Tag: democracy

Hero Elections Officials in Ohio Save Voting Process From Black People

It is kind of an open secret these days that the GOP is marching ever closer towards becoming a far-right nationalist movement that self-legitimates using Biblical discourse combined with claims to a monopoly on expressions of American authenticity. So...

In Michigan, It Is Totally Not Illegal To Pay Your Political ‘Opponents’ To Take A Dive

Back in May, Michigan Speaker of the House Jase Bolger (he of your Wonkette’s Do Not Sex list) convinced state Rep. Roy Schmidt to switch parties and join the GOP. Then Bolger and Schmidt hatched a plan to ensure...

Happy ‘It’s Not Mexican Independence’ Day!

It is Tequila and Mini-Sombreros Day in America, hooray! It always seems like Cinco de Mayo should be Mexican Independence Day -- dressing to match a national flag and getting wasted on a holiday named after its date on...

WI GOP Lawmakers Have Bright Idea: Just Ban Pesky Recalls

Irate constituents are just the worst, aren't they? Republican lawmakers in the Wisconsin state Assembly are grown weary of all this recall mischief, and they refuse to be victimized by voters any longer. Why do Wisconsinites fail to understand...

Dumb People Not Clever Enough To Choose Smart Candidates

Why do dumb people always vote for terrible candidates? It's because they're dumb! This is according to new scientific studies, according to some website: The research, led by David Dunning, a psychologist at Cornell University, shows that incompetent people are...

The Top ‘Enemies of Democracy,’ According To Google

This is according to our Google for "enemy of democracy," not your Google, but whatever: 1. Jon Stewart 2. America 3. WikiLeaks 4. Barack Obama 5. George Soros 6. Oil 7. ACLU 8. Ibrahim Babangida's 1993 presidential election result annulment speech 9. government secrecy 10. Love, as practiced...

Utah To Pass ‘Basil Marceaux’s Law’

Never mind that textbooks already teach that this country is a republic: A bill that would ensure Utah students learn the U.S. is a compound constitutional republic — not a democracy — has passed both Houses of the Legislature and...

Serially Unemployed Meghan McCain Has Thoughts On Wisconsin Workers

What is Meghan McCain up to these days? When she's not buying AC/DC pajamas at Walmart for her new Daily Beast colleagues Howard Kurtz and Andrew Sullivan, she's been very hard at work composing her fortnightly column. Yes, that's...

U.S. Sends Egypt a Script For How This Will All Play Out

For some reason (won the journalist street beatdown sweepstakes?), Christiane Amanpour scored an exclusive interview with Hosni Mubarak, and this is what she was told: "He told me that he is fed up with being president." Fed up! You...

Hey, Here Is a Photo of Obama Egypt Anti-American Groups Can Use!

Hey America, guess what your government did today? It sad idly while some security forces it funded in another country set their hoses on anti-dictatorship protesters who were praying. Yes, it appears that Egypt has gone to crap, and...

Obama: Anti-Dictator Demonstrators Should Stand Down

In Tuesday's State of the Union address, Barack Obama did what every president does in that thing: He praised people around the world who rose up for democracy and against authoritarian regimes. It was because these people Thought Big...

Man With Pencil: Christians Should Abandon Democracy, Support Dictator

Look, sooner or later, the evangelical Christians were going to lose out on this democracy thing. There's just not enough of them for their views to supersede the desired liberties of the majority. If they want to hold on...

It’s All Going To Be OK: The Zoo Pandas Signed a Five-Year Extension

Why do we suddenly see members of Congress referring inanely to nerdface Hu Jintao, the weakest leader in the history of the People's Republic of China, as a "dictator" and a murdering "gangster"? Our pandas have been SECURED. That's...

Basil Marceaux’s Midterm Predictions

When you're looking for a solid prediction of today's results, to whom do you really want to turn? Nate Silver? Mark Halperin? The Cook Political Report? No. You turn to this campaign season's best candidate, Basil Marceaux. Marceaux told...

Election Observers Will Observe Hugo Chavez’s Earthquake Machine

"Election observers" (CIA people) are in Venezuela, probably trying for another coup d'etat? Let's hope so! As international delegates begin trickling into Venezuela to oversee Sunday's National Parliamentary election, some in this nation of 27 million say there are...

White House Transcriptionists Beg For Trade Group Leadership Role

The race for who will rule the captured souls of the White House Correspondents' Association has begun, and it is almost exactly like regular politics. Ballots aren't due until July 15, but WHCA reporters are whispering these actual things...