Wukan Revolt Continues

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Lego My Blago Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

IQ and Income Inequality

Life, it turns out, isn’t fair.

Class War Within a Class War

It’s the 5% versus the 1% moreso than the 99% against the 1%.

Herman Cain Tries, And Fails, To Defend 9-9-9

Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 double talk is starting to show

Chicago Tribune Editorial Board Member Calls On Obama To Forgo A Second Term

Yes, Barack Obama is running for a second term.

James Carville To Obama: Time To Get Tough And Fire Some People

James Carville has some advice for Barack Obama. It boils down to “be like Bill Clinton.”

December 7, 1951 v. September 11, 2011

Not every 10th anniversary of a horrible surprise attack has been treated the same.

A Decade of Lost Freedom

Measuring our progress a decade after the 9/11 attacks

Are We Safer?

Measuring our progress a decade after the 9/11 attacks

It’s Not Just A Demand Problem

What’s behind the lack of business investment?

Our Present Crisis: Recession, Depression, Or Something More Fundamental?

The world is likely to get worse before it gets better.

Yay! Debt Hits 100% of GDP and Other Good News!

Don’t worry be happy!

The Second Great Contraction

Harvard economist Kenneth Rogoff says we’re undergoing much more than a mere recession.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The DON’T PANIC Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

China and US Debt

Contrary to myth, China holds only 8 percent of US federal debt.

Oslo Bomb Blast and Shooting Spree: Al Qaeda Suspected (Updated)

A bomb blast in Oslo’s government center has killed at least two people and a presumably related shooting spree at a nearby children’s camp are being investigated as terrorist related.

America Carrying Load in Libya While Pretending Otherwise

The US handing Libya over to NATO is “like Beyonce saying she’s ceding control to Sasha Fierce!” – Jon Stewart

UCLA Forecast: More Slow Growth

More slow economic growth, the L-shaped recession.

Unemployment and Education

Your major matters. But not as much as simply having a degree.

Democrats Turning on Weiner

Never popular with his colleagues, Anthony Weiner may now be the least liked Member.

Redistribution: Where You Stand is Where You Sit

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The French Connection Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

We Are On the Verge of Great, Great Depression

All in all, not looking like it will be a fun summer.

OTB Caption Contest

Time for the Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

Pakistan Claims It Did Its Part To Catch Bin Laden

The question of how the world’s most wanted man could’ve hidden in plain sight in Pakistan continues to be asked.

Pakistan After Bin Laden: Frenemies Forever?

Changing our relationship status to Complicated.

Economic Growth Slows In First Quarter. What If This Is As Good As It Gets?

Will days of strong economic growth ever return? And what happens if they don’t?

Tax Day Rage

Dave Schuler’s a hard man to rile. But stay away from him on tax day.

The Plan In Libya? There Is No Plan

It has become quite apparent that neither the White House nor our coalition partners have any idea what the path to an endgame in Libya even looks like. That’s not good.

Is Lack of Investment Holding Back the Recovery?

People and businesses are sitting on cash out of fear, creating a vicious cycle.

If Gaddafi Stays In Power, Then What’s The Point Of Intervention?

U.S. officials are making clear that the current mission in Libya may not lead to the end of Muammar Gaddafi’s rule. If that’s the case, then why are we there in the first place?

What is the United States Doing in Libya?

What are the limits of Resolution 1973? Are there any?

Too Late For Palin?

There’s still time for Sarah Palin to burnish her political reputation. But she probably won’t.

Wisconsin Teacher Showdown

Neither side is covering themselves in glory in the battle over the Badger State budget.

The “Social Responsibility” Of Business Is To Earn A Profit

President Obama is telling business they have a social responsibility to invest in America. He’s wrong.

Midterm Grades: Barack Obama

Time for midterms.

Illinois’ 66 Percent Tax Hike

Faced with mounting debt, the lame duck Illinois legislature rushed through a massive tax hike in the wee hours this morning.

Carol Moseley Braun Next Chicago Mayor?

Chicago’s next mayor will be either Rahm Emanuel or Carol Moseley Braun.

America’s Intellectual Crisis

The institutions charged with solving our Information Age social problems are stuck in the Industrial Age.

OTB Radio – Tonight at 5:30 Eastern

Tonight’s topics: the Republican effort to run out the clock on the 111th Congress, various reform proposals that are floating around, and goodness knows what else.

435 Representatives: Unconstitutional?

Is Congress too small and unequal to do its job?

OTB Radio – Tonight at 5:30 Eastern

Tonight’s topics: The tax cut deal, Obama’s primary challengers, and whether politicians should care about the unemployed.