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The New Republican Orthodoxy On Israel

Doug Mataconis · 41 Comments
US Israeli Flags

More than ever before, even mild criticism of Israel seems to be verboten among Republicans.

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Joe Biden Still Wants You To Think He’s Running For President

Doug Mataconis · 10 Comments

Hillary Clinton continues to look more inevitable by the day, but Joe Biden doesn’t want to go away just yet.

Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush Says He Doesn’t Read New York Times

James Joyner · 105 Comments

The Republican frontrunner claims he doesn’t read America’s most important newspaper.

Quick Takes

Senator Harry Reid speak to reporters in the Capitol in Washington

Harry Reid Retiring From Senate

Doug Mataconis · 29 Comments

After nearly 20 years in office, Harry Reid announced early today that he would not seek reelection in 2016.

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Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion, Other Offenses As White House Narrative Collapses

Doug Mataconis · 136 Comments

Bowe Bergdahl will face charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, and the White House’s narrative about this release lies in tatters.

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Lee Kuan Yew’s Legacy

Guest Post · 11 Comments

Modern Singapore’s founder passed away at age 91 earlier this week.

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Ted Cruz And The Question Of When A Candidate Is “Qualified” To Be President

Doug Mataconis

Do we really want to put another first-term Senator with no executive experience in the Oval Office? Because beyond the mere legal requirements, it does not appear that Ted Cruz is qualified to be President.

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Indiana To Give Religious Business Owners The Right To Discriminate Against Gays

Doug Mataconis

Indiana is about to become the latest state to grants special rights to religious business owners.

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U.S. Israeli Flags

Israel Spied On Geneva Iran Talks, Shared Information With Congress

Doug Mataconis

Yet another probable rift between the U.S. and Israel over Iran.

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Yes, Ted Cruz Is A “Natural Born Citizen”

Doug Mataconis

Just in case there’s any question, yes, Ted Cruz is Constitutionally eligible to serve as President.

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Supreme Court Declines Challenge To Wisconsin’s Voter ID Law

Doug Mataconis

Another setback for those opposed to Voter ID laws.

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OTB Caption Contest

Rodney Dill

Time the Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

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Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz To Announce He’s Running For President

Doug Mataconis

Ted Cruz kicks off with the first of what is likely to be a string of candidates getting into the 2016 race in the coming month.

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a news conference at the United Nations in New York

OTB Caption Contest Winners

Rodney Dill

The Heir Transparent Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

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Rand Paul

Rand Paul Tries To Explain Why He Signed The Cotton Letter To Iran, And Fails

Doug Mataconis

Rand Paul now says he signed the Cotton Letter to strengthen the Administration’s bargaining position.

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TO GO WITH AFP STORY: US-vote-balloting

President Obama Supports Mandatory Voting, And He’s Wrong To Do So

Doug Mataconis

President Obama thinks that it would be a good idea if everyone were forced to vote. He’s wrong, and his idea is most likely unconstitutional.

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Dr. Ben Carson Speaks At Launch Of New Media Online Network In Scottsdale, Arizona

Ben Carson Flunks Foreign Policy, History

Doug Mataconis

Ben Carson doesn’t seem to know much about foreign policy or history. And he doesn’t belong on anyone’s list of serious Presidential candidates.

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Former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton inducted into the Irish America Hall of Fame

Despite The Email Story, Hillary Clinton Remains At The Top For 2016

Doug Mataconis

Two weeks after the email story broke, there’s no sign that Hillary Clinton is losing ground in the 2016 race.

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Benjamin Netanyahu Appears To Secure Victory In Israeli Elections

Doug Mataconis

After appearing to be behind in pre-election polling, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seems to have secured a victory in Israel’s elections.

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Oregon Adopts Automatic Voter Registration

Doug Mataconis

Oregon has become the first state in the nation to adopt universal automatic voter registration.

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Yes, Veterans Should Pay Taxes. And We Do!

James Joyner

Alec MacGillis argues for Slate that “Veterans Should Pay Taxes Like Everyone Else.” I agree!

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Should We Boycott Moron Clothing Designers?

James Joyner

Elton John is leading a boycott against Dolce & Gabbana.

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a news conference at the United Nations in New York

OTB Caption Contest

Rodney Dill

Time the Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

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Conservatives Gather For Annual CPAC Convention

OTB Caption Contest Winners

Rodney Dill

The GOPzilla Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

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Big Brother Meets Mickey Mouse

James Joyner

Ubiquitous tracking isn’t all bad.

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Hot Air Remains, Balloon No Longer Aloft

James Joyner

A brutal assessment of Chris Christie’s presidential chances.

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Tom Cotton and Mutiny

James Joyner

The president is the commander-in-chief of the US armed forces. He’s not commander-in-chief of the United States.

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Hillary Clinton Running Away with the Race

James Joyner

The 2008 runner-up has scared off all serious challengers for 2016. Why?

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