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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks in a press conference at the State House in Trenton, New Jersey, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Dominick Reuter

Comparing Trump’s Not-So-Super VP Candidates

Donald Trump is in the middle of a tough search for a vice president — any vice president. No one seems to want the job, and Trump is scrambling to show the world a ticket that makes him look like anything other than a crazy reality star who’s been wandering onto the wrong cable channels. We at The National Memo decided to put together a little tip sheet to make his choice easier.

July 11, 2016

This Week In Crazy: Rush To Delusions

Hypocrisy, zealotry, and gobbledygook. 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.

April 8, 2016
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Ben Carson And Sarah Palin Are Awful Trump Surrogates

Two of Donald Trump’s most prominent political endorsers, Ben Carson and Sarah Palin, have not been doing a very good job convincing voters to support Trump. The two have spent much of the time since they endorsed Trump either publicly regretting their choice or passing off a verbal stream of consciousness as public speaking.

April 4, 2016
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Defeating Trump Won’t Erase The Forces That Made Him Possible

We can pretend this temper tantrum, this national nervous breakdown, means nothing once Trump is gone. But to embrace that option is to miss the point.

March 13, 2016
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From Impossible To Inevitable: Trump Must Choose His Veep

I contacted 22 people, which is 22 more people than I usually contact for a column, to ask them their predictions for Trump’s running mate.

February 24, 2016

Endorse This: Sarah Palin Further Embarrasses Herself On Caucus Day

Sarah Palin, in a nutshell: “What did I say that is offensive?”

February 1, 2016
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Here We Go Again, Trash-Talking The Working Class

Every group has its “other.” For too many white intellectuals, it’s the working class.

January 28, 2016

Endorse This: Yosemite Sarah Palin!

The spookiest part of all is just how well Yosemite Sam’s animated mouth movements match up with with all the word salad that came from Palin’s own lips.

January 25, 2016

Track Palin, Sarah’s Latest Political Opportunity

His mother’s clumsy attempt to shift blame for what he allegedly did speaks volumes about the devolution of conservatism in the last two decades.

January 24, 2016

Late Night Roundup: No More Whitewashing In Whitesboro!

“The Daily Show” revealed the secret role the show played in addressing controversy over the racist-looking official seal of the Village of Whitesboro.

January 22, 2016
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This Week In Crazy: A Down And Dirty ‘Squirmish’

Did you know that you can measure your patriotism by the number of times you’ve seen 13 Hours? It’s true. If you haven’t seen 13 Hours yet, it means you hate America. 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.

January 22, 2016

Endorse This: Sarah Palin, Go Home (And Go Away)

The gang on “Morning Joe” all felt very dirty this morning.

January 21, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Trump thanks the crowd after receiving Palin's endorsement at a rally at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa

Trump And The Myth Of Superiority

To laugh at Trump and Palin is to play along with this notion of my superiority, and I don’t like that version of myself. I was raised to be better than this.

January 21, 2016

Late Night Roundup: Sarah Palin’s Bag Of Words

One topic dominated the late night comedy shows: Sarah Palin’s rambling, 20-minute speech where she endorsed Donald Trump.

January 21, 2016

Sarah Palin: My Veteran Son Has PTSD Because He’s Not Respected By Obama

Palin says the troops’ sense of trauma and doubt “comes from our own president — where they have to look at him and wonder.”

January 20, 2016
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Shameless In, Shameless Out: Running For President In 2016

Big problems and little candidates. They seem to go hand in hand.

January 20, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Trump thanks the crowd after receiving Palin's endorsement at a rally at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa

Former U.S. VP candidate Palin Endorses Trump With A ‘Hallelujah’

At rally in Iowa, Palin described Trump as an anti-establishment candidate who would “kick ISIS’ ass.”

January 20, 2016

Sarah Palin Endorses Trump — And The Donald Has Some Fun

When Donald Trump and Sarah Palin team up, there is going to be some major trolling.

January 19, 2016

Jeb Hints At Woman Vice President: ‘Did I Say That Out Loud?’

The discussion couldn’t help but veer toward a certain other Republican running mate from elections past (and who didn’t exactly impress voters).

December 1, 2015

Endorse This: Trying To Reason With Sarah Palin

In what passes for a Socratic dialogue these days, Seth Meyers discussed the refugee issue with one of the preeminent ignorant foils of our time.

November 24, 2015

This Week In Crazy: Jesus, Get Your Gun!

What would Jesus do? Oppose background checks, naturally.

November 20, 2015

This Week In Crazy: Come Hell And High Water

Ah, America, where you can simultaneously hold the Constitution up as a holy totem and conveniently forget anything in it you don’t like.

September 11, 2015

‘The End Of The World As We Know It’ — The Tea Party Rallies Against Iran Nuclear Deal

“Never ever, ever, ever in my life have I seen a transaction so incompetently negotiated as our deal with Iran. And I mean never,” Trump said.

September 9, 2015

Iran Debate: Clinton Steps Up To Oppose The Demagogues

Clinton has found a balance and a voice that are more vital than ever in a contest against irresponsible politicians, whose demagogy points us again toward war.

September 8, 2015

The Incorrectly Political Donald Trump

Candidate Trump and former Governor Palin are complaining about “political correctness,” the supposedly liberal sin of being too polite to tell the unvarnished truth. Have I given offense? Oh, I do hope so.

September 2, 2015