OTB Radio – Tonight at 5:30 Eastern

Topics include the Kagan hearings, the Dave Weigel brouhaha, and Russian spies.

Wonder Woman Gets New Costume

After 69 years fighting crime in a star-spangled bathing suit, Wonder Woman will get a super hero costume.

Ugly Party vs. Grown-Up Party

Michael Gerson argues that the source of our polarization isn’t the Democrats and the Republicans but the Ugly Party and the Grown-Up Party.

McChrystal to Retire as Four-Star

Stanley McChrystal will be allowed to retire as a four-star general rather than suffer the indignity of being reduced to his permanent grade.

African Solidarity in the World Cup

Africans are rallying around the Ghanaian World Cup team, putting aside stark differences. Should we be surprised?

Larry King Hanging Up The Suspenders

The most shocking news about Larry King’s retirement announcement was the realization that he was still on the air.

Pollster Transparency

Honest pollsters should deposit their raw data with the Roper Center to improve transparency.

Some Real Questions For Elena Kagan

George Will has some real questions for Elena Kagan. Too bad nobody’s going to ask them.

Bad Writing Contest

For the first month of Ricardo and Felicity’s affair, they greeted one another at every stolen rendezvous with a kiss — a lengthy, ravenous kiss, Ricardo lapping and sucking at Felicity’s mouth as if she were a giant cage-mounted water bottle and he were the world’s thirstiest gerbil.

Kagan: Politics Separate From Judging

Elena Kagan is not telling the truth when she says her politics are “completely separate” from her judging.

Elena Kagan, Jeff Sessions Spar Over Harvard Military Recruiting Issue

The testiest exchange during today’s hearings in the Senate came when Jeff Sessions tried to confront Elena Kagan over military recruiting at Harvard Law School, and failed miserably.

Andrew Breitbart Offers $ 100,000 For JournoList Archives

If you know where the JournoList archive is, Andrew Breitbart has got some cash for you.

John Boehner Steps On The Third Rail

The House GOP Leader is proposing that we get serious about Social Security reform.

Quote of the Day – California Politics Edition

California’s idea to have flashing ads on license plates may have some down side.

Best Blogs of 2010: Washington Note

Congrats to Steve Clemons, whose “Washington Note” has been named one of TIME’s Best Blogs of 2010.

‘Google Me’ New Facebook Competitor

Google is getting serious about launching a Facebook competitor. Is it too late?

Daily Kos Suing Former Polling Partner

Markos Moulitsas gets a lesson in caveat emptor from his former pollster.

Kagan Backtracks On “Meaningful Discussion Of Legal Issues”

Elena Kagan’s interest in vigorous and open confirmation hearings ended roughly the moment she was sworn in by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Rick Moran Interviews Rick Moran

Rick Moran is noticing an odd pattern in political discourse.

Russian Spies Like Us

Ten Russian agents posing as Americans and living in the suburbs of DC, New York, and Boston for a decade to glean valuable intelligence have been arrested by the FBI.

Running from the Press: The Curious Case of Sharron Angle

If one wants to be a US Senator, one is going to have to learn to talk to the press.

Day One Of Kagan Hearings Fail To Excite, Or Educate

Miss yesterday’s opening round of the Kagan hearings ? You didn’t miss much.

Robert Byrd, Emperor Palpatine of Pork

The late Senator Robert Byrd’s legacy as the master of pork barrel spending is secure.

Dave Weigel, MSNBC Contributor

Dave Weigel lands on his feet as a contributor for MSNBC.

What’s Next for Stanley McChrystal?

Is political office in Stan McChrystal’s future?

No Election For Byrd’s Senate Seat Until 2012

Thanks to a rather odd interpretation of West Virginia law, there won’t be an election to fill Robert Byrd’s Senate seat until November, 2012.

Supreme Court: Christian Group Can’t Exclude Gays While Accepting Public Funds

Once again, the Supreme Court affirmed today that there is no Constitutional right to receive public funds.

Blog Bubble Bursting?

Is the blog bubble bursting? Only if you’re innumerate.

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