Firing Sally Yates Was Not A “Monday Night Massacre”

The Acting Attorney General was fired last night after announcing that she would refuse to defend President Trump’s Executive Order on immigration. As a result she was fired. Contrary to some arguments, this was not improper.

Trump Hits Negative Job Approval In Record Time

After just over a week in office, Donald Trump already has a negative job approval number. That’s a modern record.

Super Bowl Commercial Prices Hit $5,000,000 For 30 Seconds Of Ad Time

A Super Bowl ad will cost you a cool $5,000,000 for thirty seconds.

Trump To Name Supreme Court Nominee Tomorrow Evening

President Trump will name his first Supreme Court pick on his 11th day in office.

Today in Delusional Columns: Impeachment Fantasies

It is Trump’s party now. Impeachment is not coming.

OTB Caption Contest

Time For The Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

More on Megaprojects

Megaprojects are not a partisan thing. Megaprojects are large projects typically costing more than $1 billion and often tens of billions of dollars and impacting the lives of tens of thousands of people if not millions.

Donald Trump’s Plan to Increase the Trade Deficit

Yet another example of why Trump and his views on Trade and the economy are contradictory and even incoherent. Not only should Trump be building his Great Trump Wall™ in Mexico he should be furiously working against any and all foreign investment in the U.S.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The I Did It My Way Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Protests And Court Orders Push Back Against Trump’s Muslim Ban

The first day of implementation of President Trump’s order barring immigration from certain Muslim nations did not go smoothly for the Administration.

Trump Reorganizes, Politicizes National Security Council

Steve Bannon is in. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and Director of National Intelligence are out. Sort of.

Trump Imposes Ban On Travel From Several Muslim Countries, Halts Refugee Program

As expected, Donald Trump yesterday signed Executive Orders targeting Muslims and refugees.

One Week in…

How to Make Cars

There are two ways (at least) to have cars in America.

The Deep Significance and Importance of NAFTA

As with so many things, the President is demonstrating that he really doesn’t know what he is doing.

The New Trump Tax

Yet more incoherent economic policy from the Tweeter in Chief. A border tax will mean that Americans will undoubtedly pay for at least part of the Great Wall of Trump™.

The Great Wall of America

The Great Wall of Trump™ is almost surely going to be a disaster, the question remains how big of a disaster will it be.

Tweeting A Cancelled Meeting

Trump’s tweet may have been casual bluster posted while sitting at the breakfast table (presumably eating Wheaties®—The Breakfast of Champions). We can’t know. And finally it matters not because what really matters is that it was taken at face value by President Peña Nieto.

Putting Health Care Policy in Comparative and Philosophical Perspective

The problem with all the replacement talk is that there is no evidence that the GOP pathways will work.

Television Icon Mary Tyler Moore Dies At 80

Another television icon has passed away.

President Trump Continues To Claim That ‘Millions’ Cast Illegal Votes In Election

Despite the lack of evidence, Donald Trump continues to claim that there were ‘millions’ of illegal votes cast in 2016.

Trump’s First Supreme Court Pick Could Be Days Away

President Trump hinted today that he’s likely to name his Supreme Court choice next week, and the list to appears have narrowed to three men.

Trump Reverses Obama’s Course On Keystone XL Pipeline And Other Projects

President Trump reverses a decision made by President Obama just over a year ago.

Trump Administration Not Rushing To Move U.S. Embassy To Jerusalem

Despite campaign promises, President Trump appears to be putting off any immediate decision on the location of the U.S. Embassy to Israel.

Politicization of Dead Spies

The 117 CIA officers who have died in our service should not be used to score cheap political points.

DC Police Supported Women’s March; We Shouldn’t Know That

Police must be seen as neutral protectors of the peace.

OTB Caption Contest

Time For The Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Yes, We Done. Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Trump To Move Embassy to Jerusalem, Needlessly Inflaming Region

This will get people killed. Quite likely, including American citizens.

Trump Administration Spends First Day Lying About Crowd Size And Attacking Reporters

The first full day of Donald Trump’s Presidency consisted largely of obsessions with irrelevant facts and outright lies.

Women’s March Draws Record Crowds: So Now What?

A movement motivated by hurt and fear turned into a political force eight years ago. Can another follow suit?

The Most Dreadful Inaugural Address in History

A speech traditionally used to unite was instead a continuation of a divisive campaign.

Donald Trump Is President, America Will Survive This

While vigilance is called for, America will survive Donald Trump just as it has survived everything else we’ve faced since the nation’s founding.

Supreme Court Appears Skeptical Of Law Barring ‘Offensive’ Trademarks

A majority of the Supreme Court appears to be skeptical of a Federal law barring trademark protection for “offensive” names and slogans.

Global Temperatures Set Another Record In 2016

The reality of global climate change made itself evident again in 2016.

Search For Flight MH370 Officially Comes To An End

The mystery of what happened aboard Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 may remain at the bottom of the Indian Ocean forever.

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