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A TIME FOR BILLIONAIRES
Friday, June 07, 2019 (59 reads)


In America today it's not enough to be a millionaire.

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CLIMATE CHANGE: THAT'S FUNNY?
Saturday, May 18, 2019 (230 reads)


Laughing all the way to extinction.

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IMPEACH OR ???
Wednesday, May 01, 2019 (346 reads)


One way or the other.

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ARE WE FULL?
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 (354 reads)


No, we're not nearly full

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NO COLLUSION?
Sunday, March 31, 2019 (341 reads)


No collusion? And what about obstruction?

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THE SELLING OF HIGHER ED
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 (595 reads)


The universities' admissions scam.

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WHO'S NOT LYING?
Friday, March 08, 2019 (614 reads)


Who, if anyone, is not lying?

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EMERGENCY!!!!
Monday, February 18, 2019 (691 reads)


What's The Emergency?

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BREXIT BLUES
Saturday, January 19, 2019 (914 reads)


Almost as bad as us.

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SHUT IT DOWN!
Sunday, December 30, 2018 (797 reads)


We're shutting down the government
Said Trump it makes me proud.


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MURDER MOST FOUL
Saturday, December 08, 2018 (1065 reads)


The Saudis join the 21st century.

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THE MID-TERMS
Friday, November 16, 2018 (861 reads)


Definitely a blue wave.

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PITTSBURGH
Thursday, November 01, 2018 (1212 reads)


And now -- the Jews.

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IT'S OVER
Friday, October 12, 2018 (1101 reads)


Kavanaugh's appointed -- was there ever any doubt?

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WHAT A WEEK!
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 (1197 reads)


An incredible week, even by Trump's standard.

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RACISM, BRITISH STYLE
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 (1393 reads)


Both British parties are caught up in charges of racism.

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FARTHER STILL BEYOND SATIRE
Friday, August 10, 2018 (1244 reads)


How do you satirize the already ludicrous?

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"INCREDIBLE"
Sunday, July 22, 2018 (1407 reads)


Putin's "incredible offer."

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TRUMP IN BRITAIN
Sunday, July 15, 2018 (1484 reads)


Trump in Britain was his usual diplomatic self.

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BEYOND SATIRE
Sunday, July 01, 2018 (1482 reads)


Satirizing Trump grows more difficult every day.

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GROUP OF SEVEN (MORE OR LESS)
Sunday, June 10, 2018 (1601 reads)


Should the group of 7 be 8? Or less?

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NEWS OF THE WORLD
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 (1600 reads)


A quick round-up of world news, mostly bad.

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TRUMP-OBAMA: THE LEGACIES
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 (1771 reads)


Trump's agenda: destroy Obama's legacy!

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TRUMP'S RULES
Thursday, May 03, 2018 (1543 reads)


Consistency for Trump is no virtue.

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JUDGING JAMES COMEY
Saturday, April 21, 2018 (1765 reads)


Comey v. Trump -- no end of satire.

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BOLTON
Monday, April 02, 2018 (1784 reads)


OH NO! NOT BOLTON!

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THERE GOES TILLERSON
Thursday, March 15, 2018 (2050 reads)


Almost everyone is feeling sorry for Rex Tillerson

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GUNS GALORE
Sunday, March 04, 2018 (1902 reads)


Is the mass murder of children a fit subject for satire?

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A THOUSAND LIES
Friday, February 09, 2018 (1980 reads)


Already they're claiming he's told a thousand lies.

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SHITHOLERY
Sunday, January 21, 2018 (2013 reads)


Suddenly the word is everywhere.

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STABLE GENIUS
Monday, January 08, 2018 (2409 reads)


It's official: Trump is a stable genius!

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TAX DEFORM
Monday, December 25, 2017 (2504 reads)


What this country needs -- tax cuts for the rich.

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ALABAMA!
Sunday, December 17, 2017 (2357 reads)


It really happened in Alabama!

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GROPINGS
Friday, November 24, 2017 (2319 reads)


Sex and politics, again.

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TWO COUPS
Sunday, November 19, 2017 (2286 reads)


Upheaval in Saudi Arabia and Zimbabwe.

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THE JIMMY KIMMEL FACTOR
Saturday, October 21, 2017 (2546 reads)


Obamacare and Jimmy Kimmel

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TILLERSON OR TRUMP?
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 (2515 reads)


Tillerson v Kim and Trump

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THE KIM AND DON SHOW
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 (2591 reads)


What do we do about North Korea?

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HASSLES OVER HARVEY
Monday, September 04, 2017 (2747 reads)


Angry controversies over Hurricane Harvey.

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EVEN-HANDED?
Friday, August 18, 2017 (2995 reads)


Here's the new, unbiased, fact-driven Trump.

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Weak!
Saturday, August 05, 2017 (2905 reads)


Call him anything -- but don't say he's weak!

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I LOVE IT
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 (2892 reads)


Donald Trump II said he loved it.

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GROVEL
Sunday, June 18, 2017 (3082 reads)


Trump convened a Cabinet meeting that turned into an extraordinary exhibition of groveling.

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THERESA MAY (NOT)
Sunday, June 11, 2017 (3245 reads)


Theresa May's embarrassment is a further illustration of the fact that the British, too, are making a mess of their politics.

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GROSSER THAN TRUMP?
Friday, June 02, 2017 (3298 reads)


What happened when a comedienne tried to be grosser than Donald Trump.

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HE LOVES THOSE SAUDIS
Monday, May 29, 2017 (3234 reads)


For all his repeated denunciations of Islam, Trump's first presidential trip abroad was to Saudi Arabia.  

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TRUMP IN TROUBLE
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 (3359 reads)


Trump is out of the country but not out of trouble.

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WHY ARE THEY TALKING OF WATERGATE?
Sunday, May 14, 2017 (3748 reads)


Suddenly Trump's mention of tapes in the White House has everyone talking about Watergate. 

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FOREIGN FRIENDS OF TRUMP
Saturday, May 06, 2017 (3380 reads)


High on the list of friends of Trump are the Philippine's Duterte and Turkey's Erdogan.

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100 DAYS: SURVIVING TRUMP
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 (3869 reads)


100 days: which is the reality, which the satire?

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PUTIN, ASSAD, TRUMP
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 (4251 reads)


Whatever happened to the Trump-Putin friendship?

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ROE v WADE: A MODEST PROPOSAL
Monday, March 27, 2017 (4148 reads)


In the Texas legislature a satirical proposal: fines for male masturbation.

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TRUMP ON TRUTH
Saturday, March 25, 2017 (4161 reads)


Does Trump really understand the difference between fact and fantasy?

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CRAZY?
Monday, February 27, 2017 (4437 reads)


Should we call Trump crazy?

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MELTING POT? NOT!
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 (4021 reads)


Trump versus the Constitution.

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INCREDIBLE
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 (5076 reads)


He's tremendous and incredible, what else can I say

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THE TRUMP-PUTIN ROMANCE
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 (4480 reads)


Satirists pounced in the charge that Putin ordered the Democratic Party hacking.

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SATURDAY NIGHT AND TRUMP
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 (4696 reads)


Trump is no longer a fan of Saturday Night Live.

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CASTRO AND THE CIA
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 (4932 reads)


The CIA's efforts to kill Fidel Castro read like fake news

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FAKE
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 (4733 reads)


Lately "fake news" has been in the news.

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HOW? AND WHAT NOW?
Saturday, November 19, 2016 (5325 reads)


I just don't understand it, I gave it lots of thought
The pollsters were predicting everything that I had sought.


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BREXIT MEANS BREXIT???
Friday, October 28, 2016 (5091 reads)


"Brexit Means Brexit." But what does that mean?

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THIS DREADUL CAMPAIGN
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 (5329 reads)


Has it really come to this?

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BIRTHISM ABANDONED?
Saturday, September 24, 2016 (4959 reads)


It's official! Trump says Obama born in USA!

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SHOULD WE TONE DOWN THE SATIRE? 1-18-2011
Friday, February 04, 2011 (21298 reads)


SHOULD WE TONE DOWN THE SATIRE?  1-18-2011 

The Arizona shooting has added more and more voices to the demand to restore civility to political discourse. Over and over we hear the demand to stop the vitriolic exchange of insults driven by mutual hostility.

What does this mean for political satire? By definition, satire is hostile and offensive. Even Art Buchwald, whose satire was relatively mellow and genial, said “Satire is malicious”.  Holding people up to ridicule is not a friendly act. It doesn’t seem consistent with the proposal to lower the temperature of political discourse. So should satirists now blunt the edge of their wit when commenting on political issues and leaders?



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