Politics of Hate

The communications chairman of the Democratic Party of Sacramento County wished a horrible death on the children of Ted Cruz’ speechwriter.

Emmys Snub Jack Klugman and Larry Hagman for Cory Monteith

The Emmys will honor Cory Monteith but not Jack Klugman or Larry Hagman. Where in that sentence you said “Who?” will tell us how old you are.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Have A Blast Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

September 10, 2001

Sell Wars That Need Selling

My latest for The National Interest has posted.

Can War Compete with Football, iPhones, and TV?

President Obama is trying to launch a war but there’s a lot of competition for attention.

David Frost Dead at 74

The pioneering journalist David Frost has died, aged 74 years.

President Gerald Ford Testifies on Squeaky Fromme Assassination Attempt

The Sacramento Bee has released this remarkable video of President Gerald Ford testifying about the assassination attempt by Lynnette “Squeaky” Fromme.

Syria: What Now?

As President Obama’s red line has been crossed more brazenly, he continues to sound reluctant to intervene in Syria while positioning forces to do just that.

Just Say No To A Constitutional Convention

Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn is the latest conservative to endorse the foolish idea of a Constitutional Convention.

Al Jazeera America’s Inauspicious Debut

Al Jazeera debuted its American broadcast Tuesday. Fewer Americans have access to Al Jazeera than they did Monday.

America’s Stupid Copyright Laws: ‘I Have a Dream’ Edition

One of the iconic speeches in American history is copyrighted.

Elmore Leonard Dead at 87

Author Elmore Leonard has died at the age of 87.

Is Egypt Irrelevant?

Does interest in Egypt make the same sense it did 30 years ago?

Conservatives For Putin?

Some conservatives don’t seem too troubled by Vladimir Putin’s repression.

Cory Booker Will Be A Senator, But Many On The Left Don’t Seem Thrilled About That

Surprisingly, many pundits on the left don’t seem too thrilled about the idea of a Senator Cory Booker.

Standing While Working

While periodic, strenuous exercise is better than nothing, constant movement is much better for our health.

John McCain: Obama’s Secret Weapon?

The president’s 2008 rival has gone from bitter foe to go-to deal broker.

Ted Cruz’s Foolish Advice To His Fellow Republicans

Ted Cruz is either being incredibly cynical as he deludes his fellow Republicans, or he’s living in a fantasy world.

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Egyptian Government Massacres More Peaceful Protestors

The US backed Egyptian government is massacring supporters of the ousted democratically elected government.

Juror B29 Did Not Say Zimmerman ‘Got Away with Murder’

ABC News selectively edited their interview with Juror B29 to give a false impression of what she said.

New Jersey Supreme Court: Warrant Required To Track Via Cell Phone GPS

New Jersey’s highest court gets it right.

Nate Silver Leaving New York Times For ESPN, ABC

Three years after joining The New York Times, Nate Silver is jumping ship to Disney’s ESPN and ABC.

Unbundling Cable Packages Would Be More Expensive, But Its Probably The Future

Would your cable bill be cheaper if you could just subscribe to the channels you wanted to watch?

If This Samantha Power Video Is The Next “Big Controversy”, Will It Be The Right Controversy?

Some thoughts on a decade old video in which Samantha Power speculates on actions to take against an unfolding genocide.

Gun Control Has Faded From The Newscycle And The Political Conversation

Low voter priorities and the natural tendency of the media to move on to the next big story meant that gun control was not going to be a top political issue for long.

The Disappearing Oval Office Address

The Oval Office Address, once a common tool of the Presidency, has been in declining use of late.

George Zimmerman Now Free, Trayvon Martin Still Dead

The jury likely got it right. That doesn’t mean George Zimmerman didn’t kill Trayvon Martin or that Martin deserved to die.