When Is It Better to Just STFU?

Sometimes it's just better to shut up. A situation arises, and you might be tempted to talk your way through it, in it, out of it, around it, and it's better to just…not. But if you like words and logic and being up front about things and trying to talk in a direct way and making that crystal-clear human connection, it … » 8/27/13 5:50pm 8/27/13 5:50pm

NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre Needs to Stop Pretending He Gives a Shit About…

National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre made a speech at CPAC today in which he excoriated liberals for suggesting that arming women might not be the be-all and end-all of rape prevention. "The one thing a violent rapist deserves," LaPierre said, smirking,"is to face is a good woman with a gun!" (HUGE APPLAUSE.) Fuck … » 3/15/13 5:20pm 3/15/13 5:20pm

Memo To Senator McCain: My Health Is Not An Extreme Position

John, I know we don't talk much. Part of that is my fault — after I flirted with you back in 2000, I'll admit I was a little embarrassed at myself. But you didn't help when you literally embraced W » 10/16/08 12:40pm 10/16/08 12:40pm and metaphorically embraced The Surge, let alone when you started who we used to hate . But all the journalists kept…

With "Friends" Like Jesse Jackson, Does Obama Need John McCain?

Jesse Jackson used to be considered a great man and a great civil rights leader. He was considered MLK's protégé, he was the first African-American candidate to run a credible campaign for the Democratic nomination, he helped free hostages, he fought for social justice... And yet, somehow, with the United States credibly … » 10/15/08 6:00pm 10/15/08 6:00pm