Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein Charged With Sex Trafficking Of Minors

Jeffrey Epstein, a billionaire investor previously charged with sex crimes involving minors, has been charged with sex trafficking involving minors.

Are Our Critics and Commentators too White?

Should the pundit class look more like America?

A Fourth of July Thought

Ideas, not tanks.

Mad Magazine Basically Coming To An End

After 67 years, Mad magazine is ceasing publication of new material.

Lee Iacocca, Who Headed Two Of The Big Three Automakers, Dies At 94

One of America’s fist celebrity CEO’s has passed away at the age of 94.

Trump And RNC Raise $105 Million In Second Quarter

President Trump And the RNC raised a record amount in the second quarter of the year.

Buttigieg Raised $24.8 Million

Mayor Pete is raking in the dough.

U.S. Ready To Give Up ‘Denuclearization’ In North Korea Talks?

Is the United States finally ready to give up on the fantasy that North Korea will surrender its nuclear weapons?

Trump And Kim Stage Another Photo Op Summit At The DMZ

President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un met at the Demilitarized Zone for what amounts to their third summit in a year. As with the previous two, there was nothing of substance accomplished.

First Democratic Debate Sets Viewership Record

The first Democratic debate drew record numbers on both nights.

Now Trump Is Attacking America’s Alliance With Japan

Not content with taking a wrecking ball to America’s trans-Atlantic alliances, the President is attacking our trans-Pacific allies as well.

Biden, Sanders, Buttigieg Come Under Fire On Second Night Of Democratic Debates

WIth the top two candidates in the race on the same stage, the second night of the first Democratic debate was much feistier than the first night.

Democrats Clash In First Night Of First Debate

Democrats clashed, to some degree, in last night’s inaugural debate of the 2020 season but they clearly agreed far more than they disagreed.

Stephanie Grisham, Aide To First Lady, Named New White House Press Secretary

Stephanie Grisham, presently a top aide to First Lady Melania Trump, has been named the new White House Press Secretary and Communications Director.

Robert Mueller To Testify Before Congress

Robert Mueller has agreed to testify before Congress in public. Testimony that is likely to be the big story of the summer.

ICE Planning Mass Raids Targeting Immigrant Families Beginning Tomorrow

Following through on a threat made by the President earlier this week, immigration authorities are reportedly planning mass raids aimed primarily at immigrant families starting tomorrow.

Writer Accuses Trump Of Sexual Assault in the 1990s.

Another woman has accused President Trump of sexually assaulting her some 20 years ago.

Alaska Supreme Court Rules Sex Offender Registry Unconstitutional

The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s sex offender registry violates due process protections in the state and Federal Constitutions.

Iran Downs American Reconnaissance Drone As Tensions Continue To Increase

As if the situation in the Persian Gulf weren’t already tense enough, the Iranians shot down an American reconnaissance drone late yesterday

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USA Falling Behind on 5G and Doing it Wrong Besides

Not only are we deploying it more slowly than China and others but we’re doing it in a way that will live behind rural Americans.

China To Surpass U.S. In Box Office Revenue In 2020

A new report suggests that the Chinese movie-going market will surpass the American market in 2020.

O.J. Takes The Search For The Real Killers To Social Media

Today’s edition of “I Am Not Making This Up,”

Office of Special Counsel Recommends Kellyanne Conway Be Fired

Presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway stands credibly accused of multiple violations of Federal law. The President will do nothing about it.

NASA And SpaceX To Offer Civilian Rides To International Space Station

For the first time in more than thirty years, NASA is preparing to unveil a program to allow civilians to travel to the International Space Station.

Donald Trump And The Legacy Of D-Day

Donald Trump has betrayed the legacy and the sacrifices of the soldiers who fought their way onto the beaches of Normandy.

D-Day At 75

Seventy-five years ago today, American soldiers and our allies undertook an invasion that helped change the world.

Trump’s Tweeting Losing Its Impact? One Study Says Yes

According to one new study, President Trump’s tweets aren’t having the same impact they used to.

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More Hackery: This Time from Hugh Hewitt

His colum in WaPo isn’t very good.

‘Florida Man’ Has Feelings, Too

Strong public records laws, not an excess of weirdness, has driven a sad meme.

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Forays into Hackery (Tucker and Derschowitz)

Wherein I explore the notion that ignorance is bliss.

There’s Too Much Money In Politics Because There’s Too Much Politics In Money

Do you want to get money out of politics? You need to get politics out of money.

Justin Amash Further Bolsters His Call For Impeachment

Michigan Congressman Justin Amash is the lone Republican voice speaking out against the President, and he’s making a strong case for his position in favor of impeachment.

Former Stormy Daniels Lawyer Charged With Fraud, Other Charges

Michael Avenatti, the former attorney for Stormy Daniels who briefly flirted with the idea of running for President, has been charged with multiple counts of fraud and other charges, some of them in connection with his representation of Daniels herself.

Author Herman Wouk Dies At 103

Herman Wouk, best known for works such as The Caine Mutiny, The Winds of War, and War and Remembrance, has died at the age of 103.

Tim Conway, Versatile Comedian, Dead At 85

Legendary Comedian Tim Conway has died at the age of 85.

Elizabeth Warren Turns Down Invitation To Appear On Fox News Town Hall

Passing up an opportunity that other Democrats are taking, Elizabeth Warren is declining to appear on Fox News Channel. This seems like an unwise decision.

Trump Laying Impeachment Trap?

An absurd theory for an absurd time.

Is The American Public Persuadable On Impeachment? Maybe.

Right now, polling indicates that the American public is reluctant to support impeachment of the President but it’s possible that could change.

What Is “Electability” Anyway?

There’s a lot of talk right now about “electability.” but what the heck does it mean?

Late Night OTB – Ron Howard

The original star of ‘Happy Days’ reflects on the shift to second fiddle.

Trump Selects Kentucky Coal Executive Kelly Knight Craft As Ambassador To U.N.

The former Kentucky coal executive, Republican fundraiser, and Ambassador to Canada would replace Nikki Haley in what used to be a position dominated by more experienced diplomats.

Peter Mayhew, Actor Behind Chewbacca’s Mask, Dies At 74

I sense a great disturbance in the Force. As if a billion voices are crying out “No, not Chewie!!!!”

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Mark Halperin’s Making a Comeback

A year and a half into the #MeToo era, we’re still debating who gets to have a career.

Stephen Moore Withdraws From Consideration For Federal Reserve Board

Another one bites the dust. And another one gone, and another one gone, another one bites the dust.

Venezuela Rebellion Appears To Fizzle Out

While street protests continue, the efforts to get the Venezuelan military to oust President Nicolas Maduro appear to have failed.

House Democrats Finding Little Enthusiasm For Impeachment Back Home

Democratic House members are finding that their constituents aren’t quite as eager for impeachment as some party activists are.

Joe Biden Makes It Official, He’s Running For President

He’s tan. He’s rested. He’s ready. But is the Democratic Party going to buy what Joe Biden is selling?