Don’t Throw Me in that Briar Patch!

Trump and company have a cartoonish view of immigration policy.

Jussie Smollett Charges Dropped for No Apparent Reason

One of the most bizarre cases in recent memory gets . . . much more bizarre.

Chicago Cop Convicted Of Second-Degree Murder In 2014 Shooting

Nearly four years after the fact, a Chicago Police Officer has been found guilty of murder in the shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

Rahm Emanuel Surprises Chicago By Dropping Out Of 2019 Re-Election Bid

Chicago won’t have Rahm Emanuel to kick around anymore.

Chicago To File Suit Against Trump’s War On So-Called “Sanctuary Cities”

Chicago is joining the growing list of jurisdictions challenging the Administration’s policy on sanctuary cities.

Justice Department Opens Investigation Of Chicago Police Department

The Justice Department has launched a widespread investigation into the operation of the Chicago Police Department in the wake of the murder of LaQuan McDonald.

Police Shooting In Chicago Beginning To Have A Political Impact

The October 2014 shooting of 17 year old LaQuan McDonald is beginning to have a political impact in Chicago and could have national political implications as well.

Chicago Cop Charged With First-Degree Murder In 2014 Death Of 17 Year-Old African-American Male

A Chicago Police Officer has been charged with murder in the death of a 17 year old African-American male that, from the evidence that has been released, seems completely unjustifiable.

Rahm Emanuel 2016?

Rahm Emanuel is reportedly considering a 2016 presidential run. It’s a thin report.

Chicago’s Very Well Paid Teachers Go On Strike, Abandoning 400,000 Students

Largely because they are resisting efforts to hold them accountable for their performance, Chicago’s teachers are leaving 400,000 students locked out of school.

Would Obama’s Re-Election End Polarization And Gridlock In Washington?

The President and his supporters say that Congressional Republicans will temper their rhetoric in a second Obama term. Don’t count on it.

Obama’s Rove

The front page of Sunday’s NYT profiled Valerie Jarrett, the power behind the throne at the Obama White House.

Chicago Alderman: No Building Permits For Chick-Fil-A

One Chicago politician is using clearly unconstitutional tactics in the political war on Chick-fil-A

Romney Campaign Tries To Change Subject, Goes On Offensive

The Romney campaign is trying to shift the narrative.

In Defense Of Chris Christie And Rahm Emanuel

Chris Christie and Rahm Emanuel are being criticized for the brusque manner they handled questions about their children’s education.

Hyatt Turns Heat Lamps on Strikers

Workers picketing a Chicago Hyatt hotel yesterday got an unpleasant surprise: Heat lamps.

Tammy Duckworth Leaving VA, May Run for Congress

Tammy Duckworth has resigned as Veterans Affairs assistant secretary and may make another bid for Congress.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Big Bird Flips Big Bird Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Rahm Emanuel Back on Ballot

The Illinois Supreme Court has issued a partial stay, keeping Rahm Emanuel on the ballot for Chicago mayor.

Appeals Court Tosses Rahm Emanuel Off Chicago Ballot

The Illinois Appellate Court has tossed mayoral frontrunner Rahm Emanuel off the ballot, saying he didn’t meet residency requirements.

Daley Pick As Chief Of Staff A Sign Of A New White House?

President Obama’s selection of Bill Daley as Chief of Staff is being seen as a sign that the White House is moving to the center and gearing up for 2012.

Minor Reshuffling of Obama’s Staff is Major News?

Why is the press gushing over routine movement in White House team?

Carol Moseley Braun Next Chicago Mayor?

Chicago’s next mayor will be either Rahm Emanuel or Carol Moseley Braun.

Caption Contest Winners

The Christmas Cheer Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

White House Planning Major Staff Overhaul In 2011

The new year will bring major changes to the White House Staff.

Jim Webb: The Last Of The Reagan Democrats

Virginia Senator Jim Webb is the last of a dying breed of Democrats, but his party may need him if it wants to remain competitive anywhere outside of a Blue State.

When It Comes To Ideological Purity, Democrats Can Be As Dumb As Republicans

A call for ideological purity in the Democratic Party in today’s New York Times demonstrates that Democrats can be just as foolish as Republicans.

Jim Jones Steps Down; Tom Donilon New NSA

General Jim Jones is stepping down as National Security Advisor.

“The Toughest Times Any President Has Ever Faced” ?

In his farewell speech on Friday, Rahm Emanuel said that the Obama Administration had faced tougher times than any previous President. That is a fundamentally absurd idea.