iOS app Android app


The Upsides of a Political Body Double

Carl Pettit | Posted 05.27.2016 | Comedy
Carl Pettit

Saddam Hussein did it. So did Andy Warhol. Joseph Stalin was a big fan of using a body double (killing tens of millions of people can create a few murderous enemies), too.

Sex Scandals: Another Double-Standard

Marlo Thomas | Posted 10.09.2013 | Home
Marlo Thomas

Here's a little test: If you opened the newspaper tomorrow morning and read a story that revealed that Anthony Weiner was, yet again, up to his old junk-sharing adventures, would you: a) be shocked like you were the first time? b) be shocked and furious like you were the second time? c) be shocked and furious -- and then start scanning the Web for more details?

John Oliver Absolutely Destroys Anthony Weiner

Posted 07.26.2013 | Comedy

While the insatiable coverage of Weinergate Part 2 has been pretty damning for the NYC mayoral hopeful, comedian John Oliver may have delivered the mo...

What Anthony Weiner Could Have Said to Stay in Office Two Years Ago

Lev Raphael | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Lev Raphael

The American poet John Greenleaf Whitter had some wise words that apply to everyone who tweets first and thinks afterwards: "For of all sad words of t...

Paul Ryan, We Don't Need Another Weinergate (VIDEO)

Robin Gelfenbien | Posted 10.22.2012 | Comedy
Robin Gelfenbien

American people are still under the impression that you landed one of the coveted jobs of Hotdogger, and as a former Hotdogger, I'm a little bit insulted. I had a 1 percent chance of getting that job. 1 percent. You know, like what Mitt would have paid in taxes under your plan.

A Year After Weinergate, What Have We Learned?

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 07.02.2012 | Women
Marianne Mollmann

Guys: If you find yourself about to snap a picture of your junk, ask yourself if that really is your best side, and if you wouldn't rather be known for who you are.

Anthony Weiner Is Now A Dad

Posted 12.26.2011 | New York

Finally some good news for Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin. Abedin gave birth to a baby boy, Jordan Zane Weiner, Wednesday night, 10 days before th...

New Anthony Weiner Revelations Emerge

Posted 10.13.2011 | Politics

Traci Nobles, the 35-year-old former cheerleading coach from Athens, Georgia who exchanged explicit text messages with former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N...

Special Election Set To Fill Weiner's Seat

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.31.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has set special elections for former Rep. Anthony Weiner's congressional seat and six vacant seats in the ...

Predicting the Next Congressional Scandal

Andy Stokan | Posted 08.28.2011 | Comedy
Andy Stokan

Now that Weinergate has been officially behind us for more than a week, it's time to look forward and try to figure out what congressional scandal will distract us next. The media is already hungry for some fresh meat.

Virtuous Political Women? Maybe Not

Caryl Rivers | Posted 08.22.2011 | Women
Caryl Rivers

Women are acutely aware of a deep unease among men of the combination of female sexuality and power that stretches far back into history. Women in positions of power are not necessarily more virtuous than men -- they are just a lot more scared and careful.

Jason Linkins

Looks Like We're Not Yet Done With The 'Anthony Weiner Was A Secret Muslim' Rumors | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.22.2011 | Media

Just over a week ago, we brought you word of an insanely paranoid screed published in "The Communities at the Washington Times" (a distinction that bo...

A Train Wreck Named Desire

Henry J. Stern | Posted 08.20.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

The teachable moment that emerges from this personal tragedy is that, with many people who we think of as leaders, emotion can overpower reason, and people can and do perform incredibly self-destructive acts.

WATCH: Schoolhouse Rock For Sex Scandals

Posted 08.17.2011 | Comedy

If you have kids who are old enough to overhear the news, they might ask what's been going on with Anthony Weiner lately. You might not know how to ap...

Weiners and Losers

Steven Weber | Posted 08.17.2011 | Media
Steven Weber

What is it about our culture lately that just loves tearing a human being to shreds? Whatever one may think of the lurid spectacle that is The Wide World of Weiner, the glee demonstrated by the media is the truly disturbing element here.

Saki Knafo

The Rise And Fall Of A Middle-Class Hero | Saki Knafo | Posted 02.27.2012 | New York

His mother was a public school teacher. His father was a "neighborhood lawyer" -- which is what you call a small-town lawyer whose "town" happens to b...

A Matter of Public Concern? Weinergate and How the Privacy of Public Figures May Affect Us All

Christina Gagnier | Posted 08.14.2011 | Media
Christina Gagnier

The French conception of privacy brings up an interesting contrast to what has happened here in the United States, where the fascination with the private lives of public officials has continued to become an obsession.

Republican Pundit Doesn't Want to Talk to Her Teen About Sexting

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics
Dr. Logan Levkoff

The Weinergate scandal, or a teen pop star getting pregnant, or a celebrity releasing a sex tape, is a parenting gem. It is an amazing springboard for talking about sexuality and your values.

Weinergate -- He May Be a Doll, but He's No Hero

Julie Spira | Posted 08.15.2011 | Technology
Julie Spira

As the Weinergate scandal has taken the spotlight off of Arnold Schwarzenegger, the subject of sexting is once again in the limelight. As both Republi...

Is It Grown Up to Ignore Politicians' Sex Lives?

Delia Lloyd | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Delia Lloyd

We interrupt our regularly scheduled broadcast to talk about a Congressional Member's... um... member. (And no, I don't think that's an original.)

Enough of Weinergate

Kelly Moore | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Kelly Moore

We don't ask candidates about personal matters, such as how often they floss. Nor does the oath of office mention anything about Facebook, Twitter or fidelity.

How Weiner's Package Became a National Obsession

Stefanie Iris Weiss | Posted 08.13.2011 | Healthy Living
Stefanie Iris Weiss

Our culture is at once the most sexually repressed and hyper-sexualized on earth. This entrenched Puritan ethos is so prevalent that most of us are running 18th-century software in our brains when it comes to sexual mores.

Boehner's "Boner" Gaffe

Robbie Vorhaus | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics
Robbie Vorhaus

U.S. Speaker of the House, John A. Boehner (R-OH), said in his recent Ohio State University's commencement speech, "When you begin to go out there and...

Jason Linkins

Here's Your Sharia Paranoiac Take On Weinergate | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.13.2011 | Media

Times being what they are, there's no pseudo-event so "pseudo" that someone cannot dream up some utterly paranoid take on the matter. And, so this week, the Communities at Washington Times has delivered us up a hot plate of claptrap from Eliana Benador.

L'Affaire Weiner: Is There a Treatment for Public Junk?

Ruth Starkman | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics
Ruth Starkman

Whatever your politics, you might have been horrified, pruriently entertained, or perhaps intrigued and inspired to "follow" Congressman Anthony Wein...