@JediKnight: Most (all?) car insurance policies specifically refuse to cover you if you’re transporting someone else for profit, because they regard taxi driving as much riskier to them than normal driving. To my knowledge every taxi in my city has assigned-risk insurance because no insurance company wants the risk. Why should Uber and Lyft drivers be exempted from this cost when the taxis and limos all have to pay it? (I used to sell insurance.)
 May 23, 2016 at 5:42pm
Hofer should demand a recount. I would not put it even slightly past the Eurocrat-lovers to fake this result.
I assume “40.3″ should read 50.3.
 May 16, 2016 at 4:46pm
I’ll still vote for Republican congresscritters, except the ones that have shown they’re big spenders or compromisers like Paul Ryan. But it’s Gary Johnson for president, because Twillary and TweedleTrump are the same.
While I don't agree with your choice for president I do support your decision to back the one of your choice. It's your vote and your choice and don't let anyone tell you that a vote for another candidate is a vote for Hillary or Trump. That's statist hyperbole.
 May 14, 2016 at 7:50pm
Looks like metal failure to me. Even in a thorough inspection, you won’t notice that until it falls apart on you. (Of course I mostly looked for more common kinds of failure like tires about to lose their recaps. The places where you pick up loads never give a hoot about the condition a trailer is in, it’s not their problem!)
[-1] May 10, 2016 at 6:17pm
So when is God going to start delivering on his promises?
May 10, 2016 at 6:14pm
I predict that the new twins aren’t his.
 May 6, 2016 at 9:15pm
Something tells me that new mayor will get the boot before next election.
 May 6, 2016 at 9:11pm
Congratulations to the happy couple — and I hope they both carry weapons, because certain other people don’t approve of Muslims converting to other religions.
That's a death sentence for her. She can, within the muslim faith, be killed.
 May 6, 2016 at 1:53am
Free trade and lower spending ARE conservatism. All other issues are window dressing.
 May 6, 2016 at 1:48am
@eledaia: I’m with you. The good guys can’t win this election unless a third party miracle happens. What we can do is start building a new second party, so the system will have two again. Because it sure doesn’t right now.
 May 6, 2016 at 1:45am
@New_Republic: $20 says he picks a running mate who wasn’t a candidate up to now.
[-1] May 6, 2016 at 1:34am
Trump, you a__hole, you don’t give a hoot about the GOP and you know it. You would have done the same thing if you lost to Cruz or Rubio or Bush or anybody else. So f___ you, and f___ the GOP if they don’t change the rules to dump you.
You are not the least bit better than Hillary, so who gives a hoot if voting third party means Hillary wins?
Gary Johnson 2016!
Glenn — show the world you’re a libertarian. Endorse Gary Johnson!
[-3] April 29, 2016 at 11:29pm
Suicide, and those who do it (without a really good reason, like a terminal cancer patient who wants to skip the painful last month) *should* be mocked. They do it to be seen as martyrs. Make loud, public fun of today’s suicider, and the next one might just think twice about what will happen if he does it. And refrain.
 March 22, 2016 at 8:35pm
Isn’t Buzzfeed owned by Gawker Media? I’m pretty sure Gawker is going to go bankrupt paying Hulk Hogan his lawsuit winnings, which won’t leave anything for Lewandowski to collect.
March 14, 2016 at 10:36pm
Some of Walsh’s proposals go too far, and others not far enough.
Making voters pass a civics test is a good idea. I would make this a broader requirement — you should have to graduate high school or pass a high school equivalency exam in order to be considered an adult. (Many of today’s voters mess us up, not because they fail to understand how our system of laws works, but because they haven’t enough basic math to be able to calculate the cost of a bond measure or tax bill.)
Abolishing early voting is mostly a good idea. But in the case of voters who are going to be away on election day, I would rather let them come into a government office and vote early (so that witnesses see they are who they’re supposed to be, and are alone in the voting booth) than let them mail in ballots as they do now in most states. Mailed ballots are a huge invitation to fraud, especially in places like Oregon where everyone uses them.
As for limiting voting to taxpayers — many people “pay taxes” but are nevertheless net tax recipients. I’d much rather disqualify everyone who receives a government check, whether it’s welfare, civil service, or a pension, from voting until they haven’t received one for at least five years, because otherwise they’ll vote to have government keep paying them, regardless of the merits.
February 6, 2016 at 8:33pm
You mean they made “racism” illegal. Real racism is fast becoming compulsory.
February 6, 2016 at 8:32pm
Mostly a racist attitude among the ingrates who would be much worse off if their ancestors had never left Africa. If you push us too hard, we’ll just have to ship you back.
February 6, 2016 at 8:31pm
The same way ACORN/SEIU “demonstrated” with paid “protesters.” You fake a protest.
February 6, 2016 at 8:28pm
@Quakerman: Slavery ended 150 years ago. Racism against blacks ended 50 years ago. Get over both. No one born after 1950 owes you anything for either, because we didn’t do them.
February 6, 2016 at 8:26pm
Depends what they did while walking. I’ll bet they didn’t really go off the campus.