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Hillary Clinton’s Favorability No Longer At Unsustainably High Levels

Doug Mataconis · 1 Comment
Hillary Clinton Addresses Recycling Industries Trade Conference In Las Vegas

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 · 22 Comments

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 · 31 Comments

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 · 15 Comments

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 · 12 Comments

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

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

Doug Mataconis · 8 Comments

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

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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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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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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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An Airline Fee That’s Actually Reasonable

James Joyner

We should expect to pay more for the least undesirable seats.

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NATO Commander Warns Alliance May Send Troops To Eastern Europe

Doug Mataconis

NATO may be preparing to send Russia a message.

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113th Congress Set To Be Least Productive In History, But Is That A Bad Thing?

Doug Mataconis

The current Congress is on pace to pass fewer laws and bills than any since the end of World War II. That’s not necessarily a bad thing.

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Egypt On The Brink Of Economic Chaos?

Doug Mataconis

Could economic chaos bring Egyptians back out into the streets?

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OTB Caption Contest Winners

Rodney Dill

The Sisterhood of The Traveling Pints Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

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Virginia GOP Candidate: No Incest Exception For Abortion, Because Sometimes Incest Is Voluntary

Doug Mataconis

Perhaps the only good thing you can say about Virginia Delegate Robert Marshall is that, while he may be nuts, at least he’s consistently nuts.

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House Committee Ignores Fifth Amendment, Holds Lois Lerner In Contempt

Doug Mataconis

Despite the fact that she asserted her right against self-incrimination, a House Committee has voted to hold Lois Lerner in contempt for refusing to testify.

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House Conservatives Plotting Against Boehner Again?

Doug Mataconis

Once again, the Tea Party wing of the GOP is talking about taking out John Boehner.

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There Is No “Middle” In Congress Anymore

Doug Mataconis

At least on Capitol Hill, the political middle is dead and buried.

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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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