Ben Sasse to Leave Senate to Become Florida President

The Nebraska Republican got an offer he can’t refuse.

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Doctoring Ain’t All it’s Cracked Up to Be

The rat race of becoming a physician and maintaining one’s license is more intense than popularly understood.

Working From Home and Polarization

Yet another thing driving Americans apart.

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Romney’s Child Welfare Plan

An opportunity for unity and a restoration of normal order.

The Flynn Pardon

Perhaps the most normal thing President Trump has done.

Former Right-Wing Media Star Turns Against Right-Wing Media

So, it turns out that Fox News wasn’t really all that fair or balanced.

John Thompson Dead at 78

The legendary Georgetown basketball coach is gone.

NPR Hit Hard by Pandemic

Telecommuting has taken a bite out of an industry built on commuting.

Trump Commutes Roger Stone’s Sentence

A shocking and yet completely unsurprising development.

Working Longer During the Pandemic

Contrary to some expectations, Americans are logging three extra hours of work a day.

Most Americans Still Not Staying at Home

Social distancing is helping but too many aren’t taking it seriously enough.

Trump Considering Commuting Blago’s Sentence

President Trump says he’s thinking about commuting the sentenced of Rod Blagojevich, who has served seven years of the fourteen-year sentence he received for public corruption.

Is San Francisco’s Gentrification Such a Bad Thing?

The city by the Bay is rapidly transforming. Should we lament that?

Spring Forward? Fall Back? Let’s Just Pick A Time And Stay There

It’s that time of year again, and once again people are asking if it isn’t time to drop the whole ritual of changing time every six months altogether.

Trump Pardons Right-Wing Provocateur Dinesh D’Souza

President Trump has issued another controversial pardon.

The Confusion of Short Government Shutdowns

Friday’s eight-hour shutdown was not the non-event it seemed from the outside.

Navy Testing New Khaki Uniforms for Sea Duty

One of the oddities of military culture is the constan

Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning’s Sentence

A potentially controversial commutation from President Obama today.

Blog Fatigue

As longtime OTB readers may have noticed, I’m not writing much these days.

Democrats Failed To Capture Virginia’s Senate, In Part Because Of The Politics Of Gun Control

Virginia Democrats tried to capture control of the Virginia State Senate by, in part, emphasizing gun control issues. The fact that they failed is instructive.

Red States Eat Blue States’ Lunch, Grow Up to Be Blue States

Low costs and regulatory barriers are attracting people to red states–thus turning them purple and blue.

President Obama Commutes Sentences Of 46 Federal Drug Offenders

A good first step, but there’s a lot more than needs to be done to reform the criminal justice system.

Paying Attention To Politics? You’re Probably Really Stressed Out

In a new survey, Americans cite politics and the news as the biggest sources of stress in their lives.

Federal Government: Electric Cars Will Account For Only 1 Out Of 100 Cars In 2040

The era of the electric car isn’t likely to arrive for a long time, if ever.

Time To Dump Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Savings Time ends early on Sunday. Perhaps it should never return.

Millennials Not Buying Cars or Even Getting Drivers Licenses

The under-35 set are buying cars at a lower rate than they used to.

Rise of the Megacommuter

About 8.1 percent of U.S. workers have commutes of 60 minutes or longer and nearly 600,000 have “megacommutes” of at least 90 minutes and 50 miles.

Why Gay Marriage Can’t Be Left to States

Separate, it turns out, is not equal.

Traffic Costs Americans $121 Billion Annually

Americans waste $121 billion a year because of traffic congestion.

Christiane Amanpour Out at ‘This Week’?

Christiane Amanpour, who’s losing audience share for ABC’s “This Week” Sunday show, may be on her way back to CNN.

Mortgage Interest Deduction Favors Blue States

The home mortgage interest deduction benefits Democrat-voting states most! Is the fix in?

Google’s Self-Driving Car

Once the province of science fiction, a car that can drive itself is now a reality, thanks to Google and DARPA. The implications are mind boggling.

Tea Party Guide To D.C.: Avoid Green And Yellow Lines

The Tea Party is coming to Washington, D.C. on Saturday for a Glenn Beck rally and one travel guide is warning them to stay away from certain parts of the city. Subtle racism ? No, it’s common sense.

Parking Space Economics

Free parking is a very inefficient use of land resources that wouldn’t exist without government mandates and subsidies. Is it time to end the practice?

Former Senator Ted Stevens In Plane Crash That Killed Five

Former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens was one of nine people on board a plane that crashed in a remote area of Alaska overnight.

Seat Hogs: Subway Villains?

WaPo’s Breaking News Blog highlights a story that is, well, hardly breaking news: inconsiderate people on the DC subway.

Why Parents Hate Parenting

Parenting is hard work and kids are a giant pain. Is it worth it?

DC Snow Record Likely

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