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Half a Million People Generously Agree To Ogle Hot Stretch Mark Bikini Mom

by Tommy Christopher | In a culture that relentlessly pushes unrealistic and harmful body images on women and girls, our thirst for any semblance…

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ATF May Care More About The NRA Than You And Me

by Stuart Shapiro | Last week the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) announced that it was indefinitely delaying a proposal to ban armor piercing bullets.  They cited an outpouring of public opposition to the proposal.  In my latest column, I argue that it’s not the public that…

GOP Keeping Holder In Job

by Stuart Shapiro | It’s not surprising that those of us on the left are happy to see Eric Holder stay on the job as long as possible but who would have thought the Senate GOP would be help us out. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his…

The Worst Thing About The Hillary Email Story

by Stuart Shapiro | I think that Hillary made an error in judgment in emailing from her personal account. …

Mullahs Respond To GOP Senators

by Stuart Shapiro | It’s satire but it rings of truth: We are in great admiration of Sen. Cruz.…

Auto Bailout Saved 500K-1 Million Jobs

by Stuart Shapiro | A new study evaluates the impact of one of the key moves by the Obama…

McDonald’s To Boycott Chicken With Antibiotics

by Stuart Shapiro | There have been plenty of reasons to criticize McDonalds over the years.  But to give…

The Consequence The Supreme Court Obamacare Challenge

by Stuart Shapiro | The Supreme Court hears the latest challenge to Obamacare this week.  The consequences of a…

Discrimination Happens When You Don’t Even Realize It

by Stuart Shapiro | Couple of excellent pieces on the state of bias from this past weekend.  First Nicholas…

Half a Million People Generously Agree To Ogle Hot Stretch Mark Bikini Mom

by Tommy Christopher | In a culture that relentlessly pushes unrealistic and harmful body images on women and girls, our thirst for any semblance of realistic beauty can be insatiable, so it’s little wonder that Rachel Hollis has become an instant internet sensation. Hollis has set Facebook aflame by…

My First White House Meerkat, And Why I’ll Be Using Periscope Next Time

by Tommy Christopher | There’s a battle shaping up between competing live Twitter video services Meerkat, which has a several-week head start in usage and buzz, and Periscope, the just-released app from Twitter. Both applications allow users (of iPads and iPhones) to stream live video to Twitter users, although…

White House Pressing Netanyahu For Peace, Preparing For None

by Tommy Christopher | Ever since Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won reelection last week, White House has been offering…

Is The White House Worried That Ted Cruz Might ‘Repeal’ Common Core?

by Tommy Christopher | Senator and future Republican presidential debate fireworks display Ted Cruz (R-TX) has been a hot…

President Obama Denies Netanyahu Shelter On Two-State Shuffle

by Tommy Christopher | At a joint press conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in the East Room Wednesday…

Who Was First To Speculate About Terrorism In Germanwings Crash?

by Tommy Christopher | On Tuesday morning, Germanwings Airlines flight 4U 9525 crashed in the French Alps, likely killing…

White House Reacts To Ted Cruz Bid With Sick Obamacare Burn

by Tommy Christopher | Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) kicked off his 2016 presidential campaign in auspicious fashion Monday by…

White House Sort Of Endorses Hillary Clinton

by Tommy Christopher | While President Obama and his administration have maintained a stony facade when it comes to…

Through The Looking Glass With Rand Paul

by Tengrain | It behooves us once again to see what is the state of Schrödinger’s favorite candidate for 2016, Senator Rand Paul. Open the Box! It was only last week that the Washington Post Fact Checker gave him three of the much-coveted Pinocchios for his twice-stated misstatement that he has…

There’s A Shot For That

by Tengrain | Schroedinger’s Candidate Senator Rand Paul continues to hold all sides of many positions. Is he for vaccinations or against them: let’s open the box to see what his position is today. On Monday, February 2, 2015 (Groundhog Day) he said: “I have heard of many…

In Which Rand Paul Steps On A Rake

by Tengrain | Senator Rand Paul, potential 2016 candidate, made a funny: You see, it’s about how Americans…

Mike Huckabee’s Unintended Consequences

by Tengrain | On the Hugh Hewitt radio show, we were treated to an unusual interpretation of the…

GOP Women Are Revolting

by Tengrain | There continues to be some glitches in obvious anagram Reince Priebus’ epic rebranding of The…

The Strange Bedfellows of Bobby Jindal

by Tengrain | Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is going to the UK to give a speech at something…

Bush Is Not A Word; It Is a Sentence

by Tengrain | Yesterday, long past his shelf-date, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush tweeted: I am excited to…

Schroëdinger’s Candidate Speaks!

by Tengrain | And so we find ourselves once again wondering when we open the box will there…

Will Durst: Crazy Cruzy

by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent gets excited over the sighting of the nominational robin.…

Will Durst: Bush V Clinton II

by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent dreams a big dream.…

Will Durst: E Is For Evidence

by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download <img class=”alignright size-full wp-image-147285″ src=”http://www.alan.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Durst_redblue-267×300.jpg” alt=”” width=”267″ height=”300″…

Will Durst: Message, Message, Who’s Got The Message?

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

Will Durst: Up Is Down

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

Will Durst: The New Tar Pits

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

Will Durst: Misremembering

by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent takes a trip…

Will Durst: Red Velvet Ropes

by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent speaks from right…

Ted Cruz Is Trying And Failing To Weasel Out Of His Obamacare Duplicity

by Bob Cesca | Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is a master at what Al Franken used to call “weasel words” — talking points that are carefully constructed to sound legitimate but really aren’t at all. Come to think of it, Stephen Colbert famously referred to this sort of thing…

The Good, The Bad And The Infuriating Aspects Of Ted Cruz Signing Up For Obamacare

by Bob Cesca | On one hand, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) signing up for an Obamacare health insurance policy is fantastic news. As we discussed yesterday, Cruz had a number of options at his disposal after losing his health insurance coverage due to his wife taking a leave of…

Your Handy Guide To Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz

by Bob Cesca | The first GOP candidate to declare his intentions to run for president was Dr. Ben…

That Melting Antarctic Glacier Isn’t Nearly Enough To Snap Us Out Of Our Climate Apathy

by Bob Cesca | This will likely be the least-viewed article I write all week, but it’s difficult to…

That Story About Clinton Not Signing A State Department Exit Form Is Utter Horsesh*t

by Bob Cesca | Hillary Clinton conspiracy theorists throughout political Twitter are hard as rocks today following the latest…

Your Handy Conspiracy Theorist’s Guide To Reading All Of Hillary Clinton’s Emails

by Bob Cesca | Let’s say you’re a Clinton conspiracy theorist and you’re desperate to single out Hillary Clinton…

Clinton’s Email And The Slow Death Of Both Accurate Journalism And Critical Reading

by Bob Cesca | At the risk of making this about me, anyone who’s followed my writing since the…

The AP’s Bombshell Hillary Clinton Email Story Fails To Prove Existence Of ‘Homebrew’ Server

by Bob Cesca | The big Wednesday story in the Hillary Clinton email news cycle centered around a bombshell…