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Eric Holder Sues Texas Over Voter ID. Here's Why It's a Long Shot.

“We will not allow the Supreme Court's recent decision to be interpreted as open season for states to pursue measures that suppress voting rights.”

Another Tech Dude Dreams Up a Dumb Idea to Fix Homelessness
August 22, 2013 Utopianism

One of the curious contradictions of the tech world is that—despite being an industry predicated on exacting, scientific attention to detail—when it comes to the bigger picture, many in Silicon Valley tend towards a Utopian impracticality.

Rasmussen Reports Loses Scott Rasmussen, But the Inaccurate Polls Will Remain
August 22, 2013 Politics

Scott Rasmussen has left Rasmussen Reports, one of the least accurate pollsters of the last two elections. From that perspective, you might expect that Rasmussen was fired for bad surveys.

Obama Proposes Another GOP Idea That Republicans Will Probably Oppose

With much fanfare, President Obama today announced a new set of proposals to rein in the cost of higher education, th

Karl Rove Is Half-Right About Republicans and Health Care
August 22, 2013 Obamacare

Karl Rove is feeling a little defensive today. President Obama recently suggested that Republicans have no serious ideas for health care reform.

The One Big Question Where Americans and Rick Perry Agree
August 22, 2013 Texans

It’s official: Texas is America’s least favorite state.

He Is Not Bradley Manning. She Is Chelsea Manning. Deal With It.
August 22, 2013 Gender

Bradley Manning, the Army private sentenced Wednesday to 35 years in prison for leaking government files to WikiLeaks, announc

Immigration Reform Is Having a Good Month
August 22, 2013 Winning

When Congress’s recess began, the conventional wisdom was that immigration reform was most likely doomed in the House, and that August, with its throngs of anti-”amnesty” protesters coming out to harass Republican representatives, would

This Video Proves That Trolling Russia Is Better Than Boycotting It
August 21, 2013 TV

Former New Republic staffer and conservative writer James Kirchick went on RT today to talk about the Bradley Manning verdict.

Chris Christie's Surprising Drop in the Polls
August 21, 2013 Politics

I have to admit that I haven’t been paying any attention to New Jersey’s uncompetitive gubernatorial contest.