Europe Becoming Poorer?

The Eurozone is falling further behind the United States.

Alcohol Is Good For You. Or Bad.

Forget the cafe latte, screw the raspberry iced tea.

This is What War Crimes Look Like

The leveling of Bakhmut is the latest Russian atrocity.

You Wore What to the White House?

The times, they are a-changin’.

Kyrsten Sinema Mixes Pleasure and Business

Running for office or just running?

The Ever-Shifting Media Landscape

BuzzFeed, Disney, and others are making big cuts.

There’s No Whisky in this Mouthwash?!

It turns out that the candy flavored booze at the grocery store isn’t even bourbon.

Bill Plante, 1938-2022

The veteran newsman is gone at 84.

Price Differentiation and Class Consciousness

Apparently, more expensive versions of products are often better.

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Booze Isn’t Good For You?

There are more old drunks than there are old doctors.

COVID and Reasonable Risk

A lot of America is simply over the pandemic, even if it isn’t over us.

Kyrsten Sinema: Expert Troll

The enigmatic Senator is a world-class attention seeker.

President Joe Biden observes trainers and apprentices at work at the final assembly station during a tour of Plumbers & Gasfitters Local 5 Training Facility, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, in Lanham, Maryland. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden observes trainers and apprentices at work at the final assembly station during a tour of Plumbers & Gasfitters Local 5 Training Facility, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, in Lanham, Maryland. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Selling the ‘Build Back Better’ Plan

The Catch-22 of passing a massive spending bill in an undemocratic system.

It’s Only Champagne if it’s Made in Russia

If it’s made in France, it’s “sparkling wine.”

Tom T. Hall, 1936-2021

The legendary country music singer-songwriter known as “The Storyteller” is gone at 85.

Ohio, Trump, and the Primaries

Thinking about party evolution and behavior going into 2022.

Florida Governor Bans Vaccine Passports

He probably lacks the legal authority. And business interests in is state will fight hard against him.

Rush Limbaugh, 1951-2021

The talk radio megastar has died, aged 70.

Trumpian Leadership

The formula: promote an image until the jig is up.

Trump isn’t very Good at Basic Politics

Remember how people used to think he was playing multi-dimensional chess?

White-Collar Quarantine

Everything is easier with money.

There’s No Generational War Brewing Over Coronavirus

Young people acting selfishly is a fact of life.

Rivals Focus On Buttigieg In Sixth Democratic Debate

A much smaller debate stage led to a much better debate last night.

Status Of Brexit Is Clear As Mud As Deadline Nears

With just over two weeks to go until the deadline, the status of Brexit is entirely unclear.

Boris Johnson Stumbles Toward Brexit As E.U. Rejects Latest Proposal

As the Brexit deadline approaches, Boris Johnson’s options dwindle and a hard Brexit becomes more likely.

Virginia Finally Repeals Dumb Happy Hour Restrictions

Virginia has finally repealed a dumb and unconstitutional restriction on how bars could advertise Happy Hours.

Great Britain’s Next Leader Will Be Chosen By 0.03% Of The British People

The next Prime Minster of the United Kingdom will be chosen by a very small segment of both the population and the Conservative Party. Does that make sense?

The Least of These

Christian doctrine actually has a lot to say that is of relevance to the border.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Residency Requirement For Liquor Sales License

The Supreme Court issued a significant ruling on Monday that could make it easier to buy and sell alcoholic beverages across state lines.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Lanham Act Prohibition On “Immoral” Trademarks

The Supreme Court has struck down a provision of the Lanham Act barring approval of “immoral” or “scandalous” trademarks as unconstitutional.

Trump’s Destructive Trade War Expands

China has retaliated for the tariffs that the President imposed late last week, and things look like they’re only going to get worse.

Walter Jones, Iraq War Supporter Who Became Anti-War, Dies At 76

Walter Jones, a former supporter of the Iraq War who became one of the most prominent anti-war voices in Congress, has passed away at the age of 76. He will be missed.

Justices Appear Skeptical Of Residency Requirements In Alcohol Sales Laws

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in a case that could make it easier for consumers to buy and ship wine and other adult beverages across state lines.

SCOTUS To Hear Case That Could Make It Easier To Buy Wine From Out Of State

Tomorrow the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in a case that could make it easier to order and ship wine from out-of-state retailers.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Cancer Free, But Will Miss One More Week Of Oral Argument

Doctors have declared Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg cancer free but she is still expected to miss one more week of oral argument as she recovers from her surgery in December.

What’s The Problem With Apu?

One of the longest-lasting characters on The Simpsons may not be long for this world, but before we write him off perhaps we ought to stop and think.

Kavanaugh Musings

Several days after detailed sexual assault allegations against the Supreme Court nominee, I’m not fully sure what to believe.

Parsing a Key Phrase from the Trump-EU Press Conference

Trade deals take more than an afternoon chat.

Anthony Bourdain: An Appreciation Of A Life Well Lived, And Cut Short Too Soon

Anthony Bourdain was a renowned chef, writer, television host, and storyteller. He also suffered from demons that ultimately caught up with him.

The End Of The Credit Card Signature

The next time you sign a credit card receipt could be the last.

Trump Businesses Have Made Over $15 Million from Campaign and Presidency

Running for and being President of the United States has been very lucrative for the family business.

It Turns Out ‘Eating Right’ Isn’t Complicated

There are no magic foods. Cleanses are unnecessary and probably unhealthy. But we’re still eating a diet high in crap we know we shouldn’t eat.

YouTube Bans Videos That ‘Promote’ Gun Sales

Is Google acting as a good citizen here? Or abusing its market dominance?

Blogger Recommendations?

We’re looking to inject some new life into an old blog.

Trump Golf Courses Displaying Fake Time Magazine Cover Featuring Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s golf courses are displaying something that literally is fake news.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Bull Pulpit Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

The Narcissistic, Hypersensitive Presidency Of Donald Trump

Donald Trump is turning out to be a man uniquely obsessed with appearances, and it’s impacting his entire Administration.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Yes, We Done. Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.