Open Thread

By NB Staff | April 3, 2010 | 9:59 AM EDT

For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: Google Chrome vs. Firefox.New updates to Firefox have made it very slow in my opinion. In the past week, I have had to regularly close out of FF to free up RAM and get my computer moving again. As a result, I downloaded Chrome last night, and am finding it to be much lighter and faster.I'm wondering if others have noticed a similar change to FF lately, and what people think about Chrome despite the political leanings of Google. 

By NB Staff | April 2, 2010 | 8:42 AM EDT

Today's talking point: brutal honesty from Illinois Democratic Congressman Phil Hare:

By NB Staff | April 1, 2010 | 11:57 AM EDT

Possible talking point: our brilliant congressional representatives. The money quote comes around the 1:15 mark.

By NB Staff | March 31, 2010 | 9:44 AM EDT

Possible talking point: a tack towards the center?

By NB Staff | March 30, 2010 | 9:49 AM EDT

A frighteningly broad talking point for today's OT:

Health care. The auto industry. Real estate. Wall Street. As the Obama administration increases regulation and pumps up taxpayer aid in these sectors and beyond, critics say the president is expanding the federal government to unprecedented levels.

 And "critics" has become quite a large swath of Americans. What are your thoughts, NBers?

By NB Staff | March 29, 2010 | 8:46 AM EDT

Possible discussion point: with the administration potentially moving on to immigration reform, it's important to understand the constitutional issues involved. Columnist George Will argues that the 14th Amendment, which makes the children of illegal immigrants citizens, derives from flawed constitutional arguments.

By NB Staff | March 28, 2010 | 10:33 AM EDT

Another top seed falls as the Mountaineers stun the Wildcats. Duke is now the only #1 left.After today, will there be none? Has that ever happened?

By NB Staff | March 28, 2010 | 10:24 AM EDT
By NB Staff | March 27, 2010 | 1:14 PM EDT

For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: CBO says federal debt held by the public will rise to 90 percent of GDP by 2020!

By NB Staff | March 26, 2010 | 9:13 AM EDT

When shaming the opposition, use monetary incentives when all else fails. That's a lesson Andrew Breitbart has taken to heart.

By NB Staff | March 25, 2010 | 10:26 AM EDT

Possible talking point: while we were distracted by ObamaCare, an inmate released from Guantanamo Bay in December returned to the Taliban.

By NB Staff | March 24, 2010 | 9:40 AM EDT

Possible talking point: the fallout begins -- er, continues.