Public Opinion On Health Care Reform Turning Negative Again

The perfect storm of a bad economy and a new, massive, unpopular government entitlement program may be combing to cause serious damage to Democrats in November.

Debt: Our Greatest National Security Threat?

Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has proclaimed, “The most significant threat to our national security is our debt.” Is he right?

Iraq War Cost Less Than Stimulus!

FOX reports that the entire combat phase of the Iraq War will cost less than President Obama’s stimulus. That’s not a useful comparison.

Alex Knapp is a Dad

Terrorism False Alarm?

Terrorism dry-run or just weirdly packaged items and a few coincidences?

China in the News

Four news items and articles about China that have caught my eye.

Arizona Governor Needlessly Freaks Out Over Human Rights Report To U.N.

An obscure U.N. human rights report has become the latest political outrage of the day in the battle over Arizona’s controversial immigration law.

Angle and Katrina Relief

More audio from Angle’s past interviews.

Obama the ‘Cotton-Picking President’

CNN’s Rick Sanchez has apologized after referring to Barack Obama as the “cotton-picking president of the United States,” which some have termed “racially tinged.”

Airlines Make Profit!

The airline industry turned a record profit for the 2nd quarter. Don’t expect it to last.

Delaware GOP Primary In The Tea Party’s Crosshairs

Delaware’s September 14th Republican Senate Primary is shaping up to be the next battle between the Establishment GOP and the Tea Party movement.

Glenn Beck Launches Blaze, HuffPo Style Magazine

Capitalizing on the buzz from his weekend rally, talk host Glenn Beck launched a new online magazine called The Blaze overnight.

Caption Contest Winners

The Your Pad Or Mine Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

GOP Takes Ten Point Lead In 2010 Generic Ballot

Republicans now have the largest lead in Gallup’s Generic Congressional Ballot poll that they’ve ever had.

Alaska Libertarians Say No To Murkowski Bid

Lisa Murkowski’s one chance at political survival if she loses the ongoing vote count in the Alaska GOP Senate Primary has gone out the window.

Back to the Nevada Polls

The Nevada Senate race is, in many ways, a three-way in which none of the above could be a spoiler for Angle.

Despite Successful Endorsements, Palin’s Own Prospects Remain Dim

Sarah Palin has done pretty well at helping Republicans win primaries this year, but her own political popularity isn’t any better than it was after she left office last year.

Flood Water Start to Recede in Pakistan

The floodwaters are starting to recede, although the disaster is far from over.

Caption Contest

Time for the Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

Homebuyer Tax Credits: The Return Of A Really Bad Idea

After several months of bad housing sales, politicians in Washington are starting to talk about bringing back one of the worst public policy programs of the last two years.

The Politics of Crowd Estimates

Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally raises, yet again, the tiresome fight over crowd estimates and their political significance.

Fear And The Housing Market

For many reasons, the housing market is unlikely to fully recover for the foreseeable future.

OTB Latenight – KISS

Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin Draw Large Crowd To Lincoln Memorial

Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin held a rally on the National Mall, but at times it sounded more like an old-time religious revival than a modern political rally.

No, Joe Miller Did Not Call Lisa Murkowski A Prostitute

The Miller-Murkowski showdown is starting to get silly.

Tweet Of The Week

Park51 Muslim Center May Get Public Financing

The controversial Muslim center near Ground Zero may get public financing.

Court: No Link Between Autism and Vaccines

A federal appeals court has ruled that there’s no link between autism and childhood vaccines.

Whites-Only Class President Rule Ends at Mississippi School

A rule allowing only white students to run for class president at a Mississippi middle school has been quickly changed after the Internet brought attention to it.

Chart Of The Day: The Housing Bubble Has Not Fully Deflated

The housing market that existed from the late 1990s until 2007/08 was an historical anomaly, and anyone expecting a return to those days is fooling themselves.

Get Ready For The Subpoenas If The GOP Wins In November

If Republicans regain control of Congress, you could be seeing a lot of scenes like this on your television for the next two years.

New York Times Fascinated That Republicans Don’t Care That Ken Mehlman Is Gay

The New York Times realizes that most Republicans just don’t care that Ken Mehlman is gay. Surprise, neither do most Americans at this point.

Murkowski v. Miller Standoff Continues In Alaska

Up in Alaska, Lisa Murkowski and Joe Miller remain deadlocked and waiting for a vote count that could take two weeks to complete. In the meantime, though, the Senator is already considering other options for getting on the November ballot.

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