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Kentucky’s Defense Of Its Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Is Absurd

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Kentucky has offered the Supreme Court a defense of its ban on same-sex marriage that seems laughable.

Harry Reid Doesn’t Regret Spreading False Charges About Mitt Romney’s Taxes

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Harry Reid made outlandish claims about Mitt Romney during the 2012 election. He probably knew they were lies when he made them. And he doesn’t care.

Indiana Governor Calls For Changes To State’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill

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The devil is in the details of what the legislature passes, but Indiana’s Governor has essentially conceded defeat in the battle over his state’s controversial new “religious freedom” law.

Elizabeth Warren Once Again Tells Us She’s Not Running For President

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Once again, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren says she isn’t running for President, and has no plans to do so.

Supreme Court Remains Silent In Case Involving Students Wearing American Flag Shirts

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The Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal of three students disciplined for wearing American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo

Guy Nobody Has Heard of Replacing Jon Stewart as Daily Show Host

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Trevor Noah will be the next host of The Daily Show. Who’s Trevor Noah? Exactly.

Trevor Noah To Replace Jon Stewart On The Daily Show

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Comedy Central has chosen a relative unknown to replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show: In December, Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian, made his debut as an on-air contributor on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” offering his outsider’s perspective, as a biracial South African, on the United States. “I never thought I’d be more […]

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Down Syndrome Teen Stripped of Varsity Letter Jacket

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A sad, complicated story.

Carly Fiorina “90% Certain” She Will Run For President

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Carly Fiorina seems to be inching close to a Presidential run for some reason.

Marco Rubio To Enter The Race For President, But His Star Has Dimmed

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Florida Senator Marco Rubio is getting ready to jump into the race for President, but he has an uphill fight ahead of him.

George W. Bush Gets CIA Award

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President George W. Bush had a running battle with the CIA throughout his eight years in office. Now, they’ve given him an award.

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Tammy Duckworth To Run Against Mark Kirk In 2016

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Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq War veteran who defeated Republican Congressman Joe Walsh in 2012, will run against Republican Senator Mark Kirk in 2016: WASHINGTON – Rep. Tammy Duckworth D-Ill., will announce a 2016 Senate bid likely on Monday, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned. She is aiming to win the Democratic nomination to run against […]

The New Republican Orthodoxy On Israel

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More than ever before, even mild criticism of Israel seems to be verboten among Republicans.

Joe Biden Still Wants You To Think He’s Running For President

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Hillary Clinton continues to look more inevitable by the day, but Joe Biden doesn’t want to go away just yet.

Jeb Bush Says He Doesn’t Read New York Times

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The Republican frontrunner claims he doesn’t read America’s most important newspaper.

Harry Reid Retiring From Senate

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After nearly 20 years in office, Harry Reid announced early today that he would not seek reelection in 2016.

Yemen Civil War Becoming Regional

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With everything going on in Libya, Egypt, Syria, and Tunisia, the last thing that the world needed was for unrest and war to spread to yet another country in the Middle East. Yemen, the poorest country in the Arabian Peninsula and a historic site of unrest, is the latest to be engulfed in the sectarian […]

Germanwings Plane Likely Crashed Deliberately by Co-Pilot

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In a twist fitting for an M Night Shyamalan movie, there is growing evidence that there was malfeasance by the co-pilot that resulted in a deliberate crash of Germanwings flight 9525.

Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion, Other Offenses As White House Narrative Collapses

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Bowe Bergdahl will face charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, and the White House’s narrative about this release lies in tatters.

Lee Kuan Yew’s Legacy

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Modern Singapore’s founder passed away at age 91 earlier this week.

Obama Less Popular Than Fictional Presidents, More Popular Than Putin

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A new poll indicates that most fictional Presidents are more popular than the real thing: Whether it’s the earnest Josiah Bartlet from “The West Wing” or the manipulative Frank Underwood in “House of Cards,” Americans prefer television presidents to their real-life POTUS, President Barack “No Drama” Obama. A Reuters-Ipsos poll taken this month found 54 […]

Ted Cruz And The Question Of When A Candidate Is “Qualified” To Be President

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Do we really want to put another first-term Senator with no executive experience in the Oval Office? Because beyond the mere legal requirements, it does not appear that Ted Cruz is qualified to be President.

Obama To Slow Withdrawal Of American Forces From Afghanistan

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America’s longest war continues.

Indiana To Give Religious Business Owners The Right To Discriminate Against Gays

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Indiana is about to become the latest state to grants special rights to religious business owners.

Indiana Senator Dan Coats To Retire

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Indiana Republican Senator Dan Coats announced today that he will not be running for re-election in 2016: Republican Sen. Dan Coats of Indiana will not seek another term in office, he said Tuesday. Coats told the political news website Indy Politics that his age and his preference to legislate rather than campaign both played a […]

Israel Spied On Geneva Iran Talks, Shared Information With Congress

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Yet another probable rift between the U.S. and Israel over Iran.

Rand Paul Supporters Crash Ted Cruz’s Announcement Speech

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A group of Liberty University students managed to get in some rather epic trolling at Ted Cruz’s speech today: LYNCHBURG, Va.—Sen.  Ted Cruz took the stage to declare his presidential candidacy at Liberty University Monday, surrounded by upwards of 10,000 cheering students. They weren’t all here by choice. Attendance at convocation at Liberty is mandatory, […]

Yes, Ted Cruz Is A “Natural Born Citizen”

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Just in case there’s any question, yes, Ted Cruz is Constitutionally eligible to serve as President.

Lee Kuan Yew, Founder And First Prime Minister Of Singapore, Dies At 91

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Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father and long-time Prime Minister of Singapore, died over the weekend at the age of 91: SINGAPORE — Lee Kuan Yew, who as its founding father and first prime minister transformed the tiny outpost of Singapore into one of the wealthiest and least corrupt countries in Asia, died on Monday […]

Supreme Court Declines Challenge To Wisconsin’s Voter ID Law

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Another setback for those opposed to Voter ID laws.

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Ted Cruz To Announce He’s Running For President

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Ted Cruz kicks off with the first of what is likely to be a string of candidates getting into the 2016 race in the coming month.

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Rand Paul Tries To Explain Why He Signed The Cotton Letter To Iran, And Fails

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Rand Paul now says he signed the Cotton Letter to strengthen the Administration’s bargaining position.

President Obama May Buy Magnum PI Home (No Word on Ferrari)

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Someone has bought the estate where “Magnum P.I.” Based on no apparent evidence, POLITICO speculates that it’s going to be the Obama retirement home. When he’s done being president, could Barack Obama grow a mustache, don a Hawaiian shirt, and start driving a red Ferrari? Obama loves Hawaii – the land of his childhood, the […]

President Obama Supports Mandatory Voting, And He’s Wrong To Do So

President Obama thinks that it would be a good idea if everyone were forced to vote. He’s wrong, and his idea is most likely unconstitutional.

Ben Carson Flunks Foreign Policy, History

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Ben Carson doesn’t seem to know much about foreign policy or history. And he doesn’t belong on anyone’s list of serious Presidential candidates.

Despite The Email Story, Hillary Clinton Remains At The Top For 2016

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Two weeks after the email story broke, there’s no sign that Hillary Clinton is losing ground in the 2016 race.

Donald Trump Apparently Pretending To Run For President Again

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He’s back.

Irish Activist Commits Return Fraud, Gloats About it in Media

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A Facebook friend posted this Irish Central story (“Irish American buys all of Walmart’s offensive t-shirts, will return them March 18“) on her wall: Kevin Westley has an inventive solution to the annual issue of offensive Irish merchandise leading up to St. Patrick’s Day. Go to your local big box stores, buy all the t-shirts […]

Benjamin Netanyahu Appears To Secure Victory In Israeli Elections

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After appearing to be behind in pre-election polling, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seems to have secured a victory in Israel’s elections.

Your Second Third Drink

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You should stop at three drinks. But you can stop there more than once.

Mitt Romney To Fight Evander Holyfield For Charity

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With future Presidential ambitions apparently out of the picture, Mitt Romney appears to be moving on to a new career: Forget about Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, the real fight of the century is scheduled for May 15 when Mitt Romney enters the ring to battle Evander Holyfield in Salt Lake City. Yes, you read […]

Oregon Adopts Automatic Voter Registration

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Oregon has become the first state in the nation to adopt universal automatic voter registration.

Yes, Veterans Should Pay Taxes. And We Do!

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Alec MacGillis argues for Slate that “Veterans Should Pay Taxes Like Everyone Else.” I agree!

Vladimir Putin Reappears In Public After Ten Day Absence

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After  not being seen in public for nearly two weeks, which led to rumors of everything from health problems, to a coup attempt, to his becoming a father, Vladimr Putin appeared in public and seemed to put those rumors to rest: ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Russian President Vladimir Putin resurfaced Monday, smiling and looking his […]

Should We Boycott Moron Clothing Designers?

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Elton John is leading a boycott against Dolce & Gabbana.

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