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Republican Hypocrisy on Iran
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"The exaggerations and half-truths that some Republicans are using to derail President Obama‘s important and necessary nuclear deal with Iran are beyond ugly."

Congress Should Look Beyond the Gas Tax
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"Lawmakers in Washington are so scared of raising the inadequate federal gas tax that they keep passing short-term bills to move money from other taxes to fund transportation projects."

Bad Decision by Senator Schumer
By CAROL GIACOMO
"Given Mr. Schumer’s wrong-headed and irresponsible decision, Democrats may want to reconsider whether he is the best candidate to be their next leader in the Senate, a job he desperately wants."

This is how the clowns took over: The sad history leading to the spectacle of a Fox News debate starring front-runner Donald Trump
The road to Fox and Trump was paved by decades of right-wing loathing of the media, facts and reality

By Heather Cox Richardson

Autism in the insular world of ultra-Orthodox Judaism: “There were superstitions and things that God knows how many other mothers had to deal with”
Salon talks to author Judy Brown about her new memoir, "This Is Not a Love Story"

By Sara Scribner

Jon Stewart’s Legacy
By PHOEBE LETT
"But over the next 16 years, Stewart redefined that mandate, and in so doing challenged journalism in the public arena for the responsibility of educating adult Americans on the truths of their day, regardless of ratings and sensationalism."

“I had no idea what I was getting into”: Glenn Greenwald’s security guru on Edward Snowden’s secrets, Obama’s surveillance state
Micah Lee remembers first emails he received from Snowden and explains why Internet privacy is everyone's business

By Elsa Givan

What Is Nature Worth to You?
By PAUL GLIMCHER and MICHAEL A. LIVERMORE

Exposing Abuse on the Factory Farm
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"While most Americans enjoy eating meat, it is hard to stomach the often sadistic treatment of factory-farmed cows, pigs and chickens."

Dozens of racing horses die every week because of drug abuse
Performance-enhancing drugs impact more than just humans

By Wayne Pacelle, The Dodo
"There is cause for hope that Congress may finally do something to impose some standards on horse racing and empower a non-governmental, independent organization to stop the widespread race-day doping of horses — a contributing factor to perhaps as many as 24 horses dying every week on American racetracks."

Scott Walker destroyed his state: Wisconsin’s economic cautionary tale
Taxing the poor to subsidize massive corporations is calamitous in the long term. Who would've guessed?

By David Sirota
"Had the taxpayer largesse significantly boosted Wisconsin’s economy, perhaps the financial management problems and the allegations of cronyism could be downplayed. But Wisconsin’s economy has suffered under Walker."

Growing Momentum to Repeal Cuban Embargo
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD

G.O.P. Candidates and Mass Shootings
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"Despite the repeated horror of mass shootings in churches, movie theaters and schoolrooms, the Republican candidates running for president are remarkably quiet about how they would deal with this most pressing public health challenge."

The Long History of Political Idiocy
By JOANNE B. FREEMAN
"It’s tempting to rail against the media’s ability to elicit and amplify such stupidity. But none of this is new. Politicians have always resorted to dumb claims, blatant insults, bold exaggerations and baldfaced lies to gain press coverage and win votes."

President Obama’s Tough, Achievable Climate Plan
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"It imposes the first nationwide limits on carbon dioxide pollution from power plants, the source of 31 percent of America’s total greenhouse gas emissions."

Do Israelis Still Care About Justice?
By ETGAR KERET
"And where are those settlers in their skull caps who instantly filled this square when demonstrations were held against the demolition of illegal settlements — but who are now choosing not to demonstrate against the murder of babies? Do they think that, when it comes to Palestinians and the L.G.B.T. community, the commandment 'Thou shalt not kill' has been erased from their set of stone tablets?

Evoking the Wrath of Nature
By Chris Hedges
"This strange confluence, where those who hike to the peak and those who ride in cars and trains meet in uneasy silence, is emblematic of the clash of cultures that threatens to doom the planet and the human species."

Obama Takes a Crucial Step on Climate Change
By RICHARD L. REVESZ and JACK LIENKE

The Pentagon’s Dangerous Views on the Wartime Press
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD

Capitalists, Arise: We Need to Deal With Income Inequality
By PETER GEORGESCU

The hideous truth about Donald Trump: Why the “Trump Surge” is here to stay — even if his campaign isn’t
The forces animating the Donald's soaring popularity are omnipresent: The deep-seated anxieties of white America

By Brittney Cooper

Here’s how we beat the billionaires: The simple campaign reform Sheldon Adelson & the Koch brothers fear
Super PACs have given plutocratic ideologues unprecedented power -- but there's a remarkably easy way to curb them

By Walter Shapiro
"A protracted, multi-candidate primary fight would make it harder for the eventual nominee to move to the center for the general election. And such a scorched-earth battle might leave lasting scars that would take months to heal."

California Is Proving That Health Reform Works
By THENYT EDITORIAL BOARD

The Forces Behind Schumer's Rejection of Iran Deal
By JESSICA DESVARIEUX, PRODUCER, TRNN

Meritocracy is a massive lie: Race, inheritance and the the truth about the rigged American dream
Upward mobility has become a mirage: Rich have never had more wealth, the rest of us have never had so much debt

By Danny Dorling

The Iran deal: How far will Americans go in extending “special status” to Israel?
Obama made it clear the deal is in America's interest, and in Israel's -- despite what the "dear friend" believes

By David Palumbo-Liu

“A really disturbing turning point”: Why Bush v. Gore began a devastating new era for American civil rights
Author Ari Berman tells Salon how and when the GOP began turning the tide on voting rights

By Paul Rosenberg

The simple question GOP’s Iran naysayers still can’t answer: What’s the alternative?
Just like with Obamacare, Republicans hate the Iran deal, but can't seem to agree on what they'd do instead

By Simon Maloy

Donald Trump’s incoherent, megalomaniacal religion: Why his courting of evangelicals reveals the depths of his ignorance
As Trump's campaign for the Republican nomination lumbers on, it behooves us to consider his (feigned) faith

By Jeffrey Tayler

The poisoned poor: In poor countries man-made toxic pollutants spread like cancer. Here’s why you should care
Pollution gone awry is a "brown" issue and it affects even the rich countries, directly and indirectly

By Richard Fuller

The Great Bernie Debate
by ROBERT FANTINA

War With Iran: The Same Old Story
By The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program

Obama on Iran: The specter of World War III
By Bill Van Auken

The Logic of Illlogic: Narrow Self-Interest Keeps Israel’s “Existential Threats” Alive
By Andrew Levine
"But for existential threats, Israeli Jews would be at each other’s throats and 'diaspora' money would stop flowing in. Existential threats also keep the United States and other countries that back Israel to the hilt from easing up on economic, diplomatic and military support."

How #AllLivesMatter and #BlackLivesMatter Can Devalue Life
By SAM HUSSEINI

Right-Wing Group Seeks Help Rewriting the Bible Because It's Not Conservative Enough
The King James Bible and more recent translations are veritable primers of progressive agitprop, according to the founder of Conservapedia.

By Richard Schiffman / AlterNet

Bernie and the Sandernistas: Into the Void
By JEFFREY ST. CLAIR

Hillary Clinton promises megadonor she will work with Republicans– to oppose BDS
By Philip Weiss

A Judge’s Rebuke of Immigration Detention
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"In a sharply critical ruling on July 24, Judge Dolly Gee of the Federal District Court in Los Angeles found that the administration was violating a 1997 court settlement of a lawsuit involving the care and treatment of children in immigration detention."

Cops gun down un-armed journalist’s career
LA Times fires Ted Rall – evidence blows up in newspaper’s face

By Greg Palast  |  Reader Supported News

Why the Voting Rights Act Is Once Again Under Threat
By ARI BERMAN

Obama Takes On Opponents of the Iran Deal
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"President Obama on Wednesday made a powerful case for the strong and effective nuclear agreement with Iran. In a speech at American University, he directly rebutted critics like Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and rightly warned of the damage to global security if the Republican-led Congress rejects the agreement."

The Supreme Court’s Gap on Race and Juries
By Linda Greenhouse
"There are so many troubling issues surrounding race and the criminal justice system these days that it is easy to forget a longstanding problem: the exclusion of African-Americans from juries."

America Deserves a Servant Leader
By HOWARD SCHULTZ
"We cannot afford more false promises, slogans, theatrics and fool’s gold. Our nation has been profoundly damaged by a lack of civility and courage in Washington, where leaders of both parties have abdicated their responsibility to forge reasonable compromises to expand the economy, rebuild our infrastructure, improve schools, transform entitlement programs and so much more."

The indefensible Hiroshima revisionism that haunts America to this day
By CHRISTIAN APPY, TOMDISPATCH.COM

Donald Trump is America: Why the bloviating billionaire is the national embarrassment we deserve
By CONOR LYNCH
"It has always been well known that you do not have to be particularly intelligent to become rich in America — sometimes all it takes is being born to the right person."

The GOP’s mind-blowing gun-control hypocrisy: Americans have the right to bear arms — except at our debates!
By BEN BUSH

Rand’s cockamamie conspiracy theory: With top allies under indictment, Rand thinks DOJ is out to get him
By SIMON MALOY

The Real Voter Fraud Is Texas’ ID Law
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD

Naftali Bennett on Israel's Jewish Terrorists
By NAFTALI BENNETT
"Israel is under attack. This time though, the threat is not from Iran, Hezbollah or Hamas. It comes from a fringe group within Israel, which needs to be eradicated swiftly and forcefully."

Does America Still Believe in Diplomacy?
By Carol Giacomo
"President Obama has never seemed so sure-footed on foreign policy as now, when he is battling against determined opponents to persuade the American public and Congress on the merits of the Iran nuclear deal."

The sound & fury of the GOP debate: A candidate-by-candidate breakdown of its weirdest & most idiotic moments
The GOP debate was a tale told by idiots. Trump blustered, Rand wilted, and Ted Cruz was really, really creepy

By Sean Illing

They’re all Todd Akin now: How the Planned Parenthood sting backfired on Republicans
The Cleveland debate made it clear: the 2016 GOP candidates are turning themselves into the anti-choice extremist

By Joan Walsh

Why We're Losing the Planned Parenthood Debate, and How We Can Win
By Erin Matson, Pamela Merritt

The Other Mushroom Clouds
By JONATHAN FETTER-VORM

A Republican Broadside on Immigrants
By LAWRENCE DOWNES
"Latinos of America, there you have it. The Republican presidential campaign has nothing good to offer you on immigration."

Donald Trump, clown prince of slime: Why are we still pretending this sexist joker is a serious candidate?
His disgusting show at Thursday's debate should have been shut down

By Mary Elizabeth Williams

The I.R.S. Gives Up on ‘Dark Money’
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD

Senate Blocks Attack on Planned Parenthood, But the Political Assault Continues
By John Nichols

How China and Russia are running rings around Washington
A geopolitical "big bang" just happened in Eurasia, and it's not good for United States

Pepe Escobar, Tomdispatch.com
"Tehran is now deeply invested in strengthening its connections to this new Eurasia and the man to watch on this score is Ali Akbar Velayati. He is the head of Iran’s Center for Strategic Research and senior foreign policy adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei."

Naomi Klein: Obama Is Beginning to Sound Like a Climate Leader, When Will He Act Like One?
By Democracy Now
Must read transcript from this interview

A win for activists in University of California’s anti-Semitism debate
Adopting the State Department's definition of anti-Semitism has been tabled in favor of discussion of "tolerance"

By David Palumbo-Liu

13 Undecided Democrats To Watch on the Iran Deal
By Nathan Guttman
"Thirteen Democratic senators. That is all President Obama needs to ensure that the nuclear deal with Iran does not get derailed by Congress. And the battle over the votes of these 13 Democrats is about to overwhelm Capitol Hill."

Don’t Just Close Bases at Home, Close Them Overseas
By DAVID VINE
"THERE are signs that Congress may soon approve another series of domestic military base closings, after the Pentagon threatened earlier this month to cut nearly 90,000 jobs instead."

Jimmy Carter: American Democracy Has Been Subverted into an "Oligarchy" with "Unlimited Political Bribery"
By Thom Hartmann

Greece, the Sacrificial Lamb
By JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ
"Having spent the last week in Athens talking to ordinary citizens, young and old, as well as current and past officials, I’ve come to the view that this is about far more than just Greece and the euro."

Donald Trump’s ugly independence: Why his scorn for lobbyists and donors should make reformers nervous
By ELIAS ISQUITH
"His continued success in national polls notwithstanding, I still think it’s quite unlikely that the Republican Party’s next presidential nominee will be Donald Trump."

Israel Security Establishment Breaks With Bibi on Iran Deal
J.J. Goldberg

Donald Trump is a coward: Why the rich, luxurious poseur has never had the guts to really run for president
By MATTHEW ROZSA, THE GOOD MEN PROJECT
"Because he is already a celebrity, Trump knows that he simply needs to make controversial statements that attract media attention in order to stay in the headlines."

“You can’t rape your spouse”: Trump counsel’s “inarticulate comment” is a hallmark of rape culture
He ex-wife said she felt "violated," Trump's counsel now apologizes for saying that's not possible

By Mary Elizabeth Williams

Pollard’s Release Shows That Israelis Just Don’t Get America
By RONEN BERGMAN
"The use of Mr. Pollard as a carrot reveals that Obama administration officials grasp the importance of the prisoner to the Israeli public. They also understand that there would be no better move than freeing Mr. Pollard to sweeten the bitter pill of the Iran deal that Israelis are being asked to swallow."

Noam Chomsky: The United States is totally isolated
NOAM CHOMSKY, JACOBIN
Chomsky builds on our last interview, discussing everything from Scott Walker to the Monroe Doctrine, from Citizens United to for-profit colleges.

Camille Paglia takes on Jon Stewart, Trump, Sanders: “Liberals think of themselves as very open-minded, but that’s simply not true!”
Trump's a carnival barker, but funnier than Stewart. Richard Dawkins is a joke. Sanders and Drudge earn approval

By David Daley

Palestinian children have suffered disproportionately as a result of the Israeli Occupation
DAVID PALUMBO-LIU
"Reports from international human rights organizations, from the United Nations, and from the U.S. State Department are presenting a set of mutually confirming data that shines a bright light on the physical and psychological harm the Israeli state has perpetrated upon Palestinian children, in the vast majority of cases in violation of international human rights law, covenants and conventions."

Meet Scientology’s favorite GOP governor: Why Greg Abbott is more dangerous than George W. Bush & Rick Perry
Abbott recently vetoed mental legislation, after reportedly being lobbied by Scientology

By Bob Cesca

The religious have gone insane: The separation of church and state — and Scalia from his mind
By JEFFREY TAYLER

Pseudo-science and Bible-thumping, the worst of both worlds: The problem with rehab, AA and calling addiction a disease
By WESLEY YIIN

Why is there so much toxic jingoism behind American spaceflight?
LINDA BILLINGS
"Throughout the history of the U.S. human spaceflight program, a peculiarly American rhetoric of manifest destiny, frontier conquest and exploitation has dominated official and public discourse."

The Middle East will never be the same: Why the Iran pact is a historic triumph
Without a shot being fired, the United States and Iran have effectively ended an era of outright hostility

By Peter Van Buren, TomDispatch.com
"Don’t sweat the details of the July nuclear accord between the United States and Iran. What matters is that the calculus of power in the Middle East just changed in significant ways."

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.

All of the past Bushspeak and Bushisms that we collected

Twenty Thousand Considered Disappointing Turnout for Racist Event in Alabama
satire by Andy Borowitz

Voters Who Favor Border Wall Cannot Identify Border on Map
satire by Andy Borowitz

Republicans Defend Right to Be Born and Immediately Deported
satire by Andy Borowitz

Amazon Chief Says Employees Lacking Empathy Will Be Instantly Purged
satire by Andy Borowitz

Hillary’s Server
cartoon by Nick Anderson

The Wall
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Straight Outta…
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Jeb in a Web
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Animal Nuz #265 - Again with the Gud Nuz Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

Dr. Seuss's old shopping list… now a new book!
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

The sugar water workout
cartoon by Brian McFadden

What they're watering the fruit with
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

#SpeechesMatter
cartoon by Matt Bors

Voter outreach
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

THE TOXIC MINING LAW
animation by Mark Fiore

Tiump the Insult Comic Dog

Sanders Shamelessly Pandering to Voters Who Want to Hear Truth
satire by Andy Borowitz

Trump: I Would Attack ISIS on Twitter
satire by Andy Borowitz

Curb Your Pets
cartoon by Nick Anderson

The Animas River
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Hillary’s email
cartoon by Nick Anderson

NOW it’s outrageous
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Animal Nuz #264 - Feature Box II Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

Nate the Neocon Gets It, and You Don't
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

Cut from the Clean Power Plan
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Legacies of the Trump presidency
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Officer-involved comics
cartoon by Matt Bors

The Simulacron
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

REPUBLICAN GUNS 2016
animation by Mark Fiore

Trump Fails to Back Up Misogynist Slurs with Anti-Woman Proposals, Rivals Say
satire by Andy Borowitz

Walker Emerges as Leading Candidate to Run Enterprise Rent-a-Car Branch
satire by Andy Borowitz

Trump More Heinous Than Previously Thought
satire by Andy Borowitz

Psychologists Urge People With Low Self-Esteem to Watch G.O.P. Debate
satire by Andy Borowitz

Jindal Says He Didn’t Want to Be in Lame Debate Anyway
satire by Andy Borowitz

Fox Names Top Ten Narcissists in America
satire by Andy Borowitz

Nation Worried That Rest of World Might See Debate
satire by Andy Borowitz

Trump 2016
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Do you know who I am?
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Oops
cartoon by Nick Anderson

The GOP Debate
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Animal Nuz #263 - Shame on Schumer Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

Name the animals!
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

Merit badges for modern times
cartoon by Brian McFadden

The tissue-gate scandal
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Internet police! Hands up!
cartoon by Matt Bors

Things Trump could do...
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

TROPHY HUNTING AND YOU
animation by Mark Fiore

In Bid to Take Attention from Trump, Other Fifteen Hopefuls Release Joint Sex Tape
satire by Andy Borowitz

The Word Balloon
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Justice is Blind
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Animal Nuz #262 - R.I.P. Cecil Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

See no, hear no, speak no
Cartoon by rebeccahendin

I sacrifice thee in the name of the Second Amendment
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

G.O.P. stunts for the spotlight
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Advice conservatives never give themselves
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Mike Huckabee goes Godwin
cartoon by Matt Bors

Obligatory Donald Trump cartoon
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

PLUTONIANS OF COLOR
animation by Mark Fiore

Republicans Release Debate Format
satire by Andy Borowitz

Bar Officially Cannot Be Lowered
satire by Andy Borowitz

Trump Plummets in Polls After Failing to Insult Kasich
satire by Andy Borowitz

Animal Nuz #261 - The Paper of Wreck Her Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

The hawks begin to circle
Cartoon by rebeccahendin

Bill Cosby's Fat Albert in 'Lude Awakening'
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

The side effects of diplomacy
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Natural gasbags
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Ducking Donald Trump
cartoon by Matt Bors

The looming threat
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

The Cosby Show
Posted by Nick Anderson

The Run for the White House
Posted by Nick Anderson

Trump’s Mouth
Posted by Nick Anderson

RAISING YOUR CANDIDATE
animation by Mark Fiore

Trump Says He Heroically Avoided Capture in Vietnam by Staying in U.S.
satire by Andy Borowitz

Obama Squandering America’s Precious Supply of Enemies
satire by Andy Borowitz

Poll: Palin Would Bring Much-Needed Dignity to Republican Field
satire by Andy Borowitz

Walker Assures G.O.P. Voters He Is as Horrible as Trump
satire by Andy Borowitz

What’s Wrong With This Picture?
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Bad Hair
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Jade Helm 15 Begins
cartoon by Nick Anderson

War of Words
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Tunneling
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Animal Nuz #260 - 5th Anniversary Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

Burnings and Bushes
Cartoon by rebeccahendin

The Donald Trump mysteries
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

Troubleshooting Wall Street
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Pop culture periscope, Comic-Con edition
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Feminist Legion of Doom vs. Bill Cosby
cartoon by Matt Bors

Sparky's inferno
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

Trump’s Big Mouth
cartoon by Nick Anderson

South Carolina
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Tortured history
cartoon by Nick Anderson

The Comb Over
cartoon by Nick Anderson

There will be blood
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Animal Nuz #259 - Soopr Gud Nuz Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

Create your own Trump cartoon
Cartoon by rebeccahendin

Judge Scalia channels the framers
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

A Preview of our newest characters
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Dawning of the obvious
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Donald Trump's excellent adventure
cartoon by Matt Bors

World gone mad
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

THE SELECTIVE HEARING OF GUN VIOLENCE
animation by Mark Fiore

Supreme Court Forces G.O.P. to Seek New Bogus Issues for 2016
satire by Andy Borowitz

Greece is the Word
cartoon by Nick Anderson

A cartoonist takes on the BP oil spill
cartoon by Nick Anderson

The Mouth
cartoon by Nick Anderson

The Clown Car
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Rule of Law
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Animal Nuz #258 - Adios, Señor Trump! Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

Changing times in America
Cartoon by rebeccahendin

The true history of the Confederate flag
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

2015's summer blockbusters
cartoon by Brian McFadden

The right's SCOTUS outrage
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

White culture's thug youth
cartoon by Matt Bors

JEB!
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

SCALIA'S POETRY SLAM
animation by Mark Fiore

 

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