A Photo for Friday

“Memory”

Saving American Democracy

The Politician’s Syllogism rears its ugly head.

$4 Trillion for Dignity?

The Democrats are apparently selling their omnibus spending package the wrong way.

Defense Blames State for Afghan Fiasco

Their case is less than persuasive.

Congress Seeks to Stop Congress From Shutting Down Government

A recurring farce that does real damage.

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So Many Tabs…

Several stories for your consumption.

Worst Military Advice

President Biden was advised to keep troops in Afghanistan . . . for no apparent reason.

Law & Order Being Revived

Eleven years after it was canceled, the police procedural is being brought back for a 21st season.

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Post Office to Get Slower, More Expensive

Friday will mark a new era in mail delivery.

Dems in Disarray, Deal Doubtful

The internecine fight over the budget is coming to a head.

Wednesday’s Forum

COVID, Age, and Risk Assessment

A vaccinated 75-year-old is as likely to die as an unvaccinated 53-year-old.

Tuesday’s Forum

The Consequences of Partisanship

Politics is not a game.

Democrats to Swerve in Game of Debt Chicken

This is no way to run a railroad.

Monday’s Forum

Elections in Germany

Speaking of elections.

Canada and Single-Seat Plurality Elections

Canada has more parties than the US, but still suffers representation problems due to FPTP elections.

Sunday’s Forum

Senators Graham and Lee Owe us an Explanation

Really, they owed (and still owe) us better behavior.

The Psychology of Internet Fame

Our brains are wired to seek approval but may not be equipped to handle our modern existence.

What’s the 771?

DC’s new area code is causing an identity crisis.

Saturday’s Forum

More Tabs to Clear

BREAKING: Biden Wins AZ

Is there a sarcasm font?

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“Down Goes McCartha”

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The Supply Chain is Still Broken

Why products are still hard to find and prices are so high.

Steve Story, 1976-2021

We have good reason to believe that a longtime member of the OTB community has passed.

What’s Kyrsten Sinema’s Game?

The political calculus of Arizona’s senior Senator is unclear.

Wednesday’s Forum

President Joe Biden observes trainers and apprentices at work at the final assembly station during a tour of Plumbers & Gasfitters Local 5 Training Facility, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, in Lanham, Maryland. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden observes trainers and apprentices at work at the final assembly station during a tour of Plumbers & Gasfitters Local 5 Training Facility, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, in Lanham, Maryland. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Selling the ‘Build Back Better’ Plan

The Catch-22 of passing a massive spending bill in an undemocratic system.

Tuesday’s Forum

Manchin’s ‘Strategic Pause’

More machinations from the mischievous mining mouthpiece.

Monday’s Forum

Thoughts on Partisan Cues and Filters

Thoughts on how we think.

Republicans Playing Chicken with Debt Ceiling. Again.

They shall not submit to blackmail!

Sunday’s Forum

Vaccines v. Monoclonal Antibodies

The difference is politics, not reason.

More Deaths than Births in Alabama in 2020

I wonder what the cause was? It sounds pretty serious.

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More Covidiot Schadenfreude

Stop me if you’ve heard this one . . .

US-France Submarine Contretemps

American cheese will henceforth be known as liberté cheese. And not because of the metric system.

Saturday’s Forum

A Photo for Friday

“Contemplation”

Friday’s Forum

Did a US Drone Kill an NGO Worker?

A video that is worth your time.

Milley and Woodward Revisited

A follow-up to yesterday’s analysis.