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- A Political Crystal Ball, By Gail Collins
- The Ebola Hysteria, By Charles M. Blow
- An Old Man in Prague
The Discretion of Nicholas Winton
, By Roger Cohen
- SIS and Vietnam, By Thomas L. Friedman
- Are Our Courts for Sale?, By Joe Nocera
- Ideology and Investment, By Paul Krugman
- A Climate of Fear, By Roger Cohen
- The Last Train, By Thomas L. Friedman
- The American Dream Is Leaving America, By Nicholas Kristof
- Carl Icahn’s Bad Advice, By Joe Nocera
- Once Again, Guns, By Gail Collins
- Plutocrats Against Democracy, By Paul Krugman
- Active Fatalism, By Roger Cohen
- What Women Want
Women’s Issues Dominate 2014 Campaigns
, By Gail Collins
- How to Defeat Ebola, By Nicholas Kristof
- Putin and the Pope, By Thomas L. Friedman
- A World Without OPEC?, By Joe Nocera
- China Versus America, By Roger Cohen
- Amazon’s Monopsony Is Not O.K., By Paul Krugman
- An Affair to Remember, Differently, By Maureen Dowd
- Failures of Competence, By Joe Nocera
- What Markets Will, By Paul Krugman
- Asia’s American Angst By Roger Cohen
- A Pump War?, By Thomas L. Friedman
- Amazon Plays Rough. So What?, By Joe Nocera
- The Instruction of Pestilence
Ebola, Denial, Fear and Panic
, By Roger Cohen
- Revenge of the Unforgiven. By Paul Krugman
- Lady Psychopaths Welcome, By Maureen Dowd
- I.S. = Invasive Species, By Thomas L. Friedman
- When Whites Just Don’t Get It, Part 3, By Nicholas Kristof
- Putin Shows His Hand, By Joe Nocera
- God Bless America, By Roger Cohen
- Secret Deficit Lovers, By Paul Krugman
- Rules to Vote By, By Gail Collins
- The Diversity of Islam, By Nicholas Kristof
- Running on Empty
The Secret Service and the Political Class
, By Thomas L. Friedman
- ‘Moment of Truth’ on Emissions, By Joe Nocera
- Voodoo Economics, the Next Generation, By Paul Krugman
- For Israel, a Time of Self-Scrutiny, By Roger Cohen
- Too Many Secrets, Not Enough Service
Julia Pierson and the Glass Ceiling
, By Maureen Dowd
- ISIS, Boko Haram and Batman, By Thomas L. Friedman
- The Walrus and the Politicians, By Gail Collins
- Apple’s Irish Luck, By Joe Nocera
- Depression Denial Syndrome, By Paul Krugman
- What ISIS Could Teach the West, By Nicholas Kristof
- Securing Social Security, By Gail Collins
- Order vs. Disorder, Part 4, By Thomas L. Friedman
- 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

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New articles added from the past week below discuss: From questionable quarantines to travel bans - the GOP's stupid attempt to politicize Ebola, questioning how all the Pentagon money is being spent and where it goes, GOP voter suppression schemes and their history of doing this, the looming Senate report on CIA torture and why we won't get a full and accourate accounting of this immoral and illegal debacle, why FOX viewers are the most uninformed, and the companies that became too cozy with the NSA, 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.

What we really talk about when we talk about religion
In every heated conversation about faith and violence, there's one thing that everybody gets wrong

By Sean McElwee
"Religious belief is ultimately historically contingent: Religious beliefs, like cultural beliefs, are shaped by the material circumstances that give rise to them."

Supreme Court’s civil rights backlash: How a new case could set us back decades
A new challenge to anti-discrimination tools looks likely to prevail. Here's what the practical effects will be

By Heather Digby Parton
"Unfortunately, our right-wing Supreme Court just accepted a case that challenges this important tool to fight discrimination and it’s fair to say that many people are not optimistic about its chances of survival. And that’s going to be a problem."

U.S. companies are cozier with the NSA than previously thought
Newly disclosed documents reveal the agency has "under cover" spies working at some corporations

By Jeff Larson and Julia Angwin, ProPublica
"The documents, published last week by The Intercept, describe 'contractual relationships' between the NSA and U.S. companies, as well as the fact that the NSA has 'under cover' spies working at or with some U.S. companies."

Cuba’s Impressive Role on Ebola
"Yet, having pledged to deploy hundreds of medical professionals to the front lines of the pandemic, Cuba stands to play the most robust role among the nations seeking to contain the virus."

The Reign of ‘Terror’
"If individuals and groups are portrayed as irrational, barbaric, and beyond the pale of negotiation and compromise, as this rhetoric would have it, then asking why they resort to terrorism is viewed as pointless, needlessly accommodating, or, at best, mere pathological curiosity."

The federal government lost its war against Cliven Bundy
Six months after the standoff in Nevada, officials have failed to issue either an arrest or an indictment

By Ryan Lenz, Southern Poverty Law Center

Here Are 5 Takeaways From The Harper's Anti-Clinton Story
By Sam Levine, The Huffington Post

The Democratic Panic
Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kay Hagan and Other Candidates Avoid Obama


Facebook has totally reinvented human identity: Why it’s even worse than you think
Mark Zuckerberg's ideas about what constitutes "identity" aren't just laughable — they're downright destructive

"What was once nebulous and unknown about a life is now defined and categorized in this culture of hyper-transparency."

The Disgust Election
By Timothy Egan
"This fall, voters are more disgusted, more bored and more cynical about the midterm elections than at any time in at least two decades."

A Verdict on Blackwater
"The verdict on Wednesday brings a measure of justice for the innocent victims and their families and offers some assurance that private contractors will not be allowed to operate with impunity in war zones."

America’s great terrorist mystery: When our allies and enemies engage in the same “evil”
From ISIL to the Saudis, our foreign policy -- and very sense of right and wrong -- can be very difficult to decode


Reza Aslan’s atheism problem: “Fundamentalist” atheists aren’t the issue, apologists for religions are
Major religions all contain macabre fables, explicit injunctions for vile behavior no civilzed person should accept

By Jeffrey Tayler

Thomas Frank: “We are such losers”
Liberals yearn to believe in post-ideological blank slates -- and get disappointed every time. Will we ever learn?

By Thomas Frank

The dangerous American myth of corporate spirituality
How invocations of "karma" and Zen are being used to justify deeply unequal systems of power

By Shawn Van Valkenburgh

From Gary Webb to James Risen: The struggle for the soul of journalism
Two courageous reporters dug up dark government secrets. Only one was betrayed by his peers. Why did it happen?

"Is the primary role of journalism as a social institution to discover the truth as best it can and raise the level of public discourse, or to preserve its own power and prestige and privilege?"

GOP-led Purge Threat to 3.5 Million Voters
By Greg Palast for Al Jazeera America

Huffington Post: In the War Between the CIA and Senate Democrats, Everybody Won Except the Public
By Eric Zuesse
"So, now, this entire investigation into the CIA's role in illegal tortures has died, allegedly because the Senate's Sergeant-at-Arms doesn't trust the CIA, the CIA's Inspector General finds the CIA's accusations against the Democratic-led Committee to be based on 'inaccurate information,'and the U.S. Attorney General asserts that the CIA's case against that Committee isn't worth pursuing."

Piketty’s prophecy comes true: The planet’s middle class is rapidly going extinct
New research reveals the superrich have grabbed half the world's resources -- and their wealth is only growing


White nationalism’s exploding civil war
Prominent neo-Nazis are trading potshots on each other's websites after Richard Spencer's arrest and deportation


The Science Of Fox News: Why Its Viewers Are The Most Misinformed
by murphthesurf3 on Daily Kos

Is The US Government The Master Criminal Of Our Time?
By Paul Craig Roberts
"As I read this notice from ClinicalTrials.gov, a service of the US National Institutes of Health, the US Government and Pharmaceutical corporations have been conducting ebola tests on humans."

Full Show: Keeping Faith in Democracy
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson talks to Bill about what the title character of her
new book Lila, says about the state of democracy in America.
From Bill Moyers

GOP’s maniacal new vote scheme: What wingnuts are hatching to keep the “riff-raff” away
Paranoia reaches a fever pitch in Arizona, where the right has violent nightmares -- and an absurd response in mind


Don't Ask the Pentagon Where Its Money Goes
By Medea Benjamin
"Year after year, the non-partisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) declares the Pentagon budget to be un-auditable. In 2013, for example, the GAO found that the Pentagon consistently fails to control its costs, measure its performance, or prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse."

Rand Paul: The Most Interesting Conspiracy Theorist in Washington
Bilderbergers, the Iraq invasion, Alex Jones—the GOP senator has routinely flirted with America's paranoid fringe.

By David Corn

Elizabeth Warren Is the Star of This Show
By Eugene Robinson

Noam Chomsky at United Nations: It Would Be Nice if the United States Lived up to International Law
By Democracy Now, Transcript
"After world-renowned scholar Noam Chomsky gave a major address on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the hall of the United Nations General Assembly last week, Amy Goodman interviewed the world-renowned linguist and dissident before an audience of 800 people."

GOP Betrays Social Security-Cutting Dems: Who Could’ve Seen It Coming?
By Richard Eskow

GOP’s travel ban insanity: Why their latest Ebola farce is so absurd
Republican leaders' idea for a travel ban on West Africans is pure political posturing. They all but admit it


Yeah, the GOP is evil and will win — but the midterms are meaningless
It's the Party of Fear's turn this year, and that blows. But the cast of clowns in D.C. don't really run the show


“I’m not going away”: James Risen unloads to Salon about his government foes
In historic legal fight to protect sources, embattled reporter James Risen tells Salon how he plans to fight back


Obama’s stealth oil wars
The U.S. government is increasingly using sanctions to choke off energy-producing states it deems a hostile threat

By Michael Klare
"Washington now seeks to exploit this by selectively denying access to world oil markets, whether through sanctions or the use of force, and so depriving hostile producing powers of operating revenues."

Bill Maher’s horrible excuse: Why his defense of Islamophobia just doesn’t make any sense
For all his odes to liberal ideals, Maher's latest effort to demonize Muslims reveals a disturbing, illiberal truth

"TV hosts like Maher appear to revel in deliberately inviting debate with known moderate Muslim figures in order to seemingly undermine them, and thus simultaneously undermine the very notion of a moderate Islam."

James Risen’s Painful Truths
By Norman Solomon
"President Obama promised a 'transparent' administration – but the American people didn’t know the transparency would go only one way, letting the government look at the people while blocking the public’s view of the government, a reality described in James Risen’s new book, reviewed by Norman Solomon."

The Big Lie Behind Voter ID Laws
"Voter ID laws, as their supporters know, do only one thing very well: They keep otherwise eligible voters away from the polls."

North America is a crime scene: The untold history of America this Columbus Day
The founding myth of the United States is a lie. It is time to re-examine our ruthless past -- and present

By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

A British Message to Israel
"Israel and the United States have dismissed Monday’s vote in the House of Commons in Britain that endorsed diplomatic recognition of a Palestinian state as a symbolic gesture that won’t change British policy."

How Bush opened the door for ISIS
In Iraq, the U.S. is learning the hard way that even sophisticated training is not enough to sustain a foreign army


Old men clamoring for war: Why pressure for ISIS escalation is rising
More old guys are clamoring for ground troops. Here's how to ensure that Obama isn't *allowed* to change his mind

By Jim Newell
"With all the authority resting in the president’s hands, it’s easy for all other non-stakeholders (everyone else) to talk up escalation and score points off of the unpopular president. The president is more susceptible to pressure from military commanders. He is on his own.

When Government Was Good
By E.J. Dionne, Jr.
"Governments in the United States have to show—and I think it’s a bipartisan finger-pointing exercise here—that we can actually deliver to people who pay taxes.”

The Imperative of Revolt
By Chris Hedges
"if the internal mechanisms that once made piecemeal and incremental reform possible remain ineffective, if corporate power retains its chokehold on our economy and governance, including our legislative bodies, judiciary and systems of information, and if these corporate forces are able to use the security and surveillance apparatus and militarized police forces to criminalize dissent, how will change occur and what will it look like?"

ALEC’s new assault on America: Why the far right isn’t relying on Congress
While the nation fixates on congressional midterm results, here's what Big Money's front group has its eye on

By Heather Digby Parton
"Through the secretive meetings of the American Legislative Exchange Council, corporate lobbyists and state legislators vote as equals on ‘model bills’ to change our rights that often benefit the corporations’ bottom line at public expense"

Shaping the Vietnam Narrative
By Marjorie Cohn
"With George W. Bush's wars on Iraq and Afghanistan, and Barack Obama's drone wars in seven Muslim-majority countries and his escalating wars in Iraq and Syria, we have apparently moved beyond the Vietnam syndrome. By planting disinformation in the public realm, the government has built support for its recent wars, as it did with Vietnam."

“Pardon Us For Our Country’s Existence in the Middle of Your Military Bases” – Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov’s Speech at the UN
By Carla Stea.
"In a courageous and brilliant speech to the United Nations General Assembly on September 27, 2014, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov pierced the veil of obfuscation that characterizes too many speeches at the United Nations, and delivered a scathing denunciation of Western imperialism, imperialism that can only be accurately described as global theft."

Why You Can Hardly Believe a Word of What You Read About ISIS
By William Blum

A Deadly Legacy in Iraq
"Another chapter has been added to the dismal legacy of America’s involvement in Iraq. An investigation by C.J. Chivers, published in The Times on Wednesday, found that American and American-trained Iraqi troops discovered thousands of abandoned and highly dangerous chemical weapons left over from the rule of Saddam Hussein."

No, Bush was not right about Iraq: How conservatives misread new Times bombshell
The right says a new NY Times report on chemical weapons in Iraq vindicates Bush. Even Team Bush disagrees!

By Simon Maloy
"The United States had gone to war declaring it must destroy an active weapons of mass destruction program. Instead, American troops gradually found and ultimately suffered from the remnants of long-abandoned programs, built in close collaboration with the West.”

Corporate Shock and Awe Campaign is Obliterating Public Education
By Move to Amend

America’s looming freak show: How GOP control in 2015 will terrorize a nation – with no political repercussion
Yes, Republicans will shame themselves if they run Congress -- but here's why it'll be torture for the rest of us


7 disastrous possible outcomes of our new war with ISIS
Worst-case scenario: America’s pan-Middle Eastern war marches into its third decade with no end in sight


The two-state solution may ultimately be doomed to fail
By Jonathan Cook

The 5 most toxic myths about Ebola, debunked
The U.S. is not in store for a nationwide epidemic, despite what Fox News and CNN might have you believe VIDEO


Cutting through the Ebola B.S.: Here’s what we really need to worry about
Politicians and pundits are stirring up unprecedented levels of ebola panic. But how much fear is merited?


“I knew how he thought”: Wesley Clark on Milosevic, neocons and America’s future
The retired 4-star general and ex-presidential candidate tells Salon about ISIS, Iraq and our uncertain road ahead


Israel’s ‘Moral Hazard’ in Gaza
By Paul R. Pillar
"For generations now, the Israeli government has brutalized the Palestinian people, including this summer’s slaughter of more than 2,000 in devastated Gaza, but the Israelis also pass on the bill for repairing the damage to the international community, a lesson in moral hazard, says ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar."

You cannot trust people in power”: How 60 Minutes got duped by the FBI
FBI director Jim Comey is a charismatic guy who exudes integrity. But here's how he gets away with dubious claims


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

Poll: Majority of Americans Favor Quarantining Wolf Blitzer
satire by Andy Borowitz

U.N.C. Boosters Outraged That Some Athletes Took Real Classes
satire by Andy Borowitz

New Texas Law Would Require Candidates for Governor to Show Proof of I.Q.
satire by Andy Borowitz

Degrade and Destroy
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Lone Wolf
cartoon by Nick Anderson

The Hollywood Culture
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Weapon of Mass Delusion
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Ebola Concerns
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Ebola Buddy
animation by Mark Fiore

Did you know fun facts about Boston?
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

cartoon by Brian McFadden

The Globola crisis
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Breast cancer awareness czar
cartoon by Matt Bors

The house of feeeaaaarrrr
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

Different strokes for different folks
cartoon by Matt Wuerker

Obama's new Ebola czar!
Maybe Obama's critics should make up their minds.

cartoon by Mike Thompson

The UN criticizes Detroit’s water shut-offs
cartoon by Mike Thompson

Should you worry about Ebola?
cartoon by Mike Thompson

Some Fear Ebola Outbreak Could Make Nation Turn to Science
satire by Andy Borowitz

CNN Defends New Slogan
satire by Andy Borowitz

Sermon Subpoenas
cartoon by Nick Anderson

The Wheelchair
cartoon by Nick Anderson

CDC Protocols
cartoon by Nick Anderson

cartoon by Nick Anderson

2014 Nobel Peace Prize
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Voter Fraud Vigilantes
animation by Mark Fiore

What if our leaders vanished for weeks?
cartoon by Mike Thompson

Obama's new Ebola czar!Obama's critics need to make up their minds.
cartoon by Mike Thompson

In defense of the 'R' word
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

The bizarro Nobel prizes
cartoon by Brian McFadden

America of the future
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

No boots about it
cartoon by Matt Bors

The counter-intuitivist
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

We are what we drink
cartoon by Matt Wuerker

North Korean Government Reassures Citizens It Has Deep Bench of Brutal Madmen
satire by Andy Borowitz

Man Infected with Ebola Misinformation Through Casual Contact With Cable News
satire by Andy Borowitz

G.O.P. Leader: Five Million Forced Back to Work Under Obama
satire by Andy Borowitz

cartoon by Nick Anderson

Gay Marriage
cartoon by Nick Anderson

An optimistic Terri Lynn Land
cartoon by Mike Thompson

The Republicans' Benghazi obsession
cartoon by Mike Thompson

How the ape brain assesses risk
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

Julia Pierson's looking for work
cartoon by Brian McFadden

The GOP's fight against early voting explained
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Police practicality
cartoon by Matt Bors

Do your part
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

The Armchair Generals
cartoon by Matt Wuerker

Citing Security Concerns, Iraq’s Prime Minister Cancels Visit to White House
satire by Andy Borowitz

Obama to Move to Doorman Building
satire by Andy Borowitz

Bursting Their Bubble
cartoon by Nick Anderson

The Guard Dog
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Intelligence Failure
cartoon by Nick Anderson

The ISIS Threat
cartoon by Nick Anderson

White House Security Breach: Coming Home
animation by Mark Fiore

Obama and uninvited guests
Cartoon by Mike Thompson

Mitt Romney stumps for Terri Lynn Land
Cartoon by Mike Thompson

The U of M concussion controversy
Cartoon by Mike Thompson

Congressman proves we have nothing to fear from global warming because Science
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

The climate denial march on reality
cartoon by Brian McFadden

March of doom
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

A few good rebels
cartoon by Matt Bors

Climate of terror
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

Koch addict
cartoon by Matt Wuerker

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

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


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