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New York’s Ebola Test: If We Can Contain It There…

by Tommy Christopher | As Ebola and Sudden Jihad Syndrome fight it out to scare the shit out of the American people today, there’s…

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Well At Least We Have The Governors

by Stuart Shapiro | As the news from the race for Congress becomes more and more depressing, Democrats can at least cheer the fact that they will almost certainly control several more statehouses in 2015 than they did in 2014. The most remarkable feature of this chart is the…

Let’s Not Forget The Real Ebola Crisis

by Stuart Shapiro | Now that we have hopefully quelled the number of Ebola cases in the U.S. at a whopping 3, there has been a noted dropoff in media coverage.  I hate to rain on everyone’s parade but there are still a lot of people dying in Africa:…

Ban Flights From West Africa? Will Do Nothing

by Stuart Shapiro | Numerous Republicans have called for President Obama to respond to the Ebola crisis by banning…

Janet Yellen Gets It On Inequality

by Stuart Shapiro | The new Chair of the Federal Reserve gave the kind of speech that few of…

Some Good News On Climate Change?

by Stuart Shapiro | I’m always posting bad news about our warming planet so here is some small bit…

Blistering Conservative Opinion On Wisconsin Voter ID Law

by Stuart Shapiro | The Supreme Court blocking the Wisconsin Voter ID Law temporarily this week got the headlines.…

The Senate Race In One Graphic

by Stuart Shapiro | Nate Silver has a unique way of presenting data as well as making predictions.  In…

GOP Leaders Fear 2016 Dogfight

by Stuart Shapiro | The Republican Party has taken a number of steps to avoid a repeat of the…

THE LIBERAL GROUCH Presents: ‘Some Unfunny Satire’

by Bill Schmalfeldt | Some years ago, I got one of those anonymous e-mails your right-wing cousin or in-law loves to send you. I just stumbled across one today. The poem is ostensibly about a baby asking God why Mommy aborted him. It was such an obvious play on…

SCHMALFELDT’S SATYRICON: Taking The Concept Of ‘CYA’ To A New Level

by Bill Schmalfeldt | Just when you think every possible concept has been conceptualized, every possible product has been produced, every advertising angle has been approached, along comes something new and exciting. When you first see the advertisement, which my wife pointed out to me in our latest edition…

SCHMALFELDT’S SATYRICON: Stay Calm! Do Not Evacuate Dallas! Everything Will Be Fine!

by Bill Schmalfeldt | Oh, this is wonderful. Some poor bastard is feeling just fine when he gets on…

SCHMALFELDT’S SATYRICON: Jumping Feet First Into #GamerGate

by Bill Schmalfeldt | For a second there, I thought I wrecked my computer monitor. I had just seen…

‘Operation Burn Notice’ Rises From Ashes As ‘The Wisconsin Poll Watcher Militia’

by Bill Schmalfeldt | A group of professional pranksters is at it again in America’s Dairyland. A group once…

SCHMALFELDT’S SATYRICON: NFL Clamps Down On Player Discipline When Defensive End Reveals Freezer Full Of Corpses

by Bill Schmalfeldt | “Enough is enough,” soon-to-be-outgoing NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told a press conference Saturday after Dallas…

SCHMALFELDT’S SATYRICON: Once-Mighty Empire In Shock As Princess Reveals Presence Of ‘Living Being’ In One Of Her Internal Organs

by Bill Schmalfeldt | “Oh, Crikey! It’s happening again,” the Lord Chamberlain Minister of the British Royal Sanctuary said…

SCHMALFELDT’S SATYRICON: Right’s Preference For Putin Nothing New

by Bill Schmalfeldt | On the same day when a United States Senator, and by that I mean Ted…

Can You Feel The Excitement?!

by Tengrain | It seems that the campaign to re-elect amply be-chinned Mitch McConnell is willing to buy pay for enthusiasm from their own volunteers: In an email sent earlier this month and obtained by The Hill, Taylor Bumgardner, a Kentucky Republican Party regional political director, offers volunteers…

The Weak In Review Oct. 12 – 17

by Tengrain | With two week and change until the midterm elections, we turn once again with a jaundiced eye to see what the news tell us about the state of our democracy. Inhaling deeply, we note that Eiron the Goddess of Irony, has done some stellar work…

The Weak In Review: The John C. Calhoun Edition

by Tengrain | As we are only three weeks (plus change) from the mid-term elections, once again we…

The Weak In Review

by Tengrain | As we are a month away from the mid-term elections, the rhetoric from Wingnuttia has…

Try To Read All About It

by Tengrain | Once again, we learn about a newsroom layoff at the 800-pound gorilla of all the…

Ted Cruz: Statesman

by Tengrain | Texas’ Canadian-born Latino and immigrant-bashing Senator Ted Cruz has taken to the mighty pages of…

The GOP Rebranding: A Status Report

by Tengrain | With much fanfare after the 2012 debacle, the Republican party wandered into the wilderness to…

Tick-Tock, McDonnell Is In The Dock

by Tengrain | Virginia’s former governor, the noted transvaginalist Bob McDonnell will be sentenced in January for 11…

Will Durst: One Man, One Vote

by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent offers up a modest proposal.…

Will Durst: Scary Masks

by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent smashes up two frightening calendar events.…

Will Durst: Rocktober!

by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent is able to…

Will Durst: Where’s My iPony?

by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent feels bad for…

Will Durst: How I Spent My Summer Vacation

by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent calls attendance on…

Will Durst: Tumbling Dumpsters

by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent jumps off the…

Will Durst: Slacker Congress

by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent talks smack about…

Will Durst: T Minus 28 Months And Counting

by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent gets all hot…

Baby Dies After Six Hours In Parked Car

by Dave | It’s happened again. Another baby has died after being left in a car. The six month-old girl was left in a car for six hours in an Intel parking lot in Hillsboro, Oregon, a suburb of Portland. The father called for help at 5 p.m.…

Popular Painkillers Harder To Obtain. Thanks, Rush.

by Dave | Remember when you were in elementary school and the class bully acted up and, as a result, everyone had to stay in for recess? Those days have come again. As of today, it will be far more difficult for those who suffer from severe pain…

American Boots On The Ground? Boehner: We Have No Choice

by Dave | House Speaker John Boehner told ABC’s George Stephanopolous that President Obama’s current strategy is insufficient…

Government Threatened To Fine Yahoo $250,000 Per Day

by Dave | Yahoo announced Thursday that the government threatened to fine the company $250,000 a day if…

Steven Sotloff Beheaded By IS Fighter

by Dave | British newspapers The Guardian and The Telegraph are reporting that journalist Steven Sotloff has been…

What Is Putin’s Ultimate Goal?

by Dave | Is recreating the Soviet Union Vladimir Putin’s ultimate goal? Putin adviser Theodore Lukianov dismissed that…

Separate Is Still Not Equal. Where’s The Outrage?

by Dave | The Warren court unanimously held in 1954 that separate is not equal. Today, due to…

Please! No More Ice Bucket Challenges!

by Dave | Had more than enough of the ice bucket challenge? If not, the following spectacle should…