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October 07, 2020

Cody Johnston explains...

Why Orange Shitgibbon getting COVID is hilarious, ironic, and also why he isn’t worth anyone’s pity or sympathy. Bullet points: Orange Shitgibbon made fun of Hillary Clinton getting pneumonia o...


“ Friends, For about a minute today I found myself feeling sorry for Donald Trump. The poor man is now “battling” Covid-19 (the pugilistic verb is showing up all over the news). He’s in the hospi...


If you’re like me, you went to get your mail last week, looking forward to your new issue of The New Yorker but also expecting an avalanche of junk mail. Then you opened your mailbox and found t...


September 15, 2020

It's still true.

So there’s this webcomic I read, The Jay Series (I will link to it, but be warned: This comic is not safe for work, life, the universe, or anything), and at one point, J. Grant suspended the stor...


August 31, 2020

“And now, this.”


So, Joe Biden picked his running mate today: Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), former Attorney General of California. Progressive Twitter is Not Happy At All. Now, I want to get a few things out of ...


*He defended slavery and opposed the notion of human equality. But he is not our enemy. By Agnes Callard Ms. Callard is a philosopher and professor. The Greek philosopher Aristotle did not merely...


I am so, so very tired of explaining to conservatives why their continued support of Cheeto Benito, or their apologism for his supporters, is losing them friends. At this point, it should be obv...


From the Our Lady of Lust and Grace Facebook page: Imagine: Its 2025. You’re getting pulled over. A community representative approaches to let you know you have a taillight out. They don’t ...


June 08, 2020

Necessary Viewing


Who, really, is the agitator here? by David Remnick “A riot is the language of the unheard.” This is how Martin Luther King, Jr., explained matters to Mike Wallace, of CBS News, in 1966. That lan...


Story by Jesse Eisinger This article is a collaboration between The Atlantic and ProPublica. In 2008, the first of the once-in-a-lifetime economic calamities of most of our lifetimes engulfed the...


This guy, Cody Johnston, used to write for Cracked, before they fired all their good writers and tried to become Buzzfeed. Some More News is basically Last Week Tonight for people who don’t have...


Senator Bernie Sanders is supposedly “refusing” to release his full medical records, after having a heart attack last October. The anti-Sanders camp are latching onto this, saying it’s “proof” t...


That was a trending topic on Twitter, on January 28th, after Rep. Ilhan Omar asked people to tweet at her what they’d do if they didn’t have student loan debt. The answers were pretty predictabl...


Please tell me I’m not the only one who feels like January 2020 has lasted for about fifty years. Random Life Updates: College IUPUI is back up to their same ol’ happy horseshit. They’re telling...


Here are my original answers, if anyone’s curious. Do you have the guts to answer these Q’s and repost as The Controversial Survey? You know, there is really nothing courageous about posting some...


Originally posted May 10, 2019, edited slightly. Subtitled, An Open Letter to Republicans Everywhere. Another day, another mass shooting. It’s an incredibly blasé way to put it, right? But if you...


by David Remnick Comparatively speaking, Richard Nixon has been getting a lot of glowing press these days. As if to propose the never-before-in-history uniqueness of our current moment, we rush t...


Warning: Capitalism gets raked in this video. Not inaccurately, but it does.


By Sam Hayson. Alongside video games, another thing Donald Trump blamed for the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio was mental illness. “Mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger,” he said during ...


Originally posted May 10, 2019, edited slightly. Subtitled, An Open Letter to Republicans Everywhere. Another day, another mass shooting. It’s an incredibly blasé way to put it, right? But if you...


In Rhode Island, questions persist about the effectiveness of individualized instruction via laptop by E. Tammy Kim July 10, 2019 PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Half an hour west of downtown Providence, Rhod...


I literally can’t think of the detention centers at the border. Not because I can’t grasp what’s going on there, but because I can. And because I can, it fills me with rage. And the person I get ...


By Osita Nwanevu This past week was perhaps one of the most important weeks in one of the most important election seasons in the history of the Democratic Party. Elizabeth Warren is on the rise. ...


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Just in case anyone is interested in my politics. (Fair warning: My beliefs are kind of all over the place.)