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Most Americans Don’t Care Very Much About Who Controls Congress

Doug Mataconis · 27 Comments
United States Capitol Building, Washington, D.C. Aerial

A majority of Americans don’t care very much who controls Congress.

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OTB Caption Contest

Rodney Dill · 47 Comments

Time the Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

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Should We Let 16 And 17 Year Olds Vote?

Doug Mataconis · 43 Comments

After success in Scotland, it may be time to consider allowing at least some teenagers to vote.

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Chief Justice Roberts: Neither Scalia Nor Ginsburg Could Get Confirmed Today

Doug Mataconis · 19 Comments

Chief Justice Roberts lamented recently that an increasingly partisan confirmation process could mean that Justices who have contributed much to the Court would not be confirmed today. He’s right.

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‘Daily Show’ Ambushes Redskins Fans in Unfair Segment

James Joyner · 129 Comments

These segments are usually unfair; they outdid themselves this time.

Former U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush laugh on stage during a Presidential Leadership Scholars program event at the Newseum in Washington

OTB Caption Contest Winners

Rodney Dill · No Comments

The Laughing Gas Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

People hold "estelada" flags, Catalan separatist flags, during a gathering to mark the Calatalonia day "Diada" in central Barcelona

Catalonia Secession Movement Moves Forward

Doug Mataconis

Despite seeing the effort fail in Scotland, Catalans say they intend to move forward with their own independence effort.

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Justice Ginsburg Lifts The Curtain On How The Court Might View The Same-Sex Marriage Cases

Doug Mataconis

Justice Ginsburg had some interesting things to say about the same-sex marriage cases headed to the Supreme Court.

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Despite Abuse Scandals, The NFL Remains As Popular As Ever

Doug Mataconis

A new poll indicates that NFL fans plan to keep watching despite the recent domestic abuse scandals.

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Federal Probe Of Bridgegate Finds No Connection To Christie

Doug Mataconis

A Federal investigation of lane closures on the George Washington Bridge appears to vindicate Governor Chris Christie.

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Scots Reject Independence, But The United Kingdom May Never Be The Same

Doug Mataconis

The United Kingdom will stay united, but it may never be the same again.

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Kansas Supreme Court Rules Democratic Candidate’s Name Must Be Removed From Senate Ballot

Doug Mataconis

The Kansas Supreme Court may have just upended the battle for control of the U.S. Senate

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Apple Strikes A Blow For Privacy

Doug Mataconis

A recent change by Apple is good news for advocates of privacy and civil liberties in the Internet Age.

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Today in Comparative Ballots (“Independence or not” Edition)

Steven L. Taylor

One of these ballots is legit. The others, not so much.

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Americans View Both Major Parties Equally, Which Probably Helps The GOP

Doug Mataconis

The GOP has bounced back significantly from the lows it experienced after last year’s government shutdown.

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Compact Discs Still Rule The Japanese Music Business

Doug Mataconis

A nation known for adopting new technology is behind the rest of the world in one interesting way.

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Obama Must Be Honest About The Possibility Of American Ground Troops In His War Against ISIS

Doug Mataconis

President Obama is still insisting that his war against ISIS will not require American ground troops. He’s not being honest with the American people.

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Good News For GOP, Bad News For Obama In Latest CBS/New York Times Poll

Doug Mataconis

President Obama hits new job approval lows, while the GOP seems poised for success in November,

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Obamacare Fading As A 2014 Campaign Issue

Doug Mataconis

The Affordable Care Act is playing almost no role in the midterm elections.

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Israel’s ‘Secret’ Nukes

James Joyner

Everyone knows that Israel has had nuclear weapons for decades. Don’t tell anyone—it’s a secret.

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Reading is Apparently Good For You

James Joyner

Dedicated reading improves our brains and our health—unless it’s on a computer screen.

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Election 2014

We May Not Know Who Controls The Senate Until January

Doug Mataconis

A number of factors unique to 2014 make it likely that control of the Senate could be up in the air for months after Election Day.

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Kansas Supreme Court Appears Prepared To Allow Democrat Chad Taylor To Get Off Ballot

Doug Mataconis

Kansas’s highest court heard argument today in a legal dispute that could play a huge role in deciding who controls the Senate after November 4th.

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Joint Chiefs Chairman Doesn’t Rule Out U.S. Ground Troops In ISIS Fight

Doug Mataconis

So much for the President’s promise about ‘no ground troops.’

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Election 2014

Race For Senate Control Tightening

Doug Mataconis

Republicans still have an advantage, but Democrats seem to be holding their own in the battle for Senate control.

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Iran And The U.S. On The Same Side Against ISIS?

Doug Mataconis

Iran and the United States are on the same side in the fight against ISIS, whether they like it or not.

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OTB Caption Contest Winners

Rodney Dill

The Barbarians At The Gate Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

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Meet the Press - Season 67

Bernie Sanders May Run for President in 2016; Outcome Same Either Way

James Joyner

Self-described socialist Bernie Sanders is contemplating an independent run for the presidency.

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Former U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush laugh on stage during a Presidential Leadership Scholars program event at the Newseum in Washington

OTB Caption Contest

Rodney Dill

Time for the Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

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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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