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Online Journal of Politics and Foreign Affairs

Last Build Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:48:38 +0000


Why Hillary Clinton Lost

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:01:44 +0000

Six months after the election, the postmortems of the Clinton campaign all seem to have one thing in common, they all point at things other than the candidate and her campaign as being the reason she lost.

Macron and Le Pen Advance To Runoff In French Presidential Election

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:09:17 +0000

French voters face a stark choice in the May 7th runoff for President. Hopefully, they'll make the correct choice.

OTB Caption Contest

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:10:23 +0000

Time For The Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

France: Electoral Rules Matter

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:56:21 +0000

While the final numbers are not in, it would appear that Emmanuel Macron will win the plurality of the vote in the first round of of France’s presidential elections and Marianne Le Pen will come in second.  Due to the use of a two-round system that requires an absolute majority of the vote to win the […]

As End Of First Hundred Days Nears, Trump’s Job Approval Continues To Slump

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 16:38:18 +0000

As he nears the end of his first 100 days in office, President Trump continues to suffer from bad poll numbers.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 16:03:04 +0000

The Pompadork Hat Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Jim Comey’s Dilemma

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 13:50:58 +0000

The FBI Director faced a damned if you do, damned if you don't choice.

Yes, The First Amendment Does Protect So-Called ‘Hate Speech’

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:53:39 +0000

Even the most offensive speech is protected by the First Amendment.

Supreme Court Makes It Harder For States To Keep Fines Paid By Exonerated Defendants

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:38:43 +0000

The Supreme Court made it harder for states to keep fines and other payments in cases where defendants are exonerated.

Supreme Court Considers Church-State Separation Case

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:05:56 +0000

The Supreme Court heard oral argument yesterday in a case dealing with whether Missouri can deny a religious school from participating in a program to make school playgrounds safer.

Reflections on the Passing of Will Moore

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:26:59 +0000

When a prominent political scientist committed suicide yesterday, I was deeply struck by how much he was like not only me but most of the people in my professional circle.

Another Supreme Court Vacancy This Summer?

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:03:25 +0000

The Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is hinting at a new Supreme Court vacancy this summer.