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There is probably no better way to start your NYT Sunday (and no better way to gird your loins against reading Ross Douthat later) than checking out the big piece on how North Carolina Republicans are eating themselves alive as moderately awful candidates battle severely awful candidates in the Republican primary for Senate so that […]

We have a double dose of Happy links for you this afternoon because we got drunk and forgot were called away to an urgent meeting yesterday, so you get a two-for today. We told you about how Jon Stewart mocked the ever-living fuck out of Sean Hannity’s spring break “expose.” SPOILER ALERT: college kids party! […]

America, feculent dastardling Ben Shapiro is offended. He is very offended. His dudgeon is, in fact, quite high indeed. You see, he realized something yesterday in all the fuss over the announcement that Stephen Colbert would replace David Letterman as host of CBS’s The Late Show: Liberals get all offended by blackface, which is a […]

The other night, Bill O’Reilly got mad at hippies and the “grievance industry” — America’s supposed cultural/political movement that encourages everyone who isn’t Bill O’Reilly to think they’re a victim of racism or sexism. O’Reilly also had some grievances of his own, especially after being victimized by this Stephen Colbert fellow, whose ratings are nowhere […]

It looks like almost everyone on Twitter is congratulating Stephen Colbert on his being chosen to take over David Letterman’s Late Show, except for a few people who are surprised-not-surprised that the job went to a middle-aged white guy, and a few conservatives who are now going to boycott The Late Show because they had […]

CBS has announced that Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman on “The Late Show,” leaving one really important question unanswered: if Stephen Colbert becomes David Letterman, who then will be Stephen Colbert? Never fear. We’ve compiled an incisive and trenchant and helpful list of 13 People Who Should Be Your New Stephen Colbert. We were […]

Stephen Colbert jumped on the cooling ashes of the #CancelColbert nontroversy Monday, explaining that the out-of-context tweet was sent (and removed) by a Comedy Central account, not by him, but that he will nonetheless not bow to the “dark forces trying to silence my message of core conservative principles mixed with youth-friendly product placement.” It’s […]

Comedian Patton Oswalt did battle on Twitter today against Salon and everyone who has ever looked at it over its coverage of the Stephen Colbert incident, where Stephen Colbert said a joke about the Redskins, and then the show tweeted the punch line which was basically like “Mi So Horny” or something. Then lots of […]

Without a Todd Aiken, a Christine O’Donnell, or a Sharron Angle this time around, Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst and her cheerful ad about castrating hogs and politicians are just about the best thing to happen to the 2014 campaign so far. So here’s Stephen Colbert with almost all the possible ball-cutting-off jokes in the […]

Let’s just get it out there: We just love Jimmy Carter, and we’d watch him on the Morning Farm Report. Put him across a table from Stephen Colbert, and we are there — or our DVR is. He’s having fun, and has obviously done his homework: he’s perfectly ready for the back-and forth with Colbert. […]

Stephen Colbert has the skinny on Barack Obama’s presidency-destroying interview with Zach Galifianakis, which “set off a firestorm everywhere, from Fox News to later in the day on Fox News.” The montage of clips from Fox explaining how the short video mortally wounded the President’s dignity is worth the price of admission all by itself. […]

Sure, Bill O’Reilly has gotten some flack for asking whether a lady like Hillary Clinton has the cojones to be president. It’s bad enough that we have a president who wears mom jeans; why would we want an actual mom? Happily, Stephen Colbert has Papa Bear’s big hairy back — though not with a loofah. […]

Last night’s Colbert Report brought us news that it is high time we learn how to figure out if someone is really gay-gay or just pretending to be gay, which is a thing that Steve King (R-Clueless) worries about on the regular. King is worried that since being gay is a “self-professed” kind of thing, […]

Jon Stewart riffs on the serious geopolitical repercussions of Russia’s invading the Crimea, which for U.S. America at least boil down to Republicans shouting that Barack Obama is weak — a manlier president would have gone immediately to Alert Condition Alpha Dawg, making Putin back down, because he’s so responsive to what other countries do. […]

Today’s Times is lighter on coverage of the Michael Dunn trial than we had hoped. There’s only a dispassionate bit that so dryly recounts the inexplicable verdict — guilty on attempted murder charges of the kids he didn’t kill, but not guilty of murdering the one he did — it isn’t even worth quoting here. […]