Elections & Voting

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…




“Politics is Weird. And Creepy.”

So said Shepard Smith of FOX News back in May (doing some catch-up today). Newt Gingrich had just withdrawn from the race, and although the primary had been vicious ("[Gingrich] was a failed leader and he had to resign in…


ORLY TAITZ CALLED ME AN ATTACK DOG IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS

Earlier I posted a version of "Nutballs on the California Ballot (or, the Furtwängler Principle)" over at Forbes.com, where it quickly drew a couple of puzzling comments, at least one of which was meant to be insulting. (The other one…



Hawaii’s Now Asking Birthers to Prove Who They Are

Ken Bennett, Arizona's secretary of state, is the latest person to question the President's birthplace, although he's doing it the way people do when they want to call it into question but don't want to seem like a loon. Bennett, a Republican…


Ron Paul: the Video Game

Ron Paul may have stopped "actively campaigning," but that doesn't mean his adventures are over. Far from it. Although so far he only has 98 delegates, he may be able to rack up a lot more between now and the…