Michael Moore Is a Big Fat Idiot

Michael Moore

Of all the reactions to Brexit—Britain’s vote to leave the European Union—Michael Moore’s was the most grating:

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The Hero America Needs Right Now—But Who Is He?

Who said it

If you’re one of the 99.8 percent of people who don’t watch C-SPAN or one of the 98.6 percent of people who pay no attention to Politics Twitter, you probably missed the fact that House Democrats are throwing a giant hissy fit on the floor of the House of Representatives because the GOP won’t call a vote on a bill that would allow nameless bureaucrats to restrict peoples’ rights with no due process protections whatsoever.

You also missed the emergence of a great American hero:

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When Is My Woman Card Going to Arrive?

Your correspondent dodging sniper fire with the best of 'em

I remember it like it was yesterday. On April 30, I got an email from Robby Mook explaining that it was my last chance to get an official “Woman Card” from the Hillary Clinton campaign: Let the Republicans keep demeaning this team and Hillary — we’re going to come back twice as strong and show …

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The Stark Line Deserves to Disappear (‘Game of Thrones’ Spoilers)

thus always to starks

Spoilers for last night’s episode of Game of Thrones below.

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My Sad Life, Or, Why I Haven’t Filed


I am sitting at my desk with a laptop that is not mine, unable to access my email account or even open Microsoft Word, trying to explain to my boss why I have not written a piece that I hoped would be ready by now. (I am also thinking ahead to a glorious future when I can …

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New Kindle Single Proves ‘Die Hard’ Is Not a Christmas Movie

Pajama Boy Die Hard

Brian Abrams was kind enough to send over his latest Kindle Single, “Die Hard: An Oral History.” It’s quite short (should take you an hour to read, maybe less) and filled with interesting tidbits (like producer Joel Silver putting steak and lobster on the craft services table since everyone was working long hours and he …

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Time to Rename the GOP the ‘No Donalds Club’

No Trump

Dave Weigel points out that the GOP is running out of time if it wants to do something clever in order to deny Donald Trump the GOP nomination, a drastic course of action that nevertheless seems more reasonable by the day.

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This Post Will Help You Decide Whether You Back Brexit


I really hate the word “Brexit.” It’s probably one of the 10 ugliest neologisms of the last decade. But, hey, SEO and stuff. Anyway the q. of whether you support the United Kingdom’s remaining in the European Union is pretty straightforward even if you don’t know anything or even care about British politics. All you …

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The Shadow of the Glass Tower: How Sauron Became the 2016 GOP Nominee

Trump Buildings

What appears below are fragments from the chronicles of Temthwa of Rawleth, a son of the Line of Stewards of the end of the Fourth Age. Fragment the first … From the fires beneath the Glass Tower there arose a hideous shadow, arrayed in armor of ebony. Upon its head was a monstrous crown. And those that …

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Bernie Sanders Campaigned in a Yugo, Is Incredibly Weird

Bernie Sanders in a tight whip / Andrew Kugle

An anecdote in an article published Monday in the New York Times Fashion and Style section tells readers an awful lot about the fashion and style of Bernie Sanders, the insurgent candidate who has captured 43 percent of the vote in Democratic Party primaries. Twenty-eight years ago, [Sanders campaign manager] Jeff Weaver was a lowly campaign aide driving an obscure left-wing …

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Trump Backs Gun Control, Attacks U.S. Troops. GOP Leaders Say, ‘Meh.’


In the last twenty-four hours, Donald Trump has accused U.S. soldiers in Iraq of stealing money intended for Iraqis, and doubled down on his innuendo that Barack Obama somehow personally supports ISIS.

He has also tweeted his support for the proposal (backed by Barack Obama) to take away the right to buy a gun for those on government watch lists. For those trying to figure out what this means: it means he has caved on gun control. So much for the argument that he’s better than Hillary on Constitutional issues that go before the Supreme Court.

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Curb Your Enthusiasm Returning for a Ninth Season

the hero we need right now (AP)

Star Wars: The Remix Awakens

Rey is just a remixed John Cena in that neither can ever lose (h/t Max Landis, who made the original comparison)

After Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ release, I wrote that it was something like a cross between fan-fiction and a straight-ahead remix of the original trilogy. Filmmaker Kirby Ferguson expands on some of these ideas here:

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Hillary Clinton Plagiarized Twitter Joke

/ AP

Hillary Clinton plagiarized a popular internet joke calling upon Donald Trump to delete his Twitter account, a Washington Free Beacon analysis reveals.

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Moocher Fails to Get Free Luxe Dinner, Pens Think Piece Years Later

Peter Thiel laughs at your demands for free food, moochers (AP)

A few years back, a writer for the New York Times who is now a special correspondent for Vanity Fair went to a “salon” at billionaire (and American hero) Peter Thiel’s house. The writer starved himself all day because he figured the wealthy investor would be offering tons of awesome food to the intellectuals and billionaires and CEOs and, um, journalists he had invited to chit chat. “Thiel, I assumed, would be presiding over some sort of gluttonous feast,” Nick Bilton writes. “I presumed that chefs had been at work for days glazing carrots with a thyme-honey citrus sauce, preparing succulent Thomas Keller–esque chicken.”

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