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- Europe’s Google Problem, By Joe Nocera
- ‘Lynch Mob’: Misuse of Language, By Charles M. Blow
- Nobody Said That, By Paul Krugman
- Are You Smarter Than an 8th Grader?, By Nicholas Kristof
- Beware Our Mind Children, By Maureen Dowd
- Presidential Primary Book Club, By Gail Collins
- On the Export-Import Bank, the Numbers Come First, By Joe Nocera
- Zombies of 2016, By Paul Krugman
- Long Live Europe, By Roger Cohen
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- Has the N.R.A. Won?, By Charles M. Blow
- Greece on the Brink, By Paul Krugman
- The Giant Rats That Save Lives, By Nicholas Kristof
- Granny Get Your Gun, By Maureen Dowd
- Peering Through the Haze, By Joe Nocera
- That Old-Time Economics, By Paul Krugman
- Take Your Hillary Temperature, By GAIL COLLINS
- The French Republic Resolute, By Roger Cohen
- Woe of White Men, Again?, By Charles M. Blow
- Starving for Wisdom, By Nicholas Kristof
- What’s Up With You?, By Thomas L. Friedman
- Confessions of a Francophile, By Roger Cohen
- It Takes a Party, By Paul Krugman
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- Grandmama Mia!, By Maureen Dowd
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- Rand Paul, Paul Rand Quiz, By Gail Collins
- Enjoying the Low Life?, By Nicholas Kristof
- God Bless France, By Roger Cohen
- Did Rolling Stone Hurt the Quest for Justice?, By Charles M. Blow
- United States Embassy, Tehran
A Hermetic Iranian Nuclear Deal Is Unlikely
, By Roger Cohen
- Iran and the Obama Doctrine, By Thomas L. Friedman
- Good Riddance, Carrie Mathison, By Maureen Dowd
- The Trader Who Donates Half His Pay, By Nicholas Kristof
- And Now, Political Virgins, By Gail Collins
- Power and Paychecks, By Paul Krugman
- Religious Freedom vs. Individual Equality, By Charles M. Blow
- The Order in Saigon’s Chaos, By Roger Cohen
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- Tell Me How This Ends Well, By Thomas L. Friedman
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- The Beating of Floyd Dent, By Charles M. Blow
- Iran Matters Most, By Roger Cohen
- A Little Respect for Dr. Foster, By Nicholas Kristof
- Ready for 45?, By Maureen Dowd
- Ted Cruz Pop Quiz, By GAIL COLLINS
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- An Unsettling Complicity, By Nicholas Kristof
- Of Catfish Wars and Shooting Wars, By Roger Cohen
- When Nancy Met Johnny, By Gail Collins
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- Look Before Leaping, By Thomas L. Friedman
- This Snookered Isle
Britain's Terrible, No-Good Economic Discourse
, By Paul Krugman
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- Trillion Dollar Fraudsters, By Paul Krugman
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- Deadliest Country For Kids, By Nicholas Kristof
- Bibi Will Make History, By Thomas L. Friedman
- Oh, No! It’s a New Senate Low!, By Gail Collins
- An Uneasy Coalition for Israel, By Roger Cohen
- Go Ahead, Ruin My Day, By Thomas L. Friedman
- The Hidden Talent of Steve Jobs, By Joe Noceras
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- Flash Point Ferguson, By Charles M. Blow
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- To Kill a Chicken, By Nicholas Kristof
Syracuse, Boeheim and the N.C.A.A., By Joe Nocera
- Globe? Warm? Who, Me?, By Gail Collins 
- Strength Is Weakness, By Paul Krugman
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- Hate Takes the Bus
A University of Oklahoma Fraternity’s Chant and the Rigidity of Racism
, By Charles M. Blow
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- When Liberals Blew It, By Nicholas Kristof
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- College for a New Age, By Joe Nocera
- Where the Road From Auschwitz Ends, By Roger Cohen
- Partying Like It’s 1995, By Paul Krugman
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- You Think Your Winter Was Rough?, By Nicholas Kristof
- What Bibi Didn’t Say, By Thomas L. Friedman
- The Vast Realm of ‘If’, By Roger Cohen
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- Did Israel Put Money Over Justice?, By Roger Cohen
- The Two Israels, By Nicholas Kristof
- Dirty Words From Pretty Mouths, By Maureen Dowd
- And Now, Homeland Insecurity, By Gail Collins
- Bloomberg Sees a Way on Keystone, By Joe Nocera
- What Greece Won, By Paul Krugman
- The Human Stain, By Nicholas Kristof
- Adieu, Chris Christie, Adieu, By Gail Collins
- ISIS Heads to Rome, By Thomas L. Friedman
- Scientology’s Chilling Effect, By Joe Nocera
- Knowledge Isn’t Power, By Paul Krugman
- Pakistan in Its Labyrinth, By Roger Cohen
- Who Loves America?, By Charles M. Blow
- Jeb Bush’s Brainless Trust, By Maureen Dowd
- Straight Talk for White Men, By Nicholas Kristof
- Football’s L.A. Trick Play, By Joe Nocera
- The Unsinkable R.B.G.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has No Interest in Retiring
, By Gail Collins
- Cranking Up for 2016, By Paul Krugman
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- The Obama Years By Charles M. Blow
- The Great Jewish Exodus, By Roger Cohen
- A Gun on Every Corner, By Gail Collins
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- Beyond ‘Black Lives Matter’, By Charles M. Blow
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- Net Neutrality Rules, By Joe Nocera
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- Israel Needs a Grown-Up, By Roger Cohen
- A Bad Mistake, By Thomas L. Friedman
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- Mitt’s White Horse Pulls Up Lame, By Maureen Dowd
- Mitt Quits. Again. Probably., By Gail Collins
- New York’s Real Scandal, By Joe Nocera
- Europe’s Greek Test, By Paul Krugman
- How Do We Increase Empathy?, By Nicholas Kristof
- The Days of Wine and Droning, By Gail Collins
- Czar Putin’s Next Moves, By Thomas L. Friedman
- Reducing Our Obscene Level of Child Poverty, By Charles M. Blow
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- Library Visit, Then Held at Gunpoint
Charles Blow: At Yale, the Police Detained My Son
, By Charles M. Blow
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- Where the Road Meets the Walrus, By Gail Collins
- Say It Like It Is, By Thomas L. Friedman
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- Hating Good Government, By Paul Krugman
- How Expensive It Is to Be Poor, By Charles M. Blow
- Not Just A Movie. By Maureen Dowd
- Smart Guns Save Lives. So Where Are They?, By Nicholas Kristof
- The Keystone XL Illusion, By Joe Nocera
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- The Battle to Belong
Depression and an Immigrant’s Struggle to Assimilate
, By Roger Cohen
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Depression and an Immigrant’s Struggle to Assimilate
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- Why Israeli-Palestinian Peace Failed, By Roger Cohen
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New articles added from the past week that discuss: How our failed war with Iraq has emboldened Iran, more viewpoints on the presidential candidates, a reckless Congress trying to undermine the Iran agreement, Noam Chomsky and historian Stephen F. Cohen discuss our irrational foreign policy leading us into another Cold War with Russia, examining the bigotry of Bill Maher, what former USSC Justice John Paul Stevens has to say about the current court and some past rulings, the false 2012 kidnapping story told by Jounralist Richard Engel, 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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How Not to Protect Pregnant Women
By DEBORAH TUERKHEIMER
"IN the wake of a savage attack on a pregnant woman and the removal of her fetus, Colorado lawmakers are planning to introduce a bill that would criminalize fetal homicide."

On the Trail of Super PAC Money
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"With donors dropping seven-figure checks on grateful politicians, the risk of corruption is mounting."

Bill Maher’s bigoted atheism: His arrogant shtick is just as ugly as religious intolerance
His showdown with Fareed Zakaria shows how far he's fallen

By MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS
"There are literally billions of individuals in this world who are not murderous, ignorant, superstitious, hatemongers, who also happen to practice a religion."

With $8.5 Trillion Unaccounted for, Why Should Congress Increase the Defense Budget?
BY JACQUELINE LEO AND BRIANNA EHLEY,

Jeb Bush's Elephant in the Room: Role in Bush v. Gore Recount
By Robert Weiner
"Even before the recount, Florida officials were aware of flaws in the voting system that Katherine Harris, the Secretary of State under Governor Bush, directed. Harris was Co-Chair of the Bush campaign, itself a likely conflict of interest for the state's top voting procedures official."

How Ukraine Commemorates the Holocaust
By Robert Parry
"The U.S.-backed Ukrainian government came up with a curious way to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust being brought to an end. The parliament in Kiev voted to extend official recognition to Ukrainian fascists who collaborated with the Nazis in killing Jews."

America’s other Iraq calamity: How our failed war has empowered Iran
Iran isn't any closer to developing a bomb, but the U.S. has only itself to blame for its influence in the region

By PETER VAN BUREN, TOMDISPATCH.COM
"And in a classic tale of unintended consequences, just about every time Washington has committed another blunder in the Middle East, Iran has stepped in to take advantage."

Causing genocide to protect us from terror
By Neil Clark
"A report called Body Count has revealed that at least 1.3 million people have lost their lives as a result of the US-led 'war on terror' in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. It’s a report which should have made front page news across the world."

Avnery v. the State of Israel
By Uri Avnery

Iraq’s Cycles of Revenge
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"In a disturbing number of instances, it seems clear that Shiite militias, which to varying degrees are backed by Iran, are taking revenge on Sunnis in areas they have helped clear of ISIS fighters, who are Sunni."

Will Washington Kill Us All?
By TGP STAFF

NBC's Conduct In Engel Kidnapping Story Is More Troubling Than the Brian Williams Scandal
By Glenn Greenwald
"As it turns out, the 'moderate' 'Free Syrian Army' was largely a myth. By far, the most effective fighting forces against Assad were anything but 'moderate,' composed instead of various Al Qaeda manifestations and even more extreme elements."

It “won’t go unnoticed”: What the Clinton camp’s de Blasio dust-up says about the thinness of the Democratic field
A Clinton ally's reprimand against Bill de Blasio shows why other Dems won't be eager to enter the contest

By JIM NEWELL

The War Nerd: A Brief History Of The Yemen Clusterf*ck
By TGP STAFF
"Today we deal with fanatics and reactionaries throughout the Middle East]…because the modernizing Arabs were all killed by the US, Britain, Israel, and the Saudis."

Michael Lewis Reflects on His Book Flash Boys, a Year After It Shook Wall Street to Its Core
By MICHAEL LEWIS

GOP xenophobia will doom Marco Rubio: Why his 2016 candidacy will probably go up in flames
Rubio must walk a tightrope that no GOP candidate has successfully walked before

By ELIAS ISQUITH

A Reckless Act in the Senate on Iran
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"Congress has formally muscled its way into President Obama’s negotiations with Iran, creating new and potentially dangerous uncertainties for an agreement that offers the best chance of restraining that country’s nuclear program."

If Clinton is Serious About Economic Populism, She Should Come Out Against Fast Track
By John Nichols

Noam Chomsky: We’re facing a new Cold War
The linguist and philosopher on the warped coverage of Putin's Russia and the ways we whitewash our war crimes

By NOAM CHOMSKY, JACOBIN

This is what oligarchy looks like: Why the 1 percent is the real target of the 2016 campaigns
Because campaign finance rules are basically nonexistent, primary contestants for 2016 run an elaborate con game

By ELIAS ISQUITH

Speaking Truth to the Supreme Court
By Linda Greenhouse

A New Day for the Minimum Wage?
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"Nationwide protests on Wednesday by tens of thousands of low-wage workers were planned long before Hillary Rodham Clinton announced her candidacy for president on Sunday."

The Anthrax Coverup Exposed
By Paul Craig Roberts
"It was obvious to any person familiar with the techniques that governments use to erode liberty by destroying the protection given to citizens by law that the purpose of the anthrax letters, especially the letters to senators Patrick Leahy and Tom Daschle, was to raise the fear level in order to guarantee the passage of the tyrannical PATRIOT Act."

Ted Cruz and Rand Paul are frauds: Why GOP’s libertarians are anything but
For all their lofty rhetoric, the party's leading candidates have a very selective interest in small government

By David Sirota

The New York Times “basically rewrites whatever the Kiev authorities say”: Stephen F. Cohen on the U.S./Russia/Ukraine history the media won’t tell you
There's an alternative story of Russian relations we're not hearing. Historian Stephen Cohen tells it here

By PATRICK L. SMITH

Journalist Richard Engel’s 2012 kidnapping account was part of drive to war with Syria
By David Walsh
"It turns out that Engel and the others were not taken by pro-Assad forces, but were held, according to the New York Times on April 15, 'by a Sunni criminal element affiliated with the Free Syrian Army,' i.e., anti-Assad forces supported and financed by Washington."

Indisputable proof that Republicans are warriors for the aristocracy
GOP contenders are pretending to care about inequality. But it's all for show — and Congress is about to prove it

By HEATHER DIGBY PARTON

Russia’s new anti-aircraft missiles could make Iran invulnerable to most attacks.
By TGP STAFF
"For years, Team Obama crowed about keeping this advanced Russian missile out of Iran’s hands. Now the Kremlin suddenly seems eager to hand it over to Tehran."

Dear Hillary - Part I: Was Netanyahu Lying Before or After the Election?
By Marc Ash

The U.S. military is never leaving Africa: How 9/11 spawned a permanent war
The war on terror extends beyond the Middle East, and a new agreement could keep soldiers on the ground for decades

By NICK TURSE, TOMDISPATCH.COM

The Ivy League’s favorite war criminal: Why the atrocities of Henry Kissinger should be mandatory reading
In an appearance at Yale last week, the Nixon official's horrific record was casually glossed over. But why?

By OMER AZIZ
"It is disturbing to observe famous ex-government officials paid one complement after another, given the floor in the auditorium of an elite university, and then protected from actual, difficult questions the public may have."

Free the President
By Steven Rattner
"LAST week’s news from Washington: A dysfunctional Congress managed to function just long enough to bludgeon President Obama into ceding his prerogative to enter into an executive agreement with Iran regarding its nuclear program."

Choosing Life
By Chris Hedges
"On my visit to rural New York state I saw dairy farming in a new way -- as a business that depends on the enslavement of the female reproductive systems of animals, animals that feel pain, suffer and love their young."

Bill Maher, listen up: 30 do’s and don’ts for covering Muslims and Islam
Advice for the HBO host: "Do not assume Arabs = Muslims and Muslims = Arabs. Do not use them interchangeably."

By WAJAHAT ALI

Listen, it’s still their f**king fault: Bush, Cheney, neo-con drivel, and the truth about Iraq and ISIS
We can't believe we have to explain 9/11, ISIS and Iraq again. But as the right's lies add up, here goes

By Paul Rosenberg

Turning to Big, Big Data to See What Ails the World
By TINA ROSENBERG

“The GOP has scores of racists”: A former Bush official condemns modern Republican orthodoxy
Colin Powell's former chief of staff, Lawrence Wilkerson, warns of the militarism & racism of Republican lawmakers

By Manny Otiko

The Guardian’s radical attack plan: How the newspaper is taking sides in the Climate Wars
The British newspaper isn't just ignoring climate deniers. Now it's hitting Big Oil where it hurts. But should it?

By Lindsay Abrams

“There are no lost causes; there are causes waiting to be won”: Katrina vanden Heuvel on 150 years of The Nation
Progress demands tenacity and a willingness to be unpopular, liberal institution's publisher and editor tells Salon

By ELIAS ISQUITH

The Defining Moment, and Hillary Rodham Clinton
By Robert Reich
"Some wonder about the strength of her values and ideals. I don't. I've known her since she was 19 years old, and have no doubt where her heart is. For her entire career she's been deeply committed to equal opportunity and upward mobility."

“The Iranians didn’t get the Sudetenland”: Conservatives freak out over Iran nuclear framework
From Nazi analogies to predictions of Armageddon, conservatives react to agreement with hysteria and fury

By LUKE BRINKER

Big Business and Anti-Gay Laws
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"If corporate leaders are serious in opposing discrimination, they should refuse to finance the campaigns of lawmakers who want to deny civil rights to gays and other minority groups."

Here’s how we defeat the science deniers: Even wingnuts learn that reality is good business
Right-wing assumptions are woefully out of line, and so are politicians. But the facts may be catching up with them

By PAUL ROSENBERG

Engaging With Latin America
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"Clearly, the most dramatic of these initiatives has been the sweeping overhaul of American policy toward Cuba announced by Mr. Obama in December. Beyond that, there are other concrete steps the administration can take to strengthen its standing in the region."

How the 1 percent always wins: “We live in a faux democracy, which is why everyone’s so cynical and nobody votes”
The rich get richer, the middle class gets hollowed out. We all stay quiet. Steve Fraser explains why we allow it

By Scott Timberg
"Why aren’t we getting angry about the steady shifting of treasure from the middle class to the very richest?"

The GOP’s lottery-ticket philosophy: How extreme wealth is deranging American politics
A new study sheds light on just how large an impact money has on political affiliation

By SEAN MCELWEE
"If the rich tend to be more conservative, why do so many influential journalists — like for example The New York Times’ David Brooks — argue that they aren’t?"

The Real Reason College Tuition Costs So Much
By PAUL F. CAMPOS
"ONCE upon a time in America, baby boomers paid for college with the money they made from their summer jobs. Then, over the course of the next few decades, public funding for higher education was slashed."

Catch the Candidates if You Can
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"They are being called the “uncandidates” — presidential aspirants campaigning now in plain sight and filling their coffers even as they skirt campaign finance law by coyly insisting they have not yet formally declared that they are running."

The Global siege on Israel: a report from the World Social Forum
The closing of this multi-billion-dollar company can be one of the greatest BDS victories yet.

From VNN
"The Israeli attack on Gaza in the summer of 2014 similarly brought activists and Local 10 dockworkers together in Oakland to stop another Zim ship, but this time the picket held for more than four days, and the ship was forced back to sea without unloading or loading most of its cargo. Everyone wondered if it would be the only success of its kind or the start of something bigger."

The Iran Deal
Israel has been threatening to attack Iran unilaterally for years, including during these negotiations, and they are not above launching a provocation – one that will ignite a conflict that would envelope the entire Middle East and much of the world.

By Justin Raimondo

A New Phase in Anti-Obama Attacks
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"But even against that backdrop, and even by the dismal standards of political discourse today, the tone of the current attacks is disturbing. So is their evident intent — to undermine not just Mr. Obama’s policies, but his very legitimacy as president."

The Only Two Tools in the US Tool Bag: Bombs and Starvation
By Joseph Clifford
"The US has become the bully on the block and seemingly has only two weapons to use in forcing people to accept our will: one is bombs and the other is harsh economic sanctions."

University wimps buckle under Zionist pressure to kill ground-breaking conference
The university must fulfill its legal obligation to protect free speech and academic discussion...

By Stuart Littlewood
"Southampton University, after giving permission to hold a ground-breaking academic conference on International Law and the State of Israel, has been bullied into cancelling."

The war-hungry GOP’s “patriotic” bullies: The truth about its obsession with American exceptionalism
Dick Cheney's ridiculous claims about Barack Obama this week fit into a longstanding right-wing tradition

By CONOR LYNCH

Republicans’ “Hitler” idiocy: Why their hysterical Iran pushback exposes a secret
GOP says the new nuclear deal with Iran is worse than the appeasement of Hitler. Here's what that really reveals

By Simon Maloy

Neocons, R2Pers and Hypocrisy
By Robert Parry
"But my overall impression of R2Pers is that many are careerist hypocrites who voice selective outrage that provides cover for the U.S. and its allies to do pretty much whatever they wish."

Religious right’s next crusade: What they want to throw women in jail for now
Indiana's "religious liberty" debacle spreads way further than this week's law. This "feticide" case will stun you

By Heather Digby Parton

The Conscience of a Corporation
By Timothy Egan
"You can blame last year’s Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case for unleashing a herd of ponies that have gone off in quite unpredicted directions."

The birth of American plutocracy: When the 1 percent conquered U.S. politics
We obey our corporate overlords now, but the seeds of our destruction were sewn as far back as the Gilded Age

By STEVE FRASER, TOMDISPATCH.COM

As a Private Lawyer, Ted Cruz Defended Companies Found Guilty of Wrongdoing
By David Corn

“I couldn’t help but be surprised”: These Vietnam-era dirty tricks will shock you
The true story of how CIA infiltrated the National Student Association is even worse than we thought. Here's why

By ELIAS ISQUITH

Judith Miller’s pathetic Iraq apologia: A disgraced reporter rallies to her own defense
Miller's war reporting was disastrously wrong, and now she's trying desperately to spin it all away

By Simon Maloy

Rolling Stone’s real disgrace: How its shoddy reporting let UVA off the hook
Rolling Stone may have wanted to hold UVA to account, but its sloppy journalism produced the opposite effect

By Katie McDonough

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

G.O.P. Chairman Warns Against Hatred for Hillary Peaking Too Soon
satire by Andy Borowitz

Kochs Defend Purchase of Scott Walker
satire by Andy Borowitz

Hillary Promises to Get Everyday Americans Foreign Money
satire by Andy Borowitz

The Clinton Foundation
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Drone Strikes
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Don’t Shoot
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Migrant Cemetery
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Sealing the Border
Pcartoon by Nick Anderson

Animal Nuz #248 - Bullets & Bracelets Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

The Great Meritocracy Race
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

The personal shopping assistant
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Bikes and cars
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

The Whiteness Fairy
cartoon by Matt Bors

It ate our brains
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

Clinton Inc
cartoon by Matt Wuerker

Death & Destruction, Inc.
animation by Mark Fiore

Americans Favor Fifteen Dollars an Hour for Congress
satire by Andy Borowitz

Hillary Clinton Officially Begins Nineteen Months of Looking Concerned
satire by Andy Borowitz

New Hillary Clinton Ad Features Just Kittens
satire by Andy Borowitz

Heinous Waste of Money Officially Begins
satire by Andy Borowitz

Gyrocopter
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Patriotism
cartoon by Nick Anderson

The Loyal Opposition
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Democratic Primary
cartoon by Nick Anderson

What is the product of the most incredible winning streak in the history of life on Earth?
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

Overdue police reforms
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Hillary Clinton pro vs. con
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

New restrictions on abortion restrictors
cartoon by Matt Bors

Hey kids! It's Officer Friendly!
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

Reince's Women Issues
cartoon by Matt Wuerker

Candidate Kit
animation by Mark Fiore

Rand Paul Joins Crowded Field of People Who Will Never Be President
satire by Andy Borowitz

Cruz’s Constant References to Jesus Drive Millions to Atheism
satire by Andy Borowitz

Poll: Americans Starting to Worry About Climate Change Now That It Affects Their Lawns
satire by Andy Borowitz

Target Practice
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Fear Monger
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Rolling Stone
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Xenu, Intergalactic Overlord, returns to Earth
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

Water Warnings
cartoon by Brian McFadden

'The Late-Night TV Circus'
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

War on Terror update, week 716
cartoon by Matt Bors

God speaks
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

The way to win
cartoon by Matt Wuerker

Three-eyed Billy Embraces the Apocalypse
animation by Mark Fiore

Peace with Iran Could Limit Ability to Bomb It, Warns McCain
satire by Andy Borowitz

Indiana Governor Stunned By How Many People Seem to Have Gay Friends
satire by Andy Borowitz

Easter Egg
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Magic Matt
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Wedge Issue
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Religious Freedom
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Animal Nuz #245 - Iran Nuclear Deal Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

Lo, in the land of Indiana...
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

Keeping currency current
cartoon by Brian McFadden

The submerged state
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Hitler cakes
cartoon by Matt Bors

Cruz's path to the White House
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

Religious Freedom and Gay Commerce
animation by Mark Fiore

Indiana Defines Stupidity as Religion
satire by Andy Borowitz

President Signs Order Making Ted Cruz Ineligible for Obamacare
satire by Andy Borowitz

Disturbed Man Tries to Get Into White House
satire by Andy Borowitz

Policing Pollution
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Black Box
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Ted Cruz and Obamacare
cartoon by Nick Anderson

License Plates
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Ted Cruz’ career in cartoons
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Ted Cruz
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Animal Nuz #244 - Toad Cruz Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

Super-Fun-Pak Comix - Percival Dunwoody and more
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

Death penalty dissonance
cartoon by Brian McFadden

'Conversations' we won't see at chain restaurants
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Ted Cruz so crazy!
cartoon by Matt Bors

A sneak peek
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

Taking liberty with liberties at Liberty
cartoon by Matt Wuerker

Imagine Republican Dough
animation by Mark Fiore

Israel's Bitches
photo by topplebush.com

Shoot-Em-Up Charlie Loves Cop Killers
animation by Mark Fiore

Is God-Man good?
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

Grand old pen pals
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Degrader, the insult watch
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Not Lovin' It
cartoon by Matt Bors

Just kidding!
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

E Pluribus Watch'em
cartoon by Matt Wuerker

Congress’s Approval Rating No Longer Detectable by Current Technology
satire by Andy Borowitz

Hillary Releases Twenty Thousand Spam E-Mails from Old Navy
satire by Andy Borowitz

Kim Jong-un Feels Snubbed by Absence of Letter from Republicans
satire by Andy Borowitz

Iran Offers to Mediate Talks Between Republicans and Obama
satire by Andy Borowitz

The Water’s Edge
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Scarlet Letters
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Defusing the Bomb
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Violence Against Women
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Triumph of the counterintuitive
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

D.I.Y health insurance
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Special preferences
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

About the Hillary Clinton thing...
cartoon by Matt Bors

The case of Partisan Hackery v. Obvious Intent
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

Bedevilled
cartoon by Matt Wuerker

Racist EZ-Cash
animation by Mark Fiore

Joe Biden Releases Both E-mails Written While Vice-President
satire by Andy Borowitz

Boehner Invites Man Who Hated Obama in High School to Address Congress
satire by Andy Borowitz

Poll: New Scandal Not Up to Clintons’ Usual Standards
satire by Andy Borowitz

Boehner Calls Netanyahu Closest Ally in Fight Against Obama
satire by Andy Borowitz

Kids and Guns
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Ferguson Police
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Government Transparency
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Standing Together
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Putin’s Critics
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Greater Republica
animation by Mark Fiore

Bibi rocks The House
cartoon by Matt Wuerker

Captain's Log. Spock's dead. The cartoons... are bad
cartoon by Matt Bors

'Right to be a jerk' states
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

America at war: with Bill O'Reilly
cartoon by Brian McFadden

My school week of magical thinking
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

 

"To me, the bottom line is this: If we move on now without fully documenting what occurred, without acknowledging the betrayal of our values, and without determining whether or not any laws have been broken, we cannot help but validate all that has gone on before. If we look at the Bush record and conclude that the book should simply be closed, we will be tacitly approving both the documented abuses and the additional misdeeds we will have chosen to leave uncovered." --Rep.John Conyers Chair of House Judiciary Committe, D-MI, January 3 1, 2009, Huffingtonpost.com

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