Does A GOP Win In FL-13 Mean Anything?

Does one Special Election in Florida tells us anything about nationwide trends? Probably not.

Ukraine, NATO, and the EU

The West owes Ukraine nothing.

Middle Class Shopping Less at Lousy Stores, Eating Less at Lousy Restaurants

Demand for mid-range goods and services seems to be on the decline.

Administration Creates Yet Another Partial Delay Of Obamacare Provision, Rule Of Law Suffers

Once again, the Administration has unilaterally changed the Affordable Care Act.

The Attack On Pearl Harbor Was Not A Consequence Of “American Weakness”

Thoughts on the precursors to the events of 72 years ago today.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Last Laugh Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Syria And The “Isolationist” Smear

Opposing interventionism and unnecessary and unwise military engagements is not isolationism.

Barack Obama: Right About Iraq, Wrong About Syria

President Obama seems to have forgotten the words of a certain Illinois State Senator back in 2002.

If We Do Attack Syria, What’s Next?

Some questions that the Administration needs to answer before attacking Syria.

Obama’s Confused Syria Strategy

Humanitarian wars have their own grammar but not their own logic.

Job Openings Up 50 Percent, Hiring Up 5 Percent

A lot of new jobs are being advertised but not many people are being hired to fill them. Peter Orszag doesn’t know why.

Bailing Out “Detroit” Didn’t Save Detroit, But It’s Not Clear Anything Can

Just as the auto industry has, painfully, had to learn to adapt to a new world, the city will as well even if that means becoming a shadow of its former self.

Bob Fletcher Dead at 101

Dave Schuler has roused himself from his boredom with the news to comment on the passing of Bob Fletcher, of whom I’d never heard. It’s a story worth hearing if you haven’t.

The Civil Cold War

The United States is as politically polarized as it was in 1865.

Media Fatigue, Syria, and Social Science

Social scientists take note: the press has gotten bored with Syria, so your data are no longer reliable.

Why Are Sales Of Desktop PC’s Slowing?

Desktop PC sales fell by nearly 14% in the first quarter, continuing an ongoing trend. There are many reasons this is happening.

Information Segregation And Political Polarization

Whether in the blogosphere or on television, people are increasingly only accessing sources of news and opinion that confirm their pre-conceived ideas.

Another Ho-Hum Jobs Report

January’s Jobs Report wasn’t much to write home about

Is It Ever Okay For The President To Lie?

Truth. Overrated?

2012 Congressional Election Predictions

OTB bloggers give their best guesses on the House and Senate races.

2012 Presidential Election Predictions

The OTB gang give their best guess at the outcome of the 2012 presidential contest.

Andrew Sullivan: If Romney Wins Virginia And Florida, It’s The Return Of The Confederacy

Equating opposition to the President with racism is absurd.

China Is Every American Politician’s Favorite Scapegoat

American politicians are using China as a scapegoat for America’s problems.

How Romney Lost The Economy As A Winning Issue

The biggest surprise of the Presidential race to date is the fact that Mitt Romney has lost the edge he once had on economic issues.

Chicago’s Very Well Paid Teachers Go On Strike, Abandoning 400,000 Students

Largely because they are resisting efforts to hold them accountable for their performance, Chicago’s teachers are leaving 400,000 students locked out of school.

Would Obama’s Re-Election End Polarization And Gridlock In Washington?

The President and his supporters say that Congressional Republicans will temper their rhetoric in a second Obama term. Don’t count on it.

General Motors Headed For Disaster Again?

Think the auto bailout was a success? Think again.

Lawyers In Space!

Chicago Alderman: No Building Permits For Chick-Fil-A

One Chicago politician is using clearly unconstitutional tactics in the political war on Chick-fil-A

You Didn’t Build That!

President Obama set off a firestorm by claiming business owners didn’t build “that.”

US Tax Rates by Quintile

The Bush tax cuts were much more progressive than you probably think.

Romney And Obama Spar Over Disappointing Jobs Numbers

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama traded barbs over the June jobs report, but neither one seems to have the answer to our problems.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Captain Jack Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Oompa Loompah Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Infrastructure Projects And Economic Stimulus

Are infrastructure projects the key to turning around the economy? Not really.

Voter Turnout And Registration

Some thoughts on the voter registration/voter turnout debate.

Does It Matter Who Wins In November?

In reality, it probably doesn’t,

Politics, Hubris, And The Questionable Constitutionality Of ObamaCare

This week’s hearings in the Supreme Court caught many proponents of the Affordable Care Act off guard.

Gas Prices Hurting Obama In The Polls, But Will It Matter In November?

Rising fuel prices are starting to hurt the President in the polls, but it’s unclear what that means for November.

Afghan Protests Prove, It’s Time For Us To Leave

The latest round of protests in Afghanistan prove yet again that it’s time for us to leave.

China Is Not A Model For America, Or The World

China’s government may be more “efficient,” but it’s hardly a model for the rest of the world.

Wyoming Senator Trying To Revive The Dollar Coin Yet Again

Senator Mike Enzi wants to replace the Dollar Bill with a coin. As with past efforts, it’s a great idea that is unlikely to succeed.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Orange Ya Glad I Didn’t Say Banana Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.


Let’s ban robocalls.

What Lies Ahead For The Economy?

Where is the economy headed? The signals are mixed at best.