OTB Turns 21

This blog is now old enough to buy alcohol.

Russia’s Continued Cheating in International Sports

The sad joke continues.

Lisa Franchetti Becomes First Woman to Lead Military Service

We finally have a Chief of Naval Operations but the crisis in the top ranks continues.

Transphobic Cruelty

When prejudice overrides simple humanity.

Trump’s Three Trials

The former president faces multiple criminal prosecutions.

Violent Jan 6er Gets 14 Years, Longest To Date

The punishments are increasing as the worst of the worst are sentenced.

Proud Boys Convicted of Seditious Conspiracy

The worst of the worst Capitol Riot players have been brought to justice.

Microsoft Going All-in On AI

The future is here, whether we like it or not.

Missed COVID Milestones

They’re still grim but less noticed.

LeBron James Becomes NBA’s All-Time Scoring Leader

What was once impossible, then inevitable, has now happened.

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India May Have Passed China as World’s Most Populous Country

If it hasn’t happened already, it soon will.

Elon Musk Becomes First Person Ever to Lose $200 Billion

But did he ever really have it?

Fusion Clean Energy ‘Breakthrough’ Made

The Energy Department is expected to make a big announcement tomorrow.

Native American History in the House

Mary Peltola’s election was a milestone for America’s First Peoples.

Michael Langley Becomes Marines’ First Black 4-Star General

A major milestone has been reached.

Ketanji Brown Jackson to Be Sworn in Today

Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring today and will swear his former law clerk in his replacement.

Top Gun: Maverick Setting Records

Mild spoilers ahead.

Michael Langley to be 1st Black Marine 4-Star General

A long-overdue milestone has been reached.

Over a Million Americans Dead from COVID

Another grim—and substantially avoidable—milestone.

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Working at the Office Ain’t Woke!

People are resisting going back to the office.

Neal Adams, 1941-2022

The legendary comic book artist is gone at 80.

US Surpasses 900,000 COVID Deaths

Yet another grim milestone.

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Army to Separate National Guard Vaccine Refusniks

The next boot has dropped.

Rachel Levine Becomes 1st Transgender 4-Star

The Assistant Secretary for Health has put on a uniform and become an instant Admiral.

Over 700,000 Americans Dead due to Covid-19

The number continues to rise.

A Nuclear Iran is Inevitable

The Islamic Republic is very close to being able to fuel a single weapon.

OTB 2003 Revisited

A blast from the past.

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America Getting Less White

The long demographic trend continues.

4,000,000

The official global death toll hits another grim milestone.

Vaccine Eligibility Floodgates Open Before Supply

Many states are moving to a first come, first served basis for COVID shots.

Lloyd Austin Confirmed as SECDEF

History has been made in more than one way.

Pete Buttigieg to be Biden’s Transportation Secretary

He wanted a cabinet post. And this is a cabinet post.

Newsmax Gaining on Fox

The information bubble is getting smaller.

USA Passes 250,000 Dead from COVID-19

Yet another grim milestone.

Jill Biden Plans to be First First Lady with Outside Job

A rather remarkable milestone in that it’s coming so late.

A Record Day for US Covid Cases

Another unwelcome milestone that magical thinking won’t fix.

One Million Dead from COVID-19 Worldwide

Yet another grim milestone.

US Passes 200,000 Dead from COVID

Yet another grim milestone.

US Tops 6 Million COVID-19 Cases

Yet another grim milestone.

US Tops 5 Million COVID-19 Cases

Yet another grim milestone.

US Tops 3 Million COVID-19 Cases

Another avoidable milestone.

COVID-19 Has Killed More Americans than WWI

Yet another grim milestone.

100,000 Americans Dead from Coronavirus

Yet another grim milestone.

NYT Devotes Front Page to COVID Dead

All the deaths are fit to print.

300,000 Dead from COVID-19

Another grim milestone

COVID-19 Has Killed More Americans Than Vietnam War

Another grim milestone. It won’t be the last.

Fifteen 9/11s

Another grim milestone.

Eleven 9/11s

Another grim milestone

100,000 Dead From COVID-19

A grim milestone.