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Weird Al

#EndorseThis: Weird Al Helps John Oliver Deescalate Tensions With North Korea

To give the indoctrinated people of North Korea “a sense of how America is feeling right now,” Oliver enlists Weird Al Yankovic, who plays the “international language” of the accordion “like a fucking angel.”

August 14, 2017
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Leading Progressive Dem. Congressman: War With North Korea Is Grounds For Impeachment

Ted Lieu is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing California’s 33rd congressional district since 2015. Rep. Lieu served in the JAG corps from 1995-1999 and as a colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve from 2000-2016. Lieu has been an outspoken critic of the war on Yemen, and more recently, of President Trump’s authority to unilaterally authorize a nuclear first strike.

August 13, 2017
Crazy

This Week In Crazy: Trump’s God-Given Mission To Nuke North Korea

Nuclear holy war, Chi-Raqi occupation, and Al Gore’s “big ugly ass.” Welcome to This Week In Crazy.

August 11, 2017
Meyers

#EndorseThis: Trump Is International ‘Laughing Stock,’ Explains Seth Meyers

Here Late Night host Seth Meyers explains “word bingo” — a game some European diplomats play whenever Trump talks at international gatherings.

August 10, 2017
Colbert

#EndorseThis: Colbert Calmly Predicts, “We’re All Gonna Die”

“I don’t want to be alarmist, but we’re all gonna die,” responded Late Show host Stephen Colbert to the nuclear pissing contest between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump. Between rounds of golf on Tuesday, Trump issued an escalatory warning to Jong-un: North Korea best not make any more threats to the […]

August 9, 2017
Danziger

Danziger: Another Menacing Sploosh

Jeff Danziger’s award-winning drawings are published by more than 600 newspapers and websites. He has been a cartoonist for the Rutland Herald, the New York Daily News and the Christian Science Monitor; his work has appeared in newspapers from the Wall Street Journal to Le Monde and Izvestia. Represented by the Washington Post Writers Group, he is a recipient of the Herblock Prize and […]

July 4, 2017
Danziger

Danziger: Lost At Sea

To Danziger, Donald Trump is someone whose naval command should be limited to the bathtub (or perhaps the hot-tub at Mar-a-Lago). The risks of losing an “armada” are much too high.

April 23, 2017

Carrier Strike Group Wasn’t Headed Toward N. Korea, Despite Trump’s Saber-Rattling

It wasn’t immediately clear if the mix-up was due to a deliberate attempt to psych out North Korea’s leaders — or a false narrative that resulted from miscommunications up the chain of command. On Sunday, North Korea attempted to test a ballistic missile, but it exploded seconds after launch.

April 19, 2017
Danziger on deepest kimchi

Danziger: We’re In Deepest Kimchi

When Donald Trump sends Mike Pence to deal with the North Korean nuclear threat, Danziger worries — and it’s impossible not to worry about these ill-informed weenies in control of the world’s security.

April 18, 2017
A combination photo shows a Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) handout of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un released on May 10, 2016, and Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump posing for a photo after an interview with Reuters in his office in Trump Tower, in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., May 17, 2016. REUTERS/KCNA handout via Reuters/File Photo & REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

Trump Administration Warns North Korea Over Nuclear Program

National security adviser H.R. McMaster said Trump “will take action” if North Korea continues to threaten the U.S. McMaster was asked on ABC’s Sunday program “This Week” about North Korea’s complaints that aggressive language from the U.S. increases the likelihood of conflict.

April 17, 2017
Trump, Sessions, nativism,

What Isn’t Donald Trump Hiding?

Yes, Donald Trump campaigned on draining a swamp full of elites. But we shouldn’t be so naive as to believe that he we speaking about all the elites. He meant just the elitists who want to help minorities.

April 17, 2017

North Korea Tries And Fails To Launch A Missile

An unnamed US official says it was not thought to have been an intercontinental ballistic missile. But the timing of the test, as American Vice President Mike Pence was travelling to the region and following the North Korean military parade in which what appeared to be new long-range ballistic missiles were on display, suggests deliberate defiance.

April 16, 2017
Saturday Night Live

Happy Easter! Baldwin, McCarthy Return To Saturday Night Live [VIDEO]

In the Saturday Night Live cold open, Trump (Baldwin) complains about the dictator of North Korea. “He’s a war monger, he’s quick to anger, he’s a huge narcissist, he’s got a stupid little haircut, why would they let a man like that run an entire country?” Then he gets down to real business, the simmering feud between the spectral, demonic Bannon (Mikey Day) and Jared Kushner, played with aplomb by guest host Jimmy Fallon in a blazer and flak jacket.

“Jared, you’re such an inspiration,” the president gushes. “You showed everybody that if you were born rich and marry my daughter, you can do whatever you want.”

April 16, 2017
north korea nuclear test

We Will Go To War If Trump Provokes Us: North Korea

“We are comparing Trump’s policy toward the DPRK with the former administrations and we have concluded that it’s becoming more vicious and more aggressive,” he said, referring to North Korea by its official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

April 14, 2017

North Korea Says It Is ‘Ready for War’

North Korea is “ready for war” the foreign ministry said the day after the U.S. redeployed an aircraft carrier from the Western Pacific toward the Korean Peninsula. According to a statement reported by state media channel the North Korean Central News Agency ( KCNA), the government has promised “catastrophic consequences” to any further “reckless moves for invading” by the United States.

April 11, 2017
north korea nuclear test

US Strike Group Heads Toward North Korea

While U.S. President Donald Trump has not set out a clear strategy for dealing with the isolated nation, he has criticized the past administration’s U.S. policy of “strategic patience,” in the face of North Korea’s ongoing efforts to develop long-range nuclear strike capability.

April 10, 2017
Bannon

Trump Removes Steve Bannon From National Security Council

In a shift seen as a victory for National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, the president removed his chief strategist, former Breitbart publisher Steve Bannon, from the National Security Council principals’ committee. From that powerful post, Bannon wielded substantive influence over critical policy issues, despite his lack of experience and qualifications.

April 5, 2017
Doomsday Clock

‘Doomsday Clock’ Ticks Closest To Midnight Since The Cold War

Humanity is edging nearer to destruction, according to the “Doomsday Clock.” The “clock” is now at two-and-a-half minutes to midnight (representing the destruction of Earth), the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists said in its annual announcement. That is 30 seconds closer than in 2016—and the closest it has been since the Cold War.

January 27, 2017
Trump, Headline, Twitter, Tweet

Commander-In-Tweet: America’s Dangerous Experiment Of Government By Twitter

From November 11 through January 12, Trump sent out 315 tweets, including retweets. By any measure, the largest number of tweets—63—were whining. Using Trump-speak, Reagan gave the public the equivalent of about 114 tweets, almost all on policy. And not once did he didn’t whine, insult or brag.

January 13, 2017
Trump may nominate John Bolton as Secretary of State

Trump May Name Iraq War Propagandist John Bolton As Top US Diplomat

Not only did John Bolton support the scheme to attack Iraq, but he actively promoted the official lies and propaganda that led up to the US invasion.

November 15, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during their meeting in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing November 12, 2014.

U.S., China To Step Up Cooperation On North Korea

U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang agreed on Monday to step up cooperation in the United Nations Security Council and in law-enforcement channels after North Korea’s fifth nuclear test, the White House said.

September 20, 2016
north korea sanctions

Top Diplomats From U.S., Japan, South Korea To Meet On North Korea

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts in New York on Sunday to discuss responses to North Korea’s latest nuclear test, South Korea’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

September 14, 2016