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Entries by Sophia A. McClennen from 01/2012

PAC Daddy: Colbert Makes Civics Lessons Fun

| Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

Colbert isn't making a joke of the electoral process. He is showing us that our electoral process already is a joke. He is only able to mock it so easily because it is an absurd system that favors corporate power and political elites.

What's So Funny? Why Colbert Is Funny and Cain Is Not

| Posted 01.23.2012 | Comedy

It is worth remembering that at one point Cain was topping the polls. Perhaps the public recognized that they didn't share Cain's sense of humor. Let's hope that they share Colbert's.

Where's the Outrage? It Takes Comedians to Stand Up to Newt's Hypocrisy

| Posted 01.27.2012 | Politics

In the absurdity that has become the Republican Primary we have increasingly had to look to comedians to make sense of the whole mess, by exposing hypocrisy and speaking truth to power.