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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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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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None of You Are the ‘Any Percent’

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 - by Jazz Shaw

The ludicrous notion that "99%" or "53%" defines your place in the world.

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The Legacy of Osama Bin Laden

Saturday, September 10th, 2011 - by Jazz Shaw

He didn't win. But he gave us a psychological wound that will be a long time healing.

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Scoring the GOP Debate at the Reagan Library

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 - by Jazz Shaw

This one seemed to have a clear winner. (Also see: "Video: PJTV’s Roger Simon, Alexis Garcia and Tony Katz Score the GOP Presidential Debate")

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First Blood in Ames

Friday, August 12th, 2011 - by Jazz Shaw

If we must pick a winner in last night's GOP presidential debate , I suppose I’ll have to go with ...

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Obama, Geithner Hold All the Face Cards in Debt Ceiling Fight

Friday, July 29th, 2011 - by Jazz Shaw

The administration will get to choose who gets government checks and who doesn't.

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The Grand Old Pile-On

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 - by Jazz Shaw

Speaker John Boehner scrambles to hold his caucus in line but the young stallions are resisting.

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Blagojevich Acquitted on All but 19 Charges

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 - by Jazz Shaw

Before we are too quick to celebrate the successful vindication of our judicial system, we should remember that Mr. Blagojevich was also taken down on nearly two dozen other scurrilous charges.

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