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- The Hole in Holder’s Legacy, By Joe Nocera
- Here There Is No Why
For ISIS, Slaughter Is an End in Itself
, By Roger Cohen
- Our Invisible Rich, By Paul Krugman
- From Pen and Phone to Bombs and Drones, By Maureen Dowd
- Who Had It Easier, Reagan or Obama?, By Thomas L. Friedman
- Stranger Danger and Guns, By Nicholas Kristof
- Not for the Faint of Heart
Congressional Campaign Ads Are Scary
, By Gail Collins
- Paralysis Isn’t Inevitable
Income Inequality and N.R.A. Dominance May Not Last Forever
, By Joe Nocera
- The Show-Off Society, By Paul Krugman
- The Ebola Fiasco, By Nicholas Kristof
- Florida Goes Down the Drain
The Politics of Climate Change
, By Gail Collins
- ISIS Crisis, By Thomas L. Friedman
- Truths of a French Village, By Roger Cohen
- Behind the Chevron Case, By Joe Nocera
- Those Lazy Jobless, By Paul Krugman
- Up From Pain, By Charles M. Blow
- Alicia Keys Asks: Why Are We Here?, By Nicholas Kristof
- Three Cheers for Pluralism Over Separatism, By Thomas L. Friedman
- Two Redheaded Strangers
Willie Nelson Feels Maureen Dowd’s Pain
, By Maureen Dowd
- Getting It Wrong
Roger Goodell Speaks for the N.F.L. and Says Nothing
, By Joe Nocera
- Exercising the Right to Rant, By Gail Collins
- Errors and Emissions
Could Fighting Global Warming Be Cheap and Free?
, By Paul Krugman
- On Spanking and Abuse, By Charles M. Blow
- Sex Is the Least of It
Mark Sanford Just Can’t Stop Sharing
, By Gail Collins
- From D.C. to Syria, a Mess
The ISIS Campaign Is Off to a Shaky Start
, By Nicholas Kristof
- Take a Deep Breath
ISIS and the Arab World
, By Thomas L. Friedman
- Criminal Card Games, By Joe Nocera
- How to Get It Wrong, By Paul Krugman
- Ray Rice and His Rage, By Charles M. Blow
- The Great Unraveling, By ROGER COHEN
- What’s Their Plan?
Obama’s Strategy for Fighting ISIS Isn’t All About Us
, By Thomas L. Friedman
- Throw the Bums Out
Roger Goodell, Ray Rice and the N.F.L.’s Culture
, By Maureen Dowd
- Candidates Playing Possum, By Gail Collins
- N.F.L. Stands By Its Leader, By Joe Nocera
- The Inflation Cult, By Paul Krugman
- The Cost of War, By Charles M. Blow
- Critique From an Obama Fan, By Nicholas Kristof
- A Man With a Plan, By Gail Collins
- It Takes a Mentor, By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN
- Inversion Delusion, By Joe Nocera
- Crime, Bias and Statistics, By Charles M. Blow
- Scots, What the Heck?, By Paul Krugman
- A War of Choice in Gaza, By Roger Cohen
- When Whites Just Don’t Get It, Part 2, By Nicholas Kristof
- Leading From Within, By Thomas L. Friedman
- Is It WWIII or Just Twitter?, By Maureen Dowd
- Passion for the Pill, By Gail Collins
- The Price of Glory, By Joe Nocera
- The Deflation Caucus, By Paul Krugman
- The Down Side of Reclining, By Gail Collins
- ISIS, Deep in the Heart of Texas, By Charles M. Blow
- Ready, Aim, Fire. Not Fire, Ready, Aim., By Thomas L. Friedman
- The Human Toll of Offshoring, By Joe Nocera
- The Medicare Miracle, By Paul Krugman
- Obama and the Warmongers
The Politics of the ISIS Threat
, By Charles M. Blow
- Diplomat and Warrior
Richard Holbrooke, the Arlington Cemetery and Lost American Resolve
, By Roger Cohen
- High Tea With Mr. Fancypants Sheen, By Maureen Dowd
- When Whites Just Don’t Get It
After Ferguson, Race Deserves More Attention, Not Less
, By Nicholas Kristof
- The Fall of France, By Paul Krugman
- Is Everyone a Little Bit Racist?, By Nicholas Kristof
- Bill O’Reilly and White Privilege, By Charles M. Blow
- He Has a Dream, By Maureen Dowd
- The Making of a Disaster, By Roger Cohen
- Wrong Way Nation, By Paul Krugman
- A Funeral in Ferguson, By Charles M. Blow
- Order vs. Disorder, Part 3, By Thomas L. Friedman
- The Golf Address, By Maureen Dowd
- Gift Horses Gone Wild
Lessons From the Trial of Bob McDonnell
, By Gail Collins
- Lessons Not Learned, By Joe Nocera
- Patient No. 9413, By Roger Cohen
- Hawks Crying Wolf, By Paul Krugman
- Constructing a Conversation on Race, By Charles M. Blow
- Tell It to the Camera, By Gail Collins
- The Man Who Blew the Whistle, By Joe Nocera
- Ambivalence About America, By Roger Cohen
- Why We Fight Wars, By Paul Krugman
- Frustration in Ferguson, By Charles M. Blow
- Sister Acts, By Nicholas Kristof
- Where’s the Justice at Justice?, By Maureen Dowd
- Northern Exposure
Alaska’s Senate Primary and Sarah Palin’s Passion
, By Gail Collins
_ The Draw of the New City-States, By Roger Cohen
- The Forever Slump, By Paul Krugman
- Don’t Dismiss the Humanities, By Nicholas Kristof
- What’s Next With Hillary?, By Gail Collins
- Michael Brown and Black Men, By Charles M. Blow
- It’s the Loyalty, Stupid, By Maureen Dowd
- From Sneakers to O’Bannon, By Joe Nocera
- Back to Iraq, By Maureen Dowd
- Is a Hard Life Inherited?, By Nicholas Kristof
- Will the Voices of Conscience Be Heard?
The Gaza War, and Israel’s Ethical Challenge,
By Roger Cohen
- Obama on the World
President Obama Talks to Thomas L. Friedman About Iraq, Putin and Israel
, By Thomas L. Friedman
- This Is Reform?
The N.C.A.A.’s Feeble Reform Impulse
, By Joe Nocera
- It’s a Can’t-Lose Year, By Gail Collins
- Inequality Is a Drag, By Paul Krugman
- Fighting Ebola for Us All, By NICHOLAS KRISTOF
- The Panda Angle, By GAIL COLLINS
- War Against Whites? I Think Not, By Charles M. Blow
- A Modest Proposal, By Maureen Dowd
- Dear Guests
Revelations in the Gaza War
, By Thomas L. Friedman
- Start With Gaza, By Roger Cohen
- Obama’s Other Success
Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Is Working
, By Paul Krugman
- The Do-Even-Less Congress, By Charles M. Blow
- How This War Ends, By Thomas L. Friedman
- Go Take a Hike!, By Nicholas Kristof
- Throw the Book at Him, By Maureen Dowd
- Why Americans See Israel the Way They Do, By Roger Cohen
- Sympathy for the Devil
Those Bogus Claims Against BP
, By Joe Nocera
- Congress: The Road to Roads, By Gail Collins
- Knowledge Isn’t Power, By Paul Krugman
- None Dare Call It Impeachment, By Gail Collins
- Age of Identity, By Charles M. Blow
- Our Blind Spot About Guns, By Nicholas Kristof
- Night at the Opera?, By Maureen Dowd
- ‘Maybe in America’, By Thomas L. Friedman
- Zionism and Its Discontents
Zionism and Israel’s War with Hamas in Gaza
, By Roger Cohen
- Teaching Teaching, By Joe Nocera
- Corporate Artful Dodgers
Tax Avoidance du Jour: Inversion
, By Paul Krugman
- The Fight Over ‘Impeachment Lite’
The Republican Move to Sue Obama
, By Charles M. Blow
- What Is News?, By Thomas L. Friedman
- Angell in the Outfield, By Maureen Dowd
- The World’s Coolest Places, By Nicholas Kristof
- Chamber of Commerce Lost Its Way in Right Turn, By Joe Nocera
- Hope in the Abattoir
The Shared Destiny of Israel and Gaza
, By Roger Cohen
- Left Coast Rising, By Paul Krugman
- An Idiot’s Guide to Inequality, By Nicholas Kristof
- Paul Ryan and His Poverty Prophet, By Charles M. Blow
- The Suns of August
Flight 17: Ukraine’s War and Europe’s Passivit
y, By Roger Cohen
- Did Dodd-Frank Work?, By Joe Nocera
- The Fiscal Fizzle
An Imaginary Budget and Debt Crisis
, By Paul Krugman
- Who’s Right and Wrong in the Middle East?, By By Nicholas Kristof
- A Popular President, By Maureen Dowd
- And Now for a Bit of Good News . . ., By Thomas L. Friedman
- The $300,000 Drug, By Joe Nocera
- Addicted to Inflation, By Paul Krugman
- Germany Is Weltmeister, By Roger Cohen
- Leading Through Great Loss, By Nicholas Kristof
- Tears for the Border Children, By Charles M. Blow
- Order vs. Disorder, Part 2, By Thomas L. Friedman
- Where’s the Oval Avatar?, By Maureen Dowd
- Helping Big Companies Compete, By Joe Nocera
- Israel’s Bloody Status Quo, By Roger Cohen

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New articles added from the past week below discuss: Why the war against ISIS and terrorism in general will fail - the longer historical view of these kinds of conflicts, the clean energy/climate change movement and what can and needs to be done to force governments to take action on this important issue, the defense contractors who pay the paid pro-war shills who appear in our mainstream media and why these pro-war shills are never identified as such, and why Obama's legacy will be damaged from starting another war, plus lots more in Sounding Off. You might also ienjoy our large selection of progressive political humor, our interactive projects plus our free music downloads. --RJ Crane, editor

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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.

America’s deadliest export and the endless war on terror
By William Blum
"Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear — kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor – with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it by furnishing the exorbitant funds demanded. Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened, seem never to have been quite real."

Climate change is a global emergency. Stop waiting for politicians to sound the alarm
By Naomi Klein
"It's not simply that our leaders aren't leading us -- at an appropriate gallop -- away from fossil fuels and towards the renewable energy revolution that is both technologically and economically feasible. It's that most of them are doubling down on the very energy sources that are most responsible for the crisis, cheering on the extractive industries as they dig up the most greenhouse gas-intensive fossil fuels on the planet: oil from the tar sands, gas from fracking, extra-dirty lignite coal."

Don’t Hide the Syrian Aid Vote
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD

To Crush ISIS, Make a Deal With Assad
By AHMAD SAMIH KHALIDI
"By opting to support the “moderate” Syrian opposition and running the risk of an open confrontation with President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, the West appears to be primarily appeasing Arab Persian Gulf allies that have turned the overthrow of Mr. Assad into a policy fetish that runs against any rational calculation of how to defeat Islamist terrorism."

Obama Must Get Congress’s Backing for the Fight Against ISIS
By TIM KAINE
"THE current threat posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, will test not only the resolve and strategic judgment of America and its allies, but also our nation’s fidelity to a basic constitutional principle."

Nation of Cowards
By John Chuckman
"What else can you fairly call a people who attack a population of refugees confined to a small space surrounded on every side by fences and machine-gun towers, a population with nowhere to run?"

Why Does Hillary Clinton Want to Run For President?
By Eugene Robinson

Israel’s N.S.A. Scandal
By JAMES BAMFORD
"Among his most shocking discoveries, he [Edward Snowden] told me, was the fact that the N.S.A. was routinely passing along the private communications of Americans to a large and very secretive Israeli military organization known as Unit 8200. This transfer of intercepts, he said, included the contents of the communications as well as metadata such as who was calling whom.

The Slippery Slope Begins
Is U.S. Policy on Fighting ISIS Already Changing?

By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD

Naomi Klein on climate failure: “It’s not that we’ve done nothing. We’ve done the wrong things”
We can't fight global warming without taking on the system, the journalist tells Salon

By LINDSAY ABRAMS
"For Canadian journalist Naomi Klein, the lines are clearly drawn. It’s the climate or our current economic system — we can’t have both."

Ted Cruz’s “terrorism” sham: Why his plan for “destroying” ISIS is ridiculous
GOP agrees ISIS must be "destroyed" -- but don't expect Cruz, Paul and co. to be honest about the costs involved

By SIMON MALOY

Why America will never win the war on terror
The U.S. military is neither a nation nor an army builder. It bodes ill for our future efforts in the Middle East

By TOM ENGELHARDT
"Nowhere is there a hint of Washington’s Pax Americana in the Greater Middle East, no less globally.  In fact, across a vast and growing swath of the planet, stretching from South Asia to Africa, from Iraq to Ukraine, the main force at work seems not to be the concentration of power, but its fragmentation, its disintegration, before which Washington has proven remarkably helpless."

The History of ISIS Beheadings: Part of the “Training Manual” of US Sponsored Syria “Pro-Democracy” Terrorists
By Julie Lévesque
"Lest we forget, from the outset of the war on Syria in March 2011, the US and its allies supported so-called “Freedom fighters” largely composed of the Al Nusrah and ISIS brigades. Trained in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, these pro-democracy terrorists were routinely involved in atrocities including beheadings directed against Syrian civilians."

We really must remember the epic failures of George W. Bush
The New York Times wants us to forget how we got here. The real problem is that Barack Obama stopped reminding us

By Paul Rosenberg
"But the real problem here was not that Obama supporters attacked Bush. It was that Obama himself did not...While it’s true that we can’t undo Bush’s mistakes, that hardly means it’s foolish to keep them in mind. It would be foolish to forget them, after the terrible price we’ve paid — and at the same time when the architects of that disaster are urging another mission in the Middle East to 'destroy' ISIS."

Antonin Scalia’s bad law, bad history: How the Supreme Court legalized corruption
Citizens United sparked a political revolution that would have left the Founders revolted

By ZEPHYR TEACHOUT

This is how ISIS wins: Repeating the Bush/Cheney/Rove approach just won’t work
The way to battle ISIS long-term is to understand its appeal and retain our humanity. Take Sun Tzu's word for it!

By PAUL ROSENBERG
"For all his vaunted love of nuance, President Obama’s recent speech announcing our new war against ISIS (or ISIL, to the White House) denounced them in terms strikingly similar to George W. Bush’s language waging war on 'evil doers,' and that’s a development that should trouble us all."

10 red states that mooch off the federal government
Republicans claim they've had it with American socialism. Maybe they should return the tax dollars subsidizing them

By ALEX HENDERSON

Barack Obama’s worst defeat: How the president defined dovishness down
The man who vowed to end our "perpetual wartime footing" embraces ISIS policy one might call neoconservatism-lite

By ELIAS ISQUITH
"But before we get too excited about the White House’s modest attempts to slow the rush to full-scale war, let’s take a moment to reflect on an unpleasant reality: During the first major test of his ability to calm American society and arrest the momentum of another national episode of Islamist-inspired hysteria, the best Obama’s been able to do, thus far, is resist the insane idea of deploying ground-level troops."

11 billion people by 2100? Solving the world’s problems just got a lot harder than we thought
By LINDSAY ABRAMS

Scotland’s referendum, 700 years in the making: Why the “no” vote was still a stunning watershed
To fully understand what happened yesterday one must first dig into the history of Scotland's nationalist sentiment

By GEORGE BLACK

Climate Realities
By ROBERT N. STAVINS
"The world is now on track to more than double current greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere by the end of the century. This would push up average global temperatures by three to eight degrees Celsius and could mean the disappearance of glaciers, droughts in the mid-to-low latitudes, decreased crop productivity, increased sea levels and flooding, vanishing islands and coastal wetlands, greater storm frequency and intensity, the risk of species extinction and a significant spread of infectious disease."

How the US Helped Create Al Qaeda and ISIS
by GARIKAI CHENGU

In Brownbackistan, everything is awesome! And don’t let any liberal tell you different
Sam Brownback's wrecking crew built "model red state" with huge tax cuts. They gutted Kansas and people now know it

By THOMAS FRANK

Bush’s recklessness strikes again: How his little-known war edict affects the ISIS mission
A presidential edict issued by Dubya is now preventing Congress from getting briefed -- on parts of our looming war

By MARCY WHEELER

How the Defense Industry Bankrolls Pro-War Pundits
By Thom Hartmann

Who’s Paying the Pro-War Pundits?
By Lee Fang
"But what you won’t learn from media coverage of ISIS is that many of these former Pentagon officials have skin in the game as paid directors and advisers to some of the largest military contractors in the world."

Creationism is just the start: How right-wing Christians are warping America’s schools
Miseducation isn't only a red-state problem. Right-wing Christians are effectively writing our country's textbooks

By AMANDA MARCOTTE

How Many Foreign Fighters Have Joined ISIS?
By ANNA ALTMAN

America’s “ground troops” fiasco: Why Congress must straitjacket the presidency
President can't imagine ever deploying combat forces vs. ISIS. What if he changes his mind? What about post-2016?

By JIM NEWELL

Blueprint for saving the world: Why the solution to global warming is staring us right in the face
Washington remains unable to do anything about climate change. Here's how to finally change that

By CHARLES KOMANOFF

Confessions of a drone veteran: Why using them is more dangerous than the government is telling you
Exclusive: I served as an Air Force imagery analyst. Here's what the government won't say about its drone program

By AFISR PREDATOR
"As the Obama administration increased its reliance on the drone program, the pressure came from the top to increase missions and strikes. We were encouraged to fly missions – at great taxpayer expense – even when there was nothing of consequence to see, no targets to strike and no American ground forces to protect."

Racism and the founding of the GOP: Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War and the real history of the Republican Party
Republicans hide behind "the party of Lincoln" to deflect racism charges. The party's history is more complicated

By PAUL D. ESCOTT

Ted Rall’s “uncomfortable truths”: How exiting Afghanistan risks “tremendous national trauma”
The celebrated cartoonist, journalist and war correspondent tells Salon about his travels and epic new book

By ELIAS ISQUITH
"Now, some 10 years later, Rall found himself once again pushing against the tide, hustling with some fellow cartoonist/journalists to get in to Afghanistan in order to get a firsthand look at what America had done and what it was preparing to leave behind."

France is a mess, and Europe is worried
If economic woes overwhelm Hollande's government and buoy the far right, the whole eurozone could feel the impact

By PAUL AMES

All these effing geniuses: Ezra Klein, expert-driven journalism, and the phony Washington consensus
Ezra Klein and his data brigade think political science will save us. But expert opinion is why we're in this mess

By THOMAS FRANK
"The characteristic failing of D.C. isn’t that it ignores these herds of experts, it’s that it attends to them with a gaping credulity that they do not deserve. Worse: In our loving, doting attentiveness to the people we conceive to be knowledgeable authorities, we have imported into our politics all the traditional maladies of professionalism."

Obama channels Reagan: Why his ISIS strategy is doomed from the start
The Gipper's muscular foreign policy did nothing to prevent terrorist attacks. Obama's falling into the same trap

By STEPHAN RICHTER AND RICHARD PHILLIPS

Congress’ sick scorched earth policy
The Pacific Northwest is literally going up in flames, and federal lawmakers are making things exponentially worse

By CLIFF WEATHERS
"Together, California, Oregon, and Washington are in the midst of their worst wildfire season ever, yet Congress failed to fund firefighting efforts before its August recess and has yet to vote on such legislation since returning."

Family capitalism’s insidious return: How billionaires are undermining America
The Kochs are only the most conspicuous 1 percenters who believe they can fashion the country in their image

By STEVE FRASER

Is this the beginning of the end of dark money?
A new SEC rule under consideration would force publicly traded companies to disclose their political spending

By David Sirota

Obama, Syria, and Congress: Why Did He Go There?
Here's one explanation.

By David Corn
"Though Obama has aimed to preserve a flexible degree of executive privilege—and he still might order a strike on Syria without Congress' okay—he didn't want to do long-term damage to this central constitutional principle. Sure, he'll bend it, but he won't break it."

Climate Change You Can Believe In
By Bill Moyers

Who Needs a Smoke-Filled Room?
Karl Rove, the Koch Brothers and the End of Political Transparency

By Thomas B. Edsall

Another Broken Promise on Immigration
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD

Legal Authority for Fighting ISIS
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"As the Pentagon gears up to expand its fight against ISIS, a fundamentalist Sunni militant group that controls large areas of Iraq and Syria, Congress appears perfectly willing to abdicate one of its most consequential powers: the authority to declare war."

America’s “War on Terrorism”: The Truth will Prevail
By Prof Michel Chossudovsky
"According to Chossudovsky, the 'war on terrorism' is a complete fabrication based on the illusion that one man, Osama bin Laden, outwitted the $40 billion-a-year American intelligence apparatus."

A Risky Bet on Syrian Rebels
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD

Tortured and Raped by Israel, Persecuted by the United States
By Dahr Jamail
"Charged with bombing a supermarket, while in prison, Odeh was tortured with electrical shock and raped with batons."

Michael Stipe on America post-9/11: “Are we that violent, that childish, that silly, that shallow?”
The R.E.M. frontman raises important questions on the 13th anniversary of 9/11

By SARAH GRAY

On Syria, AIPAC, The 800 Pound Gorilla, Risks Looking Like A Chimp!
By MJ Rosenberg
"AIPAC is taking an incredible risk by making an unprecedented full court press to pass the bomb Syria resolution."

Stopping Barry O'Bombers Rush to War
By Ralph Nader
"Little did your fellow Harvard Law Review editors, who elected you to lead that venerable journal, ever imagine that you could be a president who chronically violates the Constitution, federal statutes, international treaties and the separation of power at depths equal to or beyond the George W. Bush regime."

Congressional Approval doesn't Legalize an Attack on Syria
By David Model
"While many might rejoice in a constitutional victory and a weakening of unbridled executive power, particularly in the use of force, congressional approval lacks the international validity for a strike against another country."

Obama's Syrian "Doomsday Machine"
By Robert Parry
"Even as President Barack Obama lobbies Congress for a limited war resolution against Syria, some members of his national security team are hoping that the international crisis can be used to break the diplomatic impasse that has blocked Syrian peace talks, particularly by forcing the hand of Saudi Arabia."

The Case for Impeaching Obama
By Reginald Johnson

The US Government Stands Revealed to the World as a Collection of War Criminals and Liars
By Paul Craig Roberts
"Will Congress and the American public buy the White House lie that they must support war criminals and liars or 'America will lose face'?

Top 10 Unproven Claims for War Against Syria
By Dennis Kucinich

Time to Reveal US Intel on Syria
By Ray McGovern
"Were White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough not pushing for yet another war based on what look to be false pretenses, one might feel sorry for him after his multiple TV appearances on Sunday arguing for a military strike on Syria."

Is War on Syria Veering Off-Script?
By Norman Solomon
"Tanked up with talking points in Washington, top officials drive policy while intoxicated with what Martin Luther King Jr. called 'the madness of militarism,' and most media coverage becomes similarly unhinged. That's where we are now.

Republican hawks can’t be trusted: If the GOP wants this war, Obama must force them to say so — with a vote
It's bad policy and even worse politics to escalate against ISIS without getting the untrustworthy GOP to say yes

By Jim Newell

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

Republicans Air Early Attack Ad on Newborn Clinton
satire by Andy Borowitz

Colorado School Board Votes to Ban Students
satire by Andy Borowitz

Cheney: “No Fair” That Obama Gets to Bomb Syria
satire by Andy Borowitz

Americans Who Have Not Read a Single Article About Syria Strongly Support Bombing It
satire by Andy Borowitz

Largest Climate-Change March in History Unlikely to Convince Idiots
satire by Andy Borowitz

The Latte Salute
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Climate Change Denial
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Secret Service
cartoon by Nick Anderson

ISIS and Syria as told in cartoons
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Arming the Rebels
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Climate Blah, Blah, Blah, Change
animation by Mark Fiore

The Beheading Coalition
animation by Mark Fiore

Obama approves flood aid for Michigan
cartoon by Mike Thompson

Obama’s latte salute
cartoon by Mike Thompson

Climate change deniers are getting desperate
cartoon by Mike Thompson

The endless war
America's at war...again.

cartoon by Mike Thompson

Yes, women deserve equal pay for equal work
cartoon by Mike Thompson

Unemployment isn't a bug -- it's a feature
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

The space privatization race
cartoon by Brian McFadden

A dose of their own medicine
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

My fantasy football league
cartoon by Matt Bors

Building blocks of war
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

Win Win!
cartoon by Matt Wuerker

Queen Accepts Scotland’s Apology
satire by Andy Borowitz

Queen Rips “Scottish Bastards” in Angry Televised Address
satire by Andy Borowitz

Female G.O.P. Senators Propose Earning Seventy-one Per Cent As Much As Male Colleagues
satire by Andy Borowitz

Kerry Claims U.S. Has Found a Moderate Syrian Rebel
satire by Andy Borowitz

Integrity Disqualifies Sanders for White House
satire by Andy Borowitz

Obama Unable to Sleep After Learning Limbaugh Liked His Speech
satire by Andy Borowitz

Independence?
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Fantasy Football
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Boots on the Ground
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Adrian Peterson
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Apple Watch Out
animation by Mark Fiore

Super-Fun-Pak Comix, feat. Shplourks, and more
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

iRaq War 3.0
cartoon by Brian McFadden

The guide to e-holes
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

The banality of barbarism
cartoon by Matt Bors

The existential threat
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

What does the fox say....?
cartoon by Matt Wuerker

Washington's ISIS fixation
There are plenty of domestic problems to keep you busy, Washington.

cartoon by Mike Thompson

White House Vows to Use Every Synonym for War Against ISIS
satire by Andy Borowitz

Cheney Says Iraq Would Be Stable If He Were Still President
satire by Andy Borowitz

CNN Begins Coverage of Royal Pregnancy
satire by Andy Borowitz

McCain Rips Obama’s Failure to Bomb Stonehenge
satire by Andy Borowitz

Now they’ve gone too far
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Executive Inaction
cartoon by Nick Anderson

ISIS?
cartoon by Nick Anderson

From the front lines of the war on seat reclines
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

Inside the hacked files of D.C.'s elite!
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Phone phunnies: Release of the iPhone 6
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

The nude selfie sage
cartoon by Matt Bors

Capt. Kirk vs. the internet
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

Dysfunction Junction
cartoon by Matt Wuerker

Is Terri Lynn Land the invisible candidate?
If you want to serve in the United States Senate, you need to debate.

cartoon by Mike Thompson

Growing Pressure on Obama to Do Something Stupid
satire by Andy Borowitz

Used Tool Purchased for $1.8 Million
satire by Andy Borowitz

Furious Obama Says Calls to Putin Going Straight to Voice Mail
satire by Andy Borowitz

BP Ruling
cartoon by Nick Anderson

ISIS Propagandists
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Two Obamas
cartoon by Nick Anderson

National Football League
Posted by Nick Anderson

Need a laugh? Check out my collection of funny signs!
Enjoy this collection of funny and unusual signs.

cartoon by Mike Thompson

Obama's ISIS strategy
President Obama finally has a strategy for dealing with ISIS

cartoon by Mike Thompson

The minimum wage battle
The debate over a minimum wage increase heats up again.

cartoon by Mike Thompson

A special message for African Americans
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

The NFL's personnel playbook
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Tips and tricks for new college students
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Enhanced sharia techniques
cartoon by Matt Bors

Reality collapse
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

The Golden Pipeline
cartoon by Matt Wuerker

The Presidential Painsuit
animation by Mark Fiore

Nation Debates Extremely Complex Issue of Children Firing Military Weapons
BY ANDY BOROWITZ

Critics Blast Obama’s Three Meals a Day
BY ANDY BOROWITZ

NRA Logic
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Burger King
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Kidnappings
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Michigan really is the comeback state!
Gov. Rick Snyder is hailing Michigan as the comeback state.

cartoon by Mike Thompson

Your Labor Day celebration!
It's almost time for the Labor Day celebration. What are you looking forward to?

cartoon by Mike Thompson

What stings about the Burger King, Tim Hortons deal
Fast Food giant Burger King is moving its headquarters to Canada.

cartoon by Mike Thompson

Radioactive sludge in your backyard?
Michigan's becoming a dumping ground.

cartoon by Mike Thompson

Bank of America's slap on the wrist
What's $16 billion to Bank of America?

cartoon by Mike Thompson

God-Man: Enter the Purse Thief!
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

Buckets of awareness
cartoon by Brian McFadden

If cops treated bankers the way Ferguson cops treat black people
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Let's Be Cops!
cartoon by Matt Bors

Approved responses
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

Who do you think you are?
cartoon by Matt Wuerker

Pentagon Hymn, the shores of Tripoli
animation by Mark Fiore

Fighting Words from Rick Perry
satire by Andy Borowitz

Widespread Support for Sending Politicians to Prison for Ninety-Nine Years
satire by Andy Borowitz

Message to ISIS
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Trust Us
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Abuse of Power
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Post-Racial America Alert
animation by Mark Fiore

Billy Dare and the protective flashback
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

Military industrial surplus
cartoon by Brian McFadden

It's the excessive force, stupid
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Fear of a black victim
cartoon by Matt Bors

Officer Friendly
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

Echoes of 1967 Detroit riot in Ferguson, Mo. protest
Powerful photos from 2014 and 1967 make you wonder if we've made any progress at all during the past half century.

cartoon by Mike Thompson

That zany George W. Bush takes The Ice Bucket Challenge!
That former President George W. Bush is quite the jokester!

cartoon by Mike Thompson

Democratic rights under attack in Ferguson
Basic rights are under attack in Ferguson, Mo.

cartoon by Mike Thompson

America the police state
When did police officers start to look like commandos?

cartoon by Mike Thompson

Military Police
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Media Suppression
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Depression
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Robin Williams
cartoon by Nick Anderson

In the Grip
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Hypocritical much, President Obama?
President Barack Obama needs to remove the log from his eye.

cartoon by Mike Thompson

 

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