I Can't Believe We Still Have an Entire Goddamn Year Until Election Day

The first ballots in this election will be cast in only a few short months, Fox Business News waxed quixotic during last night’s GOP presidential debate coverage. The thought comforted me for about a second. Then I remembered that while the February 1 Iowa caucuses draw swiftly nigh, we still have a goddamn year… »11/11/15 1:10pm11/11/15 1:10pm

Oh! My Brain! Join Us Tonight For a Very Debatey Liveblog

Tonight, at the very rude time of 9 pm EST, Fox Business Network will take a break from its regular schedule of airing problems that appeal to 83-year-old gold hoarders and will instead air a debate between eight people who all think they’re auditioning to be a Fox Business News pundit. It’s the 783rd Republican… »11/10/15 3:40pm11/10/15 3:40pm

GOP Candidates' Demand Letter to TV Networks: No 'Frivolousness' or 'Lightening' Rounds in Debates

The GOP presidential candidates, as we know, are very mad about being asked questions during the CNBC debate, and would like to keep such a thing from ever happening again. Washington Post reporters Robert Costa and Dave Weigel got hold of the letter they sent to every network hosting a debate. It’s amazing. »11/02/15 2:15pm11/02/15 2:15pm

Rand Paul and Chris Christie Will Prepare for Tonight's Debate in Toilet Rooms 

Politico had a beautiful and perfect story late Tuesday about preparations for the next Republican debate, taking place Wednesday night in Boulder, Colorado. Every campaign got a “greenroom” to prepare, or, in the case of Chris Christie and Rand Paul, something that looks a lot like a repurposed toilet. Sometimes… »10/28/15 9:00am10/28/15 9:00am

Hit Me Baby, One (Thousand) More Time(s): Join Jezebel As We Liveblog the First Democratic Debate 

As this election season continues to ebb away our will to live, it’s only fair that the Democratic Party gets in on the action. Tonight at 8:30 EST on CNN they will do that. Live from Las Vegas, it’s the least sexy thing that’s ever happened in Las Vegas. »10/13/15 4:55pm10/13/15 4:55pm

All of the Ways Last Night's GOP Debate Was Dangerously Wrong About Science


For every elected official who carefully educates themselves on the facts and research prior to making an informed decision, there are a dozen more who have no problem shooting their mouths off on talking points they do not understand. As we learned last night in the second Republican presidential primary debate, many… »9/17/15 2:30pm9/17/15 2:30pm

Heaven Help Us: Jezebel Liveblogs the GOP Presidential Debate

“Fascinated, the whole world followed after the beast. They worshiped the dragon because it gave its authority to the beast; they also worshiped the beast and said, “Who can compare with the beast or who can fight against it?” The beast was given a mouth uttering proud boasts and blasphemies, and it was given… »9/16/15 10:35pm9/16/15 10:35pm

Hell Is a Place on Earth: Join Jezebel Tonight for a GOP Debate Liveblog

It seems like just moments ago that we all endured the first debate among thousands of Republicans who want to be president. And yet somehow, both fall and another debate are upon us, twin reminders of the passage of time, the inevitability of death, and the grim unpleasant duties that consume much of our fleeting… »9/16/15 5:30pm9/16/15 5:30pm

Chris Christie Refuses to Be Ignored at Next Debate, Will 'Go Nuclear'

Chris Christie—unrequited lover of Bruce Springsteen, Governor of New Jersey, and Republican presidential candidate—has a hungry heart. Ignored during his party’s first presidential debate, he was deprived of the opportunity to tell us his dreams and aspirations. But he won’t be silenced again, oh no. Next time this… »9/01/15 2:36pm9/01/15 2:36pm

Trumpy GOP Debate Pulled Record Ratings, Because America Loves Assholes

Nielsen ratings this morning suggest that a record number of people tuned in to the first GOP primary debate last night, in which frontrunner Donald Trump call Rosie O’Donnell a “fat pig” and the studio audience hooted their approval. Here it is: the reality TV spinoff/orgy of hatred/pro wrestling shitshow of a… »8/07/15 11:52am8/07/15 11:52am

Fox News Announces the Ten Candidates for Thursday's GOP Debate

And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and…

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'Nothing Short of Attempted Murder': A Brief History of Anti-Vaxxers

There are virtually no photographs of twenty-first century American children covered with measles. The disease, as well as the sight of it, is something we have banished to the past: the stuff of medical archives and undeveloped foreign countries. Consequently, the photos and stock images that illustrate the news… »2/10/15 12:30pm2/10/15 12:30pm