon, Alaska, And Washington, D.C.

Doug Mataconis · 17 Comments

Two states and the nation’s capital could have legal marijuana after Tuesday’s elections.

Elephants Fighting

What If Republicans Don’t Win Control Of The Senate?

Doug Mataconis · 38 Comments

The odds say that the GOP will end up with a Senate majority in the 114th Congress when all the votes are counted, but if it doesn’t happen then there’s likely to be quite a battle inside the GOP.

Chris Christie Victory Speech 2013

Acela Corridor Pundits Don’t Like Chris Christie’s Style, Will The Rest Of America Agree?

Doug Mataconis

Once again, reporters and pundits are arguing that Chris Christie’s “New Jersey style” won’t play well on the stump. I’m not so sure they’re right.

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Apple CEO ‘Proud’ He’s Gay

James Joyner

Apple CEO Tim Cook has officially revealed an open secret declaring, “I’m proud to be gay, “

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House Lawsuit Against Obama Hits Another Snag

Doug Mataconis

At this rate, it’s unlikely the House will file any kind of lawsuit against President Obama until 2015, assuming it ever files anything.

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15 Comments
Oil-prices

Oil Prices Have Been Falling For Months, And That’s Likely To Have Wide Repercussions

Doug Mataconis

Quietly, oil prices have been falling for months now. That’s potentially a very big deal.

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Ebola Virus And Caduceus

Kaci Hickcox Threatens To Sue Maine Authorities Over Ebola Quarantine Order

Doug Mataconis

We may have our first legal challenge to an Ebola quarantine order by tomorrow

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38 Comments
Election 2014

Slipping Support Among Key Groups, And Obama’s Job Approval, Have Democrats Worried

Doug Mataconis

Important numbers in recent polling suggest big problems for Democrats on Tuesday.

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Pope Francis

Pope Francis’s Remarks On The Big Bang Are Nothing New For The Catholic Church

Doug Mataconis

Pope Francis restates something the Catholic Church has taught for a long time and, again, the American media thinks its something new and revolutionary.

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The Phony Populism Of Politicians

Doug Mataconis

Politicians on both sides of the aisle like to tell people they’re just “average Americans,” but they’re lying and the American people seem to have figured out that they’re lying.

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34 Comments
Sarah-Palin-at-Podium

Sarah Palin Pretending She Might Run For Office Again

Doug Mataconis

With the midterms over, it’s time for Sarah Palin to start grifting again.

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38 Comments
College Football Championship Trophy

The New College Football Playoff System Won’t Be Any Better Than the B.C.S. Was

Doug Mataconis

The B.C.S. was far from perfect, and the College Football Playoff system will be, at best, only slightly better.

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Rand Paul Filibuster

Rand Paul’s Foreign Policy Ideas Present An Opportunity For the GOP

Doug Mataconis

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul continues to challenge Republican orthodoxy on foreign policy, and that’s a good thing.

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39 Comments
Ebola Virus And Caduceus

Ebola And Mandatory Quarantines: A Delicate Balance Between Personal Liberty And Public Safety

Doug Mataconis

Mandatory quarantines are a massive violation of personal liberty. We ought to be careful in how, when, and why we impose them and who they are directed toward.

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Washington Redskins Helmet

Virginia GOP Senate Candidate Using Redskins Name Controversy In Hail Mary Ad Campaign

Doug Mataconis

Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie picked an odd issue on which to start his closing argument to Virginia voters.

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Guantanamo Bay Camp Entrance

Pat Roberts Engages In Gitmo Fearmongering To Win Re-Election

Doug Mataconis

Facing a tough re-election battle, Kansas Senator Pat Roberts is engaging in abject fearrmongering.

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Criminal Defense Attorney In Court

Koch Brothers Donation Brings Attention To Inadequacies Of Indigent Criminal Defense

Doug Mataconis

The Koch Brothers are putting money behind an effort to reform a part of the legal system that is ignored far too often.

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Idaho City Backs Down In Dispute With Ministers Over Same-Sex Marriage

Doug Mataconis

The City of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho will not force two Christian ministers to open their wedding chapel business to same-sex wedding ceremonies.

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Election 2014

With One Week To Go, The Midterms Are Looking Good For the GOP

Doug Mataconis

Things are looking good for the GOP to take over the Senate, but there are still several right races that could tip the balance one way or the other.

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37 Comments
Ebola Virus And Caduceus

New York, New Jersey Modify Ebola Quarantine Policy

Doug Mataconis

After an avalanche of negative commentary, the Governors of New York and New Jersey have modified their policy regarding quarantining people returning from west Africa.

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OTB Caption Contest

Rodney Dill

Time the Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

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OTB Caption Contest Winners

Rodney Dill

The Turnip and Vote Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

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Ebola Virus And Caduceus

Nurse Quarantined Under Christie/Cuomo Policy Raises Concerns About Policy

Doug Mataconis

The first person to be quarantined under the new policy announced by New York and New Jersey is raising concerns about the way she was treated, and whether the policy is even the right idea.

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us-politics-republicans-democrats

In Many States, It’s A Midterm Election In Name Only

Doug Mataconis

In many states, there aren’t really any races at all this year even if both parties have candidates on the ballot.

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Alan Eustace Skydive

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

Doug Mataconis

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

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