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Jazz Shaw

Jazz Shaw is a heretical, Northeastern former RINO and the weekend editor at He can be reached at Or you can follow him on Twitter @JazzShaw
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In a Pig’s ‘I’owa

Monday, December 8th, 2014 - by Jazz Shaw

The New Jersey governor erred in vetoing a bill to make life easier for pigs.

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Will Anything Change Because of Gruberstorm?

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 - by Jazz Shaw

Why Obamacare is here to stay.

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Revenge of the NERPs

Saturday, November 1st, 2014 - by Jazz Shaw

Northeastern Republican Politicians are used to being targets of disdain by movement conservatives.

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Much Ado About Ebola

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 - by Jazz Shaw

Ebola isn't quite the civilization-rending pestilence the advertising would lead us to believe.

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Bill de Blasio and the Great Groundhog Murder Caper and Cover-up

Friday, September 26th, 2014 - by Jazz Shaw

Murder most foul.

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Party On, First Dude

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 - by Jazz Shaw

Criticizing presidential vacations? in this case there may be a bit more justification for the venom than usual.

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Rep. Mo Brooks and the War on Words

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 - by Jazz Shaw

Brooks' "war on whites" comment -- clumsy as it was -- hits close to home.

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It’s Time to Eliminate ‘Hate Crimes’ From the American Legal System

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 - by Jazz Shaw

There are no compelling arguments to violate the sacred tenet of equal justice under the law.

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A National Assured Basic Income Will Poison the Well

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 - by Jazz Shaw

When everyone sees riding in the cart as being preferable to pushing it, the cart stops.

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The True Sin of Sin Taxes

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 - by Jazz Shaw

The ironic truth hidden behind sin taxes is a particularly ugly one.

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The Unsolvable Equation of Equal Pay for Equal Work

Friday, April 11th, 2014 - by Jazz Shaw

The reality of men and women in the workplace.

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Debunking a Few Commonly Held Fracking Myths

Saturday, April 5th, 2014 - by Jazz Shaw

Exploding sinks and liquid that flows upward.

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A Civil War with Two Winners

Monday, December 16th, 2013 - by Jazz Shaw

Rather than vilifying them, it’s time to recognize that both sides of this debate are working toward the same goals.

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McCain’s Dilemma: Romney or Palin More Qualified in ’08?

Thursday, July 19th, 2012 - by Jazz Shaw

Confronted by the question of why he didn't choose Mitt as his running mate, McCain essentially punted.

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Bin Laden: Never a Master of Marketing

Sunday, May 6th, 2012 - by Jazz Shaw

OBL was never going to land a spot on the Mad Men staff.

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Misinformed Attacks on ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 - by Jazz Shaw

Free people need to be assured of the right to defend themselves on an even playing field if they choose to do so.

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Olbermann: The Day the Muzak Died

Saturday, March 31st, 2012 - by Jazz Shaw

No matter how big you think you’ve gotten, everyone has a boss.

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How Mitt Lost His Mojo

Monday, February 20th, 2012 - by Jazz Shaw

Unforced errors have put Romney's candidacy in jeopardy.

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This Is Rick Santorum

Friday, February 10th, 2012 - by Jazz Shaw

The candidate goes to eleven on the culture amplifier.

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Jazz-blogging Tonight’s GOP Debate

Thursday, January 26th, 2012 - by Jazz Shaw

Steve Green needs to give his liver a rest tonight, so we've asked Jazz Shaw to man the bar. The same adult refreshments will of course be served to all attendees...

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When Calls for ‘Transparency’ Go Too Far

Monday, January 23rd, 2012 - by Jazz Shaw

Gingrich and Romney trade demands to release potentially damaging documents. (Also read: "Mittens Takes Off the Gloves")

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Jonny, We Hardly Knew Ye’

Monday, January 16th, 2012 - by Jazz Shaw

Jon Huntsman wasn't the conservative warrior Republicans were looking for.

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GOP Prepares the Post-Christmas ‘Trump Roast’

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 - by Jazz Shaw

An Eason Jordan production starring the King of Reality TV. (Though without Mitt Romney, Bryan Preston adds at the Tatler.)

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The Logical Extreme of the ‘American System’

Sunday, November 27th, 2011 - by Jazz Shaw

The toxic mix of unbridled individual liberty and unfettered capitalism.

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Lifestyle Taxes Go Up in Smoke

Friday, November 11th, 2011 - by Jazz Shaw

When will politicians learn that raising "sin taxes" brings in less revenue than expected?

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