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  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg won't retire because Republicans, or something

    "If I resign any time this year, he could not successfully appoint anyone I would like to see in the court," Ginsburg said in an interview with Elle.

  • 107,581,000 already in government health plans

    The Census Bureau published this number last week in its annual report on health insurance. These 107,581,000 pre-Obamacare government-health insurance enrollees equaled 34.3 percent of the nation's population, according to the Census Bureau.

  • Do statistical disparities mean injustice?

    Before we jump to conclusions about what disparities mean and whether they are indicators of injustice, we might examine some other disparities to see what we can make of them.

  • Who wants war?

    Some pundits are saying that President Obama has been floundering in his response to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria crisis because public opinion polls show most Americans don't want another war.

  • Is it ever OK to spank?

    Some parents are abusive because they're bad people. But many well-meaning parents may be harming their children in the misguided belief that hitting or insulting them instills important virtues, or at least does no harm.

  • Hicken-weasel: Why Colorado's gutless gov is in trouble

    D.C. journalists called the latest Quinnipiac University poll results in Colorado's tight gubernatorial race a "shocker." But it's a surprise only if you've been hopelessly trapped in a Beltway echo chamber.

  • Two anti-choice parties

    Democrats often call themselves "pro-choice." Republicans defend "freedom." Unfortunately, neither party really believes in letting individuals do what we want.

  • Student bullies trump First Amendment

    Well, the wild and crazy 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is at it again, this time ruling that in a conflict between bullies and the First Amendment, bullies win. The court let stand a previous ruling by a three-judge panel of the court that school officials of Live Oak High School can...

  • To defeat the Islamic State Obama needs Clausewitz, not Alinsky

    In a recent column assessing President Barack Obama's judgment (after six years in office), the Wall Street Journal's Bret Stephens asked, "What does Obama Know?" Stephens brutally concluded that among U.S. presidents, Barack Obama "stands apart is in his combination of ideological rigidity and...

  • Do we need corporal punishment?

    It's always possible that if American parents abandoned corporal punishment, our kids would turn out spoiled, selfish, lazy and bereft of moral values. You know, like U.S. Marines.

  • Barack Obama, War President

    There is no real debate over whether Obama is a war president. The question is why he is a war president.

  • The People's March against common sense

    The protestors demand a world that doesn't work -- one in which jobs are artificially scarce, the poor go hungry, and the developing world stops developing.

  • The IRS targeted organizations teaching the Constitution and Bill of Rights

    Over at the Volokh Conspiracy blog, Georgetown law professor Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz reports that on Jan. 20, 2012, the IRS revised its BOLO ("Be On the Lookout") list to include "political action type organizations involved in . . . educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights."

  • Alaska: Begich trails as new GPS ad hits the air against him

    Crossroads GPS has released a new ad against incumbent Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, just as a new poll has come out showing him trailing his Republican challenger, former Attorney General Dan Sullivan, 41 percent to 43 percent.

  • Leading Democratic pollster: GOP winning in fight for Arkansas Senate seat

    Despite more than $9 million in spending by Democratic outside groups against him, Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., is currently leading his Democratic opponent, incumbent Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., by five points, according to new data from Public Policy Polling, a Democratic polling firm.



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