Airlines Want You Miserable and It Serves You Right

JetBlu is joining the competition in charging bag fees and cramming in more seats.

In Responding To North Korea’s Cyber Attacks, The U.S. Has Limited Options

There’s not a whole lot the United States can do to respond effectively and proportionally to North Korea’s hacking attack against Sony.

Obama: Sony Attack ‘Vandalism’ Not War

President Obama believes the North Korean attack on Sony was “an act of cyber vandalism” rather than “an act of war.”

Oklahoma And Nebraska Sue Colorado Over Marijuana Legalization

Nebraska and Oklahoma are suing Colorado over the Centennial State’s decision to legalize marijuana, but they don’t seem to have much of a case.

11th Circuit Strikes Down Florida Law Mandating Drug Tests For Welfare Recipients

For the fourth time in three years, a Federal Court has ruled that Florida’s law requiring drug tests for welfare recipients is unconstitutional.

A Strong Jobs Report To Go With A Strong Economy

Strong jobs growth in November means that 2014 is already the best year for jobs growth since 1999.

The U.S. Government Wants Lawyers To Come Work For Free!

The U.S. Government is looking for lawyers willing to work for free.

Democrats Narrow List Of Convention Finalists To Three Cities

Columbus, Philadelphia, or New York City (well, Brooklyn really)?

A Good Jobs Report, But We’re Still Waiting For The “Great” One

Another mostly good, but not great, jobs report.

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Crashes During Test Flight

Another setback for commercial space ventures, the second this week and this time with tragic consequences.

Oil Prices Have Been Falling For Months, And That’s Likely To Have Wide Repercussions

Quietly, oil prices have been falling for months now. That’s potentially a very big deal.

New York, New Jersey Modify Ebola Quarantine Policy

After an avalanche of negative commentary, the Governors of New York and New Jersey have modified their policy regarding quarantining people returning from west Africa.

New York City Doctor Tests Positive For Ebola

A new outbreak, or hopefully just an isolated case.

September Jobs Report Bounces Back From August Doldrums

After a disappointing August, the jobs report for September showed the same good numbers we’ve seen for much of 2014.

Banning Air Travel Is The Wrong Response To The Ebola Outbreak

Closing down international air travel won’t stop Ebola from becoming a bigger public health threat.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews Delay El Al Flight Over Women Passengers

There is apparently such a thing as too Jewish.

Does The Army Still Have a Race Problem?

The Army brass is worried about its diversity in critical mid-level posts.

August Jobs Report Disappoints

After several months of good news, the August Jobs Report was quite a disappointment.

July Jobs Report Not A Home Run, But Still Pretty Good

While not as big as previous months, the July Jobs Report was still mostly good news.

The Failures Of Obama’s Leadership

Fairly or not, the President has created the impression that he is not a good leader, and there’s not much he can do about it at this point.

Why Were Commercial Jets Flying Over Eastern Ukraine To Begin With?

Basically, the answer is that nobody really thought there was much of a risk that a plane could be shot down.

June Jobs Report: Good News For The Start Of A Holiday Weekend

The June Jobs Report is basically good news.

Supreme Court Restricts President’s Recess Appointment Power

The Supreme Court rules that Recess Appointments can only be made when there’s actually a Congressional recess.

Federal Judge Rules No-Fly List Unconstitutional

The right to fly can’t be denied on mere whim.

Virginia Goes To War Against Uber, Lyft, And Free Enterprise

The Virginia DMV is threatening to crackdown on companies providing innovative car services to consumers.

A Mostly Good Jobs Report, And A Milestone Finally Passed (Sort Of)

The May Jobs Report was fairly good, and it marks the end of a jobs recession that started six years ago. But things aren’t entirely rosy.

2022 FIFA World Cup Hit With Bribery Allegations

More problems for the planned 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The Economy Actually Shrank In The First Quarter Of 2014

In no small part because of a brutal winter, the economy shrank in the first three months of the year.

Feds May Allow More Tolls On Interstate Highways

Toll plazas coming to an Interstate near you?

Supreme Court to Rule on Cellphone Searches

The Justice Department thinks police should be able to search the smart phones of anyone arrested for anything.

Another “Meh” Jobs Report

March’s Jobs Report was about as uplifting as the numbers in the past.

The Tea Party’s Position On The Debt Ceiling Is Fiscally And Politically Irresponsible

Refusing to raise the debt ceiling does nothing at all to control spending.

Federal Government and Snow Days

Snow days are no longer automatic vacation days for federal workers.

Another Mediocre Jobs Report

The Jobs Report for January once again leaves much to be desired.

TSA Touts Toothpaste Tube Terror Threat

Just when it became safe to keep your shoes and tablets on, a new threat to the friendly skies has emerged: toothpaste.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Queen of Corona Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

In Marathon Presser, Christie Fires Top Aide, Expresses Embarrassment Over Bridge Scandal

At least initially, Chris Christie did what he needed to do to address a story that threatens to overwhelm his political future.

Cell Phone Use On Airplanes? Not The Government’s Business

A bunch of people talking on cellphones during a plane flight would annoy the heck out of me, but the government shouldn’t be involved in deciding if it should be allowed.

US Army Honors Confederate Generals

At least one person wonders why the US Army honors Confederate generals.

November Jobs Report Stronger Than Expected

Some good numbers for November in the Jobs report, but questions about the future remain.