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Political Humor and Satire

Fifteen Signs That Your Husband Is Thinking of Voting Republican

Roz Warren | Posted 06.06.2016 | Comedy
Roz Warren

When you cut yourself in the kitchen, he announces that "blood is coming out of your whatever." Or, when your daughter brings her friends home from elementary school, he demands to see documentation that they're in this country legally.

1 Million Doms Supports Samantha Bee's New Show

Domenick Scudera | Posted 12.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

My name is Dom, and I would like to announce the formation of a new organization, One Million Doms (or 1MD). We are launching a new campaign to support Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.

Save Us From Canada!

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.30.2016 | Politics
Lev Raphael

Scott Walker has boldly gone where no GOP candidate has gone before. He wants to wall us off from the true international menace we've been ignoring for years: Canada.

5 Reasons I Won't Educate My Kids

Kristen Hansen Brakeman | Posted 04.11.2015 | Comedy
Kristen Hansen Brakeman

I've made what some say is a controversial choice. I refuse to force-educate my kids. I will not subject my children to dangerous schoolyards and suspect curriculum just because some expert or some government entity says I have to. Because I am a mom that means that the choice I've made is the right one for my kids.

Here's What Happened When 'Meet The Press' Asked Comedians To Defend 'The Daily Show'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.29.2014 | Media

Is political satire to blame for dumbing down politics and increasing apathy? That question served as the premise for Sunday's episode of "Meet The...

Why Do Democrats Love Santa?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 02.09.2015 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo


'Paul Ryan Has Such Pretty Blue Eyes, Sometimes It's Easy To Forget He's Satan Incarnate.'

The Huffington Post | Christine Dalton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

By now we've learned that people write some pretty brutal tweets about celebrities. And thanks to Jimmy Kimmel, we've also learned that it's pretty hi...

Jon Stewart Returns to The Daily Show -- Why Satire Matters

American Anthropological Association | Posted 11.05.2013 | Media
American Anthropological Association

Jon Stewart, Bassem Youssef, and the satirical Billionaires deploy ironic humor to query the powerful and to insist that elected politicians owe voters an honest accounting of their actions.

Chicago Fighting to Use Unmanned Drones To Target Poor Kids

El Guapo | Posted 10.20.2013 | Latino Voices
El Guapo

Rather than sending a whole demolition crew to destroy a community center, a library, a school or a soup kitchen, we can utilize the sophisticated and precise locating systems on these machines to level whole neighborhoods while ensuring that our more affluent areas are spared.

Trent Franks Killed a Limited Number of His Own Unborn Children

Chris Kelly | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Chris Kelly

Obviously there's nothing wrong with in vitro fertilization. But let's follow Franks' logic. If fertilized eggs are human lives, then Trent Franks and his wife went to a clinic and paid to have their babies aborted -- kind of an "abortion clinic" -- just when the pre-humans were at their tiniest and most helpless.

The Daily Szep -- $1 Billion Sale

Paul Szep | Posted 01.07.2013 | Comedy
Paul Szep


Things I Say To My Toddler That I'd Like To Say To Political Candidates

nickmom | Posted 09.21.2012 | Parents

Written by Cheryl Family for NickMom During this election season it's become clear to us that our kids really aren't that different from political ...

Something I Noticed About the Republican National Convention

Andy McDonald | Posted 10.30.2012 | Comedy
Andy McDonald

On Wednesday night, like most liberals who enjoy hurting themselves for fun, I tuned into coverage of the Republican National Convention.

Bipartisan Laughter: Our Favorite Political Bloopers and Blunders

Marlo Thomas | Posted 10.27.2012 | Women
Marlo Thomas

Although politicians are famously buttoned-up and skillfully practiced in the art of careful spin, they have also been the source of some of our best entertainment -- and laughter -- over the past half-century.

Lions and Tigers and Fonts, Oh My! Proving the President Is a Commie

Mark Potok | Posted 10.03.2012 | Comedy
Mark Potok

Is the Obama campaign's new font proof of the president's determination to help the workers of the world cast off their chains? Well, even many of Buzzfeed's readers didn't seem to think so.

Veepstakes: The Pros and Cons of Picking Your Horse

James Kotecki | Posted 09.30.2012 | Comedy
James Kotecki

What if Ann Romney's horse was Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick? Here's a look at the pros and cons of a having a famous horse for a running mate.

Animation: Mitt on His High School Pranks (Actual Audio)

Scott Bateman | Posted 07.16.2012 | Comedy
Scott Bateman


Newt's New Occupation

Tom Falco | Posted 06.25.2012 | Comedy
Tom Falco


The Daily Szep -- Romney-Obama

Paul Szep | Posted 06.25.2012 | Comedy
Paul Szep


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

Sophia A. McClennen | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
Sophia A. McClennen

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.

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

Sophia A. McClennen | Posted 03.24.2012 | Comedy
Sophia A. McClennen

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.