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Republican Candidates Behind In Key Senate Races

Doug Mataconis · 12 Comments
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It’s a bit too early for Republicans to be celebrating that Senate majority that so many people are predicting.

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Rand Paul And Others On The Right Denounce Cliven Bundy

Doug Mataconis · 24 Comments

Cliven Bundy still has his defenders among the hardcore right, but many people have joined Kentucky’s junior Senator in throwing Cliven Bundy under the bus

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Cliven Bundy on Race

Steven L. Taylor · 83 Comments

Not only does the headline-making rancher have unique views on the nature of both grazing fees and the federal government, he has some positively retro (to use a kind word) views on race.

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Hate Crimes, Freedom Of Speech, And Equal Protection Of The Law

Doug Mataconis · 34 Comments

Continuing the discussion from earlier this week on hate crimes.

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Supreme Court Voids $3.4 Million Restitution Award To Child Pornography Victim

Doug Mataconis · 18 Comments

The Court gets the result right, but their reasoning will make things much more difficult for courts, defendants, and victims.

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Republicans Against The Sixth Amendment

Doug Mataconis · 40 Comments

Republicans attack an attorney for doing his job. So much for that whole “constitutional conservative” thing, I guess.

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Supreme Court Further Guts The Fourth Amendment

Doug Mataconis

Yesterday the Supreme Court greatly expanded the circumstances under which police can rely on anonymous tips.

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Social Mobility and Race in Higher Education

James Joyner

The Affirmative Action debate is too divisive and largely misses the point.

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Majority Of Americans Don’t Believe In The Big Bang Theory

Doug Mataconis

More bad news when it comes to scientific literacy.

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Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Referendum Banning Affirmative Action In Higher Education

Doug Mataconis

The Supreme Court may have just found a way to end the debate over Affirmative Action in education.

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Almost All Of Syria’s Chemical Weapons Have Been Removed, Should Obama Get The Credit?

Doug Mataconis

The removal of chemical weapons from Syria is nearly complete. Does Obama deserve credit for that?

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Sunday Morning Talk Shows Are The Dinosaurs Of Political Media

Doug Mataconis

Who watches Sunday morning talk shows anymore?

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Biden: U.S. Will Never Recognize Russian Annexation Of Crimea

Doug Mataconis

Provocative words from Vice-President Biden. But, are they realistic?

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The Republican Civil War Over Same-Sex Marriage Has Begun

Doug Mataconis

Sooner than one might have expected, Republicans are starting to battle over the issue of marriage equality.

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Obama State Of The Union 2013

Obama Reportedly Planning Clemency For Hundreds Of Drug Offenders

Doug Mataconis

Perhaps some justice for the casualties in the War On Drugs

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Aereo And Broadcast Networks Battle Over The Future Of Television

Doug Mataconis

Tomorrow, the Supreme Court will hear argument in a case that will likely be this era’s version of the Betamax case.

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NRA Gathers In Houston For 2013 Annual Meeting

Rick Perry Tries A Reboot

Doug Mataconis

Can Rick Perry bounce back from the epic disaster of his 2012 campaign?

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OTB Caption Contest

Rodney Dill

Time for the Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

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Should We Eliminate “Hate” Crimes?

Doug Mataconis

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

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Hollywood’s Changing Male Ideal

James Joyner

On screen body objectification is now equal opportunity.

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Oklahoma To Charge Homeowners Who Install Solar Panels

Doug Mataconis

Crony capitalism in The Sooner State.

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Korea Ferry Disaster

Whatever Happened To The Captain Going Down With The Ship?

Doug Mataconis

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

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Even With Paywalls, Newspapers Are Still Bleeding Cash

Doug Mataconis

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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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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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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