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Rand Paul Flip-Flops On Drones Again: They Should Be Legal But He’d Shoot One Down Anyway

by Bob Cesca | Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has a number of political liabilities to overcome for 2016. In the eyes of the GOP…

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How The Economic Recovery Still Favors The Rich

by Stuart Shapiro | The graph here shows the share of income of the top 1% of earners.  While there was a modest dip in 2013, all signs point to the 1% continuing to lap up most of the gains of the economic recovery:  The share of total income (excluding…

Obama Budget To Cut Back On Regulations

by Stuart Shapiro | While everyone agrees that we need stringent standards for who gets to become a doctor or a lawyer, what about a manicurist?  Or a locksmith?  How about an upholsterer?  Many states have such licenses which largely mean that consumers need to pay more for these…

Obama To Focus On Lowering Medicare And Medicaid Costs

by Stuart Shapiro | With CBO reporting that the cost of Obamacare is lower than expected, the Obama Administration…

What Was Buried In the State Of The Union Address

by Stuart Shapiro | Buried in the waft of proposals surrounding the State of the Union was an important…

49 GOP Senators: Climate Change Not Caused By Humans

by Stuart Shapiro | As the Senate prepares to vote on the Keystone pipeline, yesterday they voted on several…

Cooking The Numbers

by Stuart Shapiro | One of the first things Republicans did upon taking control of Congress was requiring the…

Wealth Of 80 Richest = Wealth Of 3.6 Billion Poorest

by Stuart Shapiro | Mona Chalabi puts together some simple information and comes up a disturbing conclusion. Eighty people…

Hottest Year On Record

by Stuart Shapiro | It’s official, 2014  is the hottest year on record. Last year was the hottest on…

Bowe Bergdahl Would Be A Hero If Obama Had Left Him To Die

by Tommy Christopher | In a bit of unfortunate timing, PR-wise, former prisoner of war Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been thrust back into the news cycle even as America worships at the altar of slain Iraq War veteran and American Sniper inspiration Chris Kyle. Bergdahl was swapped for five…

Je Suis Super Bowl: Why People Are Afraid To Say Super Bowl On TV

by Tommy Christopher | With all of the attention being paid to the New England Patriots “Deflategate” cheating scandal, it’s easy to forget that there’s a Big Game next week, and that Big Game is called Super Bowl XLIX (pronounced, “Super Bowl ZLICKS!”), but if you rely solely on…

Secret Service On High Irony Alert As Drone Is Found On White House Grounds

by Tommy Christopher | President Obama has come under fierce criticism over his stepped-up use of drone attacks, even…

White House Spokesman Zings Tom Brady Over #Deflategate Press Conference

by Tommy Christopher | You knew it was coming, the only question was when. With the completely apolitical and…

Don’t Believe The Hype: Republican Women Didn’t Stop Abortion Bill, Obama Did

by Tommy Christopher | To hear the mainstream media tell it, Republicans were thwarted in their efforts to pass…

The Funniest Thing About Cheating Patriots Coach Bill Belichick’s Press Conference

by Tommy Christopher | Embattled New England Patriots Head Coach and Official  NFL-adjudicated cheat Bill Belichick took to the…

Larry Wilmore Left Out Crucial Detail While Blasting Mugshot Targets On ‘Nightly Show’ Debut

by Tommy Christopher | For fans of The Daily Show who have been wondering how they would be spending…

Why Mike Huckabee Is Okay With Ted Nugent Making Underage Genitalia Purr

by Tommy Christopher | Hot on the heels of his race-shaking quasi-announcement of his pseudo-candidacy, Mike Huckabee sucked up…

Mike Huckabee’s Unintended Consequences

by Tengrain | On the Hugh Hewitt radio show, we were treated to an unusual interpretation of the judicial and legislative processes courtesy of former Governor Huckabee of Arkansas: One thing I am angry about, though, Hugh, is this notion of judicial supremacy, where if the courts make…

GOP Women Are Revolting

by Tengrain | There continues to be some glitches in obvious anagram Reince Priebus’ epic rebranding of The Confederacy, er, GOP: Several Republican congresswomen are reportedly splitting from their party on a national abortion bill that’s scheduled for a vote in the House next week, raising concerns that…

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…

Social Media And The Supreme Court

by Tengrain | I read with interest that the Supreme Court was going to take the case Elonis v.…

Remembering Ambassador Stevens

by Tengrain | My favorite composition teacher in college exhorted us to 1) know whose story you are…

The South Shall Rise Again, And So Shall My Lunch

by Tengrain | Regular readers already know that creeping theocracy is my usual editorial beat (so to speak)…

Will Durst: The New Ice Age

by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent prepares himself against the cold.…

Will Durst: Je Suis Hebdo

by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent calls himself a satirist even though he’s not sure what it means.…

Will Durst: 2015 Semi-Solid Resolutions

by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent trots out an…

Will Durst’s 2014 Xmas Gift Wish List

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

Will Durst: Bush 3, U.S. 0

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

Will Durst: Snow Good, Water Bad

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

Will Durst: Top Ten Comedic News Stories Of 2014

by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent looks back over…

Will Durst: Thanksgiving 2014

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

Nancy Reagan’s Astrologer Dies

by Dave | Joan Quigley, the astrologer who helped Nancy Reagan plan her husband’s schedule, has died at her San Francisco home at the age of 87. Donald T. Regan, Reagan’s former Chief of Staff, claimed in his memoir that Mrs. Reagan kept Quigley on a $3,000 per…

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…

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…