America’s Going Out of the Car Business

Ford, GM, and Chrysler are all moving almost exclusively to trucks, SUVs, and crossovers.

George H.W. Bush Highly Critical Of Rumsfeld And Cheney In New Book

In a new book, former President George H.W. Bush is highly critical of two of his son’s closest advisers in the White House.

Canadian Voters Kick Stephen Harper Out Of Office After Nine Years

A political earthquake north of the border.

Conservative Party In Danger Of Losing Majority In Canada, But Outcome Still In Doubt

If pre-election polling is to be believed, Stephan Harper and Canada’s Conservative Party seem likely to lose power after Monday’s elections, but there are several reasons why this may not end up being the case.

Ben Carson, Political Ignoramus

While a brilliant and accomplished man, he’s absolutely clueless about politics and world affairs.

Baseball Legend Yogi Berra Dies At 90

A true legend has passed.

Republican Candidates Abandon Reagan’s Optimism In Favor Of Doom And Gloom

To listen to many of the Republican candidates for President, it would appear that the lights have been turned out on Ronald Reagan’s shining city on a hill.

Don’t Expect The Republican Field To Shrink Very Much Before Iowa

For a variety of reasons, it’s unlikely that the Republican field will shrink significantly before the Iowa Caucuses.

Time To Take Trump Seriously?

The buffoonish billionaire is tapping into something real.

From Bork, To Kennedy, To Obergefell

He definitely wouldn’t appreciate it, but in some sense you can thank Robert Bork for the Supreme Court’s opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges.

Maybe The Economy Won’t Return To Normal

What if this is the new normal?

Jeb Bush Isn’t Doing So Well In Iowa, So Maybe He Should Skip It

A new poll has some bad news for Jeb Bush in the Hawkeye State, which leads to the idea that maybe he shouldn’t waste too much time there to begin with.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Wright Stuff Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Abraham Lincoln, 150 Years Later

150 years later, Abraham Lincoln continues to inspire us.

Chris Christie Still Seems To Think He Can Run For President

His poll numbers are down, the GOP base is not hospitable, but Chris Christie still seems to be thinking about running for President.

Indiana Governor Calls For Changes To State’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill

The devil is in the details of what the legislature passes, but Indiana’s Governor has essentially conceded defeat in the battle over his state’s controversial new “religious freedom” law.

Obama’s Missed Opportunity

My latest for The National Interest, “Obama’s Paris Blunder: Part of a Much Bigger Problem,” has posted.

Placing Jeb in Ideological Context

Also: charting the rightward shift in the GOP.

Obama Favoring Donors In Ambassador Appointments? No More Than Previous Presidents

The Obama Administration took some fire yesterday for recent Ambassadorial Appointments, but the President’s record has been consistent with those of his recent predecessors.

Will The Supreme Court Be The Most Important Issue Of The 2016 Elections? Probably Not

The next President will have a profound ability to shape the future of the Supreme Court, but that is unlikely to be the most important issue on voters minds in 2016.

Kissinger Wanted To Bomb Cuba

Newly released documents reveal that Henry Kissinger wanted to attack Cuba in the mid-1970s.

Baby Boomers Shocked They’re Getting Old

Michele Willens wonders, “When Did We Get So Old?”

What “Third Term Curse?”

Some have argued that there is an historical bias against political parties holding on to the White House for more than two terms. As with most commonly held ideas, that simply isn’t true.

Watergate Forty Years Later

Even with the passage of time, Watergate remains a singularly important event in American history

Should We Eliminate The Vice-Presidency?

Does the office of Vice-President serve any useful purpose anymore?

Obama Reportedly Planning Clemency For Hundreds Of Drug Offenders

Perhaps some justice for the casualties in the War On Drugs

Hollywood’s Changing Male Ideal

On screen body objectification is now equal opportunity.

Even With Paywalls, Newspapers Are Still Bleeding Cash

Adding paywalls isn’t stopping the decline of the newspaper industry.

Donald Rumsfeld Has ‘Absolutely No Idea’ if His Tax Returns Are Accurate

Our tax system is so complicated that whether we’re filing our returns correctly is a known unknown.

No Justice Stevens, We Don’t Need To “Fix” The Second Amendment

The Second Amendment isn’t broken, and you don’t fix things that aren’t broken.

Anger Mismanagement

American Skepticism About Interventionism Is A Return To Historical Norms

Americans are skeptical about getting involved in the Ukraine crisis. This isn’t a surprise.

The State Of The Union Is Pointless

Tonight, the American political system stops to engage in the biggest waste of time ever invented.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Feelin’ Like A Million Dollar Trooper Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Jon Huntsman New Atlantic Council Chairman

Former Utah governor and ambassador to China Jon Huntsman succeeds Chuck Hagel.