The powerful, super-wealthy people at the top of the economic food chain have noticed all this populist stirring. Boy, have they noticed. In spite of all their power and wealth, they are offended that anyone is suggesting that the system should be tinkered with. They're speaking out -- in truly silly ways -- and putting their money where their mouths are.
Fox voiceovers loom: "Food stamp abusers, eating on taxpayers." Then another, "America's poor are actually living the good life" -- quite a despicable comment revealing the perspective of those who have never lived with, worked with, or even been around poor people in America.
Congrats to Vladimir Putin! His voter tampering has succeeded! (It's easy to vote the "right" way when you've got a gun pointed at your head). Just another day of democracy-in-action for good ol' Vlad.
The show is, in every way, fashioned from the very cloth Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have spent their careers assiduously shredding.
You can say, and even believe, that the U.S. has the best health care system in the world if, as I did for many years, you associate only with other folks who share the same world view as you do and if you watch, read and listen to the media that reinforce your preconceived notions.
SB 1062 in Arizona was vetoed by Governor Jan Brewer! But not everyone is so happy about it. Amidst the hatred, there was actually more entertaining hatred found on Twitter.
If passed, the ban on same-sex marriages could have devastating consequences on upwards of 86 percent of current legal unions, and up to 60 percent of Jewish newlyweds.
This year the top movies reflect the hopes, fears, and obsessions of their audiences, and so they offer us a chance to reflect on what these films can teach us. As our opening images suggest, one of the primary themes of our current films is one of our current dilemmas: Why do we feel so alone in a world in which it is possible to be connected 24/7?
With technology moving so fast, I wanted to see how much people really know about technology! And could I convince people on the street that really ugly glasses were second generation Google Glasses?
Here we have the top House Democrat who, apparently, doesn't understand that government doesn't actually work very well. Not that Republicans would get to the point either.
No matter what side of the creation-evolution debate you are on, your partisanship costs you dearly. Why? Because it costs you the ability to read the Bible on its own terms. What do we lose by straightjacketing the Bible with the creation-evolution debate?
When an antiquated economic theory is refuted by data, we must go with the data, and also trust our instincts. What's your gut tell you about the potential impact of raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10 per hour?
In the hands of some, snark can be executed smartly and entertainingly, but it must be in manageable doses. But as it becomes an increasingly dominant mode of modern communication, especially online, it becomes poisonous.
I will say what the scientist will not: Our freezing weather is the result of global warming.
The heart of the film, and there is lot of heart here, is watching this band of edgy, self-aware, second-generation NY wiseass Muslim comics extend themselves to people in small town America who sometimes have no idea what to do with them.
Today the Earth Got a Little Warmer. Drunken Arctic Is Freezing the US reports Chris Mooney at MotherJones, as a large portion of the polar vortex, t...