The House GOP’s Immigration Principles: A Good Start, But Can They Get Past The Tea Party?

The House GOP leadership’s principles are a good start, but it’s unclear if they can make it past the anti “amnesty” crowd that seems to dominate the GOP.

Amanda Knox and Double Jeopardy

The American justice system is unique.

Women Make 77 Cents For Every Dollar Men Earn? Only If You Rely On Misleading Data

A commonly cited statistic in support of the “equal pay” argument does not stand up to scrutiny.

Initial Fourth Quarter GDP Report Sends Mixed Signals

Some good news, but also plenty of reason to worry about the future.

OTB Caption Contest

Time for the Thursday OTB Caption ContestTM

Mike Huckabee Climbs To Top In GOP 2016 Poll

Huckabee resurgent? A new poll makes the case, but it’s far too early to say.

Snow and the South

Gizmodo’s Brian Barrett explains “Why the South Fell Apart in the Snow.”

President Obama Delivers Low-Key, Low-Ambition State Of The Union

The President’s sixth State Of The Union Address was fairly low-key.

The Constitution and the SOTU

One could argue the constitutional requirements of the SOTU are fulfilled on an onging basis.

The State Of The Union Is Pointless

Tonight, the American political system stops to engage in the biggest waste of time ever invented.

ISA v. Blogs

Dispute Involving Brain Dead Pregnant Woman Finally Comes To A Proper End

Marlise Munoz is finally at peace, but the law that kept her hooked up to machines for two months remains on the books.

Rand Paul: Bill Clinton’s Lewinsky Affair Relevant To 2016 Election

Rand Paul seems to think a 15 year old scandal is relevant to the 2016 Presidential race.

Ezra Klein and Matt Yglesias to Launch New Venture Doing News That Isn’t New

Ezra Klein has put out a teaser of the project that he left WaPo to pursue.

Does International Aid Work? Who Knows?

Two experts debate the topic, demonstrating how little we really know.

OTB Caption Contest

Time for the Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

AZ GOP Censures McCain

A slap on the wrist underscores the bottom-up nature of US parties.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Feelin’ Like A Million Dollar Trooper Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Republicans Haven’t Reformed But May Win Anyway

Republican leaders continue to say stupid things. They may still retake the Senate in November.

Dinesh D’Souza Indicted for Campaign Finance Fraud

Dinesh D’Souza has been indicted by a federal grand jury for being incredibly stupid.

Should Obama Schmooze Republicans More?

Conor Friedersdorf turns the oft-asked question on its head.

Who Should Pay Child Porn Victims? And How Much?

A man who viewed two photographs of a child abuse victim has been ordered to pay $3.4 million in damages.

Apple Fixing iOS 7 ‘White Screen of Death’

Apple is pledging to fix a bug in iOs 7 that I have never experienced and never heard of.

OTB Caption Contest

Time for the Thursday OTB Caption ContestTM

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Major T.J. “King” Kong Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Why Owning Beats Renting, Digital Music Edition

One of the perils of the Internet age is that companies constantly go belly up, leaving their customers in a lurch

Volokh Takes The Boeing

On the day that news broke that Ezra Klein and Wonkblog are leaving the Washington Post, the Volokh Conspiracy made its debut there.