Obama’s Timidity In The Face Of Extremism

The Obama Administration’s response to the protests in the Muslim world has been entirely wrongheaded.

One Year Later, The Debt Downgrade Doesn’t Seem To Have Mattered Very Much

One year ago, the U.S. lost it’s AAA credit rating with S&P. There doesn’t appear to have been any real impact from that decision.

The 20 Most Powerful Television Moments Of The Past 50 Years

There are some glaring omissions from a recent list of television’s “most powerful” moments.

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.

February Jobs Report: Slow But Steady Employment Growth

Another good monthly jobs report

Maine Senator Olympia Snowe To Retire, GOP Senate Hopes In Jeopardy

A Northeastern Republican announces retirement. And GOP hopes for control of the Senate in 2013 become more tenuous.

(Not) Breaking News: People Who Work For The Government Look At The Internet

Apparently, people who work for the government are surfing the World Wide Web.

Republican Candidates To Europe: Drop Dead

Last night, most of the leading Republican candidates for President acted as if Europe was on another planet.

What Is The World Coming To?

Better or worse?

You Can Be Compassionate Without Supporting Big Government

Contrary to what Eugene Robinson and Paul Krugman argue today, compassion does not require one to support government social welfare programs.

Obama’s Jobs Plan: Deja Vu All Over Again?

Details of the President’s jobs plan are starting to leak out, and they’re not looking impressive.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Lawn Ornament Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Hurricane Irene And The Broken Window Fallacy

Repeating the “destruction creates wealth” fallacy every time there’s a natural disaster doesn’t make it any less of a fallacy.

Eric Cantor: No Federal Relief For Earthquake Or Hurricane Damage Unless It’s Offset By Spending Cuts

With a hurricane bearing down on the East Coast, the House Majority Leader is engaged in an accounting exercise.

U.S. Troops In Afghanistan Until 2024?

The U.S may be on the verge of committing the next decade to the future of Afghanistan.

Cheney Urged Bush to Bomb Syria in 2007

Dick Cheney’s long-awaited book’s out and he promises lots of bombshells that will have heads exploding in DC.

Do Earthquakes Stimulate the Economy?

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

Earthquakes and the Internet

When an earthquake hits, people flood the internet with posts about it–some within 20 or 30 seconds.

Earthquake in DC!

Fears of Another Global Recession

The signs are not good.

Debt Deal Winners and Losers

Now that America’s political leadership have probably averted a self-inflicted global economic calamity, it’s time to assess the winners and losers.

The Economy And The 2012 Elections

It isn’t just President Obama who should be worried about the economy next year.

June Jobs Report Disastrously Disappointing

Judging by the June jobs report, there’s no economic recovery coming in the near future.

Job Growth Weakens, Unemployment Rate Jumps To 9.1%

After several months where it seemed like things were turning around, the May jobs report was depressingly bad.

Back to Those Darn Freeloaders

More on that freeloader problem (today with less snark).

Mike Huckabee And The Mystery Of The Destroyed Hard Drives

Why did then-Governor Mike Huckabee’s office destroy all its office hard drives shortly before leaving office?

Ford Stops Making Black Vehicles (Briefly)

Natural disasters in Japan have lessened the supply of pigments necessary to make black paint.

Fukushima Proves Nuclear Power Awesome

Nuclear power remains far safer than coal. The awful events in Fukushima must not spook governments outlawing atomic energy.

Biggest Full Moon in 18 Years Saturday

Earth’s moon will seem bigger Saturday night than it has since 1993. It’ll still be the same size as usual, however.

The Political Consequences Of Japan’s Triple Disasters

Will one of the worst natural disasters to hit Japan in centuries change the relationship between the Japanese government and the people?

Gilbert Gottfried Fired From Aflac After Japan Tweets

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried is the latest idiot celebrity to damage their career on Twitter.

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Damage

Status report on the damage in Japan.

Who in Their Right Mind Would Want to be President?

Who wants that job? (And is willing to work that hard to get it?)

Japan Disaster and Broken Window Fallacy

Can the massive destruction caused by the Japanese earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdowns stimulate the economy?