Mayberry and White America

When life doesn’t imitate art.

Public Health vs ‘The Science’

The CDC is weighing changing the definition of “fully vaccinated.”

Thursday’s Forum

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Back to $4 Gas

Three dollars and change at the pump. The cost of livin’s high and goin’ up.

The Big Lie is Working

A majority of Americans are less than sure that Biden won the 2020 election.

John Madden, 1936-2021

The Hall of Fame coach and legendary broadcaster is dead at 85.

Harry Reid, 1939-2021

The longtime Senate leader is gone at 82.

Wednesday’s Forum

CDC Lessens Quarantine Recommendations Despite Omicron’s Spread

The flurry of news around the new variant is dizzying.

Are Electric Vehicles Cheaper to Drive?

It depends on how you do the math.

Richard Marcinko, 1940-2021

The Rogue Warrior is gone at 81.

Tuesday’s Forum

Some Tabs

Some tabs plus some tabs equals some tabs.

Pandemic, Trauma, and Identity

There’s something happening here. But what it is ain’t exactly clear.

Monday’s Forum

Should We All Be in N95 Masks?

Why are we still wearing cloth, which was an emergency measure?

Boxing Day Forum

We don’t know what it is, either.

A Merry Christmas Forum

A Merry Christmas from OTB to you!

Abbott and the Border Wall

The governor of Texas vows to finish what Trump started.

Could Trump Face Criminal Charges for January 6 Actions?

The head of the House investigatory committee seems to think so.

Christmas Eve Tabs

Gotta make space for all the new tabs that we are going to get for Christmas!

Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks to the National Congress of American Indians Annual Conference, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks to the National Congress of American Indians Annual Conference, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Kamala Harris is Frustrated

Apparently, getting her elected President is not a high enough priority in the Biden White House.

Saudi Arabia Building Ballistic Missiles with Chinese Help

Our ostensibly ally is working with our chief adversary against our interests.

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on ending the war in Afghanistan, Tuesday, August 31, 2021, in front of the Cross Hall of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden delivers remarks on ending the war in Afghanistan, Tuesday, August 31, 2021, in front of the Cross Hall of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Biden: Yes, I’ll Run Again

With an obvious but important caveat.

A Festivus for the Rest of Us Forum

Let the grievances be aired.

Covid Quick-Hits

Evidence Isn’t Going to Persuade Anti-vaxers

Hesitancy is a complex phenomenon largely immune to facts.

Wednesday’s Forum

On the Number of Parties, Part 3: More Sophisticated Counting

The effective number of parties.

Chief Medical Advisor to the President Dr. Anthony Fauci participates in a briefing Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Chandler West) Chief Medical Advisor to the President Dr. Anthony Fauci participates in a briefing Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Chandler West)

The Fauci Who Stole Christmas

You’re a monster, Dr. Grinch, Your heart’s an empty hole.

Tab Clearing Tuesday

Misc. stories for your enjoyment.

House Democrats Retiring in Droves

Twenty-three and counting will not run in 2022.

Omicron Now 73% of US COVID Cases [Or Not?]

That didn’t take long.

Tuesday’s Forum

On the Number of Parties: Basic Counting, Part 2

This time: some multi-party examples.

Justice Stephen Breyer Justice Stephen Breyer

The Breyer Patch

The 83-year-old Justice is playing a dangerous game.

Manchin Shoots BBB Dead, Dead, Dead

The West Virginia Senator has taken the football from Charlie Brown and gone home.

Podcast Recommendation

Arend Lijphart on the “Peaceful Political Revolution in America” podcast.

Monday’s Forum

Omicron and the Vaccines

Modern and Pfizer are your best bets, but most of the world has had other vaccines.

Washington State Senator Dies of Covid-19

Opponent of vaccine mandates succumbs to Covid-19.

Sunday’s Forum

News, Analysis, and Opinion

The continuing calls to abandon objectivity in reporting in favor of a particular agenda.

The Non-ending Joe Manchin Saga

Is the stalwart of Senate bipartisanship interested in governing?

Saturday’s Forum

On the Number of Parties: Basic Counting, Part 1

Counting is not necessarily as straightforward as it may seem.