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The Third And Thankfully Last Presidential Debate of 2016

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:09:03 +0000

Last night's debate, sadly, lived down to my expectations.

Third Presidential Debate Marked By Trump’s Refusal To Accept Election Result

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:48:47 +0000

For better or worse, the third Presidential debate will largely be remembered for one thing.

Independent Evan McMullin Leads Trump In New Utah Poll

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:16:41 +0000

Independent candidate Evan McMullin is at the top of a new poll out of Utah, a state that hasn’t gone for a Democrat since 1964: Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin is leading in Utah, according to an Emerson College Polling Society survey released Wednesday. McMullin is favored by 31 percent of likely voters in the […]

Trump Only Leading By Three Points In Texas

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:05:06 +0000

As if the news out of Arizona weren’t bad enough, new polling out of Texas gives Donald Trump only a slim lead in Texas, which hasn’t gone for a Democrat in a Presidential election since 1976: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has one of his slimmest leads yet over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in Texas, […]

Clinton Up Four Points In New Arizona Poll

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:04:21 +0000

With the lone exception of Bill Clinton in 1996, Arizona hasn't gone for a Democrat since 1948. That streak could end this year.

John McCain Says Republicans Will Refuse To Confirm Any Clinton SCOTUS Nominee

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 19:27:23 +0000

John McCain said that Senate Republicans will unite to block any Supreme Court appointment by a President Hillary Clinton.

With Three Weeks To Go, Clinton’s Momentum Appears To Be Surging

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:00:34 +0000

With twenty-one days to go until Election Day, things are looking very good for Hillary Clinton.

I Have no Idea why we Think Trump is a Misogynist… (2)

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 23:27:15 +0000

In regards to allegations of sexual assualt: “Believe me, she would not be my first choice, that I can tell you.  You don’t know. That would not be my first choice.” “When you looked at that horrible woman last night, you said, ‘I don’t think so.’ ” –Donald J. Trump.

OTB Caption Contest

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:00:58 +0000

Time For The Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

OTB Caption Contest Winners

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 19:40:37 +0000

The Bags Fly Free Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

I Have no Idea why we Think Trump is a Misogynist…

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 14:45:14 +0000

“Psychologists will tell you that some women want to be treated with respect. I tell friends who treat their wives magnificently, get treated like crap in return, ‘Be rougher and you’ll see a different relationship.'” “I have days where I think it’s great. And then I have days where, if I come home — and I […]

Trump Ignores Intel Experts

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 13:34:36 +0000

More evidence that Trump would be a terrible president.

The Republican Dilemma

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 14:50:22 +0000

Candidate trumps party in a presidential system.

Podesta, Wikileaks, and Catholics

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 18:01:48 +0000

Wherein an initial attempt to understand something seen on Facebook leads to ruminations on religious liberty.

Republican Efforts To Disavow Trump Now Are Too Little, Too Late

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 14:09:08 +0000

With just over three weeks before Election Day, efforts by top Republicans to disavow their party's nominee are quite clearly too little, too late.