Eddie Van Halen, 1955-2020

A rock and roll legend is gone too soon.

The Political Resurrection Of Ralph Northam

Nine months after what seemed like the end of his political career, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has mounted a comeback,

Alabama Governor Apologizes For College Blackface Incident

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey is the latest politician to apologize for donning blackface while she was in college.

Investigation Into Northam Racist Yearbook Photo Inconclusive

An independent review of the racist photo on Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s 1984 medical school yearbook was unsurprisingly inconclusive.

Despite Scandals, Virginia Democrats Appear Well Set For 2019 Elections

Virginia Democrats had a good fundraising quarter despite the scandals enveloping their top three officeholders.

Barbra Streisand’s Bizarre Defense of Michael Jackson’s Child Molestation

“His sexual needs were his sexual needs.” And, you know, criminal.

Ralph Northam Is Still Governor Of Virginia, And He’s Likely To Remain There

Twenty days after we learned about racist yearbook photos and everything that followed from it, there’s been no action against any of Virginia’s top political leaders. Don’t expect to see it either.

Poll Finds Virginians Split Amid Scandals Enveloping Richmond

A new poll shows that Virginians don’t necessarily believe their state leaders need to step aside in the wake of recent scandals.

One Week Later, Ralph Northam Is Still Governor. He May Stay There.

After a week of scandal and chaos in Virginia politics, there’s no sign that Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is going anywhere, and there’s very little that can be done to force him out of office.

The Virginia Political Dumpster Fire

All three of the elected state officials in Virginia are under some kind of cloud, and nobody seems to know what’s going to happen next.

Why Democrats Want Northam Out As Soon As Possible

There’s a good reason why Democrats want Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to get out of the way sooner rather than later.

Northam Refuses To Resign, Denies Racist Photos Are Of Him

Despite overwhelming calls for his resignation, Ralph Northam is refusing to step down as Governor of Virginia.

Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ At 35

It’s been thirty-five years since one of the best music videos of all-time was released.

Bill Cosby Heads Back For A Second Sexual Assault Trial, With Some Major Differences

Bill Cosby heads back to court for a retrial on the sexual assault allegations against him but it’s not going to be the same as the first.

Late Night OTB – Billy Jean

Two *really* different versions of an iconic song.

Sinatra At 100: An Appreciation

Remembering a legend on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Sharks Vs. Gas Jets Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Braves, Barves, And Intellectual Property Law

An object lesson in the problems with our intellectual property laws

Washington Times Columnist: “Half-White” President Silent On Death Of Beastie Boy

Another bizarre conservative rant about the President.

The Beastie Boys and the Segregation of American Music

The outpouring from my Twitter stream yesterday on the news of the death of Adam Yauch, MCA of the Beastie Boys, surprised me.

Associated Press Reporters Reprimanded For Using Twitter To Send Out Breaking News

The Associated Press is trying to fight Twitter rather than engage it.

Gaddafi’s Dead. Now What?

The post-Gaddafi era has been made permanent. What comes next?

Mary Jo Kopechne

Manly Things

Rock is Dead They Say . . .

All great rock music was recorded by the time John Bonham died. Or was it?