Is There Anything That Washington Can Do About Gas Prices? Not Really

Congress is coming back to Washington and gas prices continue to rise. Expect a lot of demagoguery, but very little in the way of solutions.

Diploma Mills: Close Enough For Government Work

Most good government jobs require a college degree–but they don’t care much whether it’s a real one.

Dear Birthers: STFU, GBTW

A conspiracy theorist is never troubled by facts.

Rock-Pop Mashups

Mashup videos: Iron Maiden and The Monkees (“The Trooper Believer”) and Pink Floyd and Bee Gees (“Stayin’ Alive in the Wall”)

Whatever Happened To The Housing Recovery?

Three years later, there are no signs that the real estate market is anywhere close to recovering.

Al Franken’s Pay for War Gimmick

A comedian-turned-Senator makes some strong points about how America goes to war.

What Shall We Call the Next Bit? Transcripters?

The birthers are dead (kinda), so long live the transcripters!

Prince William Marries Kate Middleton

Britain’s Prince William marries Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey, giving her a ring of Welsh gold.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Garbonzo Warfare Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Obama’s iPad

Worst American: Palin or Trump?

A respected liberal blogger thinks Sarah Palin and Donald Trump are the most appalling Americans of our time.

Of Course The Birthers Aren’t Satisfied

You thought the birther insanity was over? Silly you.

Economic Growth Slows In First Quarter. What If This Is As Good As It Gets?

Will days of strong economic growth ever return? And what happens if they don’t?

Former Miss USA: I Was Molested By A TSA Agent In Dallas

Another case of TSA groping has hit the media.

Alabama Tornado Update

At least 128 are dead, with the toll expected to rise, in the flurry of tornadoes that hit Alabama yesterday.

Superman Renounces American Citizenship

Superman will renounce his American citizenship!

OTB Caption Contest

Time for the Thursday OTB Caption ContestTM

Obama: Moderate 90s Republican?

Obama’s main politics are hardly as leftist as many make them out to be. Indeed, much of them could have fit well in the the GOP of 1990s and early 2000s.

Leading From Behind: To Where?

An aide’s compliment about the president “leading from behind” has generated controversy.

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