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Todd Akin Won’t Shut Up About Rape

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Todd Akin continues to give Republicans headaches.

Majority Of Republicans Support Obama’s Impeachment

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A lot of Republicans dislike the President enough to think that he should be removed from office, but will that make impeachment more likely to happen?

Republicans Still Don’t Know How To Communicate With Female Voters

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It appears that the GOP still has a problem communicating with women.

Citizens United And Hobby Lobby Are About Individual Rights, Not ‘Corporate Rights’

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Much of the criticism of Hobby Lobby, and Citizens United before it, is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of what those decisions stand for.

Presidential Overreach Should Be More Than Just Another Partisan Fight, But That’s What It Will Be

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There are legitimate issues regarding Presidential overreach and separation of powers that President Obama’s actions while in office have raised. But none of that will be discussed in our hyperpartisan political culture.

Are Cell Phones Getting Worse?

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Modern devices are more fragile, frustrating, and resource intensive than those of a decade ago.

Americans Disapprove Of Obama’s Handling Of Iraq, And Of The Idea of Intervening In Iraq

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Americans disapprove of how the President is handling Iraq, but they don’t like what his critics are proposing either.

Ingraham’s Immigration Policy Prescriptions

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Discussions about immigration policy are, unfortunately, very much like Groundhog Day.

Do Conservatives Think The Poor ‘Have It Easy?’

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Coming across as uncaring doesn’t help advance your political arguments.

Has Soccer Finally Captured American Hearts?

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Only two 2013 college football games attracted more viewers that Tuesday’s World Cup match vs. Belgium.

Is The Law That Saved Hobby Lobby Unconstitutional?

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Is the Religious Freedom Restoration Act itself an unconstitutional Establishment of Religion barred by the First Amendment? There’s a compelling argument that it is.

Explaining ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

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There’s been far too much hysteria and hyperbole when it comes to ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws.

It’s Still Ad Hominem If They’re Neocons

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

A Quick Note on Voters (MS Primary Edition)

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

Americans Have Lost Confidence In President Obama On Foreign Policy

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The evidence is clear. When it comes to the ability to handle foreign crises, the President has lost the public’s confidence.

British Ban Teaching Creationism As Science, Should The U.S. Do The Same?

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It is now illegal to teach creationism as science in the United Kingdom in any school, public or private, that receives public funding.

Washington Redskins Trademark Canceled

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The US Government has deemed the nickname of the capital’s NFL club racially offensive.

Obama Is Not To Blame For The Deterioration Of Iraq, And The U.S. Can’t Fix It

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Iraq is falling apart for reasons that have nothing to do with President Obama or his policies.

Bill Gates: The Most Powerful Man in America?

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How the richest man in the world quickly changed the education curriculum in 45 states.

Where’s The Outrage Over The Outrage?

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When everything’s an outrage, is anything outrageous?

Why It Matters That Obama Didn’t Follow The Law In The Bergdahl Release Deal

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Good intentions and good results aside, the President’s disrespect for the Rule Of Law should concern everyone.

What Bowe Bergdahl Deserves

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Not every soldier is a hero. Not even every POW.

Did Obama Violate The Law With The Bergdahl Release? It Sure Seems Like It

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Good intentions aren’t an excuse for failure to follow the law.

It’s A Matter Of Trust

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It’s no wonder that our politics system is a mess when you realize that people don’t trust each other much anymore.

Hillary Clinton Takes Defiant Tone On Benghazi In New Book

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In her upcoming book, Hillary Clinton strikes a defiant tone against conservative’s continued interest in the Benghazi attack.

What ‘War On Religion?’

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The very idea of a “war on religion” in the United States is absurd.

Ideological Purism Is Making American Politics Stupid

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The latest chapter in an all too familiar story.

House Science Committee Has Investigated Aliens More Than It Has Investigated Climate Change

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Not much science from the Congressional Committees devoted to science.

Debtors Prisons Alive and Well

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People are still going to jail for being unable to pay their fines. And often billed for the priviledge.

Fort Hood vs Benghazi?

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James Oliphant asks, “Why Hasn’t the GOP Treated Fort Hood Like Benghazi?”

Shut Up, He Explained

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Shutting down rational debate one meme at a time.

Benghazi Committee A Prelude To Impeachment?

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Is the GOP headed down a road that leads to yet another doomed impeachment and trial?

Once Again, The Supreme Court Upholds Legislative Prayer

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The Supreme Court has again ruled that prayers that open legislative sessions are not unconstitutional.

What Will The GOP Do If It Wins The Senate?

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It might not be pretty.

The Government-Liberty Connection: Hobbes

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An ongoing set of considerations on the relationship between liberty and government.

Social Mobility and Race in Higher Education

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The Affirmative Action debate is too divisive and largely misses the point.

Should We Eliminate “Hate” Crimes?

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Does it really matter why Fraizer Glenn Miller murdered three people in Kansas?

When Did Posters From A Defeated Murderous Dictatorship Become Pop Art?

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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney’s choices in home decor raise an interesting question.

Donald Rumsfeld Has ‘Absolutely No Idea’ if His Tax Returns Are Accurate

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Our tax system is so complicated that whether we’re filing our returns correctly is a known unknown.

No Justice Stevens, We Don’t Need To “Fix” The Second Amendment

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The Second Amendment isn’t broken, and you don’t fix things that aren’t broken.

Republican Controlled States Making It Harder For Democrats To Vote

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A pattern continues.

Henry Kissinger’s Annoying Habit of Being Right

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Benjamin Wallace-Wells wonders with some irritation “Why Henry Kissinger Never Goes Away.”

Contraceptives And Hobby Lobby At The Supreme Court

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Hobby Lobby has a strong argument under RFRA but the precedent would be dangerous.

Fixing Income Equality is Easy (Unless You Actually Want to Fix It)

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It’s simple: We just have to define the problem and then solve it.

You Probably Aren’t Going To Read Anything Beyond This Headline

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Politics, media, and the attention span of the average American haven’t really changed as much as we think.

Mike Huckabee Will Not Be President

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Nora Caplan-Bricker contends that, “Mike Huckabee Could Be President—If Only He Wanted It.”

Millennials Lean Left, But Reject Political Parties

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Young voters reject political parties to a greater extent than other voters, but on policy issues they trend Democratic

Carterization of Obama

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Barack Obama is no Jimmy Carter.

If Benghazi Doesn’t Damage Hillary Clinton Politically, What Would?

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Is there anything that could stop the Clinton juggernaut?

The Ukraine Crisis in Three Maps

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Casting a bit of cartographic light on the crisis in Ukraine.

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