Elections & Voting


Geraldo “Truly Contemplating” Senate Run

Great news! Unless you are America. Geraldo Rivera said yesterday that he is considering a run for the Senate seat now held by Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ). Lautenberg, who is currently 89, has not yet said whether he will run for…


Good Reason to Kill #29: Didn’t Vote

Is it a good thing to exercise your right to vote? Yes, it is, in the abstract, no matter who you actually vote for, I suppose. Probably. Given the lackluster choices we are typically presented with, though, and how polarized…



Texas Votes to Secede

Well, not exactly. It would be more accurate to say that enough people have signed a petition in favor of allowing Texas to secede that the White House will have to issue a formal but in no way binding response…


Woman Arrested for Voting

In 1872, but still. Here are two things I did not know until recently: Susan B. Anthony was actually arrested, tried, and convicted of the crime of voting while female. The "B" stood for "badass." According to "The Trial of…


UPDATE: Birthers’ Record Is Worse Than I Thought

Last week I mentioned that the lawsuit (if you can call it that) filed against me, the President of the United States, and a number of other dignitaries by birther/dentist/lawyer Dr. Orly Taitz had been dismissed. I also mentioned having seen…


Orly Taitz Now 0-158?

I saw a chart the other day that was said to contain information about every "birther" lawsuit that's been filed, and according to that chart, including appellate decisions the birthers' record is currently 0-157. I can't vouch for that number,…


Texas Settles With Previously Dead Voters

According to the Austin American-Statesman (via Courthouse News), the lawsuit filed by Texas voters who had been told they were "potentially deceased" has been settled. See "'We're Not Dead, Say Texas Voters Informed They Were Dead," Lowering the Bar (Sept….


Orly Taitz Is Trying to Sue Me, I Think

The publicity would probably be good but she doesn't seem to be able to do it right. I occasionally write a column for Forbes.com, and a few months ago I wrote something about the nutballs who were then running in…