Don’t Try To Parse Chris Christie

Pundits on the left and the right are having a hard time understanding what Chris Christie’s praise of the President is all about.

Self-Driving Cars Better Than You-Driving Cars

We are fast approaching an era where robot-driven cars will not only be practical but mandatory.

Romney Running Out Of Time In Ohio And Elsewhere

Mitt Romney has ground to make up if he’s going to catch the President and there’s not much time left to do it.

Hurricane Sandy And The Broken Window Fallacy

Once again, a natural disaster has caused a common economic fallacy re resurface.

Presidential Race ‘Tight’ in Meaningless National Polls [UPDATED]

A week out from the election, President Obama is a heavy favorite to win re-election. But the major press continues to pretend otherwise.

New Star Wars Movie Coming in 2015

George Lucas has sold the Star Wars franchise to Disney, which has announced a new Star Wars movie for 2015.

On Postponing Elections

Under the right circumstances, it would be possible to postpone a Presidential election.

Explosives Found in Wreckage of Polish Plane Wreck [UPDATE: No Explosives After All]

Two years ago, Polish President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others were killed in a plane crash in Russia. A new report has “traces of explosives” in the debris.

Hurricane Sandy Open Thread

Were you impacted by Hurricane Sandy? If so, how did you fare?

Chris Christie Praises Obama Sandy Response

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been working tirelessly to ensure Barack Obama is a one-term president but has been effusive in praising Obama’s leadership during Hurricane Sandy.

Hurricanes And The News Media

Why do natural disasters cause the news media to act so stupidly?

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Hair of the Dog Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Romney Has An Advantage Among Independents

Mitt Romney has an advantage among self-identified Independents that makes writing him off at this point inadvisable.

White House Website Politicization

I was struck by the degree to which WhiteHouse.gov looks like an Obama campaign site.

Tomb of the Known Unknowns

Do we really need to guard the Tomb of the Unknowns in the midst of a hurricane?

Supreme Court Overrules Hurricane Sandy

The nation’s capitol is closed in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy. But the Supreme Court will be reporting for duty.

The Politics of Hurricane Sandy

Naturally, most of us are asking: What does this mean for next Tuesday’s election.

OTB Caption Contest

Time for the Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

The Central Problem in the Polling Debate?

Too many people ignore (and incorrectly define) the “independents” in a given sample.

Andrew Sullivan: If Romney Wins Virginia And Florida, It’s The Return Of The Confederacy

Equating opposition to the President with racism is absurd.

Mid-Atlantic Braces For Sandy

The Mid-Atlantic region is under the gun.

Moderation in a Polarized World

David Brooks tries to “describe what being a moderate means” in a way that most Americans would find puzzling.

The Race Might Not Be Over On November 6th

There are several circumstances under which we may not know who won the 2012 election for some time after November 6th

Summing up the Polling Debate

Dean Chambers of UnSkewed fame, puts the polling debate into sharp perspective.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Sonny and Chair Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

How Much Should Doctors Tell You About Your Medical Future?

The case of an infant with a rare genetic condition raises an interesting ethical dilemma.

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