Obama’s National Security Strategy Is Better Than His ‘National Security Strategy’

My latest for War on The Rocks, “IS OBAMA REAL(IST) CONFUSED?”

Jon Stewart Leaving Daily Show

Jon Stewart is stepping down as the host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” after sixteen years.

The Supreme Court Sends More Signals That It’s Ready To Strike Down Same-Sex Marriage Bans

By refusing to stay the legalization of same-sex marriage in Alabama, the Supreme Court has sent the strongest signal yet that it is ready to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide.

The Domestic Side of National Security

Another commentary on the National Security Strategy, this one at The Hill.

Obama’s National-Security Wish List

The first installment of my analysis of the National Security Strategy.

Netanyahu Reportedly Considering Canceling Speech To Congress

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is apparently realizing that speaking to Congress may not be a good idea after all.

Same-Sex Marriages Go Forward In Alabama While Roy Moore Channels George Wallace

In the end, there is no difference between Roy Moore resisting a Federal Court Order related to same-sex marriage and George Wallace’s efforts to block desegregation.

Three Minute Words: China’s Passive-Agressive Internet

Can a country entry reap the benefits of the connected age while successfully tying down the Internet?

OTB Caption Contest

Time the Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Beer Goggles Not Included Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Today in Grand Irony

The same-sex marriage battle is on in Alabama

A Personal Observation on Vaccinations

(Plus an amusing video).

On Existential Threats

I don’t Think that Means What you Think it Means (Huckabee Edition)

Netanyahu’s Speech To Congress Becoming Even More Of A Partisan Football

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhu’s speech to Congress is becoming even more partisan, much to the apparent chagrin of the Israelis.

January Jobs Report Shows 2014’s Strong Jobs Market Continuing Into New Year

The January Jobs Report showed that the trend of strong jobs growth we saw in 2014 appears to be continuing into the new year.

Sending Arms To Ukraine Is A Foolish Idea

Pressure is building on the Administration to send military aid to Ukraine, but it would be a very bad idea.

Alabama Chief Justice: Ignore the Federal Court

Roy Moore is at it again.

Democrats Consider Boycott Of Netanyahu Speech To Congress

Some Congressional Democrats are considering skipping a speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a Joint Session Of Congress.

House Votes To Repeal Obamacare Again

The House voted to repeal the PPACA for the 56th time, but it’s clear that this vote will end up being a pointless as all the others.

The Anti-Vaccination Thing

The debate over whether kids need to be vaccinated against communicable diseases baffles me.

Most Tweeted Super Bowl Ever

The most tweeted Super Bowl ever, lit up like Christmas in one awesome map

Scott Walker Surges In Iowa, But How Much Does Iowa Really Matter?

Scott Walker surged to the top of a new poll of Iowa Republicans, but Iowa is not a very good predictor of success in the race for the GOP nomination.

OTB Caption Contest

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OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Kung Fu Pander Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

The Original ‘Star Wars’ Film

Opening crawl of 1977 version