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Stephen Colbert for President

Is it Stupid to Study Colbert?

Sophia A. McClennen | Posted 09.10.2012 | Media
Sophia A. McClennen

If you think that Colbert is just a guy doing a shtick as a bloviating pundit on Comedy Central, then it makes sense to question why he would be the subject of study.

Colbert & Stewart Get Last Laughs on Super PAC

Anthony Gregory | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Anthony Gregory

Stephen Colbert's presidential run was meant to be a joke, but his Super PAC has brought in some serious dough. Along with fellow Comedy Central star Jon Stewart, he has successfully made a mockery of presidential campaign laws.

How Campaign Finance Reformers Are Fighting Citizens United

Corbin Hiar | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics
Corbin Hiar

Two years after a controversial Supreme Court ruling lifted many restrictions on political spending, America's campaign finance laws have officially become a joke.

Colbert: Not Everyone In South Carolina Loves Stephen Colbert

Posted 01.19.2012 | Comedy

South Carolina moms have spoken, and they've got one word to describe Stephen Colbert: Dandy. Not the good adjective version, as in, "Stephen Colbe...

Stephen Colbert, The Next Ronald Reagan? Why The Star Is On To Something

Jordan Zakarin | Posted 03.18.2012 | Entertainment
Jordan Zakarin

Stripped of specific details, the political beginnings of Ronald Reagan and Stephen Colbert are remarkably interchangeable.

WATCH: Colbert Super PAC Endorses Herman Cain

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.17.2012 | Comedy

Now that Stephen Colbert is no longer in charge of Colbert Super PAC, the new head, "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart, is free to endorse a candidate. And...

How Would Jesus Vote?

Herb Silverman | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics
Herb Silverman

My state wasted about $100,000 trying to keep me from becoming a notary public. Most of the political leaders in South Carolina, and the lawyers advising them, knew they wouldn't prevail legally. Yet, those same politicians showed that they would rather waste time and money on a lost cause than risk the wrath and lose the votes of the state's well-organized religious right. South Carolina is known as a state that fights lost causes.

Dan Froomkin

Colbert Request to FEC Goes Too Far, Reform Groups Warn | Dan Froomkin | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The campaign finance reform community is by and large cheering on Stephen Colbert's pursuit of a Super PAC, seeing it as an inspired way...

Boston Phoenix Basks In The Spotlight

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

What makes a trend again? Today the Boston Phoenix is getting the media love, with not one, not two, but three stories getting link love in medialand....

Boehlert: Coverage Of Colbert Run Reveals MSM Flaws

Media Matters | Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Did you notice the contrasting media responses to comedian Stephen Colbert's announcement that he plans to get his factually-challenged TV namesake on...

Edwards Feuding With Mock Candidate Colbert In South Carolina

Editor & Publisher | E&P Staff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Stephen Colbert launched his native son candidacy for president in South Carolina today -- and drew comparisons with Christ while earning the wrath of...

Okay, Fine, I Stand Corrected

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"What amazed me the most was how Obama's 1 Million Strong Group took more than 8 months to get about 380,000 members; but Colbert's 1 Million Strong G...

Tim Meets The Ladies

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It's not that there are never women on Meet The Press, and it's also not rare for the opening panel to consist homogeneously of one sex. It's just damned rare for that one sex to be female.