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Ignorance, racism and rage: The GOP’s transformation to the party of stupid started long before Donald Trump
By AMY KITTELSTROM

Europe: A Better Plan for Refugees
By George Soros
"Most of the building blocks for an effective asylum system are available; they only need to be assembled into a comprehensive and coherent policy. Critically, refugees and the countries that contain them in the Middle East must receive enough financial support to make their lives there viable, allowing them to work and to send their children to school."

Republicans really fall for this nonsense: The GOP is the party of stupid, but its voters are the deluded ones
By ANDREW BURSTEIN AND NANCY ISENBERG

Republicans Hijack an Election Agency
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"These laws, like voter identification laws, have been pushed by Republican lawmakers trying to reduce turnout among the poor, minorities, the young and the elderly, who tend to lean Democratic. And, like voter ID laws, they’re based on a fiction."

Rush Limbaugh’s primary from hell: Even conservatives are finally turning on the famous blowhard
By ERIC BOEHLERT, MEDIA MATTERS
"Torn between the allure of what’s popular (Trump) and abandoning everything Limbaugh’s said about how he defines conservatism over the last 30 years, Limbaugh now often finds himself in no-man’s land."

Unlocking the Truth About the Clinton Crime Bill
By DAVID YASSKY
"If we are going to move forward thoughtfully — keeping our neighborhoods safe without consigning huge segments of the population to life behind bars — we must understand how we got here."

Israel’s Unsung Protector: Obama
By LARA FRIEDMAN
"Over seven years, Mr. Obama has not permitted passage of any Security Council resolution specifically critical of Israel."

Don’t Blame Panama. Tax Evasion Is a Global Problem.
By JUAN CARLOS VARELA

Sam Brownback declares war on Kansas: This is how extremists gut a state — and democracy
By MARCEL HARMON

“Media can be the greatest force for peace on earth”: Amy Goodman reflects on the 20th anniversary of “Democracy Now!”
By SEAN ILLING

They’ll always despise her: The media has its Hillary narrative, and they’re sticking to it
By NEAL GABLER, BILLMOYERS.COM
"As the media have fired their blunderbusses at Donald Trump, trying to take down his candidacy — even as they benefit from the attention he brings them — you may have missed the whacks they’ve been taking at Clinton. She has been the media’s national piñata for so long, and the criticisms of her are so familiar by now, they are embedded in our consciousness as presumptions of guilt."

Let’s audit the Pentagon: The U.S. military is lighting our tax dollars on fire
By WILLIAM D. HARTUNG, TOMDISPATCH.COM

By Opposing Obama, the Republicans Created Trump
By Steven Rattner
"Most important, you created the anger that lifted his candidacy by years of systematically and effectively preventing passage of legislation that might have ameliorated the tough economic state of Mr. Trump’s core voters."

We let the idiots take the wheel: Donald Trump, Fox News and how we let our democracy rot
By DAVID MASCIOTRA
"In the current circus posing as a political campaign, commentators and candidates waste much of their time and energy frothing about insignificant issues and phony crises."

Brutal, ugly & illegal: 9 things you need to know about the Israeli occupation of Palestine
By DAVID PALUMBO-LIU
"All the candidates admonished the Palestinians for fostering a “culture of hatred and death,” but not one mentioned the occupation of the West Bank, or the unremitting humanitarian crisis that is Gaza. It was Jewish pandering by numbers, and it won them all uproarious applause and standing ovations."

Why Mrs. Clinton Needs to Say More About the Crime Bill
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD

Rush Limbaugh hit where it hurts: World’s greatest troll faces steep pay cut
By ERIC BOEHLERT, MEDIA MATTERS
"This year, his contract is up and the timing couldn’t be worse. The talker is facing ratings hurdles, aging demographics, and an advertising community that increasingly views him as toxic, thanks in part to his days-long sexist meltdown over Sandra Fluke in 2012."

The GOP vs. the pursuit of knowledge: Inside the Republican crusade against science
By SEAN MCELWEE AND PHILIP COHEN

No Paul Ryan Means Still More Anger
By Thomas B. Edsall
"If Paul Ryan really meant what he said, the Republican Party has lost its best chance to take the White House and maintain control of the Senate."

The progressive movement is in the shadows: It’s time to rally, protest and get in politicians’ faces to become a force they can’t ignore
By JIM HIGHTOWER

The Sins of the Chicago Police Laid Bare
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"No one who is even passingly familiar with the history of the Chicago Police Department can claim to be surprised by a new report showing that the department is plagued by systemic racism and operates with utter disregard for the lives of the black citizens whom it batters, maims and kills."

They won’t stop until they get what they want: The GOP’s Supreme Court blockade will go on for months — at any cost
By SIMON MALOY

The South’s new re-segregation plan: The Koch brothers, ALEC and the sneaky scheme to undo Brown v Board of Education
By DIANE RAVITCH

On Zika, Congress Is Failing to Do Its Job
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD

How the $15 Minimum Wage Went From Laughable to Viable
By STEVEN GREENHOUSE

Donald Trump is the pinnacle of American stupidity: Why his campaign consummates decades of rising anti-intellectualism
By CONOR LYNCH

A Renewable Energy Boom
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"Last year, for the first time, renewables accounted for a majority of new electricity-generating capacity added around the world, according to a recent United Nations report."

This is the Kochs’ right-wing coup: Deny voting rights, flood politics with dark money, capture the courts
By MICHAEL KEEGAN
"Most recently, we’ve seen an attack on the functioning of an entire branch of our democratic system as GOP senators flat-out refuse to fulfill their constitutional duties by considering President Obama’s eminently qualified nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy, Judge Merrick Garland."

The Lie of Patriotism
By Chris Hedges
"Nationalists do not venerate veterans. They venerate veterans who read from the approved patriotic script. America is the greatest and most powerful country on earth. Those we fight are depraved barbarians. Our enemies deserve death. God is on our side. Victory is assured. Our soldiers and Marines are heroes. "

Why Trump’s Antiwar Message Resonates with White America
By J.D. VANCE
"Mr. Trump is unfit for our nation’s highest office. But to those humiliated by defeat, he promises we’ll win again."

Put the blame where it belongs: Bush, Reagan, Kissinger and the real history of the rise of ISIS
By PAUL ROSENBERG

Unlocking the Truth About the Clinton Crime Bill
By DAVID YASSKY
"It is undeniable that two decades of mass incarceration have inflicted grievous harm on African-American men and their families. And yet Mr. Clinton was right to defend his policies (and, by extension, Hillary Clinton’s support for those policies at the time)."

Republicans and Voter Suppression
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"It’s become an accepted truth of modern politics that Republican electoral prospects go up as the number of voters goes down."

We are all sanctimonious whores: Ted Cruz, adultery rumors, and our embarrassing, sensationalist media
By NEAL GABLER, BILLMOYERS.COM

Inside the Panama Papers: Massive leak shows just how extensive corruption is worldwide, implicating politicians, human traffickers and drug dealers
By BEN NORTON

Donald Trump sets his campaign on fire: A self-destructive madman has decided he wants to lose
By ROBERT S. BECKER
"Here’s today’s explanation:Trump never really wanted to be president, the frontrunner seat is getting way too hot, and now he wants out. Being spoiled and impulsive, with only ego to lose, his Icarus-like fall could be far quicker than his rise.  A glimmer of dignity for the profoundly insecure is better than none."

His most terrifying interview yet: Why Trump’s sit down with Bob Woodward should have America petrified
By HEATHER DIGBY PARTON

Donald Trump and the Nice People of Wisconsin
By Emma Roller

The Panama Papers’ Sprawling Web of Corruption
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"But the questions remain: How did all these politicians, dictators, criminals, billionaires and celebrities amass vast wealth and then benefit from elaborate webs of shell companies to disguise their identities and their assets? "

We are torturers and murderers: America’s first casualty of war is the Constitution
By ANDREW J. BACEVICH, TOMDISPATCH.COM

We can’t escape his puckered face: The staggering numbers behind the media’s obsession with Donald Trump
By ERIC BOEHLERT, MEDIA MATTERS

Free Pfizer! Why Inversions Are Good for the U.S.
By DIANA FURCHTGOTT-ROTH
"DONALD J. TRUMP wants to build a bricks-and-mortar wall to keep immigrants out of the United States. President Obama wants to build a virtual wall to keep companies from leaving. Neither is likely to work."

The bad religion of Republican plutocrats: We can’t afford to overlook the danger of their ideas
By CONOR LYNCH

This is the problem with Bernie’s revolution: How one down-ticket election in Wisconsin shows the flaw in his political movement
By GARY LEGUM

A Mason-Dixon Line of Progress
By Timothy Egan
"We saw a retreat to bigotry in states dooming themselves to decline. And in other states, we saw a way for people to get around a do-nothing Congress controlled by Know-Nothing throwbacks."

For Ann Coulter, it’s OK when Republicans cheat on their wives: Right-wing bigmouth’s justifications for Trump’s adultery shines light on the sexual double standard
By AMANDA MARCOTTE

What I Learned From Tickling Apes
By FRANS de WAAL
"By explaining the smartness of animals either as a product of instinct or simple learning, we have kept human cognition on its pedestal under the guise of being scientific."

Evangelicals put to shame: Atheists tend to be more religiously tolerant than Christians
By DARREN E. SHERKAT, RELIGION DISPATCHES
"Tolerance is a hallmark of Western democracies. A core tenet of democratic societies is the freedom of religious and political expression, and even the most obnoxious and ridiculous views must be tolerated. Bad ideas are best conquered with good ideas rather than with repression."

Republicans really fall for this nonsense: The GOP is the party of stupid, but its voters are the deluded ones
By ANDREW BURSTEIN AND NANCY ISENBERG

The mystery of Republican women backing sexist Trump: They’re female misogynists who’ve grown to accept oppression
By AMANDA MARCOTTE

The Awful Transformation of Bernie Sanders
By Earl Ofari Hutchinson
"Sanders has gone from a charming, engaging, provoking, and supremely principled Democratic presidential candidate to a scheming, conniving, devious, supremely unprincipled Democratic presidential contender."

The Racism at the Heart of Flint’s Crisis
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"An important new report makes clear the principal cause of the water crisis in Flint, Mich.: the state government’s blatant disregard for the lives and health of poor and black residents of a distressed city."

Trump’s Terror Dependency
By Timothy Egan

Hillary Clinton and Other Candidates on Counterterrorism
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD

Donald Trump’s entire campaign is based on a single outrageous lie
By TANYA GOLASH-BOZA, TOMDISPATCH.COM
"You can be guaranteed that neither of these men has spent a serious moment considering what it might really mean to deport those 11 million actual human beings."

12-step groups of hate: A psychotherapist’s take on Donald Trump’s wild rallies
By RICHARD BROUILLETTE
"Trump speaks and tweets in pure primary process: short, childish, repetitive sentences conjuring simple images and feelings to make his points rather than using logic, facts or argument. "

Abortion and Punishment
By KATHA POLLITT
"Abortion opponents know full well that the public would not abide putting women in prison en masse."

Life under brutal, illegal military occupation: The much-needed context surrounding the slaying of Palestinian attackers by Israeli soldiers
By BEN NORTON
"What is often left out of media reports on this violence, however, is the fact that the vast majority of Palestinian attacks take place in the illegally occupied territories, and are frequently directed at Israeli occupation soldiers, not civilians."

Another reason for Republicans to feel terrible: Obama’s popularity is spiking — further destroying the GOP’s chances of saving its sinking ship
By SIMON MALOY

Why Should ‘Never Trump’ Mean Ted Cruz?
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD

Voting With Our Feet
By Chris Hedges
"Trump is not creating phenomena. He is responding to them. It is up to us to halt the array of forces, including the Trump campaign, that are preparing a species of American fascism and orchestrating a global ecocide."

Time to Rethink U.S. Relationship With Egypt
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"Outraged by the escalating repression, leading American Middle East experts — including two who served in the Obama administration — this week urged President Obama to confront President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi."

Donald Trump would be scarier than George W. Bush: His unserious, incendiary approach would damage America for decades — and we should be terrified
By PHIL TORRES

We’re not taking Islamophobia seriously: This cancerous racism is on the rise — and it’s even more dangerous than you think
By QASIM RASHID

Obama: The Anti-Anti-Nuke President
By ALAN J. KUPERMAN
"It is the Republican-controlled Congress that is pushing the most ambitious arms control project in recent memory. Inexplicably, President Obama is the one resisting."

We brought this on ourselves, and we are the terrorists, too
By PATRICK L. SMITH
"The violence, disorder and anxiety that threaten to envelop us is not 'terrorism' only when visited on Western societies and arriving by primitive rather than high-technology means—exploding bags of nails as against expensive bombs. Among the victims and perpetrators of terror, it naturally follows, no part of the world is populated by the one but never the other."

Naked Lady Politics
By JENNIFER WEINER
"In this strangest of primary seasons, women exist primarily in terms of their relationships to the men they marry or question or critique."

The State Assault on Planned Parenthood
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD

Lin-Manuel Miranda: Give Puerto Rico Its Chance to Thrive
By LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA
"But since it is a territory of the United States, there is no system in place to handle the financial and humanitarian crisis that is happening right now."

We Are All Islamic State
By Chris Hedges
"The tit-for-tat game of killing will not end until exhaustion, until the culture of death breaks us emotionally and physically. We use our drones, warplanes, missiles and artillery to rip apart walls and ceilings, blow out windows and kill or wound those inside."

The U.S. has terrorized Cuba for over 50 years — Fidel Castro is right to be wary of Obama’s claims
By BEN NORTON

Mr. Trump’s Dangerous Babble on Foreign Policy
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
" In a recent spate of interviews, including with The Times, he was unable or unwilling to clarify his disturbing views on this and other critical national security issues, which sometimes shift from one minute to the next."

6 ways to radically reform our corrupt financial system
By JOSEPH STIGLITZ

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

Links to Mark Fiore animations and other funny animations

Trump Reassures Supporters That He Still Opposes Women Who Were Born Women
satire by Andy Borowitz

Nation’s Racists Suddenly Warming Up to New York
satire by Andy Borowitz

Animal Nuz - Palpatine Beat Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

God-Man v Human-Man
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

A credible big bank living will
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Cruzin' under the radar
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

That feel when...
cartoon by Matt Bor

Still more primary phenomena
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

ISLAMOPHOBIC AIR
animation by Mark Fiore

Ben Carson Says He Has No Memory of Running for President
satire by Andy Borowitz

No One in Nation Notices Total Disappearance of Chris Christie
satire by Andy Borowitz

Clinton Campaign Accuses Sanders of Trying to Win Nomination
satire by Andy Borowitz

Animal Nuz - Gags of New York Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

The Republican house of horrors
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

The NYC pandering primary
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Famous offshore
cartoon by laloalcaraz

Hell's shells
cartoon by Jen Sorensen 

2016 subway performers
cartoon by Matt Bors

Sensible talk
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

PAUL RYAN: TOTALLY NOT RUNNING
animation by Mark Fiore

Trump Says He Will Sue Everyone in Wisconsin
satire by Andy Borowitz

Trump: Decision to Consider Women Humans Should Be Left to States
satire by Andy Borowitz

Animal Nuz - Eyes on the Prize Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

Aliens reveal themselves and explain their purpose
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

North Carolina's backward bills
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Trump beats Trump
cartoon by laloalcaraz

Candidates we can all get behind
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

High hopes
cartoon by Matt Bors

Trump SMASH!
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

HIDING, SECRET AND SHELL
animation by Mark Fiore

Trump Proposes Building Wall Inside Uterus
satire by Andy Borowitz

Unlocked iPhone Worthless After F.B.I. Spills Glass of Water on It
satire by Andy Borowitz

Media Unimpressed as Sanders Barely Gets Seventy Per Cent of Vote
satire by Andy Borowitz

Animal Nuz - Stupid Mistake Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

Super-Fun-Pak Comix, feat. The Uncertainty Principal & more
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

Right-wing stuntman
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Superhil V Bernman
cartoon by laloalcaraz

North Carolina's anti-trans bathroom law is stinking up the state
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Temperament tantrum
cartoon by Matt Bors

The observer
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

#PRAY FOR [BLANK]
animation by Mark Fiore

North Carolina Governor Swears in Historic First Class of Bathroom-Enforcement Cadets
satire by Andy Borowitz

Animal Nuz - Diplomacy Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

Can you stand the sight of… the Republican Vampire?!
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

The Judiciary Committee's absentee excuses
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Obama nominates experienced attorney
cartoon by laloalcaraz

Obama nominates fern to Supreme Court
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Shout, Shout, Let it All Out
cartoon by Matt Bors

The Incredible Trump
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

THANK YOU. LOVE, ISIS
animation by Mark Fiore

Republicans Refuse to Create Even One Job
satire by Andy Borowitz

Obama Plans to Take Nuclear Launch Codes with Him When He Leaves Office
satire by Andy Borowitz

U.S. Becomes Laughingstock of World for Something Other Than Gun Laws
satire by Andy Borowitz

Sanders Sends Vegan Thugs to Attack Peace-Loving Nazis
satire by Andy Borowitz

Animal Nuz - Still Mourning Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

The Trump Monster on the loose!
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

Total electoral eclipse
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Presidential candidates and the Elvis factor
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Trump Protests and the 'Good Ol' Days'
cartoon by Matt Bors

Further phenomena
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

TRUMP'S GOOD OL' DAYS
animation by Mark Fiore

Canada Fears Photo of Prime Minister with Pandas Could Worsen American Refugee Crisis
satire by Andy Borowitz

Animal Nuz - Endorsement Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

The Republican Monster turns on its creator
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

The GOP's establishment man with a plan
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Mexico built the wall for free
cartoon by laloalcaraz

How much proof does the Supreme Court really need about Texas abortion laws?
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

I guess we’re talking about Trump’s penis now?
cartoon by Matt Bors

Crazy is the new normal
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

TRUMP’S HIGH STEAKS
animation by Mark Fiore

Christie’s Endorsement of Trump Threatens to Overshadow Equally Prestigious Praise from David Duke
satire by Andy Borowitz

Obama Signs Executive Order Relocating Congress to Guantánamo
satire by Andy Borowitz

Americans Nostalgic for Republican Who Only Wanted to Screw Over Forty-Seven Per Cent of Them
satire by Andy Borowitz

Animal Nuz - Oscars Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

The return of Judge Scalia!
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

Mitch McConnell's wish list of Supreme Court nominees
cartoon by Brian McFadden

And The Donald goes to...
cartoon by laloalcaraz

How not to be a sexist jerk this election season
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Black Endorsements Matter
cartoon by Matt Bors

Future imperfect
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

Life ... wasted?
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

I’M AN IPHONE, I’M THE GOVERNMENT
animation by Mark Fiore

Iraqis Celebrate as Threat of Third Bush Presidency is Over
satire by Andy Borowitz

Conspiracy Theorists Say Republican Party Did Not Die from Natural Causes
satire by Andy Borowitz

G.O.P. Warns Obama Against Doing Anything for Next Three Hundred and Forty Days
satire by Andy Borowitz

Animal Nuz - Fight Night Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

The inevitable President Trump reality TV show...
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

Campaign gaffe forecast
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Weekend at Scalia's
cartoon by laloalcaraz

SCANDAL! President to nominate Supreme Court justice
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Scalia later, alligator
cartoon by Matt Bors 

Sunday Talking About Stuff Show
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

CONSTITUTION ALERT
animation by Mark Fiore

Rubio Abruptly Departs G.O.P. Debate After Low-Battery Warning
satire by Andy Borowitz

Fiorina Cheers Self Up by Firing Campaign Staff
satire by Andy Borowitz

Christie Quits Race to Focus on Tormenting Rubio
satire by Andy Borowitz

Jeb Hopes to Woo Voters with Ad Featuring Worst President in U.S. History
satire by Andy Borowitz

Animal Nuz - Attrition Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

How Gavin Smythe broke science
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

Campaign swag bag
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Unhappy Valentines
cartoon by laloalcaraz

Hillary and Bernie supporter smackdown
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Bern in Hell
cartoon by Matt Bors

Primary questions
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

THE MILLENNIAL SQUAD
animation by Mark Fiore

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

 

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