China And The Future Of World Oil Markets

The world oil markets aren’t too far away from being hit by the shock of massively increased demand from China. Somehow, we’ll have to adapt.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Stoned Hedge Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Obama Says He’ll Try To Close Guantanamo Prison Again

President Obama said today that he wants to move forward with closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay but there’s little he can do on his own.

The American People Want To Stay Out Of Syria

A new poll shows that 62% of Americans oppose American military intervention in Syria’s civil war.

Income Inequality and the Social Contract

The rich are getting richer and more politically powerful.

FBI Probing Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell

The FBI is looking into Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s relationship with a major donor.

First-Ever Web Page Being Restored

The very first page on the World Wide Web, from way back in 1992, is being restored.

Did The FBI Violate Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Sixth Amendment Rights?

New questions about the interrogation of the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect.

Sandra Day O’Connor: Maybe SCOTUS Should Have Stayed Out Of Bush v. Gore

Former Justice O’Connor seems to regret the fact that the Supreme Court got involved in the 2000 election. Her regrets are misplaced.

Senators Who Voted Against Manchin/Toomey Take A Hit In the Polls, But Does It Matter?

Several Senators who voted against the Manchin/Toomey background checks bill have suffered in the polls, but it’s unclear if that matters in the long run.

Jeb Bush Defends Conservatism in Weird Online Magazine

The possible presidential contender has an op-ed in a rather dubious outlet.

Unemployed Journeyman Becomes NBA’s First Openly Gay Player

Jason Collins is gay. Who the hell is Jason Collins, you might ask?

Civil Liberties In The Wake Of Boston

Are civil liberties once again at risk in the wake of the bombing attack in Boston?

OTB Caption Contest

Time for the Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

Just This Once, John McCain Is (Partly) Right

John McCain is right that we shouldn’t send ground troops to Syria, but his idea for increased U.S. intervention in the country’s civil war is still too risky.

Black Voter Turnout Higher Than White Voter Turnout In 2012

2012’s election represented a significant change in voting patterns in the United States. What’s unclear is if the change is a permanent one.

The GOP And The Conspiratorial Mindset

The wacko fringe of the GOP is increasingly finding room in the mainstream of the party.

Congress Forcing The Army To Buy Tanks It Doesn’t Want

Once again, politics is dictating military policy.

The Unhealthy State of Iraqi Politics and Democratic Development

Shutting down media that the government doesn’t like is unlikely to solve the sectarian problems in Iraq.

Italy has a New Government

After months of impasse, a new coalition has been formed in Italy.

Tom Brokaw Disses Nerdprom

Tom Brokaw has some good criticisms of what the White House Correspondent’s Association Dinner has turned into.

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