Assessing Rick Perry’s Vulnerabilities

Rick Perry may be much less than meets the eye.

The Next Capitol Hill Battle: The Gas Tax

You thought you’d seen the worst of Congress in July? Oh, you silly American you.

Plurality Of Americans Say They’re Worse Off Since Obama Took Office

Are you better off than you were three years ago? 44% of Americans say no.

Will Republicans Get Sane On The Debt Ceiling?

Wall Street says raise the debt ceiling. The Tea Party says no. What will the GOP do?

The Politics of Oil Company Tax Breaks

Senate fails to revoke tax cuts for big oil.

Measuring The Bin Laden Bounce, If There Is One

There’s not much movement in the President’s job approval numbers.

Is There Anything That Washington Can Do About Gas Prices? Not Really

Congress is coming back to Washington and gas prices continue to rise. Expect a lot of demagoguery, but very little in the way of solutions.

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?

High Gas Prices Hurting Obama

President Obama is suffering in the polls because of high gas prices, but is there really anything he can do about them?

A Magic Formula for Gas Prices?

Is there a magic formula to fix soaring gas prices? A Washington Examiner editorial claims to have found it.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Red’s of Their Eyes Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Obama’s Approval Numbers Down, But He Still Leads All GOP Rivals

President Obama is vulnerable, but he’s facing a GOP field that is underwhelming even for Republicans.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The I’ve Got A secret Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Obama Hits All-Time Job Approval Low In Gallup Poll

We’re approaching the point where those job approval numbers start to matter, and President Obama’s are heading down again.

Study: Rising Gas Prices Don’t Impact Consumption

A new study suggests that increases in the price of gasoline have very little impact on consumer behavior. If that’s true, it has serious implications for energy policy.

Obama: Oil Companies To Blame For Lack Of Drilling. No, Really

It’s understandable that the President feels defensive about gas prices, but that’s no excuse for trying to sell the public a bill of goods.

Leave The Strategic Petroleum Reserve Alone

As gas and oil prices rise, the pressure is increasing to tap into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. It’s a dumb idea.

Congressional Job Approval Falls To 13%

Americans’ assessment of Congress has hit a new low, with 13% saying they approve of the way Congress is handling its job.

Death of the Middle Class?

Lots of jobs that existed in recent memory — secretaries, travel agents, gas station attendants, cashiers — have been replaced by technology. The middle class may be disappearing with them.

Delaware GOP Primary In The Tea Party’s Crosshairs

Delaware’s September 14th Republican Senate Primary is shaping up to be the next battle between the Establishment GOP and the Tea Party movement.