Okay. You can stop vibrating like a shaved poodle duct-taped to the foul pole at Wrigley during a night game in April. It's finally here. The 8th annual Top Ten Comedic News Stories of the Year.
Do as you please, lie, hurt people close to you even when they're possibly at death's door. Just don't commit the cardinal campaign transgression of inauspicious timing and you may one day be president.
Recent events create an awareness that too little guidance has been given politicians on the proper way to deal with problems that arise when the non-politically ambitious partner in an illicit affair.
Sometimes, even in a crazy up-and-down process like this political cycle has been, it is possible to get through all the noise and find the frequency.
Digital shaming has become the newest form of public stocks, ensuring the wrongdoings of individuals are widely known and impossible to erase.
A presidential campaign is a terribly punishing and destructive process. Nothing is off-limits to the media; no dirty tricks are too dirty. And at the end of the gold and black rainbow is the bipartisan enthusiasm to criminalize policy differences.
The infamous words of the biblical Cain could readily serve as the slogan of today's Republican Party: "Am I my brother's keeper?" Their answer is identical with that implicit in the rhetorical question posed by Abel's killer. "Hell, No!"
The substance of Mitt Romney's approach to governance and economics is troubling, but the tone is perhaps more disturbing. It is almost as if the theme of his campaign is that it is time for Americans to grow up and let a businessman take over.
Donald Trump has summoned the field of Republican candidates to Des Moines on December 27 for a debate to be moderated by... Donald Trump. With questions presented to the candidates by... Donald Trump. With answers vetted by... Donald Trump.
Herman Cain's short-lived flirt with the presidential nomination raises big questions for the GOP ahead of 2012. The biggest one being, how will the party attract Black and Latino voters in numbers large enough to swing the election their way?
The lies that chronic liars tell others are intriguing, but perhaps even more revealing are the lies they tell themselves. The road to big-time lying is paved with self-deception.
It is inconceivable to many that this is the best of the Republican Party but alas it appears to be.
The criticism expressed by the pundits on the slate of Republican presidential wannabes has been quite fierce -- from the Left and from the Right. Ju...
For a sustained period, Cain was the GOP candidate who most successfully stimulated the nostalgia for the good ole days of the "great communicator," Ronald Reagan, among "the base."
Both Herman Cain and Eddie Long are birds of a feather. Their narcissistic disregard for the pain they've caused so many others should perhaps force us to ask ourselves why we gave these men so much power.
Looking back, some may have believed that Herman Cain was some index of the ultimate limits of post-race discourses. Yet, Herman Cain's candidacy has been shrouded in so much absurdity, that it's hard to see him as anything other than a performance artist.