The End Appears Nigh for Mubarak

The Egyptian army has publicly ruled out a use of force.

Caption Contest Winners

The Government IN InAaction Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Second Federal Judge Declares Health Care Reform Law Unconstitutional

A second Federal District Court judge has declared the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional.

Compressing History

Revolutions don’t happen over a weekend.

NFL’s Most Popular Teams

The Pittsburg Steelers and the Green Bay Packers are the 2nd and 5th most popular teams in the NFL. The Dallas Cowboys are number one and the St. Louis Rams bring up the rear at 32.

Egypt Balancing Act

Egypt And The Internet Kill Switch

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak responded to mass unrest by cutting off his people from the outside world. Do we really want an American President to have the same power?

Americans Wealthier Than You Think

How rich is the United States? Our poor are richer than the richest in India.

Why American News Networks Stink

Al Jazeera English is kicking the butts of the American news networks on the Egypt story. Why?

Caption Contest

Time for the Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

The Coverage of Egypt and the Fundamental Deficiencies of News in the US

The coverage of Egypt shows an over-reliance on pundits and an under-reliance on actual experts.

Egyptians Upset With U.S. Response To Crisis

The United States is facing a serious public relations problem among the Egyptian people.

Unintended Consequences: Drivers License Edition

Drivers are suddenly finding that they can’t renew their drivers license because other states have imposed a hold, sometimes for outstanding tickets dating to the Reagan administration.

Republican Congressman: We Must Stand Behind Our Friend, The Dictator Mubarak

One Republican Congressman is calling on President Obama to stand firmly behind our “friend” in Cairo, even though there’s little evidence we can trust him.

Mohammed El-Baradei: Mubarak Must Go, U.S. Is Disappointing Egyptians

Mohammed el-Baradai had harsh words for Hosni Mubarak and the United States when he spoke today from house arrest.

Egypt and the Limits of US Power

The US has limited influence over events in Egypt–something that recent history should underscore (although not everyone appears to understand this fact).

Is Internet Access A Human Right?

The events in Egypt have led some to ask if the mere act of cutting off access to the Internet is, in itself, an human rights violation.

Supporting Democratic Aspirations of All People

The Obama administration’s slow and cautious response to Egypt’s protest was frustrating. And correct.

Caption Contest Winners

The First Base Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Let Mubarak Fall?