Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.
Monday, October 23, 2017
Michele Bachmann
Crazy

This Week In Crazy: David Crosby Faces Fire, Fury From Ted Nugent

Statue fetishists, blubbering neo-Nazis, and Cat Fight Fever. Welcome to This Week In Crazy.

August 18, 2017

This Week In Crazy: Lies, Damn Lies, And Dogma

The War on Christians is heating up, Bernie Sanders is the new Hitler, and Michele Bachmann is still talking. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the loony, bigoted, and hateful behavior of the increasingly unhinged right wing.

March 25, 2016

This Week In Crazy: Farewell to Iowa

Trump’s depressed Iowa fans, Michele Bachmann’s wild-eyed prophecies, and the revenge of Cliven Bundy! Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the loony, bigoted, and hateful behavior of the increasingly unhinged right wing.

February 5, 2016

This Week In Crazy: Come, Armageddon

Despite prior warnings to this effect, which turned out to be premature, conservative right-wingers are quite sure that this time it really is the End Times.

November 13, 2015

This Week In Crazy: The Stupidity Of A Free State

A well-regulated militia — which consists predominantly of disturbed white men who retch at the mere mention of “regulation” — being necessary to the stupidity of a free state, we can always look forward to hearing more pro-gun idiocy after a tragic mass shooting. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”

October 9, 2015

Head Of Pro-Rand Paul ‘Super PAC’ Indicted For 2012 Campaign Violations

Rand Paul’s outsider image isn’t so squeaky clean, anymore.

August 5, 2015

What Clintons Do Is ‘Scandalous,’ What Republicans Do Is… Ignored

George W. Bush’s foundation solicited millions of dollars while he was president — and refused to disclose its foreign donors for years.

May 26, 2015

This Week In Crazy: The Gays Are Coming! The Gays Are Coming!

Our reliable update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Today we bring you Indiana Freakout: The Gay Apocalypse!

April 3, 2015
Bill O'Reilly interviews Martin Luther King III

This Week In Crazy: Bill O’Reilly Has Some Advice For ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Protesters

Bill O’Reilly educates the black community, Pat Robertson ponders Cuba, and much more.

December 19, 2014

Endorse This: Michele Bachmann’s Holiday Cheer — Bombing Iran

Michele Bachmann says President Obama responded to her demand to bomb Iran as if she were an idiot.

December 15, 2014

This Week In Crazy: Michele Bachmann Says Goodbye

Bachmann’s farewell, torture report conspiracy theories, and more.

December 12, 2014

This Week In Crazy: Immigration Meltdown Edition

Obama starts a new civil war, Latinos escalate the War on Whites, and so much more.

November 21, 2014

Five House Members Will Leave Congress With Open Ethics Review

Find out which congressmen are leaving before the Ethics Committee gets to them.

November 12, 2014

Retiring Bachmann Signals She’s Still In The Game

Good news for political satirists: Michele Bachmann isn’t going anywhere.

October 15, 2014

Pandering To Bigotry With Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, And Jerry Boykin

The Values Voter Summit is stirring up its own brand of crazy this year with a cast of celebrity wingnuts.

September 26, 2014

This Week In Crazy: Obama Wants You To Grow A Jihad Beard, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Obama wants you to grow a Jihad beard, Phyllis Schlafly wins the Cold War, and so much more.

September 26, 2014

This Week In Crazy: Obama Wants To Use Immigrant Kids As Lab Rats, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five: 5. Kerry Bentivolio Congressman Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI) — a Santa-impersonating reindeer rancher who once starred in a film suggesting that 9/11 was an inside […]

August 1, 2014

Bachmann: ‘There’s A Chance I Could Run’ For President In 2016

Michele Bachmann may be retiring from the House of Representatives, but that doesn’t mean that she’s ready to leave the spotlight. In news that should depress Republicans (and thrill fans of This Week In Crazy), the Minnesota congresswoman now says that she may run for president again in 2016. Bachmann, who unsuccessfully sought the Republican […]

July 23, 2014

Border Crisis Tests Religious Faith — And Some Fail Badly

Flamboyant piety has long been fashionable on the political right, where activists, commentators, and elected officials never hesitate to hector us about their great moral and theological rectitude. Wielding the Scriptures like a weapon, these righteous ’wingers are always eager to condemn the alleged sins of others but reluctant to examine their own. They seem […]

July 18, 2014

The 5 Worst Things Politicians Have Said About Migrant Children

The influx of young Central American refugees across the U.S. border is a serious issue that needs a serious policy response. Politicians should be focused on ensuring that these children are treated humanely, and working on sound immigration reform. But, unsurprisingly, many on the right have chosen this time to spout ignorant, offensive rhetoric about these […]

July 16, 2014

This Week In Crazy: ‘Super Gay Male Soldiers’ Are Killing Christians, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five: 5. Jim DeMint Photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr Heritage Foundation leader Jim DeMint continued to make a mockery of the term “think tank” this week, when […]

April 11, 2014

This Week In Crazy: Michele Bachmann Is Very Disappointed In Jewish-Americans, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five: 5. Pat Robertson Noted scientist Pat Robertson checks in at number five, for counseling a woman who wrote in to his 700 Club program on Wednesday […]

March 7, 2014

This Week In Crazy: Suing King Obama, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to a special State of the Union edition of “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. With apologies to Bryan Fischer, Bob Barr, and many others, this week’s list will only cover the many, many awful […]

January 31, 2014

This Year In Crazy: A Fond Look Back At An Insane Year In Politics

During his re-election campaign, President Barack Obama repeatedly speculated that the “partisan fever” in Washington, D.C. would break after the 2012 presidential election. One year into the president’s second term, it’s quite possible that his prediction was crazier than anything you’re about to read. Every week, The National Memo compiles This Week In Crazy, an […]

December 30, 2013

Bachmann’s Silence Is Golden

Steven Miles and Arthur Caplan are my new heroes. They should be yours, too — if you hold the radical opinion that facts matter. Dr. Miles, a University of Minnesota bioethicist, offered $1,000 to charity if Michele Bachmann can prove a link she suggested between vaccinations for human papillomavirus and intellectual disability. Dr. Caplan, director […]

September 21, 2011