There’s a scene in Evan Wright’s Generation Kill where the Marines in Kuwait get a huge order of Pizza Hut, and that’s how they all knew they were going to invade Iraq. The moral is never trust George W. Bush when he gives out pizza to government employees.
There’s a perverse kind of fun that comes from hearing truly stupid people saying nonsensical, idiotic things in ridiculous contexts, which is why it’s kinda nice sometimes that conservative commentator/mega twerp Ben Shapiro is around doing his thing.
President Trump woke up this morning and decided it was going to be a good day to talk about the border by spreading an extremely thinly sourced report in the conservative Washington Examiner that migrants were bringing “prayer rugs” with them and claiming a new caravan is on the way.
Beto O’Rourke ran hard. One of the most exciting campaigns Texas politics has seen in years, people said. He came very close to unseating Ted Cruz in the November midterms. But now—2020? Hard to say. No momentum right now. No job. Beto’s feeling lost.
On Wednesday morning, a group of activists began a remarkably detailed prank in Washington, D.C that incorporated physical copies of a fake Washington Post newspaper and an entire fake website populated with over a dozen satirical articles claiming that Trump would leave office on May 1.
Hundreds of thousands of federal workers are not getting paid right now because the government is shut down. By now, you’ve read dozens of versions of that sentence over the last month, but as the shutdown stretches longer and longer, it gets more difficult to conceptualize what exactly that means.
I don’t know what to say about the decision to announce on Colbert’s show but I think that all future presidential candidacy announcements should happen at precisely 1:30 p.m. in the afternoon on days that are not Monday or Friday, thank you.
Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of the New York Times and now a Harvard professor, is widely regarded as a heavyweight in media circles. She has a new book coming out next month called Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts which covers the changing media landscape by following the …
The New York Times is, for better or worse, the most influential and prestigious newspaper in the world. One thing it absolutely cannot do well? Write a dang blog.
Stacey Abrams, last year’s Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia who came frustratingly close to becoming the first black woman elected governor of any state in America, took a trip to Washington, D.C. this week to meet with Democratic party leaders, who are reportedly encouraging her to run for Senate in 2020.
Cunningham (or the people running his Twitter account) told Splinter the beer was a “mix and match six-pack from Westbrook Brewing Company in Mt. Pleasant, SC,” which is in his district.
On Fox & Friends this morning, host Ainsley Earhardt—taking her cue from the president—decided the families of people killed by immigrants were the best possible prop to use in blaming Democrats for the ongoing government shutdown.
Donald Trump just had a meeting with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi to discuss re-opening the government. It didn’t go well and yeah... he mad!
In 2008, the year I started college, a wildfire burned down 210 homes in nearby Montecito, CA. I was on the eighth floor of my dorm building, and standing out on the exterior staircase we could see the flames ripping through the hills above town. The Tea Fire was one of thousands of fires in a particularly…
Last night, President Donald Trump gave the first Oval Office address of his presidency, breaking into airwaves on several major TV networks to do his whole thing where he lies and is racist for a while. The networks let him do it, of course, because they are gutless cowards enslaved to the ratings that Trump brings,…
Donald Trump does not control the major television networks; ABC, Fox, NBC, and CBS are not part of the government. So while it’s customary for networks to allow the president airtime to address the nation about major crises, they have the choice not to. It makes sense, in many contexts, like making pronouncements of…
The president woke up today mad at the press in a tweet that sounded awfully reminiscent of Gamergate.
Once again, the mighty British Empire is threatened by scurvy.
Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz is the face of the Republican Party’s next generation: young, white, and a gigantic racist lunatic. Naturally, he’s one of Fox News’s darlings, so they let him come on and “co-host” their midday show “Outnumbered.”