Calorie Counts On Menus Don’t Seem To Influence Food Choices

Another government mandate that doesn’t address a real problem.

Blaming Dallas For Kennedy’s Assassination

Don’t blame Dallas, or 60s era Texas conservatism, for what happened in Dallas 50 years ago,

The Roberts Court Hasn’t Been As “Activist” As Its Critics Contend

The argument that the Roberts Court has been overly “activist” does not hold up to examination.

Want To Understand The GOP Hardliners? Talk To Their Constituents

To borrow a phrase from Stephen Colbert, if you want to understand how Congress works, you better know a District.

Sam Nunn’s Daughter Running for His Old Seat

Michelle Nunn is running for her dad’s old Senate seat.

Stevie Wonder Boycotting ‘Stand Your Ground’ States

If Stevie Wonder were still touring, he wouldn’t be making stops in states with “Stand Your Ground” laws.

Transgender 1st Grader Can Use Girls’ Bathroom

A Colorado 6-year-old with a penis has successfully sued for the right to use the girls’ restroom.

Will NSA Data Mining Matter To Voters?

Will voters care about the revelations about NSA data mining? Signs point to no.

Al Neuharth, Founder of USA Today, Dies At 89

The man who changed the way Americans viewed newspapers, just before newspapers themselves began getting pushed aside by technology, has died at the age of 89.

A Word About Jumping To Conclusions, Boston Edition

There’s a lot we still don’t know about what happened in Boston, so maybe it’s time to stop speculating.

News Industry In Crisis But News Reporting Better Than Ever

Matt Yglesias has a smart push-back against the lamentations of the decline of journalism.

Rise of the Megacommuter

About 8.1 percent of U.S. workers have commutes of 60 minutes or longer and nearly 600,000 have “megacommutes” of at least 90 minutes and 50 miles.

Child Cured of HIV

A baby born with AIDS eighteen months ago has reportedly been cured.

Obama Unloads Immigration Detention Centers Ahead of Sequester

Hundreds of illegal immigrants have been released from detention ahead of possible budget cuts.

Traffic Costs Americans $121 Billion Annually

Americans waste $121 billion a year because of traffic congestion.

Do We Need Affirmative Action for Boys?

Christina Hoff Summers argues that America needs to fix the way we educate boys.

Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss To Retire

Two-term Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss will not seek re-election in 2014.

Social Class and Higher Education

A rich child is 45 percent more likely to earn a four-year college degree than a poor one.

Freedom Of Speech Under Attack

Increasingly, the right of people to speak is being sacrificed in the name of “tolerance” and “security.”

Family Research Center Shooter Charged, Tony Perkins Blames FRC Critics

Entirely unsurprisingly, the shooting at the Family Research Center’s office in Washington, D.C. is already being politicized.

Not Surprisingly, Olympics Mostly A Bust For London Retailers

Once again, we learn that hosting the Olympics doesn’t carry nearly the economic benefit the IOC wants host cities to believe it does.

Chick-fil-A Public Relations VP Dies

Donald Perry, the head of public relations for Chick-fil-A, has died of a heart attack in the midst of the national controversy surrounding the chain’s stance of gay marriage.

Chick-Fil-A Comes Under Fire For Stance On Same-Sex Marriage

Restaurant chain Chick-fil-A is facing criticism after its President’s comments on same-sex marriage.

Report: Roberts Switched Positions On The Individual Mandate In May.

A new report will likely add fuel to the fire of conservative outrage over Chief Justice Roberts’ decision to uphold the PPACA.

Braves, Barves, And Intellectual Property Law

An object lesson in the problems with our intellectual property laws

Trayvon Martin, Matthew Owens, And The Politicization Of Criminal Justice

The Rule Of Law is incompatible with political rabble rousing

Newt Gingrich’s ‘Think Tank’ Bankrupt

Newt Gingrich is morally and intellectually bankrupt, so perhaps it’s no surprise that his health care think tank is now fiscally bankrupt.

George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin, And Rushing To Judgment

It’s time to let the legal system do its job.

Republicans v. Obama On Iran: Fewer Differences Than You’d Think

The differences between the parties when it comes to Iran are far less substantial than the candidate’s rhetoric would suggest.