Open Thread

By NB Staff | December 15, 2012 | 10:14 AM EST

For general discussion and civilized debate about whatever you want.

By Matthew Sheffield | December 13, 2012 | 10:36 AM EST

Today's starter topic: In an interview with National Review, RNC chairman Reince Priebus discloses that he has set up a committee designed to examine and fix what he believes to be problems within the Republican Party. One of the topics under review is the so-called presidential debates. Priebus believes there were too many of them:

By NB Staff | December 6, 2012 | 10:59 AM EST

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has once again demonstrated that when it comes to budgets, he’s simply not serious and neither is his fellow partisan President Barack Obama. Yesterday, the Republican leader in the Senate Mitch McConnell called for a vote on the budget outline (once again no bill) from Obama. This was immediately killed as a "stunt," which was Reid’s term for it.

By NB Staff | December 4, 2012 | 6:57 AM EST

We know that more Democrats than Republicans have been talking nonchalantly about jumping off the fiscal cliff. But is President Obama one of them? It is a very real possibility.

What's your prediction for how things are going to play out? Should the GOP go along and forget about the automatic budget cuts and tax increases? Sound off in the comments here on this or any other topic you'd like.

By NB Staff | November 28, 2012 | 9:41 AM EST

Today's starter topic: Just in case the far left tries to resurrect its anti-gun rights agenda, here's an inconvenient fact: According to the FBI, murder victims are more likely to be killed by assailants using parts of their bodies than firearms.

By NB Staff | November 22, 2012 | 11:53 AM EST

The Media Research Center and all of its staff wish NewsBusters readers and their families a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Anyone have great plans for the day or something truly special they're thankful for?

By Matthew Sheffield | November 8, 2012 | 10:39 AM EST

Today's starter topic: Writing at the Ace of Spades site, pseudonymous blogger Gabriel Malor makes the case that policy issues in the campaign were not what won the day for President Obama. Instead, it was trivial, manufactured controversies designed to inflame low-information voters:

By NB Staff | November 7, 2012 | 3:09 AM EST

For general discussion about the races other than the presidential one.

By NB Staff | November 5, 2012 | 6:32 PM EST

We'll have several threads going tomorrow during Election Day but for now, use this thread to keep fellow NBers informed of the latest polling developments on this Election Eve.

By NB Staff | November 3, 2012 | 12:27 PM EDT

If only there were something interesting to talk about.

By NB Staff | October 30, 2012 | 11:59 AM EDT

The Obama campaign is now spending money in Pennsylvania. Is this a sign of the state becoming closer? Or is this just idle speculation considering the state has often been close but never quite within reach for a Republican presidential candidate?

By NB Staff | October 29, 2012 | 9:24 AM EDT

Discuss Hurricane Sandy or whatever else is in the news today on this open thread.