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Category Archives: Irony

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Onward Religious Objections

On Thursday, Indiana governor Mike Pence signed the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” into law. This bill is also known as the “Religious Objections” act, because it allows business owners to discriminate against people based on their sexual orientation, as long as they do it because of religious beliefs. The bill was opposed by the (Republican) […]

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The Latest News in Climate Denial

1984 is alive and well in Florida. And California is feeling the heat.

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In Summary

© Tom Tomorrow Now that we have our first announced candidate, the presidential race (which somehow seems like it has been already going on for 53,000 years) is officially off and running!

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Naturally!

Yesterday, Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced he was running for the presidency, giving a speech that has already been fact-checked and unsurprisingly found to be lacking in truth. Our favorite presidential election results predictor, FiveThirtyEight.com, says that “Cruz almost certainly has no shot at winning the nomination, according to every indicator that predicts success in presidential […]

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Real Civics Lesson?

It sounded like a good idea to take fourth graders to their state legislature to observe how democracy works. In the spirit of learning by doing, students drafted a bill to learn the process of how a bill becomes law. They proposed House Bill 373, an act establishing the Red Tail Hawk as the New […]

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Is The Grass Greener?

© Ted Rall I don’t know if I can explain why this comic appealed to me so much. It made me laugh and think all at the same time. I like to think I can see both sides of most issues, not to agree with them, but just to see why they might think that […]

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Bibi King

Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu easily won the election in Israel, and he did it by appealing to the base fears of right-wing voters. Sound familiar? We’ll let Jon Stewart give the review:

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Hold On!

© Jack Ohman After spending years trying to get rid of him, the Republicans are so happy that Eric Holder is stepping down as Attorney General that they are refusing to confirm his replacement Loretta Lynch, which will give Holder another six months on the job. You would think that after holding him in contempt […]

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Triumph!

© Ruben Bolling After corporations discovered that they could use advertising to take your money (by selling you stuff you don’t need or even really want), it was just a small step to taking your vote. Or making it harder for you to vote. Or convincing you to not bother to vote. Propaganda for the […]

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Explaining Gerrymandering Simply

This is simple enough that almost anyone should be able to understand it. And it comes from a politician who is fighting for redistricting reform.

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Selma

James Fallows has a good reaction to Obama’s speech in Selma Alabama on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday”. Fallows thinks it may be the best speech ever given by Obama, and I would not easily disagree. Here’s one quote from near the end of Obama’s speech: That’s what America is. Not […]

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False Economy

Yes, today is the day that we all “spring forward”. The theory at least is that we are lowering our use of energy. Indeed, they do call it “Daylight Savings Time”, and it isn’t daylight we are saving, it is (supposedly) energy. With the high cost of energy, that could be a good thing. Except […]

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Fractured Flickers

As a sign of how fractured the Republican party has become, a Republican group called the American Action Network (with ties to the House GOP leadership) is funding advertising against sitting Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert. The ads say: Global threats against our security are increasing … and some in Washington are playing political games with […]

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Alien-Nation

© Tom Tomorrow Dan Perkins is a genius. I absolutely cannot believe that our national media was obsessed with what Rudy Giuliani said, about whether our president loves our country. Seriously? It is the kind of thing 12-year-old kids would argue. Wait, it actually is!

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Disintermediation

One of the wonderful things about the Internet is that it promotes disintermediation, also known as “cutting out the middlemen“. This can happen for more conventional products, where websites like eBay directly connect sellers and buyers. But on the Internet, the primary product is content: music, video, information, opinion, etc. And net neutrality is a […]

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