Solid Jobs Growth For February, But Shadows Remain Hovering Over The Economy

February’s Jobs Report was relatively positive, but there are still shadows hovering over the economy as we head further into the year.

Divided Supreme Court Hears Argument In Texas Abortion Case

The Supreme Court seems as closely divided as ever on an issue that has divided the nation for forty years, but the implications of Justice Scalia’s death were quite apparent during oral argument in the Texas Abortion Law case.

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Poised To Leave Opponents In The Dust On Super Tuesday

It’s Super Tuesday, and both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are likely to go a long way toward securing the nominations of their respective parties.

ObamaCare’s Predicted Effects Coming True

Major carriers are reporting massive losses and demanding major rate hikes to cover the costs imposed by PPACA.

Supreme Court Considers Case Where Civil Asset Forfeiture And The Sixth Amendment Collide

The Supreme Court is now considering a case that deals with the problem of overly broad civil asset forfeiture laws and a Defendant’s right to counsel under the Sixth Amendment.

Obama Administration Abandoning Program To Train And Equip “Moderate” Syrian Rebels

In the wake of failure that could have been easily foreseen, the Obama Administration is ending a program to train so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels.

Joe Biden Drops Another Hint About His Presidential Intentions

Vice-President Biden dropped another hint that suggests he might not be up to running for President.

Connecticut Supreme Court Declares Death Penalty Unconstitutional

Connecticut eliminated the death penalty several years ago, and now the state’s Supreme Court has ruled that the men remaining on death row cannot be executed.

Swearing in America: Big Data Edition

Jason Kottke points me to Stan Carey’s summary of Jack Grieve’s study of regional variations in swearing patterns across the United States.

Alcohol Tax Weirdness

Taxes on wine, beer, and spirits vary wildly from state-to-state and even within each state.

America’s Changing Demographics

The latest Census data show a changing America.

Vast Majority Of Americans Support Physician-Assisted Suicide

A new poll shows that nearly seven in ten Americans believe that people who are terminally ill should be allowed to end their lives with the help of a doctor.

Nebraska Repeals The Death Penalty

Despite a veto from the state’s Governor, today Nebraska became the latest state to repeal the death penalty. Hopefully, others will follow.

The Republican Debate Stage Is Going To Be Awfully Crowded

The Republican debate stage in 2016 is going to be even more crowded than it was in 2012.

Failed Executive and Politician Carly Fiorina Running for President

Carly Fiorina, who flopped at Hewlett-Packard and in her lone previous political campaign, wants to be the leader of the free world.

The Bright Side of RFRA

We’re down to debating whether bigots should have to sell cakes to gay people.

Indiana To Give Religious Business Owners The Right To Discriminate Against Gays

Indiana is about to become the latest state to grants special rights to religious business owners.

Hillary Clinton Running Away with the Race

The 2008 runner-up has scared off all serious challengers for 2016. Why?

Pennsylvania Governor Imposes Moratorium On Death Penalty

Reflecting a growing national trend away from the barbarity of capital punishment, the Governor of Pennsylvania has imposed a moratorium on executions in the Keystone State.

2014 And The Latino Vote

Republicans performed better among Latino voters this year than they did in 2012, but that doesn’t mean they’ve solved their problems.

Two Americans Released By North Korea After High Profile Visit

Good news for two released Americans, but no clue what’s motivating North Korea’s latest actions.

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Crashes During Test Flight

Another setback for commercial space ventures, the second this week and this time with tragic consequences.

Idaho City Backs Down In Dispute With Ministers Over Same-Sex Marriage

The City of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho will not force two Christian ministers to open their wedding chapel business to same-sex wedding ceremonies.

Idaho Ministers Threatened With Jail For Refusing To Perform Same-Sex Wedding Ceremonies

A collision between marriage equality and religious liberty, but it seems clear that religious liberty should win this one.

Is Amazon a Monopoly?

Frank Foer proclaims, “Amazon Must Be Stopped. It’s too big. It’s cannibalizing the economy.”

Tide Of Unaccompanied Minors Crossing Border Down Significantly

Remember the border crisis? Yea, it’s not much of a crisis these days.

A 29 Year Old Woman Is Choosing To Die Rather Than Suffer Through Terminal Cancer

A 29 year old woman will end her life in less than a month. That should be her choice.

Supreme Court Declines Review Of Rulings Allowing Same-Sex Marriage

By failing to act, the Supreme Court has effectively legalized same-sex marriage in eleven more states.

Candidate For Navajo Nation Presidency Under Fire For Not Speaking Navajo Well Enough

Politics, the law, culture, and a very old language collide.

House Republicans Are Dooming Their 2016 Nominee With Latino Voters

Republicans in the House seem determined to make life difficult for whomever wins the GOP nomination in 2016

10th Circuit Court Of Appeals Strikes Down Utah’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban

A big step forward for the challenge to state-based bans on same-sex marriage.

48% Of Americans Don’t Care Who Controls Congress

Public cynicism about politics at its very best.

Where Is The South?

The Mason-Dixon Line says it starts in Maryland, but that no longer seems to be the case.

New York Becomes 11th ‘State’ To Pass National Popular Vote Law

New York has joined nine other states and the District of Columbia to vote to for an Electoral College bypass.

Supreme Court Declines Case Of Photographer Who Refused Service To Gay Couple

An appeal declined, but an issue that remains outstanding.

Mozilla CEO Resigns In Wake Of Controversy Over Gay Marriage Stance

The CEO of Mozilla resigned today amid controversy over his position on same-sex marriage. The triumph of “political correctness,” or just the will of the marketplace?

Nevada’s Attorney General And Governor Won’t Defend Law Against Same-Sex Marriage

The fight for marriage equality takes another step forward.

2013: The Year Marriage Equality Won

The year that will soon ended will go down in history as the year that the same-sex marriage debate changed forever.

Chris Christie Enters The Immigration Debate, And The Tea Party Won’t Like What He Did

Once again, Chris Christie seems to be directly challenging the right wing of his party.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Utah’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

A victory for same-sex marriage in an unlikely place.

New Mexico Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage, Caps Off Big Year For Marriage Equality And Liberty

A 17th state legalizes gay marriage. There’s no turning back.

Hawaii About To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage: What A Difference 20 Years Makes

The state where the same-sex marriage battle began is just days away from legalizing same-sex marriage.