Below The Beltway

I believe in the free speech that liberals used to believe in, the economic freedom that conservatives used to believe in, and the personal freedom that America used to believe in.

Archive for posts by Doug Mataconis.

Maintenance Note

by @ Sunday, December 4th, 2011. Filed under Blogging, News About The Site

One of the files in the template that I’ve been using here seems to have been corrupted.
The site is going to look a little odd for awhile until I figure out what happened.

Only The Good Die Young

by @ Sunday, November 27th, 2011. Filed under Personal

As I’ve already noted, it’s not been the happiest of Thanksgiving weekends, made the more so by the news I received on Friday that my uncle, Thomas Vincent Mataconis, had passed away after a battle with cancer that he did not deserve, not that anyone deserves a battle with disease I’ve come to hate.
He was [...]

Like A Thief In The Night

by @ Sunday, November 27th, 2011. Filed under Blogging, Outside The Beltway

I haven’t posted much here recently, with my political blogging being now mostly at Outside The Beltway and my own indecision about what I should do next with this site.
Nonetheless, I feel it necessary to say something about the news at OTB today from its founder, James Joyner, that his wife had passed away in [...]

Saturday Mental Health Break

by @ Saturday, July 23rd, 2011. Filed under Blogging

Because it’s too damn hot, and Washington is too damn insane, here’s a chimpanzee riding on a Segway:

Six Years Ago Today

by @ Monday, July 4th, 2011. Filed under Blogging, News About The Site

It was six years ago today that I first dipped my toes into the blogosphere.
It’s been an interesting little journey, with traffic hits coming from everyone from Michelle Malkin to Glenn Reynolds. I’ve met a number of good people since I started this and, while  I’m not doing most of my political blogging over at [...]

Ron Paul And Gary Johnson

by @ Tuesday, April 26th, 2011. Filed under Blogging, Outside The Beltway

I am quoted in this Daily Caller article about the differences between Ron Paul and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson.

For those of you arriving here from the link in that article, you can find most of my current political writing over at Outside The Beltway.

Ron Paul On The PATRIOT Act: A Classic Case Of Sacrificing Liberty For Security

by @ Tuesday, February 8th, 2011. Filed under Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Ron Paul

Ron Paul On The Crisis In Egypt

by @ Thursday, February 3rd, 2011. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Middle East, Politicos & Pundits, Ron Paul

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Andy Pettitte To Retire From Baseball

by @ Thursday, February 3rd, 2011. Filed under Baseball, New York Yankees, Sports

After a season that was wracked by a hamstring injury, Yankees ace Andy Pettitte has decided to retire:
The Yankees’ frustrating off-season took another discouraging turn with the news Thursday that Andy Pettitte would retire. Pettitte called Hal Steinbrenner, the team’s managing general partner, to tell him his plans. The Yankees confirmed in a news release [...]

Rand Paul’s First Speech In The Senate

by @ Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011. Filed under Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Rand Paul

On spending and the deficit:

An interesting speech, especially the part about the legacy of Henry Clay.

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