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Milo Yiannopoulos And The State Of American Conservatism

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:27:31 +0000

Milo Yiannopoulos was a troll and a peddler in offensiveness, but the fact that he became a star on the American right was the result of a transformation of American conservatism that has been entirely unhealthy.

Trump Selects Lt. General H.R. McMaster To Be National Security Adviser

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:34:23 +0000

President Trump has actually made a good pick for National Security Adviser. As with the rest of his foreign policy team, though, the question is if he'll listen to him.

Washington Supreme Court Rules Against Florist Who Refused Service To Same-Sex Wedding

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:03:14 +0000

The Washington State Supreme Court has ruled against a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding.

OTB Caption Contest

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:04:07 +0000

Time For The Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

OTB Caption Contest Winners

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 21:09:22 +0000

The Don't Dream It, Be It Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Explaining Sweden: Trump’s TV Habits (Updated)

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:28:16 +0000

This (via TPM) may explaing Trump’s Sweden rant: turns out “what happened last night in Sweden” actually just means “last night I was watching Tucker Carlson talk about Sweden” — Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) February 19, 2017 This does not, in my opinion, change the basic thesis of my post on this topic. Worst case […]

Chaos Continues As Trump’s Labor Secretary Nominee Withdraws

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:12:17 +0000

The President's choice for Labor Secretary withdrew his name from consideration yesterday, but this is just the latest example of what has been a transition that has largely consisted of fumble after fumble by the Trump team.

Trump Campaign Reportedly In Contact With Russian Intelligence During Campaign

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:05:17 +0000

The story about the Trump campaign's ties to Russia didn't start with Michael Flynn, and it isn't going to end with his resignation.

Playboy Is Bringing Back The Nudity

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 21:57:34 +0000

After a year long experiment, Playboy is bringing nudity back.