In an episode that graciously skated around party politics, Wednesday night’s Black-ish took on the notion of the rare Black Republican. The problematic issue at hand: Junior joining the Young Republicans Club. »
Last month, Missouri Southern State University abruptly shut down its internship program at the Missouri State Capitol. The reason behind that move became clear yesterday, when the Kansas City Star revealed that (Republican, married, anti-gay) House Speaker John Diehl was sexting a college freshman intern. A story as… »
This is a mean trick and also very, very funny: CNN’s Chris Moody systematically bummed most of the Republican presidential hopefuls by asking them who the greatest living president is. Living. No, living. You can’t say Ronald Reagan. Stop saying that. Christ, they said it again. »
Ted Cruz, manna from the sky for political hatewatchers, is a veritable fount of bombastic crazy, and has been since his college debate years. And we’re all better for it.
When North Carolina man Larry Upright, 81, passed away earlier this week, his family decided to celebrate his passing by turning his obituary into a political statement.
Senator Rand Paul, a Kentucky man who seems markedly less crazy than his crazy old dad, is set to announce his run for the President of the United States today. Paul, who is anti-abortion, anti-birth control, somewhat anti-vaccination, and a quiet fan of frothing conspiracy theorist radio host Alex Jones, is still… »
The Prison Rape Elimination Act has a pretty self-evident mission, and yet, somehow, there are still people who manage to be against it. PREA, first passed in 2003 and finalized in 2012, establishes basic standards to keep American prisoners from being assaulted by other inmates or (more commonly) guards. Yet a… »
I am sitting in a rented banquet chair watching Carly Fiorina remove her headset. In a moment, I will stand, smile with false confidence, and replace Fiorina in the chair she vacates, facing the questions of two right wing radio hosts. I was out until 3 a.m. last night drinking whiskey with both of my imminent… »
Jeb Bush released the first batch of what will eventually amount to thousands of pages of his emails today, and along with it, the personal information of what will eventually be thousands of his former constituents who did not consent to having their information released. »
Right now, the GOP is thirsting to get Pitbull, internationally renowned rapper and showman, on their team. Republican strategists and politicians rightly assume that if Mr. Worldwide were on their side, they would have at least a fighting chance at influencing the highly coveted Latino vote, particularly since he is… »
Congressman Louie Gohmert is not happy with his female Republican colleagues, who just straight-up refused to get on board with a proposed bill that would've banned abortion after 20 weeks. In a conference call with conservative pastor Rev. E.W. Jackson, Gohmert complained that "our Republican females," as he calls… »
It looks like some of their whackadoodle war on reproductive rights isn't off to such a great start for the GOP. »
Last night, Iowa Senator Joni Ernst put us all firmly to sleep with a gentle fairytale about our glorious new life in Tea Party America. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, a Florida Republican, was set to deliver an almost identical Spanish-language version of Ernst's speech (minus the stuff about being a humble farm girl).… »
Iowa junior Senator Joni Ernst, who rose to national prominence by working a record number of castration double entendres into an early campaign ad (Respect!), will be delivering the GOP's State of the Union rebuttal. This is fucking amazing news. »
Good, great, now this is happening: the GOP plans to use its new majority in the Senate to try to pass a federal ban on abortion after 20 weeks. The idea, of course, is to inch ever-closer to overturning Roe v. Wade, because this is the party of small government and minimal interference into the private lives of… »