Sleeping in the Office (Congress Edition)

Some members of Congress sleep in their offices in lieu of renting residences in DC. Fiscally responsible or kinda odd?

Books For Men Who Don’t Read

Andy McNab writes books for people who like video games.

Too Many PhDs

We’re producing more PhDs and JDs than there are full time openings for professors and lawyers.

Rudy Giuliani Thinking About A 2012 Run? Why?

Rumors are floating that Rudy Giuliani is thinking about running for President again. All of America asks, Why?

Republicans Want to Ban Czars

House Republicans want to do away with the increasing number of “czars” in the White House.

In (Partial) Defense of Ezra Klein

I don’t like it when things my allies say are misquoted and attacked; it’s no better when my allies do it.

More Silliness on Filibuster Reform

More tortured logic on the issue of the filibuster.

Daley Pick As Chief Of Staff A Sign Of A New White House?

President Obama’s selection of Bill Daley as Chief of Staff is being seen as a sign that the White House is moving to the center and gearing up for 2012.

Modest Government Salaries in Perspective

President Obama’s comments about the “relatively modest pay” earned by Robert Gibbs and other high level government workers may be a bit tone deaf. But they’re right.

Democrats Filibuster Reform Package: On The Whole, A Good Idea

The filibuster reform package that Senate Democrats unveiled yesterday has much to recommend to it. Unfortunately, it’s probably doomed.

A Little Senate 101

Is the filibuster essential for the Senate to function as designed?

Anti-Immigrant Groups Begin Assault On Birthright Citizenship

Anti-Immigrant groups are beginning their assault on the 14th Amendment, but don’t expect it to go anywhere.

Why America’s Best Officers Are Leaving

The American military personnel system works against keeping the best and brightest officers in the service.

Caption Contest

Time for the Thursday OTB Caption ContestTM

Mid-Term Job Approval & Election Results

Honest pundits will tell you that it’s simply too early to make useful predictions about the 2012 elections.

What is the point of Tablet Computers?

The cost/benefit ratio of tablet computers seems to be a bit…. lacking.

Dee Mewbourne to Captain Enterprise

Captain Dee Mewbourne, who previously commanded the EISENHOWER, will skipper the ENTERPRISE.

Monogamy and Alcohol

New research shows that “across the world the main social groups which practice polygyny do not consume alcohol” and, conversely, “a positive correlation between monogamy and alcohol consumption (and especially between monogamy and drunkenness) across societies.”

Minor Reshuffling of Obama’s Staff is Major News?

Why is the press gushing over routine movement in White House team?