Joe Biden Raises $6.3 Million In First Day Of Fundraising

Former Vice-President Joe Biden had a very successful first day when it comes to campaign fundraising.

Donald Trump Continues To Defend The Racist Protesters In Charlottesville

Taking Joe Biden’s bait, President Trump once again defended his response to the racist rally in Charlottesville two years ago..

Economic Growth Beats Expectations But Isn’t Much To Write Home About

First quarter economic growth came in higher than expected, but there are several caveats worth keeping an eye on.

Microsoft Becomes Third U.S. Company To Reach $1,000,000,000,000 Market Value

Yesterday, Microsoft became the third American company to reach $1 trillion in market value.

Trump’s Iran Policy Isn’t Working Because It Isn’t Supposed To Work

The Trump Administration’s policies toward Iran aren’t going to work, but that’s because they aren’t supposed to work.

Rosenstein Fires Back at Critics

The Deputy Attorney General has some things to say about Congress, the press, and others.

Joe Biden Reaches Out To Anita Hill

Before he started his campaign for President, former Vice-President Biden reached out to Anita Hill to apologize for his conduct during the confirmation hearings for Clarence Thomas in 1991.

Sri Lanka Attacks Prove That ISIS Has Not Been Defeated

Sunday’s attacks in Sri Lanka make it clear that the claim that ISIS has been defeated are nowhere close to being true.

North Korea Billed The United States $2,000,000 For Otto Warmbier’s “Medical Treatment”

The United States agreed to pay North Korea $2 million for “medical treatment” for Otto Warmbier. Did the Trump Administration actually pay the bill? They aren’t saying.

This Week’s Foolishness in Military Justice

In military justice Bizarroland, Rep Duncan Hunter intentionally commits “reverse UCI.”

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We Know Less About Immunizations Than We Thought

Some vaccines lose effectiveness more quickly–and others last much longer—than previously understood.

Joe Biden Makes It Official, He’s Running For President

He’s tan. He’s rested. He’s ready. But is the Democratic Party going to buy what Joe Biden is selling?

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Hillary Clinton Writes History’s Most Self-Serving Op-Ed

Having lost to him, she’s an ineffective voice on the matter of Donald Trump.

Trump Campaign Worried About Pennsylvania

Trump campaign officials are worried about the President’s chances of holding onto a state that was crucial to his win in 2020. They should be.

Mosque Officials Say They Warned Sri Lankan Authorities About Attacks

Further evidence that Sri Lankan authorities failed to act on warnings of rising Jihadism in their country.

Japan’s Y2K

Japan will be getting a new Emperor on May 1st. That means a new calendar and a whole lot of headaches.

Trump Claims He’d Take Impeachment To The Supreme Court, But He Can’t

President Trump claims that he’d challenge any effort to impeach him in court, but the law makes clear that he can’t.

House Sues To Stop Trump’s Emergency Declaration

The House of Representatives is asking a Federal Judge to block the President’s emergency declaration to fund his border wall.

Trump Could Win Re-Election

Larry Sabato lays out a quite plausible path.

Open Forum

Where you can’t be off-topic because there IS no topic.

Fed Nominee Stephen Moore Has History of Controversial Remarks About Women

Stephen Moore, who has been nominated to a seat on the Federal Reserve Board by President Trump. has a history of controversial remarks about women.

Supreme Court Appears Poised To Uphold Census Citizenship Question

The Supreme Court’s conservative majority appears poised to uphold the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census.

Sanders Takes Campaign-Killing Position on Felon Voting

Sanders’ position on felon voting is logical, yet politically suicidal.

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Sri Lanka Church Terror Attacks

ISIS is claiming responsibility for Sunday’s attacks in Sri Lanka, a strong sign that the claims by the Trump Administration that it had largely defeated the group were not true.

Biden Campaign Announcement Delayed But Still Expected Within Days

Reports yesterday had former Vice-President Biden entering the Presidential field as early as tomorrow. Those plans appear to be delayed. but an an announcement still appears to be coming.

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6th Circuit Rules Tire Marking Unconstitutional

A Federal appeals court says the traditional means of parking enforcement violates the 4th Amendment.

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TurboTax Tricking Poor People into Paying for Free Filing

Those making under $66,000 aren’t supposed to have to pay. But good luck figuring out how to avoid it.

Trump’s Approval Ratings and the Mueller Report

The President has tied his all-time low in one prominent poll.

Sri Lanka Ignored Warnings Of Potential Terror Attack

Evidence is emerging that the Sri Lankan government had advance warning regarding potential terror attacks but failed to act on the information.

Federal Appeals Court Rules Chelsea Manning Must Testify Or Remain In Jail

A Federal Appeals Court has rejected Chelsea Manning’s bid to be released from jail notwithstanding her refusal to comply with a Grand Jury Subpoena.

Warren Proposes Student Loan Forgiveness and Free College

It’s an interesting idea, although one fraught with moral hazard.

More Evidence Of A Buttigieg Boomlet

Pete Buttigieg is in the top three in a recent poll of New Hampshire Democratic primary voters, but can it last?

Herman Cain Withdraws From Consideration For Federal Reserve Board

When it comes to Herman Cain’s nomination to the Federal Reserve Board, the answer is officially Nein, Nein, Nein!

SCOTUS To Decide If Civil Rights Laws Bar Discrimination Against LGBT Employees

The Supreme Court has agreed to accept a group of cases dealing with the issue of whether or not existing civil rights laws bar discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Seth Moulton Enters An Already Crowded Democratic Field

Congressman Seth Moulton of Massachusetts is the latest Democrat to enter an already crowded field.

Capitalizing ‘President’

An argument for an exception to the style guides.

*Ad-Free OTB*

After fifteen years of trying to support the site with advertising, we’re going in a new direction.

Democratic Contender Websites

A deep dive into typography and naming choices.

Barr v. Mueller

It seems as if Donald Trump finally has the AG he has always wanted.

An Impeachment Primer

In case anyone needs a refresher.

Over 200 Dead in Sri Lanka Church Attacks

Blasts at Christian churches and tourist hotels appear to be a coordinated terrorist attack.

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Medicare-for-All Requires Squeezing Hospitals

Bernie Sanders and other advocates focus on insurance companies and drug companies. But that’s not where the money is.

Open Forum

The Sunday morning edition of our biweekly invitation to go off topic.

The War On Yemen, Congress, And The Constitution

The Wall Street Journal tries, and fails, to defend President Trump’s indefensible veto of the Congressional resolution regarding the war on Yemen.

Can The Buttigieg Boomlet Last?

Pete Buttigieg is getting a lot of attention for a relatively unknown candidate. but it’s unclear if it can last.

Impeachment?

Some say yes, others no.

Democrats Aren’t Buying Cory Booker’s ‘Unity’ Message

Cory Booker’s message of unity isn’t going over well with Democratic voters eager for a fight.

Our Shrinking Cities

The New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago metro areas are all losing people.

Bernie Sanders’ Rights Talk is Nonsense on Stilts

The Vermont socialist likes to invent rights that don’t exist.