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That Eric Trump Boy Just Ain’t All That Bright

Eric Trump seems to think Syrian refugees have something to do with flat wages. Then again, he thinks his dad is a great man.
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PJ O’Rourke Hopes To Do For Donald Trump What He Did To National Lampoon

P.J. O'Rourke, the conservative polemicist whose books unaccountably get shelved in the "humor" section, made a very serious announcement this weekend on National Public Radio's news quiz show "Wait Wait...Don't tell Me!" And what is that announcement? You needn't...
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Time To Inspect Ted Cruz’s Canadian ‘Birth Certificate,’ Obviously

Now that Ted Cruz has declared himself our next president, the 2016 election is pretty much wrapped up, right? He just has to get those laughably low approval numbers from his own party up to something above negativeteen, beat...

Gun Dealers, Porn Stars & Payday Lenders: Darrell Issa’s Sexy Summer Break

If you are a DC politician, you are duty-bound to spend as much of the summer outside the city as possible. If you're stuck in the swamp, you can at least take advantage of the hollowed-out Capitol and switch...

Cato Institute And PJ O’Rourke Co-Author Least Funny Attempt At Lawsplaining Ever

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case about whether Ohio's False Statement law, which prohibits making false statements about a candidate, is unconstitutional. This has, regrettably, meant that the Cato Institute has weighed in with...

Genius Missouri Bill Will Kill Obamacare By Putting Insurance Companies Out Of Business

OK, so shutting down the government didn't work, and the House repealing it umpty-eleven times didn't work, and the website does work, but maybe it's not too late for states to save their citizens from the horror of having...

Top Secret FBI Interrogation Manual Somehow Ended Up In Library Of Congress — And It’s A Cookbook!

Our oopsie of the day comes to us courtesy of Nick Baumann at Mother Jones, who brings us this story of an FBI agent who thought it would be a good idea to submit a copy of a secret...

Rand Paul Denies Plagiarism: ‘I Am Not A Crook’

At first Yr Wonkette was going to leave this whole "Rand Paul plagiarism" thing reasonably alone, at least when it was just his speechwriters cribbing movie summaries from Wikipedia. It's the sort of dumb frat-boy-writing-a-research-paper kind of idiocy that...

Cato Institute Helpfully Makes Its Fake Climate Report Look Like Actual Government Climate Report, Except Fake

Remember a few months ago when hilariously titled fake ripoffs of bestsellers were all over Amazon's e-book store -- 35 Shades of Grey, or I am the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, that sort of thing? The playful...

PJ O’Rourke Is America’s Greatest Political Humorist

Here’s a fun fact to start out your day: PJ O’Rourke is “America’s leading political satirist.” It must be true because it says so on the website of the Cato Institute, where P.J O'Rourke is the H.L. Mencken...

HOSTILE KOCH TAKEOVER MANIA: Bros Seek ‘Intellectual Ammo-Shop For Americans For Prosperity’

The Koch Brothers' attempted "hostile takover" of fancy glass-brick-and-steel libertarian think tank the Cato Institute -- which Chuck and Dave Koch already control 50% of but are now suing a widow for her dead husband's stake so as to...

Happy 40th Birthday To Justice Lewis F. Powell’s War On the American Left

Weeks before his nomination to the Supreme Court by Richard Nixon, corporate tobacco lawyer and right-wing business extremist Lewis F. Powell took a break from golf and his boardroom duties at 11 of America's biggest corporations to write a...

Does America Need a Fat President?

Cato Institute Vice President Gene Healy writes in the Washington Examiner today that the U.S. needs a fat president. Finally someone says what we've all been thinking. This oil spill mess and wars on Islam could all be solved...

Thinkers Ask Where Happiness Comes From And Then Declare It To Be Unconstitutional

Monday, April 12 -- 5:30 PM: AEI finds its inner Jewish mother for its event about guilt and how its "moral and metaphysical bases" is ruining our ability to understand what is happening in the world. Well, whatever. ...

Thinkers Declare All Good Things To Be Unconstitutional

Monday, December 7: A never before seen event: a Democrat will say mean things about Republicans, today, in real life. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer will explain why he thinks Conservatives are to blame for every single problem...