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Elizabeth Warren: One Way to Rebuild Our Institutions
By ELIZABETH WARREN

Ted Cruz has a very real birther problem: The law is not settled — but the history is
By ANDREW BURSTEIN AND NANCY ISENBERG
"It is a historical fact (and a fact of law) that mothers did not possess the same right fathers did to grant their children American citizenship when the child was born outside of the United States. This is important."

Vindication for Planned Parenthood
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"One after the other, investigations of Planned Parenthood prompted by hidden-camera videos released last summer have found no evidence of wrongdoing. On Monday, a grand jury in Harris County, Tex., went a step further. Though it was convened to investigate Planned Parenthood, it indicted two members of the group that made the videos instead."

Sarah Palin’s feel-bad politics: The dark allure of right-wing nihilism, self-pity and curdled nostalgia for a once-“great” America
By ANDREW O'HEHIR

The truth about Flint: Kids drank poisoned water because of the GOP’s radical, anti-democratic “reforms”
By PAUL ROSENBERG

Wait. Which Party Is Imploding?
The Conversation

By ARTHUR C. BROOKS and GAIL COLLINS

Egypt, five years later: A human-rights catastrophe of America’s making
By GANZEER, CREATIVE TIME REPORTS
"The U.S. tends to posture about democratic values, but its role in Egypt has always belied this position. Not only was Mubarak, Egypt’s dictator for 30 years, backed by the U.S., but under his rule Egypt was a key destination for prisoners transferred by U.S. authorities for torture and interrogation."

The Fading Two-State Solution
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"Israel is moving quickly to establish facts on the ground that preclude a Palestinian state, leaving Palestinians increasingly marginalized and despairing. 'It is starting to look like a de facto annexation,' one American official said."

The religious right exposed: Donald Trump’s speech at Liberty University proves just how gullible evangelical voters are
By SEAN ILLING
"Trump doesn’t care about Christianity, and his only religion is self-promotion. The specactcle of Trump pawning himself off as a believer was something to behold,"

American Democracy Down for the Count
Or What Is It the Scandinavians Have That We Don't?

By Ann Jones

Giving Noam Chomsky the platform he deserves: Media only pays attention when he’s uncontroversial, not when he talks about what really matters
By BEN NORTON

Why Donald Trump Keeps Lying About Unemployment
By TERESA TRITCH
"The facts would not stoke the raw emotions that power Mr. Trump’s candidacy, so he uses lies. What he loses in credibility among detractors he gains in popularity among supporters."

Hillary has nothing to brag about: Her foreign policy record is a disaster
By ADAM JOHNSON, ALTERNET
"In the case of Clinton there hasn’t been a major foreign policy decision in the Middle East she pushed for that didn’t end up being a disaster both at home and the countries she advocated meddling in."

The GOP’s vile Planned Parenthood lies have completely fallen apart
By BOB CESCA

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Palin blames Obama for son’s domestic violence incident
By Leonard Pitts, Jr.
"Palin’s willingness to use her own son in that cause is repellent. One reads little actual concern for him — or his girlfriend — in her remarks. And that is sad. What kind of mother looks at her son’s domestic-violence arrest and thinks, political opportunity?"

Israel continues to sow the seeds of discontent
By Jonathan Cook
"Israel's image laundering is directed at western countries that have propped up the occupation -- economically and diplomatically -- for decades. As ever, Israel hopes to persuade outsiders that the occupation is benevolent."

6 national security questions we should be asking our presidential candidates
By ANDREW J. BACEVICH, TOMDISPATCH.COM

GOP’s deal with the devil: The donor class will forever regret allying with Trump
By BILL MOYERS AND MICHAEL WINSHIP, BILLMOYERS.COM
"One of the most prominent of Republican elites in the country, who has even been touted as President Obama’s “favorite pundit” (we’re not making this up!), is calling on the donor class to rescue the party from the rabble. Game’s over, voters: The oligarchs will decide this election."

The U.S. Intervention in Libya Was Such a Smashing Success That a Sequel Is Coming
By Glenn Greenwald

Oregon militiamen fell right into the feds’ trap: Sorry, liberals, the government was right to wait before taking them out
By AMANDA MARCOTTE

The Supreme Court Rules for Common Sense in Electricity Case
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"The Supreme Court earlier this week upheld a federal regulation that encourages factories, shopping malls and other users of electricity to reduce their consumption during periods of high demand, like hot summer afternoons. The well-reasoned decision will save consumers money and improve the reliability of the electricity grid."

I have had it with naive Bernie Sanders idealists
By JOHN AVIGNONE

The atrocities will continue: No matter who wins the presidency, the Middle East loses
By TOM ENGELHARDT, TOMDISPATCH.COM

Why Dems pray for a Trump or Cruz win
By Brent Budowsky
"Numerous polls suggest Trump's politics of perpetual insults have created negative ratings so high among general election voters that both Clinton and Sanders could defeat him by epic landslide margins."

‘How Stupid Is Iowa?’
Timothy Egan
"The problem is not that the people of Iowa are stupid. They are not, by most measurements. It’s that Iowa looks nothing like the rest of America. As a result, the winners, more often than not, are nationally unelectable extremists."

The Bernie Sanders revolution is probably doomed from the start
By GARY LEGUM

Donald Trump Divides God’s Voters
By SARAH POSNER

Everything you need to know about last night’s excruciating GOP debate
By HEATHER DIGBY

A Crazy Establishment Demands "Sanity"
By Robert Parry
"If anything, the neocons and liberal hawks consolidated their power after the Iraq War. By contrast, the foreign policy "realists" and anti-war progressives who warned against the invasion were the ones cast out of any positions of influence. How crazy is that!"

Endless war will destroy us all: The U.S. military is the imperial hammer that sees every problem as a nail
By BEN NORTON

Donald Trump and the ‘Rivers of Blood’
By SARFRAZ MANZOORJAN
"Thanks, however, to his incendiary comments about immigrants and Muslims, Mr. Trump has moved from being a buffoonish figure on the margins of British consciousness to the center of political debate."

They’re all just this deluded and deranged: Anti-intellectual religious wing-nuts run the GOP
By JEFFREY TAYLER

The Bundy fallacy liberals must reject: Why reforming our broken criminal justice system means less violence, not more
By DANIEL DENVIR

They’re still lying about Ronald Reagan: What Trump, Cruz and the GOP field won’t tell you about Reaganomics
By ELIZA A. WEBB
"The economic agenda the Republicans are pushing today creates growth that no democratic society would want for its people: highly unstable and channeled into the hands of the wealthy few."

The Obama Theory of Trump
By DAVID AXELROD
"Open-seat presidential elections are shaped by perceptions of the style and personality of the outgoing incumbent. Voters rarely seek the replica of what they have. They almost always seek the remedy, the candidate who has the personal qualities the public finds lacking in the departing executive."

They really are a bunch of a fascists: The one thing all Trump supporters seem to have in common
By JANET ALLON, ALTERNET
"In a fascinating recent poll, a single characteristic emerged as the clearest sign that a voter is a Trump supporter. Contrary to what some might expect, it’s not race, gender, income, age or education level. It’s authoritarianism, clear and simple."

“They see themselves as heroes. Instead people are saying they’re manipulating American politics”: Jane Mayer on the method behind the Koch brothers’ brilliant madness
By DAVID DALEY

What’s Our Duty to the People Globalization Leaves Behind?
By Steven Rattner
"Last year, according to the recent figures, our nation added 2.65 million new jobs. Just 30,000 of them were in manufacturing. So much for the widely trumpeted renaissance of Made in America."

The Iraq War’s tragic epilogue: Why America will never truly be able to leave
By NICK TURSE, TOMDISPATCH.COM
"History suggests that time is no panacea when Washington attempts to prop up, advise, or build armies."

When ‘Made In Israel’ Is a Human Rights Abuse
By EYAL PRESS
"As documented in a new report by Human Rights Watch, Israel’s occupation has grown into a lucrative business, exploited by companies as part of a system that is unlawful and abusive."

Sarah Palin’s American lobotomy: The Republicans keep making us dumber, and not even Stephen Colbert can save us
By SOPHIA A. MCCLENNEN

What Voters Want
By Emma Roller
"Often, seemingly superficial characteristics and split-second judgments can affect voters’ decisions. Another study found that most American presidents are taller than average, and that voters tend to choose taller candidates."

Rush Limbaugh’s pathetic Trump freakout tells you everything you need to know about modern conservatism
By BOB CESCA
"The party of personal responsibility continues to blame everyone except itself for the ascendancy of Donald Trump. This comes as no surprise, given how the GOP collectively lacks the self-awareness to grasp that its years-long strategy of blurting superficial, often racially-tainted patriotic memes, while encouraging pervasive anti-Obama hatemongering over serious policy initiatives."

Bracing for a billionaire bloodbath: Why Bloomberg could make things difficult for Trump — and for America
By HEATHER DIGBY PARTON

Former aide faults Sarah Palin for the rise of Donald Trump: “We all should have seen this coming”
By SOPHIA TESFAYE

What John Kerry won’t ever acknowledge: The U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia is self-destructive — and even crazy
By BEN NORTON
"While the justification for the U.S.’s relationship with a theocratic, feudal authoritarian absolute monarchy that subjugates women and minorities and executes peaceful dissidents rests on particular discourses of stability and pragmatism, Washington is fully aware the actions of Saudi Arabia and other Gulf regimes actively defy its purported noble goals."

President Obama’s Call to America’s Better Nature
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"In his final State of the Union speech, President Obama endeavored on Tuesday to lift Americans above the miasma of a brutally negative presidential campaign to reflect on what the nation has endured and achieved since he took office in the midst of a dire recession."

When the State of the Union Is Strong, but Doesn’t Feel Like It Is
By BRYCE COVERT

Dear Gov. Snyder: You Have to Go to Jail
"I'm asking everyone who agrees with me to sign on to this petition and call for your arrest."

By Michael Moore

TransCanada Sues the US for Rejecting Keystone XL; Will This Be the New Normal Under TPP?
By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now

UN supports sovereignty for Palestine and slams Israel
By Stuart Littlewood

SCOTUS v. the American worker: The upcoming Supreme Court case that could explode inequality
By LIZ KENNEDY

Barack Obama: Guns Are Our Shared Responsibility
By BARACK OBAMA

Trump and Other Republicans Do the Gun Lobby’s Bidding
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD

Economic apartheid: Explosive report shows how rich Americans have their own “private tax system that saves them billions”
By BEN NORTON

A Better Standard for the Use of Deadly Force
By OLEVIA BOYKIN, CHRISTOPHER DESIR and JED RUBENFELD

Religious delusions are destroying us: “Nothing more than man-made contrivances of domination and submission”
By JEFFREY TAYLER

Losing my religion for equality
By Jimmy Carter

Crackpots in Cowboy Hats, and in Congress
By Timothy Egan
" The locked-and-loaded crazies in the Oregon high desert are using the same language as Republican legislators who want to take away an American birthright."

Twilight of the imperial age: America and China may not have a planet left to rule
By TOM ENGELHARDT, TOMDISPATCH.COM

What Hillary Knew about Libya
By Robert Parry

The Pentagon’s Insubordination on Guantánamo
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"The stalling at the Defense Department, where officials have used every bureaucratic trick in the book to slow down the release of inmates, is startling, though, and basically amounts to insubordination."

The Dirty Truth About ‘Clean Diesel’
By TARAS GRESCOE
"The nitrogen oxides produced by diesel engines, which are far more popular in Europe than in the United States, are a potent irritant for asthma sufferers. Health officials in Italy also noted increased reports of cardiovascular disease this week."

The Great Forgetting
By Chris Hedges
"America's refusal to fund and sustain its intellectual and cultural heritage means it has lost touch with its past, obliterated its understanding of the present, crushed its capacity to transform itself through self-reflection and self-criticism, and descended into a deadening provincialism. Ignorance and illiteracy come with a cost."

A Redaction Re-Visited: NSA Targeted "The Two Leading" Encryption Chips
By Glenn Greenwald

Oil drives our Israel policy: New government documents reveal a very different history of America and the Middle East
By IRENE L. GENDZIER
"A knowledge of the foundation of U.S. policy in the Middle East in the postwar years is indispensable to an understanding of current U.S. policies in the Middle East in which oil, Palestine, and Israel play such significant roles."

All older articles that appeared in this section through December 31, 2012 can be found in our archives. Starting in 2013 we will no longer be archiving articles in this section

Links to Tom Tomorrow, This Modern World cartoons

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Sanders Admits Receiving Free Checking from Big Banks
satire by Andy Borowitz

Shkreli Miraculously Makes Nation Side with Congress
satire by Andy Borowitz

Santorum Launches 2020 Campaign
satire by Andy Borowitz

Cruz Victory Gives Hope To Despised People Everywhere
satire by Andy Borowitz

Fiorina Declares Victory
satire by Andy Borowitz

Animal Nuz - Dem Debate Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

Neuron heroes of the Super Bowl
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

Climate change denial winter exercises
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Trump loses to a Mexican
cartoon by laloalcaraz

The Trump-supporting union member
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Feel The Burns, Oregon
cartoon by Matt Bors

CORN CANDIDATES
animation by Mark Fiore

Millions Resent Being Put in Horrible Position of Siding with Megyn Kelly
satire by Andy Borowitz

Animal Nuz - Moar Gud Nuz Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

Policies that put our children on the path to lead
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

Whitewash
cartoon by Brian McFadden

If Flint's water problem happened to rich people
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Donald Rumsfeld, tech bro
cartoon by Matt Bors

The Election News Network
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

Primary phenomena
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

FDR-PALIN ENDORSES TRUMP
animation by Mark Fiore

Palin Blames Obama for Her Defeat in 2008 Election
satire by Andy Borowitz

Palin Endorsement Widens Trump’s Lead Among Idiots
satire by Andy Borowitz

Animal Nuz - Shrill Baby Shrill Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

Super-Fun-Pak Comix, feat. the dragon with bitchy resting face & more...
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

Gov. Rick Snyder's skinflint, Michigan
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Hazardous to human health
cartoon by laloalcaraz

Behind the scenes at the Trump girl group tryouts
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

The five stages of social media grief
cartoon by Matt Bors

Crisis management
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

AUSTERITY MAN
animation by Mark Fiore

Fact Checker of Republican Debate Hospitalized for Exhaustion
satire by Andy Borowitz

Debate Watchers Disappointed That Trump and Cruz Did Not Actually Punch Each Other’s Faces
satire by Andy Borowitz

Obama Celebrates Last Time He Has to Talk to These Bastards
satire by Andy Borowitz

Animal Nuz—Gulp Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

What group should we really be afraid of?
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

The social justice militia
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Sexy show names for male comedians
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Gun conundrum
cartoon by Matt Bors

The Junior Militiaman Playset!
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

OBAMA CONTROL
animation by Mark Fiore

ISIS Chief Abruptly Cancels Meeting with Sean Penn
satire by Andy Borowitz

Poll: Republicans Would Rather Actually Be Shot by Gun Than Agree with Obama
satire by Andy Borowitz

Obama Continues to Stubbornly Link Gun Violence with Guns
satire by Andy Borowitz

Cleveland Fans Apply to Relocate Browns to Los Angeles
satire by Andy Borowitz

Oregon Considers Wall to Keep Out Angry White Men
satire by Andy Borowitz

Animal Nuz - G.O.P. Collapse Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

The cattle caliphate
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

2016 election survival kit
cartoon by Brian McFadden

El Niño
cartoon by laloalcaraz

Oregon militants: Patriots or Owl Qaeda?
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

The Bundy Boys meet a very scary terrorist
cartoon by Matt Bors

The awesome world of the future
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

UNITED STATES OF MILITIADOM
animation by Mark Fiore

.Trump Calls His Al Qaeda Recruitment Video Highest-Rated Terror Video Ever
satire by Andy Borowitz

Animal Nuz - Happy Nuz Year Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

Senior citizens of Counter-Earth, in kick-butt gear
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

Walkin' in a bigot wonderland
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Trump promises to kill families to fight terror
cartoon by laloalcaraz

Cartoon flashback: Escape from Ronald Rump
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Sign language
cartoon by Matt Bors

Year in review, part two
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

2015: THE YEAR IN ONE
animation by Mark Fiore

The Year in Borowitz
BY NICHOLAS THOMPSON

Schlong and Thanks for all the Fish Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

Thank goodness for Goodguy-With-A-Gun
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

Holiday gift warnings
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Silent Night
cartoon by laloalcaraz

Cartoon flashback: More things for Islamophobes to worry about
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Gun shop
cartoon by Matt Bors

Year in review, part one
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

The Real War on Christmas
animation by Mark Fiore

Lawyer for Martin Shkreli Hikes Fees Five Thousand Per Cent
satire by Andy Borowitz

Chilling Video Terrifies Nation
satire by Andy Borowitz

Congress Marks Third Anniversary of Doing Nothing After Newtown
satire by Andy Borowitz

Animal Nuz - Prison Bro Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

A long time ago, generations far, far away...
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

Donald Trump's reactionary recipe
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Gift shopping, Star Wars edition
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Splitting Herrs
cartoon by Matt Bors

Quantum Republicans
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

TRUMPLANDIA
animation by Mark Fiore

Study: Scalia Better Off in “Less Advanced” Court
satire by Andy Borowitz

Trump Supporters Disappointed He Only Wants to Ban One Religion
satire by Andy Borowitz

Animal Nuz - Instant Karma Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

The N.R.A. merriest Christmas
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

A gun culture Christmas
cartoon by Brian McFadden

ISIS recruiting poster
cartoon by laloalcaraz

The never-ending death spiral
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Hair Hitler
cartoon by Matt Bors

Here we are again
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

TRUMP RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION
animation by Mark Fiore

Obama Speech Heavily Criticized By People with No Better Ideas
satire by Andy Borowitz

Fiorina: I Will Not Be Bullied Into Telling Truth
satire by Andy Borowitz

THE BLOOD NEVER DRIES
animation by Mark Fiore

Animal Nuz - F the NRA Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

U.S. gets serious about radical Christians
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

Modest climate change goals
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Spot The Terrorist
cartoon by laloalcaraz

America reacts to the Planned Parenthood attack
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Ah, election season!
cartoon by Matt Bors

'Tis the War on Christmas season!
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

 

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