Jeremiah Denton, Vietnam War Hero, Dies

Jeremiah Denton, a Vietnam War hero and one-term US Senator from Alabama, has died. He was 89.

Boy Allowed to Wear ‘My Little Pony’ Backpack to School

After national attention, a North Carolina school has rescinded its ban on a 9-year-old boy’s wearing of a “girl’s” backpack.

You Probably Aren’t Going To Read Anything Beyond This Headline

Politics, media, and the attention span of the average American haven’t really changed as much as we think.

Garrick Utley Dead at 74

Veteran newsman Garrick Utley has died from prostate cancer at the age of 74.

When Will It Not Be News That Someone Is Gay?

Ellen Page is gay. So is Michael Sam. Shouldn’t we be aiming for the day when the response to news like this is “So what?”

New San Diego Mayor Is A Republican, But Not Exactly A Ted Cruz Republican

Kevin Faulconer proves that Republicans can win in California, but not if they follow the path laid out by the party’s far right wing.

The Best Super Bowl Commercial Ever

Apple’s “1984” Super Bowl commercial ran only once, but it remains in a class by itself.

The State Of The Union Is Pointless

Tonight, the American political system stops to engage in the biggest waste of time ever invented.

The Conservative Case For Legalizing Marijuana

Marijuana legalization is an issue that unites people across the political aisle.

Republicans Ready To Deal On Unemployment Benefits Extension?

There are some signs that there may be room to strike a deal on the extension of unemployment benefits, but it’s likely to require some drama on Capitol Hill before it happens.

Three NFL Cities May Be Impacted By NFL Blackout Rule This Weekend

One of the dumbest rules in sports may mean that people in three cities can’t see their teams play this weekend.

New York Times Benghazi Story Gets Some Political And Journalistic Push Back

The New York Times Benghazi report raises as many questions as it purports to answer.

North Carolina Man Charged With Violating Law Already Held To Be Unconstitutional

Watch your language in Wilson County, North Carolina.

Afghanistan Most Unpopular War Ever?

The “good war” no more.

Federal Judge Rules That Most Of Sherlock Holmes Is Now Public Domain

Thanks to a Federal District Court Judge, most of Sherlock Holmes is now in the public domain.

Florida Will Soon Pass New York In Population

The Sunbelt continues to dominate.

Apollo 8’s ‘Earthrise’ 45 Years Later

Forty-five years ago today,the world was treated to the first picture of itself from orbit around another planetary body.

Never Forget: It’s Really about the Money

Lest we forget what the entire “Duck Dynasty” brouhaha is really all about.

FCC To Look At Repealing Sports Broadcast Rules

The FCC is looking at re-examination of its sports broadcast rules. The NFL and other sports leagues should do the same thing.

President Obama’s Dating Advice

The First Daughters are approaching dating age and the First Papa has some thoughts on the matter.

Duck Dynasty, “Free Speech,” And The Culture Of Perpetual Outrage

“Reality” TV star says something dumb about gay people, gets suspended, usual pointless outrage ensues.

New Beatles Material Being Released Solely To Extend Rights Under Copyright Laws

An example of how copyright laws have been perverted to protect corporate interests rather than encourage artistic creativity.

Just How Bad Was Security At Nelson Mandela’s Memorial Service?

Apparently, the security at Tuesday’s memorial for Nelson Mandela was so lax as to be nearly non-existent.