Reparative Semantics? Or Gobbledygook?

Do last year’s words belong to last year’s language?

Thoughts on the Hearings

It was far more compelling than expected.

Star Trek Goes Woke!

Has a franchise that’s always been political gone too far?

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Talking Past Each Other

A post that’s only tangentially related to cancel culture.

William Shatner, 90, Becomes Oldest Man in Space

He boldly went where no nonagenarian had gone before.

CPAC as a Leading Indicator

The annual gathering showed us what the Republican Party would become years ago.

The Terrorist In The Mirror

There’s a word for people who use outrageous violence to terrorize.

More Magical Thinking on Covid from the Trump Camp

The Chief of Staff wants to play pretend.

Black is Back

The evolution of America’s racial language continues.

New Trek with Pike and Spock

“Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” is coming to CBS All Access.

White House Coronavirus Update Briefing President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and members of the White House COVID-19 Coronavirus task force, delivers remarks and answers questions from members of the press during a coronavirus update briefing Thursday, April 16, 2020, in the James S. Brady White House Press Briefing Room. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian) White House Coronavirus Update Briefing President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and members of the White House COVID-19 Coronavirus task force, delivers remarks and answers questions from members of the press during a coronavirus update briefing Thursday, April 16, 2020, in the James S. Brady White House Press Briefing Room. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

I’m Sorry, What?

Trump made some odd suggestions on today’s Aló Presidente.

Podcast Recommendation

Trek edition

The Space Force Logo

Boldy going where Starfleet has gone before.

René Auberjonois, Benson and Star Trek Actor, Dead At 79

René Auberjonois, a long time character actor best known for his roles on Benson and Star Trek: Deep Space NIne, has died at 79.

Trump Gets His Space Force, Sort Of

President Trump will get his Space force, but it won’t exactly be what he wanted when he first proposed that idea.

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dies At 65

One of the people most responsible for the personal computer revolution has passed away at the far-too-young age of 65.

The Cable Bundle is Dying. We’ll Miss it When it’s Gone.

As much as we hate paying $200 a month for television, the future is likely going to be worse.

Science Fiction Great Harlan Ellison Dies At 84

Harlan Ellison, who had a reputation for being as cantankerous as he was a great writer, has died at the age of 84.

Late Night OTB – End of My Journey

Not an Easter song, exactly, but certainly evocative of some of the holiday’s major themes.

Renowned Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies At 76

Stephen Hawking possessed one of the greatest minds in history, but he will likely be most remembered for not letting a debilitating disease stop him from contributing to our understanding of the universe.

Amelia Earhart’s Remains May Have Been Found On A Remote Pacific Island

The eighty year old mystery regarding the fate of famed aviator Amelia Earhart may have taken a step toward being solved if the results of a new forensic study are correct.

David Ogden Stiers Dead at 75

The actor best known for his run on M*A*S*H died Saturday after a battle with colon cancer.

Trump Jr.’s Explanation For Russia Meeting Raises More Questions

Donald Trump Jr. spoke yesterday with Senate investigators, and his answers raise more questions than they answer.

The Russia Investigation And The Comey Firing: Coincidences, Or Something More?

Was Jim Comey fired in an effort to impede the Russia investigation? Trump’s own words are making it sound more and more likely.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Zuckers On The Line Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Astronaut Scott Kelly Returns To Earth After A Year In Space

American Astronaut Scott Kelly is back home after a year in orbit.

On The Syrian Refugee Issue And The Internment Of Japanese-Americans During World War II

Remarks by a Democratic politician in Virginia regarding the Administration’s Syrian refugee program have brought up disturbing reminders of a shameful time in American history.

Rand Paul Wins Meaningless CPAC Straw Poll: A Family Tradition

Rand Paul is carrying on a family tradition, winning the CPAC straw poll won many times by his father Ron.

Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek’s Spock, Dead at 83

Leonard Nimoy, the actor who became a household name as Mr. Spock with the “Star Trek” television series and movies, has died at 83.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Humphrey The Camel Edition OTB Caption Contest is now over.

CBS Announces Streaming Service, And Cutting The Cord Starts To Become Easier

One day after HBO, CBS announces its own streaming service. And the future approaches just a little bit faster.

Star Trek Beginner’s Guide

AV Club produces an impressive overview of the entire Trek franchise.

3D Printed Organs Coming Soon

The burgeoning science of additive manufacturing is on the verge of being able to print functioning human organs.

Acquiring Crimea Vastly Increased Russia’s Potential Oil & Gas Reserves

Not surprisingly, Russia’s acquisition of Crimea comes with quite a potential bonanza in natural resources.

Utah Will Not Recognize Same-Sex Marriages Performed Before Stay Issued

About 1,000 same-sex couples married in Utah before the Supreme Court stay find themselves in an odd legal limbo.

Seven Years Ago Today, The iPhone Changed The World

Seven years ago, Steve Jobs showed us that we could literally hold the world in the palm of our hand.

IRS Says IRS Conferences Followed IRS Rules

The IRS spent $50 million on 225 employee conferences. What did the taxpayer get in return?