Politics

Bernie-Loving Phish Drummer Jon Fishman Wins Maine Local Election

Congratulations to Phish drummer and namesake Jon Fishman, who recently won a local election to the Board of Selectmen in Lincolnville, Maine, his hometown of…
Andy Cush / June 16, 2017

The Dream of the Pee Tape Is Still Alive After James Comey’s Senate Testimony

This morning, idiots in urban centers across the country gathered in bars, cafes, and office break rooms to watch the Senate testimony of former FBI…
Andy Cush / June 8, 2017

Two Democratic Senators Are Asking SXSW to Move Out of Texas Over New Anti-Immigrant Law

Democratic U.S. Senators Bob Menendez of New Jersey and Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada have written an open letter to the organizers of South by…
Andy Cush / June 7, 2017

Greg Gianforte, a GOP Congressional Candidate, “Body-Slammed” a Reporter Last Night

Today, Montana's voters will go to the polls in a special election to determine who will fill a U.S. House of Representative seat that was…
Andy Cush / May 25, 2017

Sean Spicer, Who Really Wanted to Meet the Pope, Did Not Get to Meet the Pope

You may have seen photos of the Trump family meeting with Pope Francis in Vatican City today. The president looked thrilled and a little mischievous;…
Andy Cush / May 24, 2017

Get Me Roger Stone Is a Chilling Portrait of the Man Who Helped to Create President Trump

Near the end of the new Netflix original documentary Get Me Roger Stone, a filmmaker asks the titular right-wing political operative and self-described "agent provocateur"
Andy Cush / May 19, 2017

HBCU President Threatens to End Graduation Ceremony After Students Boo, Protest Betsy DeVos Speech

After getting repeatedly owned by congresspeople at her confirmation hearing and then by protesters on an early tour of public schools, Donald Trump's education secretary Betsy…
Andy Cush / May 10, 2017

Donald Trump Personally Contacted National Parks Service Over Unfavorable Inauguration Tweet

You have to have a big ego to become president of the United States, and it's safe to assume that pretty much any past leader…
Andy Cush / May 3, 2017

25 Years Later, New Documentaries Show the Los Angeles Riots Are as Relevant as Ever

"This is happening every day. They just caught it on videotape," says Michael Winters, a resident of South Central Los Angeles, early in the A&E…
Andy Cush / May 1, 2017

What Is There Even to Say About This Utterly Nuts Official White House Video?

This afternoon, Donald Trump tweeted—from his personal, not @POTUS, account—a video that celebrates the homecoming of Aya Hijazi, an American who had been imprisoned in…
Jordan Sargent / April 21, 2017

America Learned a Lot About Alex Jones Today

Alex Jones is a pretty private guy. His conspiracy theory media empire InfoWars is housed in a private compound in an undisclosed location outside of…
Andy Cush / April 18, 2017

Fox and Friends Soundtracked Footage of the MOAB Dropping in Afghanistan With a Toby Keith War Anthem

Almost a year ago to the day, Maureen Dowd published a column headlined "Donald the Dove, Hillary the Hawk" in the New York Times, becoming the most…
Andy Cush / April 14, 2017

Inspired by Bernie Sanders, Phish’s Drummer Is Running for Local Office in His Maine Hometown

Jon Fishman, the man who gives Vermont's most beloved jam band its name and its amorphous backbeat, is getting into local politics. The Associated Press and the…
Andy Cush / April 13, 2017

Federal Police Reform Will Go On as Planned in Baltimore Despite Trump Administration’s Attempt to Stop It

While his boss fires missiles at Syria and his colleagues in the Donald Trump administration call each other cucks, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has…
Andy Cush / April 7, 2017

Report: White House Civil War Now Involves Trump’s Top Advisors Calling Each Other “Cuck”

Life can be pretty bleak under President Donald Trump, and you have to take your good news where you can get it. Increasingly, that means…
Andy Cush / April 6, 2017
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