Lead singer of the sixties rock band The Monkees, Davy Jones, sings on stage at the Newcastle Arena March 7 1997. Credit: Reuters/Dan Chung Lead singer of the sixties rock band The Monkees, Davy Jones, sings on stage at the Newcastle Arena March 7 1997. Credit: Reuters/Dan Chung

Davy Jones, Monkees Frontman, Dead at 66

Davy Jones, the face of The Monkees, has died.

No, Republicans Wouldn’t Eliminate The Filibuster

Worried the GOP might eliminate the filibuster if they gain control of the Senate? Don’t be.

Auto Bailout Politics

Romney eked out a win in the Michigan primary. He’s going to have a harder time there in November.

Did Rick Santorum Blow It In Michigan?

Rick Santorum’s inability to stay away from the culture wars may have been his undoing.

Maine Senator Olympia Snowe To Retire, GOP Senate Hopes In Jeopardy

A Northeastern Republican announces retirement. And GOP hopes for control of the Senate in 2013 become more tenuous.

Twilight Of The RINOs?

The GOP Establishment is in crisis, but it has nobody to blame but itself.

Michigan Too Close To Call

The future of the Republican race in 2012 is in the balance in the Wolverine State.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Bactrian To The Future Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Money, Bombs, and Jesus

A discussion in the comments thread of my “Time Running Out For GOP?” post led me to a post from four-plus years ago by frequent commenter and erstwhile blogger* Michael Reynolds titled “Money, Bombs and Jesus.”

Major Robert J. Marchanti II, RIP

The Pentagon has released the name of the US Army National Guard major murdered in an Afghan ministry this weekend.

The First Amendment Makes Rick Santorum Want To Vomit

Rick Santorum’s views on the role of religion in public life are built on lies about American history.

Time Running Out For GOP?

2012 may be the last chance for the current Republican Party to win the White House.

OTB Caption Contest

Time for the Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

Republican Party Sex Problems

Rick Santorum is at the front of a brigade that wants to re-fight the sexual revolution. They’ll lose.

Afghan Protests Prove, It’s Time For Us To Leave

The latest round of protests in Afghanistan prove yet again that it’s time for us to leave.

Why Are We Letting Them Fool Us?

There’s an entire industry that profits from exploiting political controversy and division. Why do we let them get away with it?

Rick Santorum And Conservative Anti-Intellectualism

A man who has three degrees from three public universities considers the President of the United States a “snob.”

Federal Appeals Court: Fifth Amendment Protects Suspect From Having To Decrypt Hard Drive

An important vindication of the right against self-incrimination.

Religiosity of the American Professoriate

Reading journal articles, so you don’t have to.

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