Bipartisan Senate Gun Control Talking Points

Calling it a “deal” is vastly over-selling it.

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Being Unvaccinated is Like Smoking

A new way to think about the problem.

Coffee is (Mostly) Healthy Again

The indicators are pointing in the direction of caffeine being good for most people.

Stephen Breyer’s Retirement Timing

Should he be worried about the appearance of partisan gaming?

Traffic Stops and Drawn Guns

We need to rethink traffic stops.

A Return to the (Lack of) Evidence of Significant Fraud

A CPAC speaker and the return of the problem of the Heritage electoral fraud database.

The Reality of Electoral Fraud

Wherein I detail evidence of fraud and take the Heritage Foundation’s database of fraud to task.

Barr Weighs in

Barr finds no fraud.

Should Noncompliance be a Capital Offense?

This really is the heart of the issue.

Trump Clears American Soldiers Involved In War Crimes

Against the advice of his top military advisers, President Trump has cleared three American soldiers of war crimes, sending a horrible signal to the world and to the troops in the field.

The Trump Administration’s Misguided War On Vaping

The Trump Administration is considering banning flavored electronic cigarettes. This would be a a bad idea.

NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo Finally Fired In Choking Death Of Eric Garner

More than five years after the fact, the NYPD officer who applied an illegal chokehold that resulted in the death of Eric Garner has finally been fired.

Trump Reportedly Will Pardon American Servicemen Convicted Of War Crimes

President Trump is reportedly planning to pardon several American servicemen convicted of war crimes, an action that would be an insult to everyone who has ever worn an American uniform.

Michelle Obama Hasn’t Forgiven Trump For Spreading Racist Birther Lies

Michelle Obama can’t forgive Donald Trump for his role in spreading the racist birther conspiracy. I can’t say I blame her.

Tough Talk on Drugs is Empty Talk

President Trump is not being bold on drugs. Instead, he is just recycling old, failed idea.

Donald Trump Insinuates President Obama Identifies With Terrorists

Donald Trump has insinuated that President Obama is not fighting the War On Terror aggressively because he somehow identifies with terrorists.

New Canadian Government Likely To Legalize Marijuana

Canada’s Liberal Party ran on a platform that includes nationwide marijuana legalization. With the election won, it seems only a matter of time before Canadians will be able to light up legally.

It’s Now Illegal For Some Adults In Hawaii To Buy Tobacco

If you’re under 21 in Hawaii, you’re still technically an adult but you can’t buy tobacco.

Yes, Dylann Roof Is A Terrorist

A word that has come in recent years to be used to refer chiefly to Muslim fanatics obviously applies to a man who murdered nine people because they’re black.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Who’s Your al-Baghdadi? Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Violence, Law, and the State

Thinking about that the state, law, violence, and the Garner incident (and contributing to the tl;dr phenomenon).

The Eric Garner Case Is About Excessive Force And Unequal Justice, Not Cigarette Taxes

While conservatives have been generally as appalled as others with the news out of Staten Island, some of them are looking in the wrong place for blame.

Staten Island Grand Jury Refuses To Indict NYPD Officer In Chokehold Death

A New York City Grand Jury refuses to indict a cop who appears from all available evidence to choked a guy to death for no good reason.

Legendary Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee Dies At 93

The passing of a true legend in American journalism.

CVS To Stop Selling Tobacco Products

CVS makes a business decision that is earning it kudos for the most part.

By Wide Margin, Americans Oppose The Nanny State

When it comes to thinks like Mike Bloomberg’s large-sized soda ban, most Americans prefer to just say no.

New York City To Ban Tobacco Sales To Anyone Under 21

Under 21 in New York City? No more smokes for you!

Bloomberg: Take The Stairs

Michael Bloomberg wants New Yorkers to take the stairs. The bastard.

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.

Cigarette Ads Returning To Television

Thanks to those new electronic cigarettes, ads for cigarettes are back on television for the first time since the Nixon Administration.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Kaboob House Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

American Politics And The Denial Of Reality

It’s no wonder partisans can’t agree with each other when they can’t even agree what the facts are.

Mitt Romney Vows To Continue The Same Failed War On Drugs Obama Is Fighting

When it comes to issues like medical marijuana, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are reading from the same playbook.

Did Roberts Contradict Himself On The Tax Issue?

Is there a logical flaw in the way Chief Justice Roberts addressed the tax issue in his opinion? Not really.

Illinois To Solve Medicaid Deficit By Hoping People Smoke More

Illinois wants to solve its Medicaid problem by hoping its citizens smoke more cigarettes.

Federal Judge Blocks Cigarette Warning Labels

A Federal Judge has blocked a new FDA rule that would have placed these labels on cigarette packaging.

Americans Support Public Smoking Ban

A majority of Americans want to ban smoking in public; a fifth want to ban it even in private.

Putting Calorie Counts On Restaurant Menus Doesn’t Accomplish Anything

Not surprisingly, people still order that big juicy cheeseburger even after being told it contains over 1,000 calories.

Sarah Palin Trademarks Her Name

As of June 17, Sarah Palin is a registered US trademark, serial number 85-170,226.