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Doug Mataconis
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Marco Rubio seems to be in lockstep with the extreme social conservatives when it comes to same-sex marriage.
Marco Rubio seems to be in lockstep with the extreme social conservatives when it comes to same-sex marriage.
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Another step forward toward ending a U.S. policy regarding Cuba that was outdated twenty years ago.
Another step forward toward ending a U.S. policy regarding Cuba that was outdated twenty years ago.
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The economy contracted in the first quarter of 2015, and that suggests the rest of the year isn't going to be very good either.
The economy contracted in the first quarter of 2015, and that suggests the rest of the year isn't going to be very good either.
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A new poll shows that nearly seven in ten Americans believe that people who are terminally ill should be allowed to end their lives with the help of a doctor.
A new poll shows that nearly seven in ten Americans believe that people who are terminally ill should be allowed to end their lives with the help of a doctor.
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A woman discharged from the Marine Corps for violating multiple direct orders is fighting to the highest military court.
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Rand Paul is out with one of his more forceful attacks on Republican hawks to date.
Rand Paul is out with one of his more forceful attacks on Republican hawks to date.
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If a Russian solider dies, it's now a secret thanks to a new decree signed by the Russian President.
If a Russian solider dies, it's now a secret thanks to a new decree signed by the Russian President.
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Donald Trump is probably just messing around with all of us again, but he's certainly acting like someone who's running for President. 
Donald Trump is probably just messing around with all of us again, but he's certainly acting like someone who's running for President.
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The race for the Republican nomination is as tight as ever, and so far nobody seems to be emerging as a clear front-runner.
The race for the Republican nomination is as tight as ever, and so far nobody seems to be emerging as a clear front-runner.
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Despite a veto from the state's Governor, today Nebraska became the latest state to repeal the death penalty. Hopefully, others will follow.
Despite a veto from the state's Governor, today Nebraska became the latest state to repeal the death penalty. Hopefully, others will follow.
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A minimum wage for thee, but not for me.
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Attorney, Small-l libertarian, Blogger, Political Pundit, Raconteur, Hell Bound Sinner
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Piscataway, NJ - Falls Church, VA - Woodbridge, VA - Bristow, VA - Warrenton, VA
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Jumped out of a perfectly good airplane once, on purpose
Education
  • Rutgers University
    B.A., Political Science, 1986 - 1990
  • George Mason University School of Law
    Law, 1990 - 2012
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I'll answer to "Douglas," "Doug," "Yo," and, around family "Hey shithead"