Rick Perry: Radical Libertarian? Theocrat? No, Just Another Big Government Conservative

Rick Perry isn’t as radical as some on the left are saying, but that doesn’t mean he’s any good.

The Triumph Of Clarence Thomas

A new look at Clarence Thomas’s 20 years on the Supreme Court, from a critic, is surprisingly positive.

Do Conservatives Get a Pass?

How would a Democrat-equivalent of Rick Perry be received?

Affirmative Action For The Unattractive?

Do the less attractive deserve legal protection? One University Of Texas Profess thinks so.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: I Couldn’t Get Confirmed Today

Supreme Court nominees were confirmed quite easily within recent memory. What’s changed?

It Is News That Apple’s New CEO Is Gay?

Tim Cook is succeeding Steve Jobs as head of the world’s biggest technology company. Does it matter that he’s gay?

Obama Re-Election Keys

A political scientist whose formula has correctly picked every presidential winner since 1984 says Barack Obama will be re-elected.

Mitt Romney’s Vanilla Foreign Policy

Romney’s VFW speech was filled with tropes and bromides but nothing that should raise eyebrows.

Overpaid Bureaucrats

Government workers are among society’s favorite whipping boys. Why?

Obama’s Jobs Plan: Deja Vu All Over Again?

Details of the President’s jobs plan are starting to leak out, and they’re not looking impressive.

Rick Perry: The Candidate of Hope and Change?

Ricky Perry is running on “hope and change” (but what else is new?)

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No Cell Phones in The Classroom

No Cell Phones In Class!! Breaks it…

Romney’s Plan Of Attack On Perry

The Romney campaign may be finally starting to pay attention to Rick Perry.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Lawn Ornament Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Hurricane Irene And The Broken Window Fallacy

Repeating the “destruction creates wealth” fallacy every time there’s a natural disaster doesn’t make it any less of a fallacy.

Irene Lived Up to the Hype: Nate Silver

The very question is rather dubious.

When Is A Candidate’s Religious Faith A Political Issue?

Is it every appropriate to ask candidates about their religious faith? In some cases, yes it is.

Rick Perry: Social Security Is “A Monstrous Lie”

Rick Perry placed his cowboy boots firmly on the third rail of American politics.

Starbuck and Starbuck in a Starbucks

Dirk Benedict, who played Lt. Starbuck in the classic Battlestar Galactica, with Katee Sackhoff, who played Kara “Starbuck” Thrace in the modern Battlestar Galactica, in a Starbucks coffee shop.

Religious Extremism in America

What are the contours of “mainstream” religious thought in today’s America?

Was Irene Overhyped?

Now that the storm has passed, the media is being accused of over-hyping Hurricane Irene.

OTB Caption Contest

Time for the Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

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