Anti-Government Protests Spread In Iran

Anti-government protests are spreading in Iran.

Protests in Iran

Tax Confusion

Attempts to pre-pay property taxes lead to confusion and frustration.

Moore Seeks Court Action to Stop Certification of Vote

Roy Moore continues to think that he is special.

Roy Moore Files Largely Frivolous Lawsuit Claiming ‘Voter Fraud’ In Senate Election

Roy Moore isn’t giving up, but he can’t stop the inevitable.

Cities Sue Over Failure To Report Military Convictions To National Gun Check Database

Three U.S. cities are suing the Federal Government over the failure to properly report military convictions to the national gun background check database.

The Power of Vaccines

Disputed Virginia Election Heads To Court

The battle for control of the Virginia House of Delegates remains up in the air as both sides continue to dispute the outcome in one district.

What Happens When A Business Won’t Accept Cash For Payment?

An increasing number of businesses are refusing to accept cash as payment, that raises some interesting social and legal issues.

Merry Christmas From Outside The Beltway!

Merry Christmas!

Appeals Court Strikes Down Third Version Of Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban

Late yesterday, a panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling striking down the latest version of Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban.

Failures of Trumpian Populism

Fixing long term shifts in manufacturing isn’t easy.

Federal Judge Dismisses Emoluments Clause Lawsuit Against Trump

A Judge in New York has dismissed a lawsuit against the President based on two provisions of the Constitution that had never been ruled on before.

Knicks Center Enes Katner To Be Tried In Abstentia For Criticizing President Of Turkey

New York Knicks Center Enes Katner is at the center of an international legal dispute for speaking out against the President of Turkey.

VA House of Delegates Race now a Tie

One for the textbooks.

Donald Trump Is Losing To A “Generic Democrat,” Which Means Exactly Nothing

A new poll shows President Trump losing to a “Generic Democrat.” This poll means nothing.

A Political Earthquake In Virginia Thanks To A Single Vote

After nearly twenty years, the Republican domination of the Virginia House of Delegates came to an end thanks to a single vote.

House And Senate Republicans Pass Tax Cut Bill

Republicans passed their tax bill yesterday. What that means for the economy and the 2018 midterms is another question.

As The Year Draws To A Close, Trump’s Job Approval Numbers Continue To Be Dismal

As we near the end of the year, the President’s job approval numbers remain at historically low levels, and there’s no sign that they’ll improve in 2018.

Trump Considered Dumping Gorsuch Over Perceived Disloyalty

Report that President Trump considered withdrawing the Gorsuch nomination are another sign of his unhealthy obsession with pledges of loyalty from people who have no business giving it to him.

A Radically Different Security Strategy

My latest for The National Interest, “How Trump’s National Security Strategy Breaks with the Past,” has posted.

Catalan Voters Headed Back To The Polls

Two months after a referendum that supported independence from Spain, Catalan voters head to the polls for a new round of parliamentary elections that remain up in the air.

More Bad Signs For The GOP In 2018

More good poll numbers for Democrats as we headed into 2018.

Trump Judicial Nominee Caught Unprepared By Viral Video Withdraws Nomination

A Trump judicial nominee who could not answer basic legal questions in a hearing last week has withdrawn his nomination, but this is likely to happen again unless the Administration fixes some obvious flaws in its selection process.

Federal Appeals Court Judge Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

Federal Appeals Court Judge Alex Kozinski is resigning immediately after a barrage of sexual harassment allegations.

Some Senators Are Calling On Al Franken To Reconsider His Resignation

Some Democratic Senators are suggesting that Al Franken should reconsider his decision to resign from the Senate.

No, You Still Won’t Be Able To File Your Tax Return On A Postcard

Once again, tax “reform” won’t make it easier to prepare or file tax returns.

Blogger Recommendations?

We’re looking to inject some new life into an old blog.

Another Incompetent, Unqualified Trump Judicial Nominee

Meet Matthew Peterson, a nominee for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia who apparently doesn’t know much about trials.

Lessons from the Alabama Special Election

Let’s not forget how unique the Moore-Jones contest was.

AL Exit Polls

Republicans Release Final Version Of Tax Bill, And It Appears Likely To Pass

The final version of the tax bill appears to be on track for passage, but the devil is in the details.

2018 Is Looking A Lot Tougher For Senate Republicans

With the results from Alabama. the GOP faces a hard road ahead defending its majority in the Senate.

OTB Site Suggestions

We’re looking for reader input on site functionality and features.

Trump’s Job Approval Hits Record Low In New Poll

As he nears the one-year anniversary of his Inauguration, President Trump is getting increasingly bad reviews from the public.

Roy Moore’s Loss Portends New Battles In The GOP’s Civil War

Roy Moore’s loss in Alabama is bringing out into the open a civil war that has been going on for seven years now.

Comparative Falsehoods: Obama v. Trump

The difference is, dare I say, huge.

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