Posts by Doug Mataconis

Doug Mataconis
About Doug Mataconis
Doug holds a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010. Before joining OTB, he wrote at Below The BeltwayThe Liberty Papers, and United Liberty Follow Doug on Twitter | Facebook

Sharron Angle: Conservative ? Or, Theocrat ?

Sharron Angle’s views about the role of religion in politics are disturbingly similar to those of people who believe that the Bible itself should be the law of the land.

Wikileaks v. The Pentagon

There’s a war of words developing between the Pentagon and the information-sharing website Wikileaks.

Another Anemic Employment Report Confirms: No Recovery Summer

Another bad jobs report demonstrates that the “recovery” is an illusion for many people.

Tariq Aziz Speaks, Says U.S. Troops Should Stay In Iraq

Saddam Hussein’s closest adviser in the 1990s, Tariq Aziz, is talking to reporters, and he wants American troops to stay in Iraq.

White House Dismisses Missouri Vote On Health Insurance Mandate

The Obama Administration is dismissing the results of a referendum in Missouri that purports to strike down health insurance mandates.

The Politics Of The California Gay Marriage Decision

What impact will Judge Walker’s decision on Proposition 8 have on politics in 2010 and beyond ?

Federal Judge Declares California’s Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker today declared California’s Proposition 8 to be unconstitutional, thus opening the latest front in the gay marriage wars.

Why Sharron Angle Still Has A Chance

Despite her mis-steps, Sharron Angle still has a shot at beating Harry Reid in November

Missouri Voters Pass Referendum Barring Health Insurance Mandates

Missouri voters became the latest to express displeasure with the new health care reform law yesterday.

Obama’s War Policy Continues To Lose Support

The American military is on a mission in Afghanistan that the public is increasingly starting to question.

Northern Virginia Tragedy Becomes Part Of National Immigration Debate

A fatal car crash on a country road in Northern Virginia has become part of the national debate on over illegal immigration.

The Re-Invention Of Rand Paul

As the campaign in Kentucky heats up for the final sprint to November, Rand Paul seems to have succeeded in moving beyond many of the mis-steps that plagued him three months ago.

Federal Judge Denies Motion To Dismiss Virginia’s ObamaCare Lawsuit

A Federal District Court Judge has allowed a lawsuit against the Obama Administration’s health care reform law filed by the Commonwealth of Virginia to proceed.

David Stockman’s Scathing Indictment Of GOP Fiscal Policy

Twenty-five years after retiring as President Reagan’s Budget Director, David Stockman is back with a scathing indictment of Republican fiscal policies over the past four decades.

Is The Right Losing Its Mind ?

American Conservatism has changed significantly since the days of William F. Buckley Jr. One former National Review editor says that it’s changed for the worse.

Chevy Volt: Game Changer Or Electric Edsel ?

General Motors, and Barack Obama, are betting the future on a car that may be nothing more than an electric lemon.

Obama To Congressional Dems: You May Not Want Me In Your District

Democrats have not figured out how to use President Obama during the upcoming Mid-Term campaign, if at all.

House Fails To Repeal New 1099 Reporting Requirements

Everyone seems to agree that the new 1099 reporting requirements contained in the health care reform bill are a bad idea, but nobody wants to take the time to repeal them.

In Defense Of The Electoral College

The Electoral College is the worst way to elect a President, except for all the others.

Congressmen, or Six Year Olds ?

The United States Congress is starting to resemble a grade-school playground.

So Much For “Recovery Summer”

The latest GDP numbers are nothing but bad news for Democrats.

ADL Condemns “Ground Zero” Mosque Bigotry, Sides With The Bigots

The Anti-Defamation League has taken an unfortunate stand on a issue involving religious tolerance and bigotry.

Why Charlie Rangel Will Likely Survive

Despite facing a thirteen-count ethics complaint, Charlie Rangel probably isn’t going anywhere.