Kissing the Koch Ring

Kissing the Koch Ring

After the Supreme Court’s democracy-mugging decree that let corporations dump unlimited amounts of money into our elections, a guy named Larry sent me an email that perfectly summed it all up: “Big money has plucked our eagle!” Thanks to the...
A Flat-footed Backflip for Wall Street

A Flat-footed Backflip for Wall Street

Congress, which had been so tied up in a partisan knot by right-wing extremists that it became unable to move, suddenly sprang loose at the end of the year. Before heading home for the holidays, it put on a phenomenal show of acrobatic lawmaking. In one big,...
Obama Pardons Two Republican Turkeys

Obama Pardons Two Republican Turkeys

Thanksgiving — a time of grace and family sharing — will get an extra bit of grace from the White House this year. Just as the president has done for the last 25 years, Barack Obama will grant clemency to two turkeys that otherwise could’ve become the main...
Taking Stock of the Money Midterms

Taking Stock of the Money Midterms

The 2014 midterm elections sure looked like a blowout for the Republican Party. But leave it to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to call the real winner: big money. “Incredible night for money in politics!” gushed one of the show’s satirical...