Is Early Voting A Good Idea?

Should people be able to vote six weeks before Election Day?

150 Years Ago Today, The Bloodiest Day In American History

Today is the anniversary of a significant turning point in the Civil War.

Politico: Obama Levels More Personal Attacks Than Romney

A POLITICO analysis finds that “Obama and his top campaign aides have engaged far more frequently in character attacks and personal insults than the Romney campaign.”

Americans Do Not Believe They Are Better Off Than They Were Four Years Ago

Some unpleasant news for the Democrats in a new poll.

MRIs As Lie Detectors?

Will an MRI of your brain someday be able to tell if you’re lying? And, if it can, should it be admissible in Court?

The Family Research Center, “Hate Groups,” And Tony Perkins’s Persecution Complex

Whether or not it’s proper to call the FRC a “hate group,” the persecution complex being displayed in the wake of Tuesday’s shooting is absurd.

Progressive Meme Gets Halfway Around the World Before The Truth Gets its Pants On

There’s a wee bit more to the “Progressive defended my sister’s killer” story that went viral yesterday.

Progressive Insurance Defends Killer Rather Than Pay Insured’s Claim

Matt Fisher’s post “My Sister Paid Progressive Insurance to Defend Her Killer In Court” is going viral.

Everybody Hates Breezewood, Pennsylvania

An object lesson in bureaucracy and the reason why infrastructure projects aren’t as easy to complete as some think.

Ohio Early Voting Law Grants A Potentially Unconstitutional Preference To Military Voters

The Obama campaign is challenging an Ohio law that gives members of the military three extra days to vote. They have a very persuasive argument.

Raul Castro Says he is Willing to Talk

The US government has an odd and unproductive view on the concept of talks.

Do High Taxes Chase Out The Rich?

A new study suggests that taxing millionaires sends millionaires to somewhere that doesn’t tax millionaires.

Why Can’t We Just Bury All The Power Lines?

Wouldn’t it be easier to bury the power lines instead of dealing with storm damage and week-long power outages seemingly every year?

House Of Representatives Holds Eric Holder In Contempt

Congress has found Eric Holder to be in contempt. I am not entirely sure what that accomplishes.

The Supreme Court’s New Limits On The Commerce Power

While it upheld the Affordable Care Act today, the Supreme Court also placed some clear limits on Congressional power. That’s a good thing.

Taxing vs Regulating

Chief Justice Roberts: “Although the breadth of Congress’s power to tax is greater than its power to regulate commerce, the taxing power does not give Congress the same degree of control over individual behavior.”

Obama Crushing Romney Among Latino Voters

Mitt Romney continues to trail the President very badly among Latino voters. That could be a big problem in November.

Who’s On The Democratic Bench For 2016?

If not Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden, who might the Democrats have to choose from in 2016?

Obama, Same-Sex Marriage, And African-Americans

Is President Obama’s announcement on same-sex marriage helping to create a change in opinion on the issue among African-Americans?

April Jobs Report Disappointing To Say The Least

Once again, the jobs market appears to be slowing.

Romney Scores Triple Primary Win, Santorum Campaign Becomes Quixotic Crusade

The race is over, Rick Santorum just won’t admit it.

Could Tonight Be The End For Santorum?

When will Santorum bow to the inevitable?

Republicans Trying To Mend Fences With Hispanic Voters, But It May Be Too Late

Republicans are finally starting to realize that they are in trouble with Hispanic voters.

Republican Stupidity Widens Gender Gap

Weeks of bizarre talk about contraception and vaginal ultrasounds has surprisingly alienated women from the Republican Party.

Do College Professors Work Enough?

David C. Levy argues college professors at teaching universities are overpaid because they don’t put in enough hours.

Santorum Scores Meaningless Win In Louisiana

Rick Santorum won Louisiana last night, but he’s still going to lose the race for the nomination.

Santorum Likely To Win Lousiana, But It Won’t Matter

The results of Louisiana’s primary mean a lot less than the pundits will tell you they do.

Do Endorsements Matter?

Like most endorsements, Jeb Bush’s endorsement of Mitt Romney is unlikely to have a major impact on the race.

Biden 2016?

Does Joe Biden think he can succeed his boss?

Etch A Sketch And The Permanent Campaign Silly Season

Yesterday, the campaign silly season got particularly silly.

Romney Wins Big In Illinois, And This Race Is (Almost) Over

Mitt Romney won big in Illinois last night, and moved a big step closer to wrapping this race up.

Major Robert J. Marchanti II, RIP

The Pentagon has released the name of the US Army National Guard major murdered in an Afghan ministry this weekend.

Another Step In The Right Direction On Marriage Equality

Another Federal Court rules in favor of marriage equality, and the biggest news is how unsurprising the outcome of the case is.

How Conservatives Have Moved The Goalposts On Same-Sex Marriage

When it comes to same-sex marriage, the right is fighting a losing battle.