Brian Schweitzer Hits Hillary Clinton Over Iraq War Vote

The beginnings of a populist challenge to Hillary Clinton in 2016?

Jerry Brown For President?

Fourth time’s the charm? Probably not.

Obama Ending 2013 On A Rough Note

For a year that seemed to start out so well, 2013 has been among the President’s worst of this five years he’s been in office.

Tea Party Hits New Low In New Poll

The Tea Party hit another new polling low, but that really shouldn’t be much of a surprise.

On Iran, Diplomacy Beats Containment, And Containment Is Smarter Than Military Action

There are many choices in dealing with Iran’s nuclear program there are many choices, but some are better than others.

Chris Christie Coasts To Victory, Next Stop 2016?

Chris Christie did as well as expected last night, but that’s just the beginning.

More Evidence Of The Political Risk To The GOP In A Shutdown

With just hours to go, the Republicans on Capitol Hill seem prepared to take a big political risk.

Media Coverage Of Ted Cruz v. Media Coverage Of Wendy Davis

Can differences in media coverage of two unrelated filibusters be explained solely by media bias?

Justice Ginsburg Has No Plans To Retire Anytime Soon

Once, against Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes it clear she isn’t going anywhere.

Obama’s Failed Middle East Strategy

Walter Russell Mead explains why a well intentioned, carefully crafted and consistently pursued grand strategy failed.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Anticipation Far Exceeded The Actual Event Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over. Look for the contest to return July 29th.

Ginsburg Resisting Retirement Pressure

Liberal leaders want Ruth Bader Ginsburg to retire so President Obama can appoint her successor. She wants to hang around another decade.

Millions Of Egyptians Protest Morsi Regime As Military Sets Deadline For Action

Yesterday saw some of the biggest protests ever to rock Egypt. Where does it go from here?

Nearly 1/5th Of Congress Getting Both Pension And Salary

Doesn’t pass the smell test.

Egyptian Military Ready To Step Back Into Politics?

The Egyptian military appears to be signalling that its patience for political chaos may be running short.

Americans Don’t Have Much Confidence In The News Media

Public trust in the news media, along with many other institutions, continues to fall. That’s troublesome for many reasons.

It’s About More Than Cell Phone Records, It’s About Liberty

The NSA’s data mining project is about more than just subpoenas for cell phone records.

The BOLO List And The Question Of Optics VS Effectiveness

The TIGTA audit reveals the BOLO “Tea Party” list was right 81% of the time. But does that change anything?

Supreme Court: Police Can Take DNA Samples Before Conviction

Another body blow to the Fourth Amendment from the Supreme Court.

That Term Most Definitely Does not Mean what you Think it Means

Filling normal vacancies on the bench is not “packing the court.”

The “Obama Scandals” Could Backfire On Republicans

The GOP’s latest investigatory crusade could end up backfiring on them.

Supreme Court Declines To Hear Pivotal 2nd Amendment Case

The Supreme Court has ducked an opportunity to expand the holdings in D.C. v. Heller

The 2016 Democratic Nomination Is Hillary’s If She Wants It

For the moment, Hillary Clinton looks unbeatable if she chooses to run in 2016

End Military Funeral Honors for Veterans?

Bill McClellan calls for ending military funeral honors for most veterans.

DOMA Under Fire At The Supreme Court

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

George Will Discovers Solitary Confinement

George Will declares solitary confinement tantamount to torture.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with a drug-sniffing German shepherd named Aldo, above, in ruling that police do not have to extensively document a dog’s expertise to justify relying on the animal to search someone’s vehicle. The Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with a drug-sniffing German shepherd named Aldo, above, in ruling that police do not have to extensively document a dog’s expertise to justify relying on the animal to search someone’s vehicle.

Drug Sniffing Dogs Create Probable Cause Where None Existed Says Supreme Court

The Fourth Amendment got even weaker yesterday.

Congress Jumps Off Fiscal Cliff, Pulls Parachute Rip Cord

Our politicians have averted an artificial crisis of their own making. The next one’s in two months.

Congressional Gridlock And The Disappearing Swing District

There are very rational reasons behind the current gridlock on Capitol Hill.

Bobby Jindal: Sell Birth Control Over The Counter

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has a good idea.

Joe Scarborough Answers the “Is our Pundits Learning?” Challenge

Seems that the answer continues to be “no.”

More from the “Is our Pundits Learning” File

Not as much learning going on as one might like, to be honest.

One More about the UnSkewed v. Reality Discussion

Wherein I get a bit petty (but to make a point and, maybe just because it amuses me).

Conservative Media Bubble

If you’re a white Southerner who gets most of his information from Fox News and Rush Limbaugh, you probably don’t know a lot of people who voted for Barack Obama.

Moderation in a Polarized World

David Brooks tries to “describe what being a moderate means” in a way that most Americans would find puzzling.

Free Tuition?

Why is Romney bragging on education policies a Democrat would love?

Obama Meets With Liberal Journalists!

President Obama had some prominent liberal journalists over for coffee.

Undecided Voters Aren’t Stupid and Have Opinions

John Sides argues that, contrary to popular conception, undecided voters are neither morons nor non-partisan.