WordPress Commenting Bug: Name Field Edition

If you have a non-alphanumeric character in your name, your comment goes into moderation.

RedState Purges Trump Critics

There has been a massive layoff at the Republican website. Everyone who criticized the President is gone.

OTB Goes Secure

Overnight, we moved to content encryption. Here’s what that means for you.

Server Move 9-10pm Eastern

Expect possible down time, site wonkiness.

OTB’s Engage Feed

You many have noticed the array of images and links under the footer of post pages. Here’s what it is.

Confirmation Bias, Hidden Agendas, and the Challenges of Conversation

A blog post and resulting Twitter exchange point to a larger problem in our political dialog.

To Ban or Not to Ban

On OTB’s subjective, inconsistent enforcement of its policies designed to promote civil discussion.

Site Notes

The microdevelopment of the site continues apace.

Unequal Military Justice is Good Policy

In Defense One, Butch Bracknell and I explain “Why ‘Different Spanks for Different Ranks’ Are Often Justified.”

John Burgess, 1947-2016

I’ve made the sad discovery that longtime friend of the blog John Burgess passed away on February 16, 2016.

Quick Takes?

Does OTB’s Quick Takes section still serve a useful purpose?

Yet More Site Tweaks

We’ve rolled out a few modest updates to the site design.

Have You Ever Heard of Plato? Aristotle? Socrates?

Mark Levin says we’re “morons” and “illiterate in English” because we’ve quoted the NYT.

New Site Bugs?

Rather than spamming every comment thread with issues, list any other issues here and we’ll see what we can do. 

OTB Site Refresh

The long-overdue redesign of OTB is now live.

Megan McArdle Hired as WaPo Columnist

While I don’t always agree with her, I’ve never ceased to be amazed at the sheer vitriol she inspires, given that she’s unfailingly polite, not discernibly partisan, and bends over backwards to acknowledge the merits of competing viewpoints.

Congress is Powerless to Stop Presidential Strike on North Korea

My latest for RealClearDefense.

New ‘National Defense Strategy’ Not All That New

My latest for The National Interest takes a contrarian view on the new National Defense Strategy.

OTB Turns 15

Yesterday marked fifteen years since I launched Outside the Beltway on the old Blogspot service. 

OTB Site Update [Updated]

We’re slowly fixing the site.

Who Suffers the Most from Government Shutdowns?

My latest for The National Interest has posted.

OTB Admin Update

The redevelopment of the site that I posted about a few weeks back is underway in a phased approach.

A Radically Different Security Strategy

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

Blogger Recommendations?

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

OTB Site Suggestions

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

freddie deboer checking in and checking out

A public intellectual is getting the help he needs.

Mattis Right on NATO

My latest is out at RealClearDefense.

Normalizing Hysteria

Donald Trump is not Adolf Hitler. But that’s not the standard.

Erick Erickson’s Struggles

The erstwhile Republican firebrand and current NeverTrumper shares his personal struggles.

EU Leaders Must Keep Calm and Carry On

Early panic over the Brexit referendum was an overreaction. It’s time for statesmanship.

Too Many Generals?

My latest for The National Interest has posted.

Rigor in Professional Military Education

My latest for War on The Rocks, “Professional Military Education and the Rigor Problem, has posted.

Associated Press/Bob Daugherty, File - FILE - In this Jan. 12, 1991 file photo, Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf stands at ease with his tank troops during Operation Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia. Schwarzkopf died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 in Tampa, Fla. He was 78. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty, File) l Associated Press/Bob Daugherty, File - FILE - In this Jan. 12, 1991 file photo, Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf stands at ease with his tank troops during Operation Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia. Schwarzkopf died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 in Tampa, Fla. He was 78. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty, File) l

You’ve Thanked Us Plenty for Our Service

My latest for RealClearDefense, “The Forgotten Veterans of Desert Storm,” has posted. The headline belies the argument.

Happy Blogiversary

Defending of Crazy Talk

A controversial article arguing prominent war critics should be targeted as enemy combatants is worth discussing.

The Dangers of Relying on Airpower Alone

My latest for War on The Rocks, “The Inter-Service Wars Are Looking Like Calvinball,” has posted.

Joyner on Federal News Radio

I was on yesterday afternoon’s edition of Federal News Radio’s “In Depth” with Francis Rose discussing my recent piece in The National Interest on military retirement reform.

The Domestic Side of National Security

Another commentary on the National Security Strategy, this one at The Hill.

Obama’s National-Security Wish List

The first installment of my analysis of the National Security Strategy.

Obama’s Missed Opportunity

My latest for The National Interest, “Obama’s Paris Blunder: Part of a Much Bigger Problem,” has posted.

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