Hitler and OTB

A stroll through the archives.

The Faux Haley Boomlet

The press really needs to stop trying to make fetch happen.

Some Thoughts on “Cancel Culture”

Thomas gets the ball rolling, and I take off from there.

P.J. O’Rourke, 1947-2022

The great conservative humorist is gone at 74.

Bill Maher: The Pandemic is Over

Denial, whining, and truth wrapped into one segment.

Mort Sahl, 1927-2021

The first modern stand-up comedian has died at 94.

The Limits of Free Speech

The dangers of the tyranny of the majority have only magnified.

Bill Maher’s Mea Culpa

With Donald Trump on the ballot, Bill Maher regrets some past words. He shouldn’t be the only one.

Ex-CIA Chief Says Military Would Have to Disobey President Trump

Michael Hayden notes that many of Donald Trump’s foreign policy positions are illegal.

Clinton Supporters Scold Younger Women For Supporting Bernie Sanders

Hillary Clinton’s campaign and its supporters seem to be getting frustrated by the fact that younger women are seemingly more interested in her opponent than in her.

Cory Booker Announces Campaign For Senate

Cory Booker is in the race for New Jersey’s open Senate seat, but is he really unbeatable?

Romney Won The Debate, But Will It Matter?

Mitt Romney won the debate last night, but it’s not at all clear that this will matter at all.

Is It Racist To Oppose Barack Obama?

Figuring out how much of the opposition to a black president is based on racism is . . . complicated.

DC’s Taxi System Hikes Fees, Frustrations

The price of a DC cab ride went up big time recently and neither riders nor cabbies are happy.

Have They No Decency?

Why have so few Republicans stood up to condemn Allen West?

Hilary Rosen, Foster Freiss, And The Permanent Campaign Silly Season

Thanks to a media that focuses obsessively on irrelevancies, we now have a permanent political silly season.

Ignorant Rednecks, Shiftless Blacks, and Selective Videos

Dear Bill Maher and Alexandra Pelosi: The plural of anecdote is not data.

Bill Maher, Rush Limbaugh, and the Standards of Discourse

Sure, he routinely uses gender-specific slurs against conservative women. But he’s not a misogynist!

They’re Making Me Defend Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh may be a jerk, but he has a right to be a jerk.

Why Are People Mad At Rush Limbaugh When Liberals You’ve Never Heard of Are Jerks, Too?

Is it fair to single out the most powerful man in radio’s commentary for attention?

Are Republican Politicians Afraid Of Rush Limbaugh?

The GOP has sold its soul.

Is There Anything That Won’t End Up Being Politicized?

This week we learned that even breast cancer can become politicized. Is there anything that can’t at this point?

Tim Tebow: It’s Just A Football Game

Tim Tebow has been at the center of a culture war battle, but he seems to have a more balanced view of the whole thing.

Sarah Palin Movie: The Undefeated

Sarah Palin has commissioned a film to bolster her reputation. This is very intriguing on a number of levels.

Political Derangement Syndrome

Whenever I despair at the current state of the Republican Party, I remind myself that things aren’t much better across the aisle.

Wisconsin Protesters Bizarro Tea Party?

Is Jon Stewart a useful idiot?

Caption Contest Winners

The I’ve Got You Babe Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Guess Which Candidate Got The Most Press Coverage In 2010

She didn’t gain national prominence until late August, and she’s going to most likely lost by a wide margin tonight, but Christine O’Donnell received more coverage from the media than any other candidate running in 2010.

Gawker Tries To Explain Itself

The guys at Gawker took the web yesterday in an effort to justify their sleazy article about Christine O’Donnell. They failed.

Ken Mehlman is Gay and I Don’t Care

The guy who ran George W. Bush’s campaign and the Republican National Committee has realized after only 43 years that he likes dudes.

Larry King Hanging Up The Suspenders

The most shocking news about Larry King’s retirement announcement was the realization that he was still on the air.

Terrorism Math