The Politics Of Gun Control

Based on the polls, the odds of some changes to America’s gun control laws will become law. It’s unlikely they’ll accomplish anything, though.

Gun Control Proponents Are About To Face Political Reality

The ultimate impact of the Newtown tragedy on the nation’s gun laws is likely to be very limited.

Get Ready For Another Debt Ceiling Fight

The next six weeks or so will see Congress once again fighting over a self-created crisis.

The Art Of Compromise

You can’t always get what you want.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Draft Dodger Rag Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Cornyn To Oppose Hagel Nomination, If It Ever Comes

John Cornyn tells Jennifer Rubin that he’ll oppose the confirmation of his former colleague, Chuck Hagel, for Secretary of Defense.

Boehner Puts Tax Rate Increases On The Table

The latest offer from John Boehner includes a significant concession.

Should Congress Just Kick The Can Down The Road?

Perhaps we should take a pass on trying to reach a deal on resolving issues propelling us toward the Fiscal Cliff.

In Fiscal Cliff Negotiations, President Obama Holds The Upper Hand

Republicans need to realize that they are at a disadvantage in the upcoming negotiations regarding the Fiscal Cliff.

Republicans In A Bind On Tax Increases

Political reality says that the Bush Tax Cuts for high income earners are likely doomed in the wake of the election, but the GOP will find it very hard to switch positions on this issue.

McConnell Not Willing to Raise Taxes to Avoid Fiscal Cliff

Obama thinks he has a mandate to raise taxes on high earners. Republicans think they have a mandate to stop him.

Why Romney?

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

Foreign Policy Debate Substantive Analysis: Defense Planning

One of the few areas of disagreement was how big our military should be.

Obama Claims Sequestration Cuts “Won’t Happen”

President Obama seems to have given away the store when it comes to the defense sequestration cuts.

How To Fix The Republican Party

Whether Mitt Romney wins or loses, the GOP needs to evolve or be doomed to minority party status.

Will Republicans Cave On Taxes If Obama Wins?

Republicans will have some choices to make if President Obama is re-elected.

Rand Paul Offers An Alternate Path On Foreign Policy For The GOP

Senator Rand Paul suggests the GOP may want to reconsider its foreign policy aggressiveness.

Would Romney Spend The Nation Into Debt To Increase Defense Spending? Yes, He Would

Left with a choice between their hawkish foreign policy and their supposed commitment to fiscal conservatives, Republicans will, without fail, spend the nation into debt.

The Impending Fiscal Cliff Presents Congress, And America, With A Fiscal Dilemma

Congress and the American people have a choice to make between two not very palatable options.

A Presidential Election Without Veterans

For the first time in 80 years, there are no veterans on the major party Presidential tickets.

Romney, Republicans Demonstrate Hypocrisy In Opposition To Sequestration Cuts

In calling for the sequestration cuts to be delayed, Republicans are demonstrating their lack of seriousness on the issue of fiscal responsibility.

The Fiscal Cliff: Another Threat To The Economy

While Washington dithers, business owners are starting to worry.

Taking Romney and the GOP to Task on the UK Trip and Foreign Policy

Disseting the Romney visit to the UK and musing about the state of GOP foreign policy views.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Waterworld Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

The Defense Budget Is Not A Jobs Program

The people trying to undo the Defense Budget sequestration cuts are making some pretty weak arguments.

House Votes To Repeal ObamaCare For The 33rd Time

The House engaged in a mostly pointless action yesterday afternoon.

Yes, The GOP Can, And Likely Will, Repeal ObamaCare in 2013 If They Win In November

If the GOP wins in November, there will be very few actual barriers in the way if they really want to repeal the PPACA.

House Republicans Gut Defense Sequestration Cuts

Another example of Republican foreign policy taking precedence over fiscal conservatism.

Is The Right Letting Obama Win By Falling For His Distractions?

Phony wars on Stay At Home Moms, dogs, and Osama bin Laden. The Obama campaign is pointing at the shiny object, and the right is falling for it.

Republican Senators Leading Effort To Halt Automatic Pentagon Cuts

Not surprisingly, Republicans are trying to reverse the automatic cuts to defense spending agreed to in August.

CBO Forecast: Trillion Dollar Deficits, Slow Growth, And High Unemployment

The latest projections from Congressional Budget Office are sobering to say the least.

The Truth About The Coming “Cuts” To Defense Spending

Don’t believe the fear mongering about the coming decreases in the growth of defense spending.

Democratic Death Spiral?

A Democrat sees doom and gloom as far as the eye can see.

Supercommittee Failure and ‘Both Sides’

Are Republicans mostly to blame for the supercommittee failure?

With Super Committee Dead, Showdown Likely Over Defense Cuts

With the Super Committee dead, 2012 is likely to see a fight over the defense cuts set to take place starting in 2013.

John Boehner And Harry Reid Release Competing, Mostly Incompatible, Debt Plans

John Boehner and Harry Reid introduced their debt plans. Now, where do we go from here?