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The Town that Billy Sunday Could Maybe Shut Down

Over at Reason, Jacob Sullum notes that Chicago now looks as if it is set to follow the lethal example set by New York City and ban the use of e-cigarettes in public places.Jacob reports:[T]he proposal backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, encountered...Show More Summary

Will's Take: 'Iran is Claiming Victory and I Think Probably Rightly So'

President Obama has said that Washington needs more bipartisanship, and Washington finally got it, George Will said on Special Report tonight. "There's a bipartisan majority in the senate for sanctions [against Iran] that the president...Show More Summary

Oklahoma's Same-Sex Marriage Ban Struck Down as Unconstitutional

A U.S. district judge ruled that Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional on Tuesday, making it the latest state to see such a ban struck down by a federal court.Judge Terence Kern stayed his ruling, meaning that it would not go into effect right away in order to allow for an appeal if the state opts to file one. Show More Summary

Homeschooling Is Not for Everyone, and Neither Is Public School

In the comments on my recent homeschooling story, a number of readers have offered what they imagine to be a devastating critique of the movement: Not everybody is cut out to be a good homeschool teacher.Well, raise my rent.If you've...Show More Summary

The Horror

The GLoP Podcasts always have fun images. I wasn't quite prepared for this:

Pope Auctions Donated Harley for the Homeless

On February 6, Pope Francis’s Harley-Davidson motorcycle, autographed by the pope himself, will be put up for auction through the Bonhams auction house at the Grand Palais, Paris.Pope Francis received two motorcycles and a leather jacket in June when motorcyclists came to Rome in celebration of Harley Davidson’s 110th birthday. Show More Summary

Christie And Obama's Lame Duckism

One un- or under-remarked-upon takeaways from the Christie spectacle is the fact that he is the most exciting figure in American politics for the moment, at least in the eyes of the mainstream media. Indeed, as I joked on Twitter, you have to wonder if Obama doesn't feel a pang of jealousy for Christie. Show More Summary

Another Poll Shows Bridgegate Having Little Impact on Christie's Approval Rating

A new Reuters/Ipsos poll finds that half of people surveyed have not been influenced in their opinion of Chris Christie by the controversy over the George Washington Bridge lane closures, reinforcing the findings of other recent polls...Show More Summary

Christie Addresses GWB Closure During State of State

In his first public remarks since the bridge-closure controversy, New Jersey governor Chris Christie vowed that his administration will cooperate with any investigations. "The last week has certainly tested this administration," Christie said before the New Jersey legislature in Trenton on Tuesday, during his fourth State of the State address. Show More Summary

Two Conflicting Views of the NSA's Future

Yesterday brought with it two contrasting views of the value of the NSA's domestic surveillance, and, too, of the merits of the review board's proposals. From the New America Foundation, a bold claim:... our review of the government’s...Show More Summary

On Recess Appointments and Principle

At Mother Jones, Kevin Drum reveals something rather alarming about himself. The Supreme Court's apparently siding with the law rather than with executive power is, Drum writes,bad timing for the conservatives who are pressing this case. Show More Summary

You've Been Warned

Oh goody: White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer sent an e-mail early Tuesday to preview President Obama's plan to use his executive power in ways Americans have never seen before."President Obama has a resolution for 2014: That this...Show More Summary

Hagan Trails All GOP Challengers in New Poll

The latest Public Policy Polling survey highlights North Carolina's Kay Hagan' vulnerability as a red-state Democrat in this year's midterms. For the first time, potential Republican candidates lead the first-term incumbent.While the...Show More Summary

Russia Expels David Satter, the First U.S. Journalist Kicked Out since the Cold War

Yesterday, it was reported that the Russian government has refused to re-admit David Satter, a journalist for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and an NRO contributor. The Russian government has informed him that he is now considered a persona non grata in the country; the U.S. Show More Summary

Friendly 'Moderate' Rouhani Boasts of Obama's 'Surrender to the Iranian Nation's Will'

Iran's "moderate" "reformer" president Hassan Rouhani -- i.e., the front man for the Islamic-supremacist dictatorship run by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the IRGC... or, as they say at the State Department, Tehran's "democratically elected" leader -- has taken to Twitter to boast of the West's "surrender" in the ongoing... Show More Summary

National Review Sues over Nevada Health-Exchange Records

The Las Vegas Review-Journal has joined National Review in suing the Nevada Division of Insurance, an attempt to force it to release records regarding whether convicted felons were hired to work as Obamacare navigators. Reporter TomShow More Summary

Hagan Attended Obama Event in 2011 Despite Senate Being in Session

As noted earlier, North Carolina Democratic senator Kay Hagan said she will skip out on President Obama's visit to the state on Wednesday, because the Senate is in session that day. In 2011 though, Hagan attended a presidential visit...Show More Summary

How Solvent Is Your State?

The Mercatus Institute, where I work, has just put out a study that examines states’ abilities to meet their financial obligations. For the most part... they can't. Most states have seen gains in tax revenues and pension assets after...Show More Summary

The New School

Today's Between the Covers podcast is with Glenn Reynolds, author of The New School: How the Information Age with Save American Education from Itself. We discuss why everything in education is about to change, why a "nation at risk" for more than a generation might finally be moved to reform, and what online schooling promises.

Israel’s Defense Minister: Kerry Should Leave Us Alone

Israel’s defense minister -- one of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s diplomatic entourage in negotiations with the U.S. and Palestinians -- wishes that the “obsessive and messianic” secretary of state John Kerry would just...Show More Summary

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