Dark Social: The Hidden Web

The “social web” was with us long before the rise of Facebook, Twitter and its kind and that the old style sharing is actually much more important than the new.

Baghdad Bob Was Right After All

Emily DePrang looks back at “‘Baghdad Bob’ and His Ridiculous, True Predictions.”

Army Denies Purple Heart to Fort Hood Victims (For Now)

The Army has ruled, correctly, that the victims of Major Nidal Hassan are not entitled to the Purple Heart.

Mal Moore, Alabama Football Legend, Dead at 73

Mal Moore, who was part of ten football championships at Alabama, has died at 73.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Yippee Ki Yay Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Why Make it Easier to Vote?

Election rules should be oriented towards increasing participation, not based on partisan calculations.

North Korea’s Bluster: How Should We Respond?

So what, exactly, is going on in North Korea? And how should we respond to Kim’s bluster?

Diversity on TV Talk Shows

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes uses a quota system to make sure his guests aren’t all white dudes.


Apparently, some significant number of people are starving themselves to “save calories” for getting drunk.

What If We Treated Foreign Languages Like Sports?

If kids practiced French two hours a day . . .

Advice For Princeton Women: Find a Husband Before You Graduate

Susan Patton, president of Princeton’s Class of 1977, offers some retro advice to her successors: Find a husband while you’re still in school.

Gun Control and Public Opinion

90 percent of Americans support background checks for gun purchases. They are unlikely to be enacted into law.

Eric Harroun firing RPG, which is a WMD according to the USG. WTF. Eric Harroun firing RPG, which is a WMD according to the USG. WTF.

American Charged With Using Weapon of Mass Destruction that Isn’t a Weapon of Mass Destruction

An American fighting with Syrian rebels faces life in prison for firing an RPG against a government we’re trying to oust.

Translating Military Experience into Gibberish

Conveying military experience to civilian human resources departments is hard.

End Military Funeral Honors for Veterans?

Bill McClellan calls for ending military funeral honors for most veterans.

OTB Caption Contest

Time for the Thursday OTB Caption ContestTM

DOMA Under Fire At The Supreme Court

The Defense Of Marriage Act didn’t fare very well during today’s Supreme Court oral arguments.

Secret Agent Woman

Killing Terrorist Leaders Prolonging War on Terror?

Targeting terrorist leadership may be counterproductive.

Permanent Underemployment?

The economy has been steadily recovering from the Great Recession. But the jobs may never come back.

William Shatner ‘Appalled’ by IRS Star Trek Video

The man who played Captain Kirk is not amused by an IRS training video featuring his iconic character.

Supreme Court Puts California’s Proposition 8 In The Cross Hairs

Today’s hearing on Proposition 8 left some wondering if the Court may end up punting the case away.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The May The spouse Be With You Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Korean War II Not Easy As It Looks

The Army has war gamed a conflict to secure a failed North Korea. It would not be a cakewalk.