A Classically Conservative Argument on Same-Sex Marriage

Maggie Gallagher’s anti-gay marriage argument is an example of pure conservative thinking.

Drudge Report Becomes Gingrich Report

The entire above-the-fold of Drudge Report is devoted to anti-Gingrich stories, which continue on scrolling.

Explaining The GOP Attraction To Gingrich

Gingrich is rising in the polls for reasons that help him in the primary race, but may hurt in a General Election.

The Triumph Of Clarence Thomas

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

Obama’s Golf Clubs

Michelle needs to stop buying shoes–but Barack’s keeping his golf clubs.

Pennsylvania Family Court Orders Father To Delete Blog Critical Of Ex-Wife

Does a family court have the authority to tell a parent to delete a blog critical of his ex-wife?

With President Obama’s Backing, Senate Takes Up Repeal Of DOMA

It won’t go anywhere this year, but after 15 years someone is finally trying to repeal a bad law.

Andrew Cuomo 2016?

The passage of a new same-sex marriage law has Democrats talking about Andrew Cuomo.

The Odd American Obsession With Political Sex Scandals

The Anthony Weiner reveals once again the odd American obsession with the intersection of sex and politics.

Should We Care About Anthony Weiner’s Wiener?

So, Anthony Weiner is a lying dick. Does it matter?

Mitch Daniels Won’t Run in 2012

Mitch Daniels, the candidate of George Will and a host of mainstream Republicans hoping for something better in 2012, has announced he will not be running for president in 2012.

Spouses and Running for the Presidency

Can one effectively run for the presidency if one’s spouse doesn’t want to be in the spotlight?

Libya Exit Strategy

Tom Ricks doesn’t understand why we need an exit strategy in Libya.

Rick Santorum Is Appalled By The First Amendment

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum is the latest Republican to reject the idea that America is a secular nation.

Newt Gingrich’s Women Problem

Newt Gingrich is very popular among young conservatives. But two ugly divorces will keep him from being a contender for the presidency.

On CPAC, Social Conservatives, And GOProud

On the eve of this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, another shot has been fired by those boycotting the meeting due to the presence of a gay conservative group.

Husband Charged For Reading Wife’s Emails

A Michigan man faces five years in prison for reading his wife’s email.

Shania Twain Marries Former Husband of Woman Ex-Husband Cheated With

Shania Twain has married Frederic Thiebaud, former husband of Marie-Anne Thiebaud, the woman Twain’s ex-husband Mutt Lange had an affair with.

Proposition 8 Has Its Day In Court In The 9th Circuit

California’s Proposition 8 faced another legal test in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday, and the day didn’t seem to go well for opponents of same-sex marriage.

John F. Kennedy, Sarah Palin, And Separation Of Church And State

In her new book, Sarah Palin puts forward a view of the role of religion in politics that is in direct contrast with America’s own traditions.

Body Scanners (and Groping?) Coming To A Train Station Near You?

If some security “experts” get their way, the security procedures we encounter at airports could start showing up elsewhere. Will Americans stand for it?

Where Are the Moderates?

Political pundits love centrism and moderate candidates. But political movements are built on desire for broad change.

If John Lennon Had Lived

A Vanity Fair piece imagines what John Lennon’s life would have been like had he survived an assassin’s bullet.

Texas Forces Gay Couple To Stay Married

A case out of Texas demonstrates quite aptly the absurdity of the current patchwork quilt approach to same-sex marriage in the United States.

Supreme Court Backup Plan?

Pat Leahy suggests allowing retired SCOTUS Justices fill in when a sitting member recuses himself. A great idea on paper, it won’t work in practice.

Not Divorced, But Not Really Married

Some number of people are staying married while living separate lives. This is, apparently, news.

Is Megan McArdle Always Wrong?

Megan McArdle cites an academic article someone disagrees with, proving she’s a dishonest hack.

Larry King Hanging Up The Suspenders

The most shocking news about Larry King’s retirement announcement was the realization that he was still on the air.

Caption Contest Winners

The Bad Robot Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.