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Marvin The Martian Considers Campaign For Speaker Of The House

In the wake of majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s decision to drop out of the running for the position of Speaker of the House, Marvin the Martian has declared that he is mulling a campaign for the post.

“It is true that I am not a registered Republican, not an elected member of Congress, not […]

NonPartisan NonProfit Group: Jeb Bush is Violating Campaign Finance Laws

There are hardly any restrictions to big money flows in political campaigns left, but one of the few remaining is this: the unlimited cash sources called “Super PACs” cannot coordinate with presidential campaigns. They must operate independently.

The non-profit Center for Public Integrity has released a report uncovering a direct connection between the Presidential campaign […]

Republican Scam Artist Trolling For Donald Trump

As we’re getting closer to the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primaries, Donald Trump is having to hurry to assemble the practical political apparatus that his opponents in the Republican nomination contest already have a great deal of experience with. Trump is getting some special help with this task, however.

Last month, Scott B. […]

The Religious Test for S. 1598 and H.R. 2802

There are many right-wing Christian thinkers in America who support the Republican congressional bills S. 1598 and H.R. 2802, which would allow a government worker to use the power of his or her office to withhold services and legal rights from people, so long as the government worker proclaims that s/he “believes or acts in […]

Congressional Bill Creates Special Right to Break the Law and Persecute Others, Only for those with Right-Wing Religion

60% of the Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 69% of the Republican members of the U.S. Senate are acting to narrowly protect people who use hold religious beliefs and use a combination of those religious beliefs and their government positions to persecute others.

I’m not making this up. Go read the […]

What Does This Bumper Sticker Mean?

This morning, I came upon this bumper sticker while taking a walk:

I cannot for the life of me figure out what “defeat the purpose” means in the context of this bumper sticker. Can you help me out with this one?


Parry! Riposte!

Political banter should be scored somehow, maybe as they do it in fencing, maybe as they do it in the Olympics. An exchange like this should be given a special name, like “triple salchow”:

Which Republican Presidential Candidates are Talking About Racism?

… and the share of references to racism on Donald Trump’s website that insist Donald Trump is not actually a racist: 100%

What the Republicans Didn’t Say in the September 2015 Presidential Debate

Number of mentions of “racism” by Republican candidates in the September 16, 2015 presidential debate: 0

Number of mentions of “hunger” or “hungry”: 0

Number of mentions of “global warming”: 0

Number of mentions of “pollution”: 0

Number of mentions of “homelessness” or “homeless”: 0

Number of mentions of “surveillance”: 0

Number of mentions of […]

Lois Landgraff: Dancing On Your Grave, with Angels

Colorado Rep. Lois Landgraff shared this thought yesterday:

I’m confused. Is it better when angels do it?

Which Democratic Presidential Candidates are Talking About Racism?

… and which Democratic presidential candidates have gotten a free pass from Black Lives Matter?