Counterpoint: Bar Glenn Reynolds and Only Glenn Reynolds From Voting 

In 1971, future law professor and opinion columnist Glenn Reynolds turned 11 years old, and the 26th Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18. Perhaps America was wrong. Perhaps, in addition to lowering the voting age, the 26th Amendment should have included a clause to… »11/11/15 5:00pm11/11/15 5:00pm


Oh! My Brain! Join Us Tonight For a Very Debatey Liveblog

Tonight, at the very rude time of 9 pm EST, Fox Business Network will take a break from its regular schedule of airing problems that appeal to 83-year-old gold hoarders and will instead air a debate between eight people who all think they’re auditioning to be a Fox Business News pundit. It’s the 783rd Republican… »11/10/15 3:40pm11/10/15 3:40pm

It Seems Katy Perry, Like Most of America, Didn't Vote In the 2014 Midterms

Katy Perry, one of Hillary Clinton’s most vocal and fashion-forward supporters, is a registered voter in California. And, like most registered voters, she seemingly didn’t hit up her local ballot box during the 2014 midterms. Her manager wouldn’t confirm her registered address, but an LA County registrant confirmed to… »10/27/15 1:15pm10/27/15 1:15pm

The Supreme Court Is Trying to Kill Us

The Supreme Court begins its fall term today, and it’s already shaping up to be a doozy. Its docket includes public employee unions, affirmative action, the death penalty, and—oh, hell, why not?— probably abortion and birth control, too. While all of these are politically contentious issues with the potential to shape… »10/05/15 11:37am10/05/15 11:37am

What Are We Going to Do About Incumbents We Hate? Not a Goddamn Thing

Poll after humorously pathetic poll this year has suggested that Congress is about as popular as a temporary but debilitating illness (it sucks, but it's fun to wake up in a hospital room full of flowers!). So why don't Americans just do the sensible thing and vote out incumbents? Because ¯\_(ツ)_/¯, that's why. »11/10/14 5:30pm11/10/14 5:30pm

Only 37% of registered voters nationwide cast ballots in the 2014 elections, the lowest turnout in a

Only 37% of registered voters nationwide cast ballots in the 2014 elections, the lowest turnout in a national election, percentage-wise, since 1942, reports the New York Times. Meanwhile, in Oregon nearly 70% of registered voters turned in ballots. Voters there legalized marijuana and passed an Equal Rights Amendment. »11/06/14 6:30pm11/06/14 6:30pm

All of These Celebrities Love Lena Dunham and Planned Parenthood

Lena Dunham's official book tour t-shirt is a pink little number that reads "LENA <3 PLANNED PARENTHOOD" in that awesome '70s book club font (shout out Elizabeth Olsen and Teddy Blanks). Last night, in advance of the November election, Dunham embarked upon an Instagramming spree showing her famous friends wearing… »10/30/14 11:30am10/30/14 11:30am

Chicago Voter to President Obama: "Don't Touch My Girlfriend"

It's important for a president to get out of D.C. and interact with normal, everyday people every now and then— even when those normal, everyday people happen to be Mike Jones, a Chicago early voter who heckled President Obama with "Mr. President, don't touch my girlfriend" when Obama happened to be placed next to… »10/21/14 1:30pm10/21/14 1:30pm

App Tries to Get You to Vote By Comparing It to Hooking Up

Here are some things that are like sex: pizza, driving a nice car very fast, being on high quality recreational drugs at a concert. Here are some things that are not like sex: voting. In fact, voting is not only just about the opposite of sex. But don't tell that to the earnest PSA and app architects who keep reaching… »10/06/14 10:40am10/06/14 10:40am