Supreme Court Rules Some Employees Can Opt Out Of Public Employee Unions

The Supreme Court has limited the ability of public employee unions to force people to join their ranks.

ISIS Declares Caliphate, Renames Itself ‘Islamic State’

Is ISIS’s reach about to exceed its grasp?

Supreme Court: Some Employers Can Refuse To Cover Contraceptives For Religious Reasons

Hobby Lobby wins, but it’s unclear just how far this opinion will go.

Mitch McConnell: GOP Will Act To Limit Abortion If We Win The Senate

Mitch McConnell is making promises to pro-life groups that the GOP probably won’t keep, but it’s still a politically risky move.

Federal Court Strikes Down D.C. Law Requiring Tour Guides To Be Licensed

A Federal Appeals Court has struck down a D.C. law requiring tour guides to get a license and pass a test.

SOCOM Chief’s Rise Not Swift At All

And odd report from Washington Post and Stars and Stripes.

Abu Khattala Will Be Tried In A Criminal Court, As He Should Be

The justice system works, there’s no need to scrap it.

President Obama’s Plan To Arm “Moderate” Syrian Rebels Is A Bad Idea

For some reason, President Obama wants to arm so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels.

Previewing Tomorrow’s Hobby Lobby Decision

The Supreme Court has saved the biggest case of the term for its last day.

Wisconsin GOPer Facing Voter Fraud Charges Claims Amnesia

Well this is a unique defense.

Sarajevo, The Media, And ‘Breaking News’ Coverage, 100 Years Later

The news media of 1914 didn’t see World War One coming, but it’s not clear that we’re any better.

ISIS Threatening To Open A New Front In Lebanon

Is ISIS about to make the situation in the Levant even worse?

Mississippi GOP Senate Primary Gets Even More Bizarre

Mississippi goes from bizarre to, well, even more bizarre.

Special Prosecutor: Scott Walker Not A Target Of Investigation

It turns out there was much less to that Scott Walker document dump than the press coverage claimed.

News Media Mostly Ignoring Iraq War Critics

When it comes to Iraq, the media only seems to be giving Americans one side of the story.

Democrats Have A 2014 Voter Enthusiasm Problem

If current trends holds, Democratic candidates are going to have a problem turning out voters in November.

Sarajevo and Europe, 100 Years Later

A century later, the shots fired in Sarajevo 100 years ago still echo.

Unanimous SCOTUS Decisions Do Not Mean The Losing Side’s Arguments Were ‘Extreme’

We’ve seen a notable number of 9-0 Supreme Court decisions this term, but that doesn’t mean that the side that lost was making an extreme or meritless argument.

GOP Losing Cuban-American Vote Too

A new poll suggests that Republicans could be losing a constituency that is very key for them in the nation’s third most populous state.

Viewing the Sinclair Sexual Assault Case Dispassionately

My latest for The Hill, co-authored with Butch Bracknell: “Explaining the Sinclair demotion.”

It’s Still Ad Hominem If They’re Neocons

My latest for The National Interest, “Neoconservatives, the Iraq Debate and Ad Hominem Attacks,” has posted.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones

Another solid victory for the First Amendment from the Roberts Court.

Republicans In Congress Move To Block Marijuana Decriminalization In D.C.

House Republicans go to war against marijuana in the District of Columbia

Former Senator Howard Baker Dies At 88

One of Washington’s giants has passed away.

Supreme Court Restricts President’s Recess Appointment Power

The Supreme Court rules that Recess Appointments can only be made when there’s actually a Congressional recess.

New York’s Highest Court Kills Mike Bloomberg’s Soda Ban

Mike Bloomberg’s absurd soda ban is, thankfully, dead.

A Quick Note on Voters (MS Primary Edition)

Parties do not own voters, and the job of campaigns is to attract voters.

The Tea Party Needs To Stop Whining About Losing In Mississippi

Chris McDaniel and his Tea Party supporters are being very sore losers.

EPA Employees Pooping in Hallway

Apparently, the EPA needs to start environmental cleanup a little closer to home.

Congress Silent on Federal Pay Raise, Thus Allowing One

We federal civil servants are apparently in for a backdoor pay raise.

10th Circuit Court Of Appeals Strikes Down Utah’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban

A big step forward for the challenge to state-based bans on same-sex marriage.

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