Maximal Angst Despite Minimal Cause

Quite often, political fights are about attitudes rather than issues and polices.

Ilya Shapiro’s Inartful Tweet

Outrage over the outrage is outrageous.

Former Right-Wing Media Star Turns Against Right-Wing Media

So, it turns out that Fox News wasn’t really all that fair or balanced.

Harrassment, Racism, and Reductio Creep

Even innocent interactions with women in public can amount to harassment. Where should we draw the line?

Who’s In Charge Of The FISA Court? John Roberts, And Apparently Just John Roberts

Chief Justice Roberts is the only person who gets to say who sits on the FISA Court.

Get Rid Of Televised Debates?

Should we stop televising political debates?

The Democratic Party Joins The GOP In Abandoning Civil Liberties

Based on its recently passed platform, the Democratic Party has given up any pretense of putting civil liberties ahead of “national security.”

The Supreme Court, Copyright Law, and Common Sense

Public interest groups want the Supreme Court to fix our stupid copyright laws.

Cato Koch Fight

People are seeing irony where it doesn’t exist.

Beatle Economics: Hard Day’s Night

The blogosphere spends more time dissecting the lyrics of a classic Beatles song than John Lennon did in writing them.

Feds Seek Broad Authority To Wiretap Internet Communications

If the Obama Administration gets it’s way, your secure Internet communications won’t really be all that secure.

Epistemic Closure And JournoList

JournoList may not have been a conspiracy, but it was an example of what you might call an the closing of the journalistic mind.

Quote of the Day – Prohibition Editon

In the fight between law and appetite, bet on appetite.

Soda Bans and Reductio Creep

San Francisco’s ban on sugary drinks is the latest example of nanny state reductio creep.

Yet More Dave Weigel

A roundup of some of the more intelligent commentary on the Big Picture issues in the brouhaha of the day.

Ressentiment Creep

Romney’s Mormon Hurdle

Comic Books and the War on Terror

For universal icons, albeit fictional ones, to suddenly become partisan props is a bit sad.

Income and Voting

Poor Euphemisms