Mid-Atlantic Braces For Sandy

The Mid-Atlantic region is under the gun.

Unemployment Rate Drops Below 8% Amid Weak Jobs Growth

September’s BLS Report will likely be significant but, behind the numbers, things don’t look all that great.

GDP And Durable Goods Figures Spell Bad News For The Economy

Newly released statistics indicate that the economy is slowing down and in danger of slipping into a recession.

TSA Detains Woman Over ‘Attitude’

TSA agents detained a woman for having the audacity to drink her water rather than hand it over for testing.

An Attack On Iran Would Be A Major, Mistaken, War

An attack on Iran’s nuclear program would be far more complicated than a one-off attack.

August Jobs Report Shows Continued Weakening Of Labor Market

Another bad jobs report threatens to undermine whatever good will the President had coming off the Democratic National Convention.

Family Research Center Shooter Charged, Tony Perkins Blames FRC Critics

Entirely unsurprisingly, the shooting at the Family Research Center’s office in Washington, D.C. is already being politicized.

US Trade Deficit Hits 18-Month Low

The combination of falling oil prices and increased exports has the US trade deficit at its lowest point since December 2010.

Everybody Hates Breezewood, Pennsylvania

An object lesson in bureaucracy and the reason why infrastructure projects aren’t as easy to complete as some think.

Revenge Of The RINOs?: Moderate Republicans In Congress Starting To Rebel

Moderate Republicans in the House are starting to become more assertive in voicing their frustrations with how Congress is operating.

Road Closures and Presidential Fundraising

Major metropolitan areas are routinely shut down for presidential fundraisers.

More on Voter ID

Another study shows that voter ID laws negatively affect a lot of Americans.

The Most Overlooked, And Important, Part Of The ObamaCare Decision

One part of the Supreme Court’s PPACA ruling has not received a lot of attention, but it has the potential to have a lot of impact in the future.

Gas Prices Set To Fall Below $3.00/Gallon, GOP Not So Suprisingly Silent

As gas prices fall, the politics of fuel prices are changing.

Does A President’s Cabinet Even Matter Anymore?

The President’s Cabinet is less a Team Of Rivals and more a Team Of Managers.

Factory Orders Drop In April, Signaling More Bad Economic News

Another sign this morning that the economic has been slowing, and may be contracting.

May Jobs Report: Dismal, Disappointing, See Also Disastrous

It’s another bad jobs report for May, and time once again to wonder how much slower this economy can get.

VDOT Proposes Gouging E-ZPass Customers

The Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking to raise money for toll roads through a user tax on their best customers.

GDP Revisions And Jobs Numbers Add Up To Grim Economic News

The economic statistics aren’t pointing in a very optimistic direction.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Sarkozy Car Cozy Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

DC’s Taxi System Hikes Fees, Frustrations

The price of a DC cab ride went up big time recently and neither riders nor cabbies are happy.

America’s Spending Habits

At the apex of the last economic boom, we were spending far less as a percentage of our income on food, clothing, and transportation than our predecessors of half a century before, with the surplus going mostly to education and health care.

Marine Sergeant Booted For Anti-Obama Facebook Comments

Marine Sergeant Gary Stein will soon be free to criticize the commander-in-chief all he wants. As a civilian.

No, It’s Not Martial Law, It’s Preparedness

No, the Obama Administration is not plotting to nationalize the economy in the name of some “national emergency.”

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Queasy Rider Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

The Paranoid Wing Of The Tea Party

The tinfoil hat crowd has made its way back into the mainstream.

Where Huntsman Went Wrong

Huntsman’s tactics reinforced his fellow Republicans’ natural skepticism of his candidacy.

$4.00 Per Gallon Gas By Spring? Bye Bye Economic Recovery?

Higher gas prices in the spring could have an impact on the economy, and the election.

Jim DeMint Demonstrates What’s Wrong With Washington

Senator Jim DeMint demonstrated clearly today what is wrong with Washington.

Good News For The New Year? December Jobs Report Offers (Some) Hope

Some good news in the December jobs report.

Hey, Is Anyone Out There?

If there’s anyone out there, why haven’t we heard from them yet?

The Problem of Generalizing from Specific Cases (Cell Phones and Driving Edition)

Proving yet again that the plural of anecdote is not data.

How To Worry

A list of international contingencies to worry about in the coming year. Handy as a stocking stuffer!

Remember That Ban On Earmarks? Apparently, Some Congressmen Don’t.

The much celebrated ban on earmarks isn’t stopping Congressmen from trying to earmark.