OTB at 20

A look back at two decades of blogging.

Google Executive Alan Eustace Completes Record Breaking Skydive From 135,890 Feet

A Google Executive jumps from the edge of space, breaking a record.

Who Was The First “Democratically Elected” President Of The United States?

In 1789, George Washington took office after being elected by only a small portion of the population of the U.S. Does that mean he wasn’t “democratically elected?”

The Economics of Slavery

Some striking data to illustrate the role slavery played in the economy of the South.

Rick Santorum Thinks Satan Has Taken Over America

Rick Santorum is Michele Bachmann level crazy. Yet he’s arguably the Republican frontrunner right now.

Herman Cain Won’t Be President and That’s a Very Good Thing

The former pizza executive is a smart guy. But he’s not fit to run the country.

TSA Hits the Road

The TSA is deploying VIPR units to weigh stations and bus stations in TN.

Computer Virus Hits Drone Fleet

A computer virus has infected America’s fleet of Predator and Reaper drones.

Do Earthquakes Stimulate the Economy?

Either a bunch of bloggers or one of the world’s smartest economists doesn’t understand economics.

Rick Perry: Evolution Just “A Theory That Is Out There”

Like Jon Huntsman, Rick Perry has something to say about evolution today and he handled it very differently.

Huntsman: I Believe in Evolution and Trust Scientists

Jon Huntsman just tweeted, “To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy.”

Rick Perry Advocates the Biblical Virtues of Keynesianism

Rick Perry makes a valid point about bringing the economy back to Biblical principles.

The Twitter Trap?

Has technology robbed us of more than it’s given in return?

Will Video Chat Take Off?

Video calling is becoming widely available. Will it become as common as talking on the phone?

OTB Expose

What Did Pakistan’s Government Know?

And when did it know it?

In Defense of Bureaucracy

Yes, bureaucracies can be annoying, but they are also vital for modern society.

Ben Bernanke: GOP Spending Cuts Will Not Harm Economic Growth

Speaking before Congress yesterday, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke debunked the assertion that the GOP’s relatively modest $61 billion spending cut package would significantly harm economic growth.

Federal Judge Upholds Individual Mandate By Eviscerating The Constitution

Judge Gladys Kessler upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, but she did so by essentially ruling that the Interstate Commerce Clause means whatever Congress wants it to mean.

Wisconsin Teachers and Average Pay

Should public schoolteachers make more money than the people paying their salaries?

Watson Beats Ken Jennings on Jeopardy

IBM’s Watson computer crushed human competitors on Jeopardy. What does it mean?

Atlas Shrugged Movie Preview

I simply do not know enough expletives to adequately express how truly horrible this film was.

Tribe on SCOTUS and the PPACA

Predicting (after a fashion) what the SCOTUS will do with the PPACA and a return to the Commerce Clause and the activity/inactivity disucssion.

Midterm Grades: Barack Obama

Time for midterms.

Caption Contest Winners

The Christmas Cheer Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

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2010 Election Predictions

We’ve been talking about the 2010 elections since, oh, the day after the 2008 elections.   Now, it’s time for final predictions.

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Coates Ad: Obama Forcing Seniors into “Government Run Healthcare”

Dan Coates has an ad that makes a claim that should make your head explode.

Kentucky Senate Race Tightening ? Maybe Not

A newly released poll on the Kentucky Senate race may not be an accurate measure of what’s actually going on in that race.

Koran Burning And Media Navel Gazing

The media is now starting to look at it’s own role in the whole Koran burning story, but the truth is that there really wasn’t any way they could’ve ignored the story.

Alex Knapp is a Dad

Caption Contest Winners

The Titanic Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Mark Twain Autobiography Reveals Political Side

Starting in November, we’ll get a look inside the mind of one of America’s most fascinating writers.

Elites and Elitists

One can be an elite and not be elitist and vice versa.