Orrin Hatch, 1934-2022

The longest-serving Republican Senator has died at the age of 88.

Evangelical Politics in the Time of Polarization and Covid

A piece in The Atlantic inspires thoughts.

Former Right-Wing Media Star Turns Against Right-Wing Media

So, it turns out that Fox News wasn’t really all that fair or balanced.

Boy Scouts File for Bankruptcy

The venerable youth organization has fallen on hard times.

Trump Quotes Pastor Who Predicted ‘Civil War’ If Trump Was Impeached

Trump threatens civil war if he’s removed from office.

Utah To Enact Strictest DUI Law In Nation, Lowering BAC Limit To .05

A new law set to take effect in Utah before the New Year will lower the BAC limit for drunk driving by 40% to .05. Will the rest of the nation follow?

Defeated Congresswoman Mia Love Has Some Parting Words For The GOP

Mia Love, recently narrowly defeated in her bid for re-election, has some parting words for her party. They probably won’t listen, but they should.

Mormons Don’t Want to Be Called ‘Mormons’ Anymore

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints wants to be referred to by its given name. Shouldn’t we respect that wish?

Mike Lee for the Supreme Court?

President Trump is reportedly considering the 47-year-old Utah Senator to replace Anthony Kennedy.

Mitt Romney Easily Wins Utah Senate Primary

After hitting a stumbling bloc in April, Mitt Romney coasted to a win last night, and has a clear path to Washington and the U.S. Senate.

Mormons Sever Ties with Boy Scouts

The church sponsors 20 percent of the youth organization’s membership.

Romney Reportedly Telling Close Associates That He’s Running For Senate

That “Romney for Senate” campaign seems pretty much inevitable.

Trump’s Speech To Boy Scouts Is Just Another Example Of His Outrageous Narcissism

President Trump delivered a wholly inappropriate political speech to the Boy Scout Jamboree, but that should surprise nobody.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Truth and Consequences Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Trump In Danger In Deeply Red Utah?

Donald Trump is facing potential trouble in a state that has gone for a Democrat only twice since the end of World War II.

Is Nuance Still Possible in American Politics?

Damon Linker writes, “Millions of people disagree with your political views. That doesn’t make them moral monsters.”

Anti-Trump Republicans Get Behind Campaign Of Some Guy Nobody’s Ever Heard Of

The latest desperation bid from anti-Trump Republicans is guaranteed to make a GOP civil war more likely.

Donald Trump Would Lead The GOP To Electoral College Disaster

Putting Donald Trump at the top of the ticket would likely lead to an Electoral College disaster for Republicans.

Trump, Clinton Win Arizona, While Sanders And Cruz Capture Caucus Wins

As expected, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both scored big wins in Arizona, while Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders both continued to win caucus states.

Trump Still Leading The GOP Race After Rubio Withdrawal

One week after Marco Rubio left the race, Donald Trump’s hold on the lead in the GOP Presidential race seems as solid as ever.

Donald Trump Scores Solid Win In Nevada

Donald Trump won his third contest in a row in Nevada, putting him one step closer to inevitability.

Nevada Hoping To Avoid Another Chaotic Caucus

Tonight’s Nevada Caucuses could be as chaotic as the floor of a Vegas casino, but Donald Trump seems to be in position to score another win.

Kudos to Senator Flake

A Mormon Republican Senator visits an Arizona mosque.

Ted Cruz: Atheists Aren’t Fit To Be President

Meet Ted Cruz: Religious Bigot

Boy Scouts End Ban On Gay Scout Leaders

A long standing policy against gay Scout Leaders has been repealed.

President Of Boy Scouts Of America Calls For End Of Ban On Gay Scout Leaders

Robert Gates, the former Defense Secretary who now serves as head of the Boy Scouts Of America, has called for an end to that organizations ban on gay Scout Leaders.

Mitt Romney to Announce 2016 Plans Today

Mitt Romney is set to make an announcement at 11 Eastern today. [UPDATE: He’s out!]

Mitt Romney Touts Anti-Poverty Platform

Mitt Romney certainly seems to be running for president again. And he’s now on at least his third reinvention.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Utah’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

A victory for same-sex marriage in an unlikely place.

Just Say No To “National Service” Schemes

The return of a really bad idea.

Has Social Media Taken The Sting Out Of Political Scandal?

Does the public still care about the personal transgressions of politicians? The evidence seems to suggest they don’t.

Why Romney?

Why I supported Mitt Romney despite his constant flip-flopping, fibbing, and fecklessness.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Burning Ring Of Fire Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Politics Stinks

There’s no doubt about it, our political culture is pretty horrible.

‘Most Interesting Man in the World’ Endorses Obama

The Dos Equis guy is fundraising for Obama.

University Of Pennsylvania Professor: Arrest The Makers Of That Anti-Muslim Movie

One Professor suggests we sacrifice yet more of our freedom in the wake of the embassy protests in the Middle East.

Southern Whites Still Not Sold On Romney?

Mitt Romney still has problems with Southern whites that could pose problems for him in states like Virginia and North Carolina.

Romney’s Closing Speech Was Good, But Was It Good Enough?

Mitt Romney’s speech last night was the best he’s ever given, but it’s impact may have been undercut but several odd production decisions that preceded it.

Romney Campaign Reportedly Planning ‘Aggressive’ Campaign Against Obama

The Romney Campaign is reportedly planning a more aggressive campaign against the President for the fall.

Romney is the Alpha Male and Obama is a Woman (or Something like That)

Wherein a National Review piece leads me to think I am the OTB alpha blogger.