Why Does Europe Want To Keep Greece?

It’s easy to see what Greece thinks it still needs Europe, it’s more of puzzle why Europe thinks it needs to hang on to Greece.

The Stories we Tell Ourselves (Battle Flag Edition)

An important tenet of the internet is “don’t read the comments.” Well, I have violated that rule of late–which means more musings on the symbols of the CSA.

Americans Are Becoming More Liberal On Social Issues

A new poll shows that Americans have moved to the left on a wide variety of social issues.

How Will ‘Mad Men’ End?

The final episode airs tonight. How will Matt Weiner will wrap it up?

Yes, Veterans Should Pay Taxes. And We Do!

Alec MacGillis argues for Slate that “Veterans Should Pay Taxes Like Everyone Else.” I agree!

Edward Brooke, First African-American Elected To Senate, Dies At 95

The first popularly elected African-American Senator, and the first African-American Senator to serve since the end of Reconstruction ended, has passed away.

Marion Barry, Four-Term Mayor Of Washington, D.C., Dies At 78

For better or worse, Marion Barry was a fixture in D.C. politics for much of the 40 year period of home rule that began in 1975.

American Cardinal Critical Of Pope Francis Demoted

Vatican politics is older than American politics, and can be just as entertaining.

NFL Punishing Victim in Ray Rice Case

The firing actually hurts Janay Rice much more than it does Ray.

Seventh Circuit Strikes Down Indiana And Wisconsin Bans On Same-Sex Marriage

Another Federal appellate Court has struck down state law bans on same-sex marriage, but the only thing that matters now is the Supreme Court.

Same-Sex Marriage Suffers A Legal Setback In Tennessee

A trial court judge in Tennessee is the first jurist since the Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. v. Windsor to uphold a ban on same-sex marriage

Hobby Lobby Could Be Creating New Gender Gap Problems For Republicans

The Hobby Lobby decision could end up motivating women voters to turn out to vote against Republicans in the fall.

Federal Judge Strikes Down D.C. Law Barring Carrying Handguns In Public

In a logical extension of the Supreme Court’s decision in D.C. v. Heller, a Federal Judge has struck down D.C.’s law barring people from carrying handguns in public.

The Government-Liberty Connection: Looking to the Founding Documents

The “Founders” founded a government and the “Framers” were framing the basic structure thereof. This should be obvious.

Social Mobility and Race in Higher Education

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

Revelations About NSA Surveillance Souring U.S. Relationships With Other Nations

The latest revelations about National Security Agency surveillance outside the United States have caused quite an uproar overseas.

Time For A GOP/Tea Party Divorce? No, Time To Re-Open The ‘Big Tent’

Much like the Tea Party, David Frum wants to make the GOP tent smaller.

Air Force Now Accepting Single Parents, Pregnant Women

The Air Force will now allow pregnant women and single parents to join.

Transgender Soldiers Next Barrier

Last month, a retired Navy SEAL came out as transgender. Those still in uniform, however, must serve in silence.

NSA Metadata About To Become Evidence In Civil And Criminal Trials?

NSA Metadata coming to a courtroom near you?

George Jones, Country Music Legend, Dead at 81

Legendary country music singer George Jones has died, aged 81.

Divorce And Politics

The American people no longer seem to care if their political leaders are divorced.

Marriage Has Changed; It’s Not Because of the Gays

Ross Douthat bemoans the evolution of American cultural norms over the past fifteen years.

DOMA Under Fire At The Supreme Court

The Defense Of Marriage Act didn’t fare very well during today’s Supreme Court oral arguments.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The May The spouse Be With You Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Can We Really Get Government Out Of Marriage?

Is the answer to the same-sex marriage debate as simple as getting the government out of the marriage business, or is it more complicated?

Law School Applications Nearing 30 Year Low

Applications to America’s Law Schools are down, because the nature of the legal profession is changing.

Couples Who Share Housework More Likely to Divorce, Silly Study Finds

Yet another case of breathless media reporting on academic research findings.

One Year Later, Study Finds No Harm To Military From DADT Repeal

Not surprisingly, a new study finds that repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell has not caused any harm to the military.

Britain’s Golden Age Is Now?

Doug Saunders makes the counterintuitive claim that things are better for Britons than ever.

Microsoft Divorces MSNBC

Microsoft sold its cable stake in MSNBC years ago; now, it’s ending ties with the MSNBC.com website, too.

Belief in God Low Among Young Americans

A third of Americans under the age of 30 doubt the existence of God, compared to 14 percent 25 years ago.

There Is No Such Thing As “Traditional Marriage”

Marriage has always been an evolving institution.

The Perils Of A Cashless Society

There are advantages to cash that electronic transactions cannot replicate.

The Christian Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name

Andrew Sullivan wants the Catholic Church to give up its hatred of homosexuals. There’s another alternative.

Rick Santorum Gets It Wrong On The Role Of Religion In Politics

Rick Santorum would do well to listen to the words of the last Catholic to be President of the United States.