Law School Applications Nearing 30 Year Low

Applications to America’s Law Schools are down, because the nature of the legal profession is changing.

OTB Turns 10

The Role of Editors

I have over the years been both editor and edited; currently, I’m both, often in the same day. Some thoughts on the relationship.

Coca, Cocaine, and Cola

Plus some thoughts on prohibitionist policies (because sometimes a Quick Pick grows in the making).

OTB Caption Contest

Time for the Thudsay OTB Caption ContestTM

Initial GDP Report Shows Economy Contracting In Final Quarter Of 2012

Some surprisingly bad economic news

The Army is Not the NFL

A retired Marine gunny argues that women should not be in the infantry since they’re not in the National Football League.

Virginia Electoral College Reform Bill Fails

Virginia has decisively killed a bill that would have awarded the Commonwealth’s electoral votes to the winner of gerrymandered congressional districts rather than the statewide winner.

Killer Kitties Create Carnage

The New York Times breaks the shocking story (“That Cuddly Kitty Is Deadlier Than You Think”) that cats kill birds and small mammals.

Gitmo Closing Office Closed; Gitmo Still Open

The office working to close the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba has been closed.

Chris Christie Is Looking Unbeatable

Chris Christie looks unstoppable in his bid for re-election

A Second, Less Republican, Republican Party?

David Brooks has an idea that only David Brooks could love.

Virginia May Legalize Shacking Up

Since 1877, it has been illegal for unmarried Virginia couples to cohabitate. That may soon change.

Team Obama Helped Clinton Retire 2008 Campaign Debt

Obama’s fundraising team helped raise half a million dollars for Hillary Clinton.

Katherine Applegate Wins Newbery Medal for ‘The One and Only Ivan’

Katherine Applegate, long suffering spouse of frequent OTB commenter Michael Reynolds, has been awarded the Newbery Medal for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children for The One and Only Ivan.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Arachnid The Kid Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Boy Scouts Rethinking Gay Exclusion

The Boy Scouts is strongly reconsidering its ban on gays.

Bipartisan Senate Group Reaches Immigration Deal

A good start toward solving a long standing problem.

OTB Caption Contest

Time for the Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

Military Family Divided By Women’s Role

Greg Jaffe has an outstanding feature titled “In one Army family, women in combat evokes two different perspectives.”

Republicans Still Sticking Their Heads In The Sand

The GOP seems to be drawing all the wrong lessons from the 2012 elections.

Appeals Court Declares Obama Recess Appointments Unconstitutional

A potentially significant ruling on Separation Of Powers.

Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss To Retire

Two-term Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss will not seek re-election in 2014.

Allocating Electoral Votes By Congressional District Is A Bad Idea

Some proposed reforms just need to be ignored.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The President Fauxbama Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

The GOP Civil War Continues Apace

Republicans continue to fight over their party’s future.

McConnell And Reid Reach Filibuster Deal

Once again, the filibuster survives. Nobody should be surprised.

GOP Swings And Misses At Clinton Benghazi Hearings

Despite some tough questions, Congressional Republicans didn’t land a glove on Secretary of State Clinton.