Would America Lose Its Shit Over a Two-Woman Presidential Ticket?

Barring an absolute, point-blank refusal to run for president, Hillary Clinton is currently the big name for 2016. But when it comes to promising women, the Democratic Party currently boasts an embarrassment of riches. So here's a question: Is a two-woman ticket even feasible? » 4/23/14 10:40am 4/23/14 10:40am

Batshit Birther Orly Taitz's Run for Senate Fails Spectacularly

Remember Orly Taitz? She's awesomely terrible for a number of reasons. First, her names ORLY, like the thing the incredulous owl on the internets say whilst tilting their heads adorably sideways. Second, she's a birther. The queen birther, maybe, who is famous only for her incredible ability to insist that Barack… » 6/06/12 10:50am 6/06/12 10:50am

A Nation Winces As Santorum Wins Alabama and Mississippi

Lord help us all. Tonight Rick Santorum won both the Alabama and Mississippi primaries, adding more slimy, frothy fuel to the loosely contained forest fire that is his campaign. While this probably won't matter much in the long run—except for further damaging the idea that Mitt Romney can appeal to voters in the… » 3/13/12 11:30pm 3/13/12 11:30pm

Rick Santorum Says Liberals Hate Science

Rick Santorum told a crowd of supporters today that charges from the left that his tendency to ignore facts in favor of just saying random made up shit that supports his preselected belief system means that he's anti-science are wrong— so wrong, in fact, that the very opposite is true— it's those liberal elites that… » 2/20/12 5:40pm 2/20/12 5:40pm

Sarah Palin Comes Perilously Close to Endorsing Gingrich

So far Sarah Palin has yet to cast her lot behind any of the Republican primary candidates and issue an endorsement, but yesterday while appearing on Fox News she did come awfully close to giving Newt Gingrich her support. It's not because she necessarily thinks he'd make the best president—it's simply because a… » 1/18/12 10:00am 1/18/12 10:00am

6 Creepy Things About Newt Gingrich's Love Life

Newt Gingrich is still running for President, which means he's still kind of trying to ruin your life, which means it's still okay to make fun of him and his general weird history with women. Come one, come all, into the mirrored bedroom of Newt Gingrich, and his wife, Callista, who brushes his hair. If you dare. » 1/16/12 4:50pm 1/16/12 4:50pm

Michele Bachmann Hides In Her Car, Afraid Obama's Occupier Army Will…


Things got a little crazier than usual yesterday at Michele Bachmann's campaign HQ in Iowa. A few dozen people associated with Occupy Iowa turned up to protest outside her offices, and, unwilling to face them, Bachmann did the political equivalent of hiding under the bed. » 1/01/12 4:45pm 1/01/12 4:45pm

Michele Bachmann Thinks Occupy Wall Street Protesters Are Icky

Surprise of surprises. Michele Bachmann thinks that those Occupy Wall Street kids are bad news and she doesn't want you hanging out with them after school anymore. » 10/21/11 2:30pm 10/21/11 2:30pm

Palin's Primary-Night Power

"You have to be rich or weird," suggested John Hockenberry on NPR this morning, referring to last night's primaries. In Alaska's surprisingly too-close-to-call Republican Senate primary, though, a Palin endorsement and anti-choice politics seemed to tip the scales. » 8/25/10 10:00am 8/25/10 10:00am

Sometimes, Ignorance Is Bliss

Oh, Moe, what have you done to us? While you were (are?) sleeping the UN decided to halt aid to Burma because the junta just keeps taking it at gunpoint to sell it; Beirut has been at least partially taken over by Hezbollah; there's just too much smack to talk about Mark Penn to even begin to contemplate adding links… » 5/09/08 10:00am 5/09/08 10:00am