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Women’s World Cup Pay Disparity Is Due To The Marketplace, Not Discrimination

Doug Mataconis · 51 Comments
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The winners of the Women’s World Cup will get paid far less than the men that played last year, but that’s not because of sexism.

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Kentucky Clerk Sued For Refusing To Issue Licenses For Same-Sex Marriages

Doug Mataconis · 86 Comments

A County Clerk in Kentucky is being sued because she thinks she can refuse to do her job and still keep that job.

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Iowa And New Hampshire Less Important Than They Used To Be? Not Really

Doug Mataconis · 23 Comments

As much as I wish it were otherwise, Iowa and New Hampshire are not losing their influence over the Presidential primary process.

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Greek Voters Reject Bailout Deal, Greece Still Largely Screwed

Doug Mataconis · 213 Comments

Greek voters rejected the latest bailout package, but that only seems likely to make things even worse for them.

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Bush, Rubio, And Perry Condemn Trump, While Ted Cruz Salutes Him

Doug Mataconis · 38 Comments

Republicans are finally starting to react to what Donald Trump has been saying.

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Trump and the Polls

Steven L. Taylor · 38 Comments

He’s second in national polls!

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Federal Government Threatens To Hold Up New Redskins Stadium Unless Team Changes Name

Doug Mataconis

The Federal Government is threatening to hold up plans for a new Redskins stadium unless the team changes its name.

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Alcohol Tax Weirdness

James Joyner

Taxes on wine, beer, and spirits vary wildly from state-to-state and even within each state.

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Robert Bork Hearings

From Bork, To Kennedy, To Obergefell

Doug Mataconis

He definitely wouldn’t appreciate it, but in some sense you can thank Robert Bork for the Supreme Court’s opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges.

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Jim Webb Is Running For President For Some Reason

Doug Mataconis

Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb is running for President for reasons I would assume make sense to him.

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Past Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Could Hurt Republicans In The Future

Doug Mataconis

A long history of opposing marriage equality could end up hurting Republicans even though that battle is over in this country.

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Scott Walker Set To Enter Presidential Race On July 13th

Doug Mataconis

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will be entering the race for President later this month, but it’s unclear if his recent turn to the hard right will help him or hurt him.

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For June, A Jobs Report That Basically Reads As ‘Meh’

Doug Mataconis

The June Jobs Report was okay, but it certainly doesn’t inspire much confidence.

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The Confederate Flag Battle Slips Into Silly Territory

Doug Mataconis

The Confederate Flag needs to be removed from official places of honor, but do we really need to worry about reruns of The Dukes of Hazzard?

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Despite A Storm Of Negative Coverage, Donald Trump Keeps Rising In The Polls

Doug Mataconis

Donald Trump has gotten almost nothing but negative press since entering the race for President, but it doesn’t seem to be hurting him very much just yet.

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U.S. And Cuba To Reopen Embassies After 54 Years

Doug Mataconis

For the first time since 1961, there will soon be an American Embassy in Havana, and a Cuban Embassy in Washington. It’s well past time that this happened.

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Greek Prime Minister Appears To Concede, But Europe Holds To A Hard Line

Doug Mataconis

Greece’s Prime Minister seemed to give in to some of Europe’s demands today, but bankers are continuing to hold to the strict conditions they set last week.

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Gavel And Scales Of Justice

Supreme Court To Hear Case Involving Employees Rights And Public Employee Unions

Doug Mataconis

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a major case about public employee unions that could go a long way toward restraining their power.

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Supreme Court Issues Multiple Rulings

Majority Supports SCOTUS Decisions On Obamacare And Marriage, According To New Poll

Doug Mataconis

A new poll shows that solid majorities of Americans support the Supreme Court’s decisions on Obamacare subsidies and marriage. It’s a different story for Republicans.

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Getting Government Out Of Marriage Is A Fantasy, Not A Solution

Doug Mataconis

The Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality seems to have revived an idea that has been mentioned before, but as it has always been, the idea of “getting government out of marriage” is little more than a simplistic slogan.

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Chris Christie Enters The Race For President A Diminished Candidate With A Tough Road Ahead

Doug Mataconis

Chris Christie is in the race for the Republican nomination, but it’s tough to see how he has a plausible path to relevance.

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Chelsea Clinton And Privilege

Doug Mataconis

When you’re being paid $65,000 to speak for less than an hour, you’re pretty much the poster child for privilege.

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The Politics Of Obamacare After King v. Burwell

Doug Mataconis

In the wake of the latest Supreme Court decision, the Affordable Care Act seems to have become even more firmly established than it was before last week, and the prospect of repeal has become even less likely.

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Supreme Court Agrees To Wade Back Into The Affirmative Action Debate

Doug Mataconis

The Supreme Court agreed yesterday to wade back into the thorny issue of race and higher education.

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Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To Death Penalty

Doug Mataconis

The Supreme Court rejected a challenge to the way the death penalty is administered, dealing a serious blow to opponents of the death penalty.

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Supreme Court Approves States Outsourcing Redistricting to Commissions

James Joyner

SCOTUS has upheld the use of election commissions to draw Congressional district lines.

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A Look At The Remaining Legal Challenges To Obamacare

Doug Mataconis

There are still legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act pending after King v. Burwell, but they aren’t quite as substantial as what we’ve seen over the last five years.

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Texas Attorney General Tells Clerks They Can Ignore The Constitution If They Want To

Doug Mataconis

The Attorney General of Texas is responding to the Supreme Court’s marriage ruling by telling Clerk’s who issue marriage license that they are free to ignore the law.

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A New Era for Conservatives?

James Joyner

The events of the past two weeks could allow the Republican Party to move forward.

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John Kaisch To Enter Presidential Race In Late July

Doug Mataconis

In an ordinary year, Ohio Governor John Kasich seems like he’d be a perfect candidate for Republicans in an era when winning the Buckeye State is essential to winning the White House. But things are far from ordinary in the GOP.

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