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Political Experts Who Don’t Understand Politics


49 “experts in governance and democracy” to call for nonsensical reforms to the presidential debates.

Bruce Jenner and Dog The Bounty Hunter Come Out


Bruce Jenner has come out to Diane Sawyer admitting what most had already suspected: that he’s Republican and a Christian. Meanwhile, Dog the Bounty Hunter has endorsed Hillary Clinton for the presidency. The collective minds at the Daily Caller and Fox News are officially blown.

Clintons Most Successful, Most Controversial ‘Power Couple’


A series of mini-scandals point to the conflicts of interest around the Clintons.

Fixing the NBA Draft


“Tanking” to improve draft position has plagued the NBA for years. The solution is obvious.

David Petraeus Given Slap on Wrist for Espionage Act Violation


The former CIA Director received no jail time and a nuisance-level fine in exchange for a guilty plea to espionage charges.

Hillary Clinton ‘Unrunning’ For President


The press corps is already bored.

The Complexity of Genocide


The Holocaust was a very atypical case of genocide.

Chris Christie’s Costly Indecisiveness


WaPo’s “Top Christie ally defects to Bush” buries the lede.

Norway Phasing Out FM Radio By 2017


Norway is moving to all-digital radio.

Hillary Clinton, Sexism, and Hot Air


Jazz Shaw has some perfectly reasonable things to say in response to my posting “Hillary Clinton, Sexism, and Male Privilege.” The Hot Air commentariat . . . not so much.

Sexism and Hillary Clinton: Maureen Dowd Edition


Speaking of sexism and Hillary Clinton, I give you Maureen Dowd: THE most famous woman on the planet has a confounding problem. She can’t figure out how to campaign as a woman. In 2008, Hillary Clinton took advice from two men — Bill Clinton and Mark Penn — and campaigned like a man. Worried about […]

Hillary Clinton, Sexism, and Male Privilege

Clinton, Gates, And Mullen Testify Before Senate Foreign Relations Cmte

The “racism” debate brought about by Barack Obama in 2000 is getting a spin-off.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

Barack Obama, Raul Castro

The I Can’t GITMO Satisfaction Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Is 2016 a 50-50 Proposition?


Pundits and political scientists agree that, if the 2016 presidential election were today, we’d have a much better idea who would win.

Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Tip at Chipotle! Stop the Presses!


The scandal that will make everyone forget about Benghazi.

Australia To Deny Some Benefits To Parents Who Refuse To Vaccinate Their Kids


Australia has an interesting new idea about how to encourage parents to vaccinate their children.

Almost Nobody Complains About ‘Saturday Night Live’ Profanity


I’m not sure this is a concern that rises to the level of an article at The Atlantic.

No, the Army Isn’t Refusing to Treat Combat Wounds as Combat Wounds


Fox News’ Catherine Herridge is creating a scandal where none exists.

Fort Hood Victims Awarded Purple Heart


Nidal Hasan’s victims were finally awarded the Purple Heart yesterday. CSM (“Fort Hood shooting: why it took five years to award victims Purple Hearts“): More than five years after psychologist Nidal Hasan, then a US Army major, went on a shooting spree killing 13 people and wounding 30 others, the military victims of his rampage […]

Should Convicted Murderers Get Free Sex Changes?

March 28, 2014: Photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Michelle-Lael Norsworthy. (AP Photo/California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.)

A federal judge has ordered the people of California to foot the $100,000 bill for sexual reassignment surgery for someone serving a life sentence for murder.

Job Growth ‘Setback’


The US economy added 126,000 jobs, much less than the guess of 244,000.

The Bright Side of RFRA


We’re down to debating whether bigots should have to sell cakes to gay people.

Guy Nobody Has Heard of Replacing Jon Stewart as Daily Show Host


Trevor Noah will be the next host of The Daily Show. Who’s Trevor Noah? Exactly.

Down Syndrome Teen Stripped of Varsity Letter Jacket


A sad, complicated story.

George W. Bush Gets CIA Award

George W Bush

President George W. Bush had a running battle with the CIA throughout his eight years in office. Now, they’ve given him an award.

Obama To Slow Withdrawal Of American Forces From Afghanistan

Afghanistan Troops

America’s longest war continues.

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


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

President Obama May Buy Magnum PI Home (No Word on Ferrari)


Someone has bought the estate where “Magnum P.I.” Based on no apparent evidence, POLITICO speculates that it’s going to be the Obama retirement home. When he’s done being president, could Barack Obama grow a mustache, don a Hawaiian shirt, and start driving a red Ferrari? Obama loves Hawaii – the land of his childhood, the […]

Irish Activist Commits Return Fraud, Gloats About it in Media


A Facebook friend posted this Irish Central story (“Irish American buys all of Walmart’s offensive t-shirts, will return them March 18“) on her wall: Kevin Westley has an inventive solution to the annual issue of offensive Irish merchandise leading up to St. Patrick’s Day. Go to your local big box stores, buy all the t-shirts […]

Your Second Third Drink


You should stop at three drinks. But you can stop there more than once.

Yes, Veterans Should Pay Taxes. And We Do!


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

Should We Boycott Moron Clothing Designers?


Elton John is leading a boycott against Dolce & Gabbana.

Dakota Meyer Engaged to Bristol Palin


A headline I did not expect to see, courtesy the Army Times: “Dakota Meyer engaged to Bristol Palin.”

Big Brother Meets Mickey Mouse


Ubiquitous tracking isn’t all bad.

Hot Air Remains, Balloon No Longer Aloft


A brutal assessment of Chris Christie’s presidential chances.

1965 in Photos


The Atlantic’s Alan Taylor has 50 photos from 50 years ago.

Pi Day 3.14.15


Cornell math prof Steven Strogatz is very excited about Pi day.

Tom Cotton and Mutiny

House Foreign Affairs Committee

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

Francis to Follow Benedict, Predicts Short Papacy


Pope Francis says he expects to serve only a short period and plans to follow his predecessor’s example of retiring rather than waiting to die in office.

Hillary Clinton Running Away with the Race


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

Scott Walker ‘Gutting’ Organized Labor?

Scott Walker

Wisconsin has become the 25th “right to work” state.

Why Clintons Beat The Press

Hillary Clinton Smiles New Hampshire Win

What reporters see as stonewalling may be shrewd clock management.

Man Sues After Burning Face Praying Over Applebee’s Fajitas, Loses


The most ‘America’ story ever.

ISIL Destroys Nimrud


The gang calling itself the Islamic State has destroyed another historical site.

Barely Trained Teachers Just As Good as Education Majors


Teach For America novices compare favorably to veteran teachers.

Rand Paul Wins Meaningless CPAC Straw Poll: A Family Tradition

Rand Paul

Rand Paul is carrying on a family tradition, winning the CPAC straw poll won many times by his father Ron.

Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek’s Spock, Dead at 83

leonard-nimoy-star trek

Leonard Nimoy, the actor who became a household name as Mr. Spock with the “Star Trek” television series and movies, has died at 83.

Will Clinton Foundation Be A Liability For Hillary Clinton?

Texas From Hillary

Do the nonprofit’s foreign donors create a conflict of interest?

The Internet is Getting Faster



ISIS is What it Says it Is


The Atlantic has a fascinating cover story by Graeme Wood titled “What ISIS Really Wants.”

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