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Trump Picks Stephen Colbert to Run Department of Irony

Christopher Lamb | Posted 02.13.2017 | Comedy
Christopher Lamb

COULD YOU ADD A PHOTO OF COMEDIAN STEPHEN COLBERT? President Donald J. Trump announced Monday that comedian Stephen Colbert will run the administrat...

President Trump's Cabinet

Brian K. Pinaire, Ph.D. | Posted 04.22.2016 | Comedy
Brian K. Pinaire, Ph.D.

After this week's big win in New York, we are one step closer to the White House. It's time to start thinking about the team we need to assemble to Make America Great Again!

Nebraska and Oklahoma vs. Colorado: Irony Flows

Allison Barker Watson | Posted 04.07.2016 | Politics
Allison Barker Watson

The states complained that Colorado's establishment of a legal, regulated market caused marijuana to flow into their states, thereby undermining their strict laws. This, they claimed, caused "irreparable injury" by draining their treasuries, placing stress on their criminal justice systems and endangering the health of their residents.

Hot Take: If We Crack Down On Payday Lenders, The Terrorists Win

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics

There are any number of ideas that might flow forth from the words, "in the wake of tragedies in San Bernardino and Paris." Calls to action. Expressio...

I Bring A Marrige Proposal To My Apartment

Robert Kingett | Posted 10.07.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert Kingett

While a relationship is definitely something we all hope for in our lives it's good to figure out a few things in one's life. It's good to wonder what could have been, or what would be. It's healthy for the soul to think about the alternative.

Why Do We Kill With Kindness?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 09.20.2016 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo


Can Being Humble Ironically Make You a Powerful Leader?

Donna Labermeier | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

Can being humble make you a powerful leader? I believe the answer to this question is a resounding, "Yes!" However, most people in positions of power ...

Jason Linkins

'Rise Of Super PACs' Set To Ruin The RNC's Plan To Avoid A Brutal Primary Season | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

As I've had the opportunity to write about before, the Republican National Committee emerged from the 2012 election bent on making a series of dramati...

Jason Linkins

A Rare Success For No Labels Actually Makes Washington Dysfunction Worse | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics

No Labels, a loosely organized collection of platitude wielders, hasn't achieved much in its short time on this Earth. At least as far as its stated p...

Jason Linkins

Man Agrees To Do Thing | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

Joe Lieberman, a former senator from Connecticut, has agreed to serve as the co-chairman for No Labels, a loosely codified set of vaguely defined sent...

The Most Ironic Story of Ever Upward

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 12.21.2014 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

FULL CIRCLE It was a full circle weekend for me returning to the Emerging Women conference, this year in New York City. Last year I attended EW as a ...

How to Use Jokes, Irony and Sarcasm

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 10.28.2014 | Women
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

Teasing, joking and making fun of ourselves and each other can often create intimacy, diffuse barriers and bond friends and colleagues.

Jason Linkins

No Labels: Hollow As Ever, Whining About 'Cynics' | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

Yahoo! News' Meredith Shiner's recent piece on the goofy little group No Labels -- currently leading all comers in the race to be my Summer 2014 Spiri...

A True Story

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 09.17.2014 | Fifty
Sheila Blanchette

We hoped this was a temporary protest, but it lasted for the two years she lived there. I called the town manager to see what could be done. "I know it's awful to look at and I'd sure hate to be her neighbor, but this is New Hampshire. Live Free or Die."

Irony, Hipsters and Why Sincerity Isn't Literally the Worst

Ryan Chapin Mach | Posted 08.18.2014 | College
Ryan Chapin Mach

Subversive dishonesty is an essential tool in daily life, whether in the name of satire, philosophy, art or simply discovering who you are. However indirect, irony is a route to the self, one that can sidestep the obstacles posed by society and state.

Jason Linkins

Ari Fleischer Can't Remember Whether He Likes Iraq Withdrawal Or Not | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

On October 21, 2011, The New York Times reported on President Barack Obama's announcement that "the last American soldier would leave Iraq by the end ...

IRONY ALERT: Woman Allegedly Steals Bible

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 06.03.2014 | Weird News

If only she had read the book first. A South Carolina woman is accused of stealing a Bible, as well as several pairs of socks and some cheese, from...

You Might Be Using This Word All Wrong

Posted 02.21.2014 | Home

Poor, beleaguered Alanis Morissette has long borne the brunt of our society’s pedantry about the word ironic. Sure, her song “Ironic” notoriousl...

You Call That A Hipster? These Are Some @#$%ing Hipsters.

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 02.07.2014 | Comedy

"Hipster" is one of those words that is used so frequently in everyday vernacular, it's practically become meaningless. Every art school kid, aspiring...

THIS Is The Kind Of Death I'm Hoping For

Roz Warren | Posted 02.14.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Actor Paul Walker, the star of 'Fast & Furious,' a movie series about fiery car crashes, just died in a fiery car crash. Death, always, sucks. But an ironic death? Even worse. I hope to die doing something totally unremarkable. Dusting the bookshelves. Walking the dog. Soaking in the tub.

Jason Linkins

Someone Had The Crazy Idea That They Could 'Promote Through Politico' | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

One of Politico's best, Byron Tau, tweeted a complaint this morning. And he is right to do so! Because whoever sent the missive he obtained, in which ...

Why Do Moustaches Go With Irony?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 01.19.2014 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo


Jason Linkins

Obamacare Obstructionists Are Ironically Doing A Great Job Raising Awareness Of Obamacare | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

This week, former President Bill Clinton re-accepted his role as the U.S. Secretary for Explaining Stuff and headed down to Little Rock, Ark., to spre...

Yale Daily News 'Writes' Headline With Unintentional 'Irony' About 'Bob Woodward'

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.30.2013 | College

The Yale Daily News, the oldest daily student newspaper in the United States, may want to update some of its editing-style rules. The YDN broke the...

Alanis' 'Ironic' Is FINALLY Ironic

Posted 07.11.2013 | Comedy

It's been a long-standing complaint that Alanis Morissette's most famous song, "Ironic," has lyrics that aren't really ironic. Sure, people complain, ...