Monday, October 5, 2015
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Son Of A Trump: Mexican Comedians Hit Back In Insult-Laden Show

Group of Mexico’s most popular comedians lambasts Donald Trump as a dangerous buffoon in a new play that hits back over his anti-Mexican comments on the U.S. election campaign trail.

October 5, 2015
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A 1980s New York City Battle Explains Trump’s Candidacy

How Trump became Trump.

October 5, 2015
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Bush speaks during the second official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley

Why Jeb Bush Is The Worst Major Presidential Candidate We’ll Ever See

Jeb Bush is the real life-version of the robotic, soulless, gaffe-prone Mitt Romney we parodied in the last election cycle.

October 5, 2015

‘Stuff Happens’: Jeb And Trump Talk Down Gun Control

The two biggest-name Republican candidates clearly don’t like each other very much, but they do appear to agree on one thing: There’s nothing more we can do about mass shootings.

October 2, 2015

Late Night Roundup: The First African President — Donald Trump

Trevor Noah realized that Donald Trump’s campaign style is in fact very presidential — he’s just like some of the more notorious presidents from back in Trevor’s home continent of Africa.

October 2, 2015

Endorse This: Look, Up In The Sky — It’s Trump!

First, Donald Trump was Batman. And now, he gets to be a whole other superhero, too.

October 1, 2015

Late Night Roundup: The Mark of The Christie

Chris Christie sat down for an interview on “The Daily Show” — in which Trevor Noah asked where exactly he should get his stamp to track him as an immigrant worker.

October 1, 2015

Trump Calls Rubio ‘Weak’ And ‘Lazy’

Hmm, dogwhistle much?

September 30, 2015
People holds signs as U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference to reveal his tax policy at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York

Analysis: Trump Plan Highlights The Dubious Assumption At The Heart Of Republican Tax Proposals

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump revealed a tax reform plan Monday that, like many of the proposals put forth by his Republican rivals, contains a dubious assumption: that tax cuts will generate rapid economic growth.

September 29, 2015

Endorse This: Rand Paul Vs. A ‘Clown’

Rand Paul is blasting Donald Trump for causing politics to sink so low — and wondering how anyone could think this “clown” is fit to be president.

September 28, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Pope And Circumstance!

Stephen Colbert was excited for Pope Francis’ visit to New York, so much so that he invited the leader of the Catholic Church to appear on his show.

September 25, 2015

Trump Gets Testy After ‘National Review’ Editor’s Remark

Trump’s war against traditional Republican media outlets won’t get fixed any time soon.

September 24, 2015

Trump To Fox News: No Soup For You!

How is Fox News supposed to run a conservative news channel, if the Republican frontrunner declares that he’s not going on with them anymore?

September 23, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Donald Trump Isn’t Talking About Something!

Stephen Colbert sat down with Donald Trump — one gonzo comedian to another.

September 23, 2015

Fiorina And Trump: Rivals Who Deserve Each Other

You thought Donald Trump was a braggart and a blowhard? Then you probably cheered to see Carly Fiorina take him on. Either way, the two GOP frontrunners clearly deserve each other.

September 23, 2015
File photo shows U.S. Republican candidate Dr. Ben Carson speaking in Greenville

Quick Lesson In Political Language

No serious politician would use intemperate language so openly. But they’re not above making appeals to base animosities — the language has just become benign and opaque, a “dog whistle” pitched for those with ears to hear.

September 23, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Soul Food Socialism

Larry Wilmore took Bernie Sanders for a soul food dinner — and offered him an idea for a new campaign hat, to compete against Donald Trump.

September 22, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker bows his head in prayer at a campaign stop in Haverhill

Walker Quits GOP Race, Urges Other Candidates: Stop Trump

In a brief, blunt statement Wisconsin governor Scott Walker suspended his campaign for president and begged the party to rally behind an alternative to Donald Trump.

September 21, 2015
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An Engineer Explains Why Trump’s Wall Is So Implausible

Donald Trump is not a builder. Donald Trump could not build a doghouse. And the wall he proposes is a more challenging endeavor than he would ever lead you to believe

September 21, 2015

Donald Trump Modestly Announces ‘My New Bestseller’

As one can imagine, Trump is promoting the book in only the most humble of terms.

September 21, 2015
Republican U.S. presidential candidates pose before the start of the second official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley

5 Imaginary Problems GOP Candidates Would Rather Solve Than Real Ones

In case you missed them during three hours of pessimism, lies, and awkward posturing, here are five imaginary crises Republican candidates will fix by repeating all of the mistakes we’ve already made.

September 21, 2015
U.S. Republican candidate Dr. Ben Carson speaks during the Heritage Action for America presidential candidate forum in Greenville

Republican Candidate Carson Says Muslims Unfit To Be U.S. President

“I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that,” Carson told NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

September 20, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) takes part in a rally to preserve union pensions in Washington

Anxiety Is Pervasive On Both Sides Of Political Spectrum

It’s hard to see either Trump or Sanders as a presidential nominee, the voters they represent aren’t going away. Neither is their anxiety, which could prove a disruptive force in American political and civic life.

September 19, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks on the USS Iowa in San Pedro

Trump Under Fire For Not Correcting Man Who Called Obama A Muslim

“We have a problem in this country. It’s called Muslims.”

September 18, 2015

Poll: Trump Way Up, But Fiorina Gains Ground

The most obvious shift in voters appears to be away from Carson and over to Fiorina, in the race to be the alternative to Trump.

September 18, 2015
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