The End of Iraq

This stumbling finish to the end of the Iraq war feels like the end of the college football season: inconclusive, no clearly declared winner, no closure or finality, and will stumble forward despite the declaration of The End because there’s too much money in it not to. And as Iraq is planning to buy $13 […]

What the Hell?

I missed this new development over the weekend. Islam is not a religion and thus isn’t covered by Constitutional First Amendment protections? That must come as one hell of a surprise to the 1.5 billion adherents worldwide. When did this one start? Did I miss a memo? It says “Congress shall make no law respecting […]

Today in a Daily WTF

“Tea party” activists drawn to Williamsburg and its portrayal of Founding Fathers. Amid the history buffs and parents with young children wandering along the crushed shell paths of Virginia’s restored colonial city, some noticeably angrier and more politically minded tourists can often be found. They stand in the crowd listening closely as the costumed actors […]

The 14th Amendment

The 14th Amendment is not getting amended or overturned. Not now, not tomorrow, and not ever. The hill to climb to ratify an amendment to the Constitution is monstrous. But Congress has to do something to keep itself busy. After all, there are no wars going on and the country isn’t in any sort of […]

Links on the Prop 8 Decision

Nate Silver has some analysis on Ted Olsen and the conservative dynamics as this goes up to the Supreme Court (which it will). Dahlia Lithwick on Slate calls it a brilliant decision. Interesting commentary from Orin Kerr (and others) over on the Volokh Conspiracy here and here and here and here. Some facts from the […]

Wyclef Jean, President!

Wyclef Jean to Run for President of Haiti. Jean told TIME he is going to announce his candidacy for the Nov. 28 election just days before the Aug. 7 deadline. One plan that was discussed, loaded with as much Mosaic symbolism as a news cycle can hold, called for him to declare his candidacy on […]


I know this is a little stale (2 whole days!) but I have some quick thoughts on the whole Wikileaks thing: 1. The documents posted aren’t the Pentagon Papers. They contain nothing people didn’t already know. They say the War in Afghanistan is going badly and was never funded well. No news there. 2. Regardless, […]

It’s The Economy, Stupid

Rob, whose gaming blog you should all read, pointed out an article this morning that I now share with you from Bob Reich, Clinton’s Secretary of Labor. This one is about the one and a half dip recession the country is in and what Obama should do: The President should stop talking and acting on […]

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