11th Circuit Strikes Down Florida Law Mandating Drug Tests For Welfare Recipients

For the fourth time in three years, a Federal Court has ruled that Florida’s law requiring drug tests for welfare recipients is unconstitutional.

On “Black-on-Black” Crime

Yet another example of the need for context when discussing stats.

Mississippi 1964? No, Missouri 2014

But, hey, don’t worry, there’s nothing racial going on here. Nothing at all.

The House Lawsuit Against Obama; Full Of Sound And Fury, Signifying Nothing

The House of Representatives has filed its lawsuit against the President. As expected, it doesn’t amount to much.

China’s Coming Collapse?

A knowledgeable observer has a dim forecast.

Nurse Quarantined Under Christie/Cuomo Policy Raises Concerns About Policy

The first person to be quarantined under the new policy announced by New York and New Jersey is raising concerns about the way she was treated, and whether the policy is even the right idea.

Tide Of Unaccompanied Minors Crossing Border Down Significantly

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

Yemeni Rebels Seize Portion Of Capital

While the world pays attention to Syria and Iraq, Yemen is once against lurching into chaos.

Bernie Sanders May Run for President in 2016; Outcome Same Either Way

Self-described socialist Bernie Sanders is contemplating an independent run for the presidency.

UK Poorer Than All US States Except Mississippi

Alabamians like to exclaim, “Thank God for Mississippi.” Perhaps it’s time for that slogan to cross the Pond.

The Failures Of Obama’s Leadership

Fairly or not, the President has created the impression that he is not a good leader, and there’s not much he can do about it at this point.

Rick Perry’s National Guard Deployment Even More Pointless Than It First Appeared

Rick Perry is sending 1,000 members of the Texas National Guard to the border to do nothing.

Only Congress Can Do What’s Needed To Deal With The Border Crisis

That ball is in your court, Congress.

Fewer Americans Are Without Health Insurance

The number of uninsured Americans has declined since the Obamacare mandate went into effect.

Do Conservatives Think The Poor ‘Have It Easy?’

Coming across as uncaring doesn’t help advance your political arguments.

Hillary Clinton Keeps Committing The Same Gaffe About Her Wealth

Hillary Clinton does not come across well when she tries to play the empathy card.

Is Scott Walker Too White To Get Elected?

TNR makes the worst possible case for a proposition that’s almost certainly right.

Eric Cantor For RNC Chairman?

A new job for the Congressman recently filed by his own constituents?

The End of History, Continued

Twenty-five years after his seminal “End of History” article, Francis Fukuyama reflects on its legacy.

How America Stopped Thinking Strategically

Today’s foreign-policy disputes rarely consider the way America’s response to one crisis might affect another.

Shut Up, He Explained

Shutting down rational debate one meme at a time.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Wisconsin Voter ID Law

A legal setback for Voter ID laws in Wisconsin.

Republicans Against The Sixth Amendment

Republicans attack an attorney for doing his job. So much for that whole “constitutional conservative” thing, I guess.

North Korea On The Verge Of Collapse? Don’t Count On It

Predicting the end of the DPRK is a fool’s errand.

Retiring Congressman: Members Of Congress Are Underpaid

Time to have some sympathy for those poor penny-pinching Congressmen and Senators? Hardly.

Thinking about the Opposition in Venezuela

Some thoughts and links about the ongoing turmoil in Venezuela.

ObamaCare Will Push 2 Million Out of Work! And That’s a Good Thing!

A CBO report on the Affordable Care Act is getting a polarized reading.

Twice as Good with Half as Much

Ta-Nehisi Coates explores his complicated reaction to the first African-American president.

Does International Aid Work? Who Knows?

Two experts debate the topic, demonstrating how little we really know.

GOP Congressman: My Idea To Force Poor Kids To Work For Lunch Not Directed At Poor Kids

A GOP Senate Candidate in Georgia attempts to back track, and runs off the rails in the process.

Georgia Congressman: Kids Who Get Subsidized School Lunches Should Be Forced To Work

Does your kid qualify for subsidized lunch? One candidate for Senate in Georgia wants to put them to work.

Pope Francis Named Time’s Person Of The Year, Edward Snowden Second

Not surprisingly, Time’s editors chose Pope Francis as Person Of The Year. However, Edward Snowden arguably would have been the better choice.

Nelson Mandela Dies At 95

The most important leader to come out of Africa in the 20th Century, and perhaps in all of history, has died.

John F. Kennedy A Conservative? No, Not Really

Conservatives have their own Kennedy myth to compete with the myth of Camelot.

White Male Privilege Exists, Defense Department Points Out

A Pentagon Equal Opportunity training manual points out the obvious.

Nobody For Virginia Governor

The Richmond Times-Dispatch has endorsed “none of the above” for governor of Virginia.

Obama’s Failed Middle East Strategy

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

Cents More for Big Macs Could Mean Thousands More For Workers

A negligible price hike of hamburgers might enable fast food outlets to pay their workers much better.

America’s One-Child Policy?

The high cost of raising children is making it difficult for many Americans to have multiple children.

Obama: Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me

President Obama has once again weighed in on the Trayvon Martin case in a personal manner.

Just Say No To “National Service” Schemes

The return of a really bad idea.

Was the American Civil War Worth It?

Yes, it ended slavery. But at a huge cost.

Water, Poverty, and Saber-Rattling in North Africa

As if the region didn’t have enough problems.

Only Obama Can Go To Morehouse

President Obama delivered another powerful speech on race.

Rich Kids Go to Elite Colleges, Becoming Rich Adults

The economics of higher education is increasing the gap between rich and poor.