Nancy Pelosi Beats Back Challenge For Leadership Of House Democrats

To the surprise of nobody who paid attention, Nancy Pelosi won re-election as leader of the House Democrats.

Trump Announces He Will ‘Leave His Business,’ But Provides Few Details

Donald Trump says he will ‘leave his business,’ but is providing very few details and continuing to leave the impression that he will enter office with more conflicts of interest than any previous President in American history.

Texas Elector Resigns Rather than Vote for Trump

His actions illustration how well the EC process is institutionalized.

Donald Trump Opposes Flag Burning, Supports Burning The Constitution

Donald Trump resurrects an old debate and desecrates the Constitution in the process.

French Center-Right Party Picks Presidential Candidate

The players are almost completely set for France’s 2017 Presidential elections, and the choice seems likely to come down to center-right candidate Francois Fillon and Marine Le Pen, France’s Donald Trump.

Obama And Biden Will Skip Castro’s Funeral

Neither President Obama nor Vice-President Biden will attend Fidel Castro’s funeral.

Trump’s Tweet on “Illegal Voting” Encapsulates Serious Problems

Those who voted for him thinking he would be guided or controlled by more sober individuals or that he would start acting presidential once elected: you were wrong.

Let’s Look At Potential Democratic Candidates For 2020!

Just 1,436 days until Election Day 2020!

Donald Trump Falsely Claims He Won The Electoral Vote By A Landslide

Donald Trump claims he won an Electoral College landslide. This is a bald-faced lie.

Donald Trump Claims ‘Illegal Voting’ In Three States He Lost

Now Donald Trump is alleging that the 2016 Election was tainted by ‘illegal voting,’ even though he won!

OTB Caption Contest

Time For The Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

Dylann Roof Ruled Competent To Stand Trial

Now, the road to trial will move forward.

Fidel Castro Dead At 90

One of the Cold War era’s last dictators has finally died.

Man Calls Out ‘Hillary Bitches’ on Airplane

An airline traveler wanted his fellow passengers to know that he was a supporter of the president-elect.

America’s Weird Recount Laws

An irrelevant candidate is triggering a recount in three states Trump won by substantial margins.

Even More EC Fantasies

Debunked!

Trump Refusing To Take Intelligence Briefings

For Donald Trump, it appears that ignorance is bliss.

Electoral College Fantasies

No, the EC is not going to elect Clinton.

Florence Henderson, Iconic Television Mom, Dies At 82

Rest In Peace, Mrs. Brady.

Happy Thanksgiving From Outside The Beltway!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Gratitude for the Art of Losing Graciously

Democracy produces good rulers, right?  Sometimes.  What good democracies actually produce best is good losers. Let us then be grateful for gracious losers, for our losers no less than our winners carry forward the American experiment in self-rule.  

India And Pakistan Exchange Fire In Kashmir

As America prepares for a Presidential transition, an old conflict with a history of turning dangerous rears its head.

Mitt Romney Said To Be Top Contender For Secretary Of State

Mitt Romney and Donald Trump became bitter rivals for the soul of the GOP in 2016, but Romney appears to be at the top of Trump’s list for the nation’s top diplomat.

Nikki Haley to Be UN Ambassador

While it seems a strange choice at first blush, it’s a good one.

America To Trump: Delete Your Account

Most Americans wish Donald Trump would stop tweeting. Good luck with that.

Trump Backs Away From Idea Of New Clinton Email Investigation, Prosecution

Trump backs away from yet another campaign promise.

This is the alt-Right

Calling it neo-fascist is not hyperbole.

The Coal Industry Is Dying, And It Isn’t Coming Back

Canada is phasing out coal as a source of electricity production by 2030. The same thing will happen in the United States no matter how much politicians try to stop it.

Angela Merkel To Seek Fourth Term As German Chancellor

Political change coming to Germany? Or more of the same.

Rand Paul Speaks Out Against Potential Trump Nominees

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is speaking out against several of President-Elect Trump’s proposed Cabinet nominees.

OTB Caption Contest

Time For The Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

The Whitelash Backlash

So what’s wrong with the Whitelash Backlash thesis?  Not everything, actually.  But plenty.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Trumper Tantrum Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Senate Over Merrick Garland Nomination

A Federal Judge has dismissed a lawsuit that tried to make an end-run around the Senate and put Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court.

Trump’s Wife and Child Won’t Live in White House

President-Elect Donald Trump has signaled that his current wife and youngest child will continue to reside in their de-luxe apartment in the sky rather than move to the White House.

President Trump’s Unprecedented Conflicts of Interest

The incoming president’s business interests are a yuuuge problem.

Vice President-Elect Pence Visits Broadway, Gets A Post-Performance Message

Mike Pence’s night at the theater included a message from the cast. Good for them.

Trump, Hamilton, and the Presidency

If one believes the electoral college is awesome, one cannot make an argument from the position of “the wisdom of the Founders” nor from a viewpoint based on original intent.

Secretary Of State Mitt Romney?

Team of Rivals?

Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions Picked For Attorney General

Alabama’s Jeff Sessions will become the nation’s top law enforcement officer. That’s not a good thing.

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